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Indianapolis beats Clippers 13-6

Columbus leaves bases loaded three times
July 8, 2009
The Indianapolis Indians jumped on Columbus pitching early and downed the Clippers 13-6.

Kenny Ray took the mound after seven days off and gave up five runs in the first, which set the table for an Indians victory.

Runs were scored in nine of the 18 half-innings on Tuesday night Indianapolis scored in five at-bats and the Clippers scored in four chances. The story of the game was that the Indians scored multiple runs every time and the Clippers did so only once. Columbus left the bases loaded three times.

Columbus scored three times in the third inning led by a Trevor Crowe two-run triple to make it 5-3. Indianapolis answered back with two in the fourth. The Clippers got an RBI single from Tony Graffanino on the one of his two doubles, but again the Clippers pitching failed to hold serve, allowing two more Indianapolis runs in the fifth.

Josh Barfield and Jordan Brown drove in runs as the night progressed, but the Clippers could not stop the Indians offense as Frank Herrmann and Vinnie Chulk each allowed a pair of runs in an inning of work.

The second game of the series kicks off at 7:05pm with Hector Rondon, Cleveland's top pitching prospect making his Triple-A debut.