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Sam Haggerty records five hits in Hillcats doubleheader

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Cleveland Indians minor league recap for June 5, 2017.

Akron RubberDucks 3, Reading Fightin’ Phils 4

Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 24-28

Despite not trailing the game until there were two outs in the seventh inning, the Akron RubberDucks lost to the Reading Fightin’ Phils, 4-3.

Thomas Pannone was a big part of the game being so close, having kept the Phils to no runs off four hits through 6.2 innings. He struck out five batters and walked none.

The top third of the Akron lineup — Tyler Krieger, Lonnie Chisenhall, and Francisco Mejia — combined to go 0-for-11 with a strikeout. Bobby Bradley provided two runs batted, including a solo home run in the fourth. That homer broke a lengthy drought for the power-hitting first baseman — he hadn’t dingered since May 20 and his slugging percentage was slipping towards .400 until yesterday. It’s back up to .430 now.

Lynchburg Hillcats 5, Salem Red Sox 3 (Game 1)

Lynchburg Hillcats 3, Salem Red Sox 2 (Game 2 F/8)

Game 1 Box Score · Game 2 Box Score · Hillcats improve to 32-23

The Lynchburg Hillcats continue to be the jewel of the Indians organization this season with their doubleheader sweep of the Salem Red Sox Sunday.

Game one was led by Sam Haggerty and Daniel Salters two hits, with the former leading the team with three runs batted in. Starting pitcher Brock Hartson allowed three runs over 5.2 innings.

Sam Haggerty had three hits in game two, the fifth time this season he’s finished with a trio of hits. He also tripled and drove in two runs. Yonathan Mendoza joined him in the three-hit club, while Sicnarf Loopstok added two, including a home run. The Hillcats were an abysmal 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, but three extra-base hits were enough to score the runs they needed in game two.

Lake County Captains 3, South Bend Cubs 5

Box Score · Captains fall to 19-36

The Lake County Captains, well... didn’t have a great day. They had seven hits, which isn’t bad, but they also struck out a whopping 12 times and were 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Conner Capel had two hits from the lead-off spot, and Juan Hillman turned in one of his best starts of the season — six innings, six hits, two earned runs.

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The Columbus Clippers game was postponed due to rain.