• Tribe All-Star Hague responsible for all 3 runs in Indians 3-0 victory over Chiefs

    July 01, 2011 No comments

    Starting pitcher Garrett Olson allowed just two hits over seven scoreless innings, while All-Star first baseman Matt Hague drove in the Tribe’s first two runs and scored the third to help lift the Indianapolis Indians over the Syracuse Chiefs 3-0 on Thursday night at Alliance Bank Stadium.

    Olson dominated the Chiefs, holding them to just two hits while striking out five over a season-best seven shutout innings. With his seven strong innings, Olson earned the victory to improve to 2-0 on the season and has now posted a miniscule 1.52 ERA since joining the Tribe’s starting rotation.

    Following Olson, Tribe reliever Steven Jackson allowed just one walk over two scoreless frames of relief to earn his second save of the season. Jackson also ripped a double in a rare plate appearance in the top of the ninth inning.

    While Olson and Jackson shut down the Syracuse bats, the Tribe offense led by All-Star Matt Hague collected double digit hits for the third straight contest and plated three late scores to take home the victory.

    After being held scoreless over the first five innings, the Indians’ offense finally broke through with a single score in the top half of the sixth. SS Brian Friday, began the rally when he led off the inning with a base hit to right, before Hague brought him plateward with a single of his own to center.

    The Tribe’s All-Star first baseman then extended the lead by driving in and then scoring key insurance runs in the eighth. Friday, once again initiated the rally when he led off the frame with a walk, and after moving to second on a wild pitch, came around to score when Hague lifted a double to center.

    Hague then came around to score the Tribe’s third tally when RF Miles Durham came through with a clutch two-out infield base single later in the inning.

    For Syracuse, they managed just two base hits off Tribe hurlers with 2B Steve Lombardozzi singling in the first and SS Seth Bynum doubling in the fifth. On the mound, after LHP Ross Detwiler tossed two scoreless innings to begin the contest, RHP Brad Meyers surrendered all three Tribe runs on 10 hits to suffer the loss and fall to 4-4 on the season.

    Indianapolis and Syracuse will now wrap up the series on Friday at 7:00 p.m. RHP J.D. Martin is expected to get the start for the Chiefs, while the Indians have yet to name a starter.

     

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