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Cannonballs Coming: Bell walkoff completes Indy comeback

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A walkoff single by Josh Bell, his fourth hit of the game, finished a three-run, 9th inning rally and gave Indianapolis a 5-4 win in game four of their championship series with Columbus.  The win kept Indy alive and set up a decisive game five showdown.  The Indians got a big boost from Chad Kuhl, making his first AAA start and doing it in a title series elimination game.  Kuhl gave up just one run in seven innings.  He allowed six hits and a walk, struck out four, and threw 57 of 93 pitches for strikes.  He got 15 ground outs compared to two fly outs.  Kuhl left with the score 1-1, but Frank Herrmann gave up a three-run HR in the top of the 8th.  Indy came back with one run, then went into the bottom of the 9th trailing, 4-2.  Keon Broxton opened the inning with a double, then scored on a one-out single by Tony Sanchez.  Singles by Gustavo Nunez and Alen Hanson plated the tying run, and an error left the two on second and third.  Columbus chose to walk Gorkys Hernandez and face Bell with the bases loaded.  Already 3-3 with a HR and a walk, Bell lined a single to right on the first pitch to end the game.  Hanson and Sanchez each had two hits.  Willy Garcia left the game in the 8th with a leg injury.

The teams will finish the series tomorrow, starting at 7:05 PM.  No starter is listed yet for Indianapolis.