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May 4, 2014   (0 comments)
Clippers lose pitching duel in extras, 1-0
The Columbus Clippers (13-14) lost to the Durham Bulls (19-11) 1-0 Saturday. Thanks to phenomenal pitching performances by each starter the game was scoreless all game until Jerry Sands hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning.
May 3, 2014   (6 comments)
Indians put Gomes on paternity leave, DFA Johnson, call up two
The Cleveland Indians today announced the following roster moves relative to the Major League roster, placing Yan Gomes on the Paternity List, purchasing the contract of C George Kottaras from AAA Columbus, recalling LHP Nick Hagadone from AAA Columbus, and designating INF Elliot Johnsonfor assignment.
May 3, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks hang on for 5-4 win at Altoona
Funny thing in baseball. You never know when a one-run game is going to break out. That was the last thing the Akron RubberDucks were expecting as Friday night’s game with Altoona went to the bottom of the ninth with Akron holding a 5-1 lead in the series opener at People’s Natural Gas Field. Three singles and a two-run double later, the Ducks were clinging to a 5-4 lead with two outs and the potential tying run on third base. Closer Shawn Armstrong was summoned from the bullpen, and, after walking Stetson Allie to further complicate matters, he induced Mel Rojas, Jr. to fly out to left field, and end the nail-biter in Akron’s favor.
May 2, 2014   (28 comments)
Jose Ramirez set to join Indians on Friday
As first reported in a tweet on Thursday by the IBI's Tony Lastoria, the Indians are prepared to call up infielder Jose Ramirez from Triple-A Columbus. Ramirez did not play with Columbus on Thursday because he was en route to Cleveland. The Indians are expected to place Jason Kipnis on the disabled list though there are other possibilities as well.
May 2, 2014   (1 comments)
Captains fall in extras 3-2, drop third straight
West Michigan scored a run in the top of the tenth inning to beat Lake County 3-2. In the tenth, Wynton Bernard doubled to begin the inning. A sacrifice bunt put runners on the corners and a fielder’s choice scored Bernard from third base. The Whitecaps won three out of four from Lake County. The Captains have lost three straight ballgames.
April 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains lose to West Michigan Whitecaps, 4-1
Wynton Bernard tripled and scored in the bottom of the seventh inning and the West Michigan Whitecaps beat the Lake County Captains 4-1. Lake County has lost back-to-back games after winning the opener in the four game set. West Michigan (14-12) scored in the bottom of the second inning. Ben Verlander singled, and then Harold Castro doubled Verlander to third. Both runners touched home plate on the RBI double from Bennent Pickar and the score was 2-0 Whitecaps.
April 30, 2014   (0 comments)
Urshela, Lindor lead Akron's comeback victory
Giovanny Urshela's two-run, sixth-inning home run and Francisco Lindor's two-out, RBI single in the seventh inning helped the Akron RubberDucks rally from an early 3-1 deficit to defeat the Binghamton Mets, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Canal Park.
April 29, 2014   (0 comments)
Whitecaps Shutout Captains 4-0
First baseman Dominic Ficociello blasted his first homer of the season, and the West Michigan Whitecaps defeated the Lake County Captains (7-18) by a final of 4-0. The homer was a solo shot in the top of the sixth inning and it capped the scoring. On the season, this is the fourth time the Captains have been shutout.
April 29, 2014   (2 comments)
IBI on Site 1.02
In episode two of this season's new TV program here at IBI, host Hayden Grove goes "on site" to Akron and talks with the IBI's Jim Piascik about several noteworthy Akron players, conducts an on-air interview with top prospect Francisco Lindor and gets a tour from owner Ken Babby on all of the new amenities and other things to enjoy at a RubberDucks game this season.
