Game Recaps 6/11: Kipnis paces Kinson to win
|Jason Kipnis (Photo: Lianna Holub)|
The Columbus Clippers struck back ate to take a 7-6 win over Buffalo on Saturday night. Chad Huffman scored the go-ahead run from third on a passed ball in the eighth after back and forth fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
Over 4.2 innings, Kluber allowed three runs (all earned) on five hits and walks with five strikeouts. Second baseman Jason Kipnis led the offensive attack going 3-for-4 with a homer, 3 RBI and a walk. Ezequiel Carrera stole his International League-leading 20th and 21st bases of the season, the latter setting up the Clippers' first run before a Kipnis RBI single in the first.
Martinez took the win, while Josh Judy closed out the ninth inning for the save.
Sanchez Blasts Aeros Past Senators, 4-3
Karexon Sanchez hit a go-ahead solo home run in the top of the seventh inning that proved to be the game-winning run as the Akron Aeros won game two of a three-game series against the Harrisburg Senators 4-3 Saturday at Metro Bank Park.
Righty Jimmy Barthmaier allowed the Sanchez home run and suffered the loss for the Senators pitching 2.2 innings and striking out four while walking none.
Right-hander Steve Wright pitched five innings of relief to earn the win for the Aeros giving up one earned run on three hits, walking two and striking out four. Right-handed pitcher Cory Burns pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth inning to record his 15th save of 2011.