TOLEDO, OHIO - Every position player who appeared for Indianapolis recorded at least one hit as the Indians routed the Toledo Mud Hens, 13-3, on Sunday night at Fifth Third Field. Anderson Feliz, promoted from Double-A Altoona prior to the game, led the offense with a 3-for-5, three-RBI performance.
The Indians (79-62) secured the head-to-head season series victory against Toledo (69-71) with eight players recording multi-hit games. The Tribe, already with a seven- and three-run first inning under their belt on the current road trip, hung six against Hens southpaw Anthony Vasquez before Toledo stepped to the plate.
Gift Ngoepe opened the scoring with a little league long ball. He followed a Kevin Newman leadoff walk with an RBI triple to the wall in right-center, and then trotted home when the relay throw skipped into the third-base dugout. Later in the frame, Eric Wood and Feliz smashed a pair of two-run singles to push the lead to 6-0, the latter knocking Vasquez (9-9) out of the game.
The Mud Hens cut their deficit in half in the bottom half, sending seven batters to the dish against Casey Sadler. Tyler Collins hit a two-run triple before racing home on a groundout by Jason Krizan.
Feliz notched another RBI with a fielder's choice in the third as Sadler (1-1) settled in. The Tribe hurler, making his first Triple-A start since June 2015, lasted six innings while scattering eight hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
Jacob Stallings hit a two-out single in the sixth that plated his first of three RBI in the game. Indy added four more runs in the seventh, an inning highlighted by a Newman two-run double and RBI singles by Justin Maffei and Stallings.
Johnny Barbato struck out a season-high five of the seven batters he faced in relief.
The Indians and Mud Hens conclude their 2017 regular seasons on Labor Day at Fifth Third Field. Right-hander Drew Hutchison (9-8, 3.36) will start for Indy with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. The radio broadcast can be heard on Fox Sports 97.5 or AM 1260.
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