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Akron and Lynchburg lose in extra innings with new rules

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for April 20, 2018.

Akron RubberDucks 1, Altoona Curve 2 (F/10)

Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 7-6

Another gem from veteran pitcher Michael Peoples was all for naught as the Akron offense continues to slumber.

Peoples gave up just one run in 7.0 innings while striking out six, walking three and giving up three hits. He earned a no decision after Akron tied the game in the eighth inning on an RBI single from Ka’ai Tom.

Reliever Jordan Milbrath gave up one run in the top of the 10th inning and Akron was unable to respond in the bottom of the inning.

Sicnarf Loopstok went 2-3 as one of the lone offensive highlights for the RubberDucks.

Lynchburg Hillcats 4, Potomac Nationals 5 (F/10)

Box Score · Hillcats fall to 7-7

Lynchburg took the lead in the top of the 10th inning Thursday, but the bullpen could not hold it, giving up two runs to allow Potomac to walk off.

With a runner starting on second base in the 10th inning, Conner Capel and Li-Jen Chu both hit a pair of sacrifice flies to score Luke Wakamatsu. In the bottom of the frame, Luis Jimenez could not get an out, walking a batter then giving up back-to-back singles to score the tying and game-winning runs.

Pitcher Tanner Tully tossed a quality start, giving up two runs in 6.0 innings on six hits while striking out five and walking none.

Chu had a strong game for the Hillcats, going 3-4 with a home run and two runs batted in. Conner Capel also had a multi-hit game, raising his season average to .313.

Lake County Captains 4, Lansing Lugnuts 3

Box Score · Captains improve to 6-6

Lake County only collected two hits in the game, but the Captains took advantage of four errors to score four unearned runs and pick up the win Thursday.

Ernie Clement went 1-3 with a sacrifice fly and three runs batted in as the lone standout offensive performer for the Captains.

Starting pitcher Francisco Perez had trouble with his command, lasing just 3.2 innings and walking seven batters while allowing six hits and striking out just one. He was lucky to escape with just three runs allowed.

James Karinchak was brilliant in relief, tossing 2.1 perfect innings and striking out five batters to earn the win while Kyle Nelson tossed three shutout innings to earn his first save of the season.

The Triple-A Columbus Clippers had a scheduled day off.