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Emmanuel Tapia hits org-leading 23rd home run as Tribe affiliates sweep

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for July 28, 2017.

Columbus Clippers 5, Charlotte Knights 2

Box Score · Clippers improve to 55-49

The hustle and grit once again struck fear into the hearts of Daniel Robertson’s opponents. Leading off for the Columbus Clippers, Robertson went 4-5 yesterday with two runs batted in and a run scored. Robertson is now batting .350 in his Triple-A stint.

Josh Wilson and Erik Kratz also had multi-hit games while Eric Stamets went deep with his 12th home run.

Veteran starting pitcher Jarrett Grube was rock solid, giving up two runs in 6.2 innings pitched to earn the victory.

Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Frederick Keys 2

Box Score · Hillcats improve to 60-43

Nick Pasquale could have pouted about getting demoted to High-A, but instead, he went and pitched his tail off, throwing five shutout innings of three-hit ball while striking out six and walking none.

The Hillcats offense backed him up with four runs thanks in part to Ka’ai Tom and Conner Marabell, who both had multi-hit games. Willi Castro also launched his career best eighth home run.

Lake County Captains 9, South Bend Cubs 7

Box Score · Captains improve to 43-56

A healthy Sean Brady pitched four solid innings for Lake County, giving up one run on three hits. He had a ton of offensive support along the way as the Captains tallied nine runs in the game’s first four frames.

Mitch Longo, Li-Jen Chu and Conner Capel all had multi-hit games while Emmanuel Tapia blasted off for his MidWest League-leading 23rd home run of the season.

Demoted to piggy-back reliever, Micah Miniard didn’t fare well, giving up six runs in four innings to make the game much closer than it should have been.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers 2, Williamsport CrossCutters 1

Box Score · Scrappers improve to 22-14

Ernie Clement and Jesse Berardi stayed red hot at the plate and they were all the offense the Mahoning Valley Scrappers would need from the top of the batting order as they both went 2-4 with an RBI in a nailbiter victory.

Zach Plesac continues to impress as he returns from Tommy John surgery, tossing 3.1 scoreless innings on one hit while striking out four and walking three.

Eli Morgan provided three more scoreless innings while striking out five and Jonathan Teaney locked it down in the ninth, although he gave up a run.

DSL Indians 14, DSL Astros 4

Box Score · Indians improve to 17-26

The DSL Indians took advantage of five errors from the Astros, scoring a whopping 10 unearned runs in a game that will likely force the Astros coach to take some medication.

Jean Montero, Yainer Diaz and Roger Marmol had multi-hit games with Marmol hitting his second home run of the season.

The Double-A Akron RubberDucks had their game suspended due to rain. The AZL Indians had a scheduled off-day.