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Luplow's Late Homer Not Enough as Norfolk Evens Series

Tides walk off with the win after Luplow ties the game in ninth
Jordan Luplow tied the game in the ninth inning with his fourth home run of the season. (Photo by Adam Pintar)
May 16, 2018

NORFOLK, VA. - Jordan Luplow clubbed a three-run home run to tie the game for the Indianapolis Indians in the top of the ninth, but Renato Núñez's single in the bottom of the frame delivered the walk-off victory for the Norfolk Tides on Wednesday night, 4-3.

NORFOLK, VA. - Jordan Luplow clubbed a three-run home run to tie the game for the Indianapolis Indians in the top of the ninth, but Renato Núñez's single in the bottom of the frame delivered the walk-off victory for the Norfolk Tides on Wednesday night, 4-3.

The Indians (19-17) had managed just one hit and trailed 3-0 entering the ninth inning. Kevin Newman singled to start the top of the ninth but was replaced at first base on a fielder's choice. Austin Meadows then lined a hit to center field, and Luplow followed with a mammoth blast to left field to tie the game, 3-3.
Norfolk (20-16) rallied quickly in the bottom of the ninth. Jaycob Brugman singled to open the frame and was then bunted over to second base. After an intentional walk to Mike Yastrzemski, Nunez lined a ball down the left-field line to plate Brugman and win the game.
Nunez had the biggest hit of the game prior to the ninth inning as well. He doubled home two runs for the first score of the game in the bottom of the third.
Luplow's long ball spoiled a gem by Norfolk starter Yefry Ramírez. He limited Indianapolis to just one hit over seven frames and fanned seven. Ramirez only walked one batter and never allowed an Indy baserunner to get to second base. 
J.T. Brubaker fanned five and allowed three runs in his start for Indy.
The Indians will try and win the series tomorrow afternoon at 12:05 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 [email protected]. For more on the Tribe, visit IndyIndians.com.