Tribe Drops Series Finale in Extra Innings


INDIANAPOLIS (April 17, 2016) – Despite a season-best offensive effort, the Indianapolis Indians fell in 11 innings on Sunday at Victory Field.

Columbus’ Jesus Aguilar continued his harassment of Indians pitchers in the first, belting his third home run against the Tribe this season and second in as many days.

Indianapolis (4-4) answered in the home half to tie the game at 1-1. Jason Rogers plated Gift Ngoepe on an infield single after the Indians’ shortstop recorded his third double of the season.

A pair of hits put Columbus temporarily up a run in the fifth before the Indians hung three on the board in the bottom of the frame. Josh Bell and Jason Rogers turned in back-to-back RBI doubles to move the home squad ahead, 4-2.

Columbus (4-5) added one back in the sixth before taking the lead in the seventh thanks to five hits in the inning.

Rogers picked up his second double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh before Max Moroff hit his first home run of the year to give the Indians the lead, 6-5.

It wouldn’t last, as the game would be tied yet again a half inning later when Columbus scored on a leadoff double.

The Clips plated the game’s a run in the 10th thanks to a sacrifice fly from Erik Gonzalez, but the Tribe answered with a pinch hit RBI single from Dan Gamache to extend the contest.

Ronny Rodriguez tripled in the winning run in the top of the 11th.

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