Brown (photo) gave the Indians their third homer of the game in the 6th inning. It was a solo blast, just inside the left field line. RF Andrew Lambo singled after the home run, but was left on base. The Tribe capped off their scoring with 2 more runs in the top of the 7th. With two outs, Presley tripled into center field for his third hit of the game. Hague lined a single into right, easily scoring Presley from third. Jaramillo worked a walk to put two runners on. Brown doubled into the left-center field alley. Hague scored from third, and Jaramillo raced around from first. Jaramillo would have scored too, but about half way between third base and the plate, Jaramillo slipped and fell flat on the ground. By the time he hopped up, Jaramillo was caught in no-man’s-land. A quick run-down, and he was out to end the inning.
Dan Meyer took over for Burres to finish up the 7th inning. Then he pitched a scoreless 8th inning, allowing only a walk. Garrett Olson wrapped things up in the 9th. He struck out the first two batters of the inning, then gave up a single, but got a fly out to center field to end the game.
Indians’ Hitting Gems of the Game: Three home runs — a solo (Dusty Brown), a 2-run homer (Matt Hague), and a 3-run homer (Chase d’Arnaud). Also, three hits by Alex Presley, who just keeps smacking the ball around.
Indians’ Defensive Gem of the Game: Two double plays, one started by SS Pedro Ciriaco and one started by 3B Brian Friday. The first, coming in the 1st inning, got starter Brian Burres out of a jam with two runners on base. The second, in the 4th, erased the lead-off batter, who had singled.
(photos by Nancy)