Pirates' Minor League Roundup: Phil Irwin Fans 11 as Indy Stays Alive

It's down to Indianapolis. While the Pirates were busy humiliating themselves, the Indians staved off elimination behind Phil Irwin, who threw seven shutout innings. He gave up just two hits and a walk, and fanned 11. Duke Welker and Jumbo Diaz each added a perfect frame and brought the strikeout total to 14, and the Indians topped Charlotte, 8-0. Hector Luna went 3-5 with a double and Yamaico Navarro went 2-4 with a double. Some of the damage came against a guy named Moskos. The series now stands at 2-1 and Indianapolis will try to even it up tomorrow.

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