Tribe continues to sizzle; drops Pawtucket 3-0
INDIANAPOLIS -- Right-hander Ty Taubenheim fired six scoreless innings and Indianapolis hammered out five doubles to post its 10th win in 11 tries -- a 3-0 decision over Pawtucket -- Tuesday evening at Victory Field.
The Indians improve to 10-3 on the season and 5-0 at home, while the Red Sox fall to 7-6 overall and 1-4 on the road.
Taubenheim (6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 6 SO), who retired 10 straight batters during one stretch, improved to 1-2 with the win. The performance marks his longest scoreless outing since a seven-inning, complete-game shutout on June 9, 2007.
Indians RHP Jesse Chavez (2.0 IP, 2 SO) and RHP Jonah Bayliss (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) combined for three scoreless innings of relief after Taubenheim departed. Chavez picked up his second hold of the campaign, while Bayliss notched his second save.
The Tribe bullpen has now allowed just one run over its last 32.2 innings.
Pawtucket RHP David Pauley (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO) dropped to 1-1 with the loss despite allowing just one run in six frames.
Indianapolis cracked the scoreboard with a run in the sixth. CF Andrew McCutchen nailed a double to center, moved to third on a groundout and scored on DH Steve Pearce's two bagger to center.
The Indians added two insurance runs in the seventh. LF Kevin Thompson smashed a double to left, moved to third on 1B Adam Boeve's infield single and scored on a balk. Boeve came plateward moments later on SS Josh Wilson's base knock to right.
McCutchen (2-for-4, 1 R) and Pearce (2-for-4) registered multi-hit games for the Tribe. Thompson has now hit safely in six straight games, while Pearce has recorded at least one base knock in five consecutive affairs.
The clubs combined for eight doubles and just three singles on the night.
The teams continue their four-game series on Wednesday at 2 p.m. LHP Abe Alvarez is scheduled to start for Pawtucket, while RHP Luis Munoz is expected to get the nod for Indianapolis.
The contest will be carried by WXLW-950 AM and www.IndyIndians.com with Howard Kellman and Scott McCauley. The pre-game show begins at 1:40 p.m.
Post-game quotes -- RHP Ty Taubenheim
(after beginning the year 0-2, was there any extra pressure coming into tonight's start?) "No, not really. I just continue to challenge myself to get better every start."
(on the interesting names you have for pitches) "The names are for everyone's pitches. My slider, which I refer to as 'Knightrider,' was really working tonight."
(on Steve Pearce's sixth-inning double) "That was a real turning point in the game. David Pauley was pitching really well for Pawtucket and Steve just came up with a big hit against him."
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