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The Indians of Elyria went down Mexico way and battled the Bottle Rockets of Tijuana.

GAME#1: – 4-1 TIJ; Ian Kennedy gives up 1 earned run over 7.2 innings while Michael Young contributes 2 RBI. Upton (2 hits) and Prince Fielder provide breathing room with RBIs. WP–Kennedy (1-0) LP–Lester (0-1) SV–Romo (1)

GAME#2: –  4-2 TIJ; Justin Upton continues his hot hitting with a HR and 2 RBI, also scoring 2 runs.  Fielder adds a solo HR. Jacoby Ellsbury is Elyria’s only offense with an RBI 3B. WP–Ogando (1-0) LP–Jurrjens (0-1) SV–Romo (2)

GAME#3: – 10-9 ELY; Tijuana’s 4 HRs can’t overcome Elyria’s 5 doubles, 2 HRs, and a walk-off 1B by Casey Kotchman in the bottom of the 9th. Homers by Ben Zobrist, Ryan Braun, Carlos Beltran, Billy Butler (TIJ), and Jacoby Ellsbury and Matt Wieters (ELY). Todd Helton has two doubles among four hits. WP–Farnsworth (1-0) LP–Marshall (0-1)

GAME#4: – 10-0 TIJ; It’s all TIJ as they ambush Jordan Zimmermann and a depleted Elyria bullpen. Upton continues to make his case for series MVP with a 3-4, 4 RBI, 2 HR performance. Butler and Braun each contribute a double and HR. Beltran pops another HR for 2 RBI. Altogether, TIJ has 5 HRs and 4 doubles among 17 hits. WP–Kennedy (2-0) LP–Zimmermann (0-1) SV–Dillard (1)

GAME#5: – 7-3 TIJ; Beltran and Young pace the TIJ offense with 2 doubles each. Braun adds a 2-R HR. Kotchman is the only ELY highlight, hitting 2 doubles and scoring 2 runs. WP–Carpenter (1-0) LP–(0-2)

FRIDAY 10/18/2019
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