INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Indians opened their second-half slate with a dominant 10-0 shutout over the Louisville Bats Thursday night at Victory Field. Joey Terdoslavich doubled and homered as part of his four-hit, four-RBI performance.
The Indians (51-39) recorded their fifth shutout of the season behind the right arms of Drew Hutchison, Brett McKinney, Angel Sanchez and Edgar Santana.
Hutchison (5-4) scattered three hits and four walks over five innings en route to his fifth win of the season, snapping a personal two-game skid. The International League All-Star was backed by a Tribe four-run third that was highlighted by a Danny Ortiz two-run double and Terdoslavich RBI single.
Jacob Stallings padded Indy's lead in the fifth with an opposite field three-run homer, pushing the advantage to 7-0. The long ball was his third of the season.
With Hutchison out of the game after five frames, Indy's bullpen continued its recent run of zeroes. McKinney fired two shutout innings before Sanchez and Santana posted scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth to seal the win. The Indians' bullpen has not allowed a run over their last 25.0 innings of work.
Terdoslavich's two-bagger came ahead of Stallings' dinger in the fifth, and he added another RBI knock in the sixth. Then in the eighth, the switch-hitting Terdoslavich launched a two-run shot off the left-field concourse to cap the scoring. He finished 4-for-5, marking his second four-hit game of the season and sixth of his career.
Sal Romano (1-4) took the loss for Louisville after yielding three runs on two hits and three walks over 2.1 innings. Cody Reed fired five innings in relief, striking out nine while allowing six earned runs.
Indy and Louisville continue their four-game series Friday night at Victory Field. Right-hander Tyler Glasnow (3-0, 1.84) gets the nod for the Tribe, opposite Bats righty Jackson Stephens (5-4, 4.55). First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET.
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