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Brubaker’s Gem Propels Indians Past Red Wings

INDIANAPOLIS – Right-hander J.T. Brubaker turned in seven strong innings on Wednesday, helping the Indianapolis Indians (53-47) top the Rochester Red Wings (45-54).

Brubaker got just enough help from Indy’s offense, as the Tribe squeaked out a 3-1 win at Victory Field.

Brubaker, who entered Wednesday’s ballgame with a 5.46 ERA at the Vic, looked right at home in this one.

Rochester did get a run on a solo homer in the fourth, but that was all Brubaker gave them. The 24-year-old held the Wings to that one run on a total of four hits and a walk in seven innings pitched.

Behind Brubaker, Tanner Anderson worked around a one-out single to complete a clean eighth inning. Anderson returned for the ninth, closing out the victory for Indy in 1-2-3 fashion.

Offensively, the Tribe scraped together three runs on a night in which the Red Wings trotted out four pitchers.

Austin Meadows singled home Indy’s first run in the third. Jose Osuna hit a comebacker to the pitcher in the fifth, getting the Indians the lead when a wild throw to first base scored a run. And in the sixth, Indianapolis got some insurance thanks to a Pablo Reyes sacrifice fly.

The finale of this series comes from the Circle City at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday evening. Clay Holmes (6-3, 3.68 ERA) is expected to pitch for the Indians.

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