Indianapolis, IN - The Indianapolis Indians improved their record to 23-16 on the season by defeating the Pawtucket Red Sox 3-1 this afternoon. Casey Sadler and Jake Brigham pitched a two-hitter with no earned runs (one scored total) in the Indians’ victory. Indianapolis continues to lead their division, and have been dominant for the majority of the season.
Chris Dickerson led the way for the Indians’ offense, going 2-4 with a run, extra base hit, and an RBI. He now has extended his hitting streak to 13 games, and hasn’t appeared close to giving that streak up. Third baseman Brent Morel also picked up an RBI, and Matt Hague had the third and final RBI for the Indians. The Red Sox offense was quiet all afternoon, but Alex Hassan did pick up an RBI in the loss.
Both starting pitchers came out of the gates strong through the first six innings of the game. Red Sox starter Allen Webster pitched a total of 5.2 innings today, striking out nine batters to go along with two earned runs and four hits. Sadler matched Webster’s performance and one upped him by pitching 6.0 innings to go along with seven strikeouts and one hit.
Overall, the Indians came away with a quality win this afternoon against the Red Sox. They have been playing excellent baseball all season, and their pitching has been one of the main reasons. The Indians will face the Red Sox once again tomorrow morning, with the opening pitch being thrown at 11:05 A.M. Eastern time.