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Shao-Ching Chiang pitches at least seven innings for sixth straight game

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for May 19, 2017.

Columbus Clippers 2, Indianapolis Indians 4

Box Score · Clippers fall to 17-23

Shawn Morimando didn’t deserve this.

The talented lefty threw his best start of the season with seven scoreless innings on four hits. He walked one and struck out six, leaving the game with a 2-0 lead thanks to solo shots from Yandy Diaz (to lead off the game) and Eric Stamets.

Unfortunately, recently promoted reliever Neil Holland proceeded to give up three runs in two thirds of an inning because the Columbus bullpen was so taxed it had to use catcher Jeremy Lucas in relief the previous two games.

Catcher Adam Moore went 2-4 with a double for the Clippers in the tough loss.

Lynchburg Hillcats 9, Winston-Salem Dash 5

Box Score · Hillcats improve to 20-18

Every Lynchburg Hillcat reached base safely at least once in this game as the Tribe’s High-A affiliate took advantage of four errors from Winston-Salem to run away with this one.

Sicnarf Loopstok blasted his third home run of the season, a three run shot in the third inning while Andrew Calica and Willi Castro both had multi-hit games.

Starting pitcher Shao-Ching Chiang was cruising, having given up two runs through seven full innings when he ran into trouble in the eighth, giving up three runs before he was pulled. He finished the game with five runs allowed in 7.2 innings while striking out a season high seven and walking just one. The only time Chiang has not gone at least seven innings this season was in his first start of the year. He’s thrown 49.0 innings in his first seven starts combined.

Argenis Angulo earned a save with a scoreless final 1.1 innings of relief.

Lake County Captains 4, West Michigan Whitecaps 3

Box Score · Captains improve to 16-23

The late inning magic continued for Lake County as the Captains rallied to score three runs in the seventh and eighth innings to defeat Great Lakes.

Trenton Brooks and Todd Isaacs led the charge with multi-hit games while Emmanuel Tapia launched his eighth home run of the season for the Indians Single-A affiliate.

Juan Hillman wasn’t dominant, but he tossed one of his better starts of the season, giving up three runs in five innings on six hits while walking three and striking out three. Tanner Tully earned the victory with four innings of shutout relief.

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Double-A Akron had a scheduled day off.