CHARLOTTE (June 19, 2016) – Austin Meadows homered and Frank Duncan worked a season-high 6.2 innings as the Indians defeated Charlotte, 6-3, on Sunday at BB&T Ballpark to claim the three-game series.
Josh Bell raised his average to .319 with a 2-for-3 performance, scoring twice.
Charlotte (35-36) was on the board in the opening frame. Carlos Sanchez tripled with one away ahead of Matt Davidson, who drove him in with a base hit.
The Tribe loaded the bases with no outs in the second, but only managed one run. Ed Easley lofted a ball to right field allowing Josh Bell to tag and score to tie the game.
Indianapolis (38-31) jumped in front in the third as Austin Meadows continued his hot hitting with his first Triple-A home run. The two-run shot came after a double by Pedro Florimon and extended Meadows’ hitting streak to 26 games since May 23.
Neither team managed a run in the fourth or fifth before combining for five runs in the sixth inning. The Indians scored three times, highlighted by an RBI double from Max Moroff. Charlotte used three hits, including a double by Nicky Delmonico, to plate two of their own.
Frank Duncan (4-2) worked 6.2 innings, scattering nine hits and striking out four. The outing was his longest of the year. Jacob Turner (3-6) allowed six runs in six innings to receive the loss.
Trey Haley worked 2.1 scoreless innings as the Indians’ only reliever, earning the save after retiring all seven batters he faced.
The Tribe next travels to face Gwinnett on Monday at 7:05 p.m.