Chiefs fall to Kingham, Indians

Brandon Snyder hit his 15th home run of the season Thursday night. (Hermon Card c.2017)

By Eric Gallanty / Syracuse Chiefs | August 10, 2017 9:25 PM ET

Indianapolis, IN (August 10, 2017) - The Syracuse Chiefs fell to the Indianapolis Indians, 3-1, Thursday night at Victory Field. Nick Kingham held the Chiefs to just two hits and one run, throwing a complete game on 85 pitches. Brandon Snyder was responsible for the lone Chiefs run, with his 15th home run of the season.

 

Indianapolis (64-53) started the scoring in the first inning. Max Moroff singled off Phillips Valdez with one out, and then Jordan Luplow tripled to right-center field, scoring Moroff for a 1-0 lead. Danny Ortiz followed with an RBI single to plate Luplow and push the lead to 2-0.

 

In the fourth, Erich Weiss doubled to start the inning. Weiss moved to third on a groundout. After Gift Ngoepe was hit by a pitch, Nick Kingham dropped down a bunt up the first-base line, and Weiss scored on the squeeze play for a 3-0 Indians lead.

 

Syracuse (45-73) finally cracked the scoreboard in the seventh. After posting just one hit against Kingham in the first six innings, Snyder hit a one-out solo home run over the left-field fence. Snyder's 15th home run of the season brought the score to 3-1.

 

But Kingham shut the Chiefs down from there, facing just one over the minimum for the game. Kingham did not walk a batter and struck out eight. For their part, the combination of Valdez, Cody Satterwhite and Austin Adams held the Indians without a hit after the fourth inning. 

 

Syracuse and Indianapolis continue their four-game series Friday night at 7:15 p.m. Esmil Rogers is scheduled to start for the Chiefs opposite Tyler Glasnow for the Indians. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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