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Indians and Mud Hens Split Doubleheader, Series

May 19, 2024 - International League (IL)
Indianapolis Indians News Release

INDIANAPOLIS - Liover Peguero lined a bases-loaded single into right field to plate the go-ahead run as the Indianapolis Indians defeated Toledo in their final offensive half inning of Game 2 in Sunday afternoon's doubleheader at Victory Field, 5-4. The Mud Hens took Game 1, 10-1.

Peguero's single followed a one-out double by Gilberto Celestino, walk to Ji Hwan Bae and a rocket single off the bat of Malcom Nuñez in the sixth inning against Andrew Magno (L, 0-1). Following the go-ahead base knock, Matt Gorski drove in Bae with a sacrifice fly to plate an insurance run for the Indians (20-22).

The teams traded second-inning homers, with a two-run shot off the bat of Matt Gorski - his third homer of the series - besting a solo homer by former Indian Bligh Madris. Gorski's homer was also his second in as many games.

Ryan Vilade, another former Indians outfielder, then launched a two-run homer in the third to put Toledo on top. Indianapolis tied the game in the fourth when Grant Koch came around to score following a leadoff walk.

Brady Feigl (W, 6-1) surrendered one run in the final 2.0 innings as Indy took the lead.

In Game 1, the Mud Hens (25-20) scored nine unanswered runs with at least one scored in each of the final five innings. Four of the runs -came via three home runs, their most in a game this series. Six runs (four earned) came against Indians starter Domingo Germán (L, 0-1).

Mason Englert (W, 3-0) tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in relief as the Mud Hens continued to pile on for the win.

The Indians travel to Des Moines, Iowa to begin a six-game series against the I-Cubs on Tuesday night at 7:38 PM ET. Taking the mound for Iowa will be LHP Thomas Pannone (3-3, 3.13), while the Indians have yet to name a starter.

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