Big 7th inning boosts AZL Indians to win
GOODYEAR - The rookie Tribe followed the lead of the Major League Tribe on Thursday night as they engineered a big three run 7th inning in a 5-4 comeback win against the AZL Padres.
The teenage Tribe traded in their powerful offense for a solid defensive showing last night as they did not commit an error in the contest after committing 11 errors over the previous two games. It was a rather fresh lineup last night as the AZL squad ran out a lineup that had not played as much including showings from Mark Brown, Yhoxian Medina, Manuel Boscan and premiered Nelson Rodriguez in his first game behind the plate.
Second baseman Claudio Bautista was surely the player of the game with his 7th inning go-ahead three run homer off of the Padres’ Vladimir De La Cruz. Bautista didn’t miss his pitch and punched a shot just over the left field wall.
Bautista is hitting .250 on the season and looks like a utility type player; however, he’s really...
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