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Columbus loses slugfest, Felix Tati continues to impress in Lynchburg victory

Cleveland Indians minor league recap for May 14, 2018.

Columbus Clippers 7, Indianapolis Indians 12

Box Score · Clippers fall to 16-19

This was an ugly game for Columbus pitching as six of the seven pitchers allowed at least one run to score.

Starter Alexi Ogando gave up three runs on eight hits in 3.1 innings and Jeff Bellivou followed with the only scoreless outing out of the pen with 0.2 innings of relief.

Robert Zarate gave up an unearned run in 0.2 innings and Cole Sulser was tattooed for four runs in 0.1 innings. Jack Leathersich gave up one run in 0.2 innings, Ben Taylor gave up two runs (one earned) in 1.1 innings and Jordan Milbrath closed things out by allowing one run in 1.0 innings.

Offensively, Yu Cheng and Brandon Barnes both had multi-hit games and Adam Rosales went 1-3 with a walk and a grand slam in the fourth inning.

Akron RubberDucks 0, Erie SeaWolves 2

Box Score · RubberDucks fall to 21-15

Akron couldn’t put any runs on the board against a stingy Erie pitching staff. Willi Castro was the lone RubberDuck to have a multi-hit game, going 2-4 at the plate while Bobby Bradley went 1-3 with a double and a walk.

Veteran Jake Paulson was the tough-luck loser, giving up two runs in 7.0 innings on four hits while striking out six and walking one.

Lynchburg Hillcats 6, Salem Red Sox 2

Box Score · Hillcats improve to 19-17

Mitch Longo and Gavin Collins both went 2-5 with two runs batted in. Li-Jen Chu also went 2-4 with a walk and four other Hillcats reached base twice as Luke Wakamatsu, Conner Capel, Emmanuel Tapia and Dillon Persinger all had a single and a walk on the day.

Felix Tati put forth one of the best starts of his career, throwing seven strong innings while allowing two runs on four hits. He struck out two and walked two. Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2013, Tati holds a 2.05 ERA on the season while striking out 22 and walking just six in 26.1 innings pitched across Lake County and Lynchburg this season.

Dalbert Siri and James Karinchak both tossed a scoreless inning of relief to preserve the victory.