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Cannonballs Coming: Eppler struggles, Feliz homers

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It was a quiet night as Bradenton had both games of a doubleheader postponed while Altoona and West Virginia had the night off.

Indianapolis lost 5-4 to Toledo as the Mud Hens walked off a victory against Edgar Santana in the bottom of the 12th inning. Indy survived a very shaky start from Tyler Eppler. When Eppler wasn't missing the plate he was being hit hard and gave up nine hits as well as five walks and three strikeouts. Somehow he managed to go 4 2/3 while only giving up four runs. His night easily could have been much worse.

Indy managed eight hits in 12 innings, and three of those came off the bat of Anderson Feliz who had two doubles and a home run. For most of the evening Indy struggled with left-hander Matt Boyd, who allowed only two hits through six innings before running into trouble in the seventh. The Indians mounted a rally against old nemesis Edward Mujica in the top of the ninth. Down to their last out, Feliz hit his 2nd double of the night and came home on a Gift Ngoepe single.

The Indians bullpen pitched more than six scoreless innings before Santana surrendered the game-winning hit in the 12th. Antonio Bastardo worked around four hits to pitch 2 1-3 scoreless innings and A.J. Schugel thew 2 2/3 scoreless.

Gift Ngoepe: 1-6, 3 Ks

Austin Meadows: 0-3, 3 walks

Chris Bostick: 0-3, 2 walks

Eric Wood: 0-5, 5 Ks (.522 OPS in his last 10 games going into Monday)

Anderson Feliz: 3-5, homer, 2 doubles, 1 K

Tyler Epper: 4 2/3 IP, 9 hits, 5 walks, 3 Ks