Curve Advance To Eastern League Championship Series

With Hansen still on the mound in the bottom of the 8th, the Senators rallied for 2 runs.� After a fly out, a single, a walk, and another single loaded the bases.� A sacrifice fly brought in one run, and an RBI single plated the second run.� Hansen loaded the bases again with a walk.� Daniel Moskos came on to relieve Hansen, and he ended the inning with a grounder to third for the force out.� Moskos earned the save, his second in the playoffs, with a scoreless 9th inning, allowing just a walk.

The Curve and the Trenton Thunder will begin the championship round on Tuesday, in Altoona.

In the International League playoffs:

The Columbus Clippers defeated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 11-5 this afternoon, to win the best-of-three series.� A big 7-run 4th inning put the Clippers ahead to stay.� Former Indy Indian C Luke Carlin did not get into the game today.� The Clippers will advance to the Governor’s Cup championship series, which begins on Tuesday.

The Durham Bulls beat the Louisville Bats 8-1, in the other half of the IL playoffs, to tie up that series at 2 games each.� Former Indy Indian Chris Richard hit a grand slam for the Bulls in the 4th inning.� The final game of the best-of-5 series will be played tomorrow (Sunday).

A few players recently with the Indianapolis Indians got into the Pirates’ game against the Cincinnati Reds tonight.� John Bowker entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning rally and smacked an RBI double.� Bowker stayed in the game to play right field.� Neil Walker had a 2-RBI single later in the inning, of reliever Aroldis Chapman, to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. That gave the Pirates the go-ahead run, but the Reds tied it up in the bottom of the 9th.� Brandon Moss pinch-hit in the top of the 10th, but grounded out.� Justin Thomas came on to pitch the bottom of the 10th for the Pirates, and he was the losing pitcher — the Reds won on Joey Votto’s lead-off walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th.

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