• Tribe routs Braves 10-2

    June 21, 2012 No comments

    Indianapolis scored multiple runs in the second, fourth and ninth innings last night while catcher Jose Morales went 4-for-5 with three runs driven in and scored twice en route to a 10-2 rout of the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field, the fourth win in a row for the Indians.

    The Indians were cruising to an easy victory and capped off the night in the ninth inning when the Tribe exploded for its final four runs. Morales two run double drove in Yamaico Navarro and Brandon Boggs with the first two runs of the ninth before Anderson Hernandez smacked a two run single up the middle to give the contest its final 10-2 score.

    The Indianapolis offense had provided all of the run support necessary in a three-run second inning. 3B Brian Friday extended his hitting streak to nine games with a soft RBI single to left field that plated Brandon Boggs with the first run of the game. A Gorkys Hernandez sacrifice fly plated Morales and Friday scored when Anderson Hernandez reached on an error.

    Indianapolis extended its lead to 5-0 in the top of the fourth inning when Gorkys Hernandez and Starling Marte both scored on a triple by Navarro. The sixth Tribe run scored in the top of the seventh when Boggs drew a two-out walk and took second on an errant pickoff throw before scoring on a single by Morales, making the score 6-2.

    Daniel Cabrera had lost two straight starts but allowed only one run and issued no walks on Wednesday as he claimed his third win of the season. The only run Cabrera allowed came in the bottom of the fourth inning, when his Indians teammates had already spotted him a five-run lead. Gwinnett 1B Christian Marrero doubled to lead off the inning, eventually scoring on an RBI groundout by 2B Lane Zawadzki.

    For Gwinnett, righty starter Eric Junge took the loss, falling to 4-7 on the season.

    Indianapolis (43-29) and Gwinnett (37-37) will wrap up their four-game series this afternoon. With it being getaway day for both teams the game began at 12:05 p.m. The Indians sent LHP Rudy Owens (5-2, 2.34) to the mound, while the Braves counter with RHP Todd Redmond.

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