NORFOLK, VA. - The Indianapolis Indians scored 10 runs and sent 15 batters to the plate in the second inning but had to hold off the Norfolk Tides to emerge victorious on Tuesday night, 10-8. The victory secured the Tribe's first three-game winning streak of the season.
Indianapolis (19-16) loaded the bases in the first inning but did not score. The club quickly shook off the frame and produced the biggest run-scoring inning of the season. With one out, Wyatt Mathisen started the rally with a single to left field. He came home on Kevin Newman's infield hit two batters later.
After Christopher Bostick was hit by a pitch to load the bases, Austin Meadows delivered a line-drive single to center field. Pablo Reyes and Newman came around to score. Later in the frame, a bases-loaded walk to Jacob Stallings pushed yet another run home.
An error plated another and kept the bases loaded for Mathisen, who then cleared them with a double down the left-field line. Bostick capped the scoring with a single to advance home Reyes for a second time in the inning. It was the biggest inning for the Tribe this season.
Norfolk (19-16) would slowly chip away at the lead. The Tides scored four runs in the bottom of the third, two on a single by Garabez Rosa. After one run in the fourth, the Tides advanced three home in the seventh to trim the lead to just two. In the bottom of the ninth, Johnny Hellweg worked around a single to record his seventh save of the season.
Damien Magnifico (1-1) worked three innings out of the bullpen to earn the win. Chris Lee (0-2) started for Norfolk and took the defeat.
Game two of the six-game road trip for the Tribe will be Wednesday night in Norfolk; first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Indy returns home to Victory Field on Monday, May 21. To purchase tickets for any Indians home game, contact the Victory Field Box Office at 317-269-2282 or Tickets@IndyIndians.com. For more on the Tribe, visit IndyIndians.com.
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