House dynamite in Clippers shutout of Indy

Lefty gets first win since May 13th

By Columbus Clippers | July 9, 2013 6:28 PM ET

Columbus got a much-needed 4-0 win against Indianapolis as southpaw T.J. House pitched his way to his first win since the month of May. 

The Clippers were the first team to crack the scoreboard in this game when Juan Diaz plated a run with a RBI single in the bottom of the second. That lead would later double to 2-0 when Nate Spears launched a solo homer into the Wendy's Hamburger Balcony in right during the third inning.

T.J. House was fantastic on the mound for Columbus. He only surrendered one hit in six innings of work. Of the eighteen outs he got while throwing on the mound, thirteen of them came via a groundout or a strikeout. That included two double play balls.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Clippers continued to add to their advantage with a Chun Chen RBI single to left. In the seventh, heads-up base running paid off for Columbus. Indianapolis Lucas May received a pitch from Erik Cordier. May's return throw to the mound bounced off the glove of Cordier, which allowed Tim Fedroff to hustle home safely to make it a 4-0 Clippers lead.

Fernando Nieve shut down Indianapolis in the ninth, enabling the Clippers to add to their win total in 2013. House (W, 2-9), who had lost his previous seven starts, got his first win since a victory against Rochester on May 13th. Graham Godfrey (L, 6-5) took the loss for Indy.

Columbus will conclude their three game series with Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon. Clippers righty Joe Martinez (2-6, 6.23) will face off against Indians lefty Andy Oliver (5-2, 3.12). First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 PM. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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