April 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Lake County Captains outlast West Michigan to win, 5-4
The Lake County Captains beat the West Michigan Whitecaps, 5-4, Monday behind nine hits and solid relief from Kenny Mathews. Starter Adam Plutko lasted five innings but gave up six hits and three runs while walking three and fanning four. Mathews provided three innings of no-run relief on just one hit. Anthony Santander led the offense by going 3 of 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
April 28, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks beat Binghamton, 4-0, behind strong pitching
The Akron RubberDucks defended their home diamond Monday by beating the Binghamton Mets. Will Roberts pitched six shutout innings while striking out seven. The Akron bullpen pitched three shutout innings with seven strikeouts, lead by Shawn Armstrong who tallied three strikeouts in his inning of work. Tony Wolters led the offense by going 2 for 4 with an RBI.
April 27, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks win 6-4, take series against Altoona
A two-run second inning, followed by another third-inning run gave the Akron RubberDucks an early lead, which they hung on to defeat the Altoona Curve 6-4 on Sunday afternoon at Canal Park.
April 26, 2014   (0 comments)
Seventh-inning comeback gives Akron 2-1 win against Altoona
The Akron RubberDucks struck twice in the seventh inning to seal a 2-1 victory against Altoona Saturday. Bryson Myles, Jordan Smith and Alex Lavisky each singled in the seventh to bring around the pair of runs. Akron had trailed for six and a half innings before making its late comeback.
April 25, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks fall to Curve 5-3 in series opener
A one-out RBI triple from Tyler Naquin in the bottom of the eighth would bring the RubberDucks within one run of Altoona, but the Curve would respond with another run in the top of the ninth to stay ahead and seal a 5-3 victory.
April 24, 2014   (0 comments)
Davies masterful in RubberDucks 4-1 win
Akron RubberDucks right-hander Kyle Davies struck out a season-high nine batters over six and 2/3 innings Thursday afternoon, picking up his second win of the season, as the RubberDucks defeated the Trenton Thunder, 4-1, at Arm and Hammer Park.
April 23, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks fall short against Trenton Thunder, 9-5
After giving up eight runs through the first four innings, the Akron RubberDucks made a desperate comeback attempt, but fell short as they lost to the Trenton Thunder, 9-5. Tyler Naquin tallied three hits, as did Tyler Holt, but the 12 total hits for the team were not enough to make up for a 1-11 showing with runners in scoring position.
April 23, 2014   (0 comments)
RubberDucks blow late lead, lose 4-3 to Thunder
With momentum on their side heading into a four-game set with the Trenton Thunder, the Akron RubberDucks were looking to stay hot and gain some ground in the Western Division of the Eastern League. Following back-to-back nights in which the pitching staff blew leads, the momentum has officially faded and the RubberDucks have dropped the first two games of the series. On Tuesday, Akron held a lead through seven innings, but the Thunder put up three runs in the bottom half of the lead to secure a 4-3 victory.
April 22, 2014   (8 comments)
IBI on Site 1.01
Today we unveil a new exciting project here at the IBI. We are producing a new weekly TV show on the web called "IBI on Site" that will be hosted by Hayden Grove and have several guests on the show. The IBI's Tony Lastoria will be on the show regularly and it will also feature on-air interviews with players and coaches at different affiliates in the Indians organization.
April 21, 2014   (0 comments)
Akron RubberDucks Open Series at Trenton with 5-2 Loss
Four Trenton pitchers combined on a three-hitter against the Akron RubberDucks Monday night, as the Thunder claimed a 5-2 victory in the opening game of a four-game series at Arm and Hammer Park. Lefty Jeremy Bleich (2-2), whom the RubberDucks beat last Wednesday at Canal Park, earned the win, tossing 5 1/3 innings, and allowing just a pair of singles and two unearned runs. Bleich walked two and struck out four. He retired the side in order three times.
April 21, 2014   (4 comments)
Giambi activated, Wood optioned to Columbus
The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have activated designated hitter Jason Giambi from the 15-day disabled list. To make room on the 25-man roster they have optioned right-handed pitcher Blake Wood to Triple-A Columbus.

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