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Cheyne Reiter

The Indianapolis Indians saw their six-game winning streak disappear in an 11-4 loss to the Norfolk Tides on Friday night at Victory Field. A three-run homer by Drew Dosch in the fifth broke a 3-3 tie, and the rout was on for the visitors who leveled the series at one game apiece.

The Tides (15-19) overcame a 3-2 deficit with four runs in the sixth against Angel Sanchez, the final three coming on Dosch's first home run of the season - a two-out blast that snuck over the right-field wall. Prior to the three-run tater, Mike Yastrzemski singled to center to even the game at three.

A two-out single by Erich Weiss in the home half brought Indy (14-17) back within two at 6-4, but Norfolk erupted in the top of the seventh, scoring five runs to make it 11-4. The Tides tallied just two hits in the frame but sent 11 batters to the plate, thanks to five walks issued between Sanchez and Pat Light.

Norfolk grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first against Tribe starter Cody Dickson. Singles by Michael Bourn, Johnny Giavotella and Robert Andino gave the Tides a 1-0 advantage, and a bases-loaded free pass to Yastrzemski - Dickson's third of the inning - pushed their lead to two.

Brett McKinney was summoned from the bullpen and stranded the bases loaded, setting up what turned out to be a stellar relief performance from the former Ohio State Buckeye. He went on to toss 3.1 scoreless innings with five punchouts, and the Indians' offense came alive against Jordan Kipper, scoring once in the first, second and third innings to sneak in front, 3-2.

Kipper (1-0), making his Triple-A and Orioles' organizational debut, fired five innings, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits. He walked one and struck out three. Sanchez (1-3) was tagged with the loss after surrendering seven earned runs in two-plus innings.

Norfolk's Stefan Crichton recorded the final nine outs, resulting in his first save of the season.


Geoff Arnold


The Frederick Keys (18-16) and Wilmington Blue Rocks (15-20) went a collective 1-for-18 with runners in scoring position, however the Blue Crew managed a pair of runs in the fourth to earn a 2-1 victory on Friday night at Frawley Stadium. The Keys had chances to tie the game or take the lead in the seventh and ninth innings but could not break through.


The Frederick Keys struck first in the initial inning against Cristian Castillo. After Stevie Wilkerson singled, Ryan Mountcastle doubled to put a pair in scoring position. One batter later, Randolph Gassaway dunked a base hit to left to make it 1-0.


Cody Sedlock navigated around a two-out bases loaded jam in the second thanks to a strike out of Nate Esposito, but the home team managed a pair in the fourth. Following a single by Chris Devito, Sedlock (4-1) issued back-to-back walks to pack the bases.


The Keys starter managed a strikeout of Wander Franco and appeared to be out of the inning after Cody Jones grounded back to the mound, but Sedlock elected to go to second and got only one out. One batter later, a groundball by Esposito got under the glove of Ricardo Andujar at third to put Wilmington ahead 2-1.


Castillo (2-2) pitched into the seventh, retiring two of the first four he faced, before Wilmington manager, Jamie Quirk, made a pitching change. Calling on Yunior Marte, the Blue Rocks righty got Wilkerson to bounce out to keep the tying and go-ahead runs aboard.


In the ninth, Alex Murphy coaxed a walk from Marte before being retired on a fielder’s choice. Replaced by Ademar Rifaela at first, Steve Laurino earned a free ride on a close pitch to once again put the tying and go-ahead runs aboard. Bearing down, Marte got Stuart Levy to pop up, while Drew Turbin was called out on strikes to end the game.


Castillo earned the win, tossing 6.2 innings of one-run baseball. He walked two and struck out six. Sedlock suffered the loss allowing two runs (one earned) across 5.1 innings. He walked four and struck out four. Marte picked up his second save, pitching the final 2.1 frames without giving up a run.



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