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Indianapolis thumps Red Wings 7-2

STAFF REPORTS

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Rochester Red Wings dropped a 7-2 decision to the Indianapolis Indians Wednesday night at Frontier Field. The teams play a Thursday matinee at 12:35 p.m., when the Wings will take the field as the Rochester Plates.  
In the bottom of the first inning, Zack Granite led off with a single off of Indians starter Alex McRae. Nick Gordon followed with a double, and Jake Cave's sacrifice fly brought home Granite for an early 1-0 lead.
In the top of the third, the Indians tied the game on an RBI single from Jose Osuna. That was the only damage Rochester starter Aaron Slegers allowed in the inning, stranding two baserunners.
The Red Wings took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning, as Chris Carter hit a 382-foot home run, his fourth of the season since joining the Red Wings May 25. 
During the sixth inning, Indianapolis' Erich Weiss hit a two-run home run off of the right field foul pole, which handed the Indians a 3-2 lead. After a walk to the following batter, Slegers was pulled from the game after 5.1 innings, allowing seven hits and three earned runs, with four walks and four strikeouts. Slegers threw 94 pitches, 59 for strikes.
With DJ Baxendale on the mound, the Indians picked up a run on a sacrifice fly from Christopher Bostick for a 4-2 lead in the top of the sixth.
In 5.0 innings of action, McRae allowed four hits, two earned runs, and three walks while striking out four batters on 96 pitches, 61 strikes.
After 1.2 innings of relief, Baxendale allowed two hits and struck out four. Nick Anderson pitched the eighth inning, allowing two hits and a run, and Gabriel Moya yielded a two-run homer in the ninth inning to make the score 7-2.

Winning pitcher:McRae (2-5) 
Losing pitcher: Slegers (5-3) 
Save: none
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NOTES: C Cameron Rupp made his Red Wings debut Wednesday, batting seventh and catching...RHP Zack Littell was optioned to Rochester after making his big league debut Tuesday night, and INF/OF Jermaine Curtiswas released by the organization Wednesday....Nick Gordon extended his hitting streak to six games Wednesday, and Jake Cave went 0-for-2 with an RBI to end his seven game streak.