Sisco's late heroics not enough as Tides fall in finale

Chance Sisco hit a pinch-hit two-run homer Sunday. (Steven Goldburg/Norfolk Tides)

By Norfolk Tides | May 14, 2017 6:10 PM ET

Chance Sisco's two-run pinch-hit homer gave the Tides a ninth inning lead, but the Indianapolis Indians rallied twice to knock off the Tides 5-4 in 11 innings Sunday afternoon at Victory Field. 

The Tides entered the ninth trailing the contest 3-2, but Sisco's pinch-hit blast to center field - his first home run of the season - gave Norfolk a briefly lived 4-3 advantage. 

Indianapolis rallied to tie the game in the ninth, as the Tribe collected back-to-back two-out hits against Jimmy Yacabonis to knot the score at 4-4. Chris Bostick had the game-tying hit with a single to right field, plating Danny Ortiz ahead of the throw of right fielder Henry Urrutia. The run was the first of the season allowed by Yacabonis, who saw his ERA rise to 0.48 with the run allowed Sunday. 

Indianapolis won the game in the 11th, as the Indians took advantage of three walks by Richard Rodriguez (2-2) to load the bases with one out. Austin Meadows then lofted a fly ball down the left field line for a walk-off single, giving the Indians the series win. 

Norfolk starter Chris Lee carried a shutout into the sixth inning before being touched up for a pair of runs in the sixth frame. He allowed six hits and three walks while striking out four, throwing 56 of his 92 pitches for strikes. 

With the loss, Norfolk finished its road trip with a 3-4 record. The Tides return home Monday to start a seven-game homestand, with first pitch vs. Gwinnett slated for 6:35. 

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

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