Tyler Glasnow surrendered three longballs, but Indianapolis rallied for a 6-5 win to keep its best-of-five title series against Columbus going. The Indians now trail, two games to one. Glasnow had a rough time early and he did it the old-fashioned way: instead of walking hitters, he just got hit hard, allowing a triple as well as the three HRs to fall behind, 4-0. (Zach Walters hit for the cycle for the bad guys.) Glasnow managed to hang around for six and two-thirds innings, throwing what I think is probably a career-high 111 pitches. He gave up six hits and two walks, and struck out six. The Indians, meanwhile, rallied for three in the bottom of the 4th and two in the 5th to take a 5-4 lead. Doubles by Gorkys Hernandez, Josh Bell and John Bowker, plus a sacrifice fly, produced the 4th-inning runs. Two singles, a walk, a wild pitch, and an error accounted for the other two. Indy loaded the bases with nobody out after scoring the two 5th-inning runs, but Willy Garcia lined out and Bowker hit into a double play. The one-run lead held up until the 8th, when Josh Wall allowed a run. In the bottom half, though, Keon Broxton led off with a walk and came around to score on a sacrifice, an error and a groundout. Blake Wood pitched an uneventful 9th to close it out.
Cannonballs Coming: Indianapolis stays alive