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Columbus scores 15 runs in blowout victory, Dominican Summer League begins

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Cleveland Indians minor league recap for June 6, 2017.

Akron RubberDucks 15, Louisville Bats 5

Box Score · Clippers improve to 27-29

Three huge home runs led the way for a Columbus blowout victory yesterday. Richie Shaffer hit his organization-leading 11th home run, his second grand slam in his last three games. Mike Papi went 2-4 with a double and his first Triple-A home run, and Adam Moore contributed a three-run homer.

Yandy Diaz, Nellie Rodriguez, Giovanny Urshela and recently signed Josh Wilson all had multi-hit games. Both of Rodriguez’s hits were doubles.

Julian Merryweather was much more hittable in his second start for Columbus, giving up 10 hits over six innings, and he was burned by three home runs in a four-run fifth inning. Overall, he gave up four runs while walking zero and striking out four.

DSL Indians 2, DSL Rays2 7

Box Score · DSL Indians fall to 0-2

The Dominican Summer League recently started up, and the Indians have one and a half teams (what?). The regular DSL Indians, and the DSL Indians/Brewers, which is a cooperative team shared with the Milwaukee Brewers composed of 15 Indians signees and 20 from the Brewers.

The DSL Indians haven’t looked good thus far through two games, losing handily in both. Wilbis Santiago had a multi-hit game yesterday while Jonathan Lopez and Pablo Jimenez hit solo home runs.

Defensively, the Indians committed two errors and allowed a ridiculous eight stolen bases without catching a runner.

Starting pitcher, Tahnaj Thomas, a 17-year old from the Bahamas, struck out four batters in two innings of work while giving up one run.

DSL Indians/Brewers 11, DSL Astros 1

Box Score · DSL Indians/Brewers improve to 1-1

Most of the heavy lifting was done by Brewers prospects, but 16-year old shortstop Makesiondon Kelkboom from the Netherlands walked four times while center fielder Derian Perez went 2-3 with a walk and a hit by pitch.

Henry Garcia tossed a scoreless inning of relief in the win

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The Akron Rubberducks, Lynchburg Hillcats and Lake County Captains all had a scheduled day off.