INDIANAPOLIS – Broken records and walk-offs made for a fun Sunday at Victory Field.
Tyler Glasnow led the way on a record-setting day for pitching and Kevin Newman hit a walk-off single in the 12th, as the Indianapolis Indians (59-49) notched a 3-2 win over the Pawtucket Red Sox (54-53).
The 13 millionth fan even walked through the Vic’s gates on Sunday, adding to the excitement on the diamond.
Glasnow tossed 6 1/3 innings of one run ball, striking out 12 PawSox batters. He retired the first 13 batters he faced, as well as striking out the first seven that stepped into the box versus him.
The righty’s 12 strikeouts gives him the Indians record for strikeouts in a month. Glasnow finished the month of July with 54 punchouts, leaving the previous record of 43 in the dust.
Speaking of strikeouts, the Tribe as a whole set a new Victory Field high for a single game. Aided by extra innings and a great outing from Glasnow, Indianapolis struck out 19 batters.
Danny Ortiz had himself quite the afternoon, too.
Ortiz smacked two home runs, one to give Indy a 1-0 lead in the second and another to tie the game in the tenth after Pawtucket rallied for lead.
With each team plating a run in the tenth, Sunday’s contest bled into the 12th inning.
The Red Sox were unable to convert in the top half of the 12th, but the Indians did not have that problem. A leadoff walk to Eric Wood set the stage and after consecutive groundouts moved Wood to third, Newman drilled a ball off of left field wall to hand Indianapolis the walk-off win.
Indy will have an off day on Monday before going to Columbus for a big series against the Clippers. Tuesday’s opener is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
The Indians currently hold a three-game division lead over the Clips.