Facing elimination against Durham in the 2017 Governors' Cup Playoffs, the Indianapolis Indians extended their season one more day thanks to a 5-0 win in Game 3 of their semifinal matchup. Nick Kingham set the tone with seven scoreless innings in the triumph over the Bulls.
Indy matched its scoring output from Games 1 and 2 combined with three runs in the third against right-hander Burch Smith. Kevin Newman started the inning with a single and stolen base before taking third on an Erich Weiss single to right. Joey Terdoslavich then cleared the bases with a double to deep center, giving the Tribe their first lead of the series. Terdoslavich later crossed home on a Jacob Stallings sacrifice fly.
Kingham faced little trouble throughout the night and had an exclamation point added in the seventh on a nifty double play turned by Weiss and Edwin Espinal.
The Indians left the Bulls little hope for a comeback by scoring two additional runs in the eighth. Terdoslavich opened with a single and pinch-runner Justin Maffei promptly swiped second after being inserted. Bulls shortstop Willy Adames later committed an error with two outs that made it 4-0, and Anderson Feliz provided further damage with a run-scoring single to left.
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