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Tribe affiliates sweep 4-0 despite top pitching prospects facing adversity

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for April 23, 2018.

Columbus Clippers 1, Rochester Red Wings 0

Box Score · Clippers improve to 7-8

In a surprising pitcher’s duel, veteran Alexi Ogando tossed 5.2 shutout innings for Columbus, striking out eight and walking just one while allowing one hit.

Columbus didn’t get much offense with just three hits on the day, but two of them came from leadoff hitter Greg Allen, who went 2-4 with a double and an outfield assist. Allen scored the game’s only run in the fourth inning off a Yandy Diaz single. Diaz went 1-3 with a walk.

Akron RubberDucks 9, Bowie BaySox 4

Box Score · RubberDucks improve to 8-8

Shane Bieber finally gave up a run in his fourth start, but the 2016 fourth round pick still managed to toss a quality start and earn the victory on Sunday.

Bieber gave up three runs in 6.0 innings on 10 hits while striking out five and (duh) walking zero.

Tyler Krieger had a big game for Akron, going 3-5 with a leadoff home run and scoring three runs. Joe Sever, Dorsys Paulino and Mark Mathias also had multi-hit games while Sicnarf Lopostok blasted his third home run of the season as well.

Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Potomac Nationals 4

Box Score · Hillcats improve to 7-7

Sam Hentges was knocked around a bit, but the Lynchburg bullpen rallied around him to allow just one hit in the final 5.1 innings and give the Hillcats offense a chance to make a comeback.

Hentges gave up four runs in 3.2 innings on six hits while striking out three and walking three.

Offensively, Gavin Collins went 2-5 with a home run, Conner Capel went 2-5 with two runs batted in and Jose Medina went 2-4 with a run scored. Emmanuel Tapia also hit a home run, his second of the season.

Kieren Lovegrove, Anderson Polanco and Henry Martinez combined to keep Potomac off the scoreboard over the final 5.1 innings

Lake County Captains 10, Bowling Green Hot Rods 2

Box Score · Captains improve to 7-8

Lake County jumped out to a 6-1 lead and never looked back, tacking on another four runs in the seventh inning to blow out Bowling Green on Sunday.

Austen Wade, Jorma Rodriguez, Nolan Jones and Jonathan Laureano all had multi-hit games for the Captains, with Laureano hitting his first home run of the season with 4 RBI and Jones collecting three runs batted in.

Oscar Gonzalez also went 1-4 with a rare walk.

Starting pitcher Elijah Morgan missed a quality start by one out, throwing 5.2 innings and allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four and throwing 87 pitches.

Nick Gallagher tossed 3.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts to earn the save.