Clippers sweep doubleheader against Indians
Columbus got two big one-run wins over Indianapolis on Saturday
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Clippers walked away with two wins after Saturday's doubleheader with the Indianapolis Indians.
After taking the first game 4-3, Jordan Cooper made his triple-A debut and led Columbus to a 2-1 win in game two. Cooper went 4.2 innings allowing just one hit and three walks. The righty also fanned three in his outing. Cooper held a 4.37 ERA while in double-A Akron and sported a 6-1 record.
With no one on the board after the first the Clippers made the move in the top of the second. With one out Matt Carson stepped up to the dish crushing his sixth homer of the season over the left field wall.
After a three up, three down inning by Cooper, Columbus was back at it in the top of the third. Catcher Chris Wallace led off the inning with his first homer of the year, a big fly out to left field. The Clippers led by two after the third inning.
CC Lee took the mound in the sixth for the Clippers. Lee got two quick outs before giving up a line drive single to left field. Up next and Indianapolis got a similar single out to right field, putting runners on first and second. Lee stayed in the game giving up a grounder out to centerfield for a RBI single.
Both teams stayed scoreless after the sixth and the Clippers closed out their 2-1 win in the seventh.
The Clippers will finish up their six game series with the Indians Sunday with a midday game, before the beginning of the All Star break on Monday. With the series at 3-2 Indianapolis can tie things up with a win.
Although Columbus leads the series they remain two games behind the Indians in the International League West standings.
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