Indians KO Satre, Baysox, 8-2


CANTON, Ohio -- The Canton-Akron Indians made short work of Baysox starter Jason Satre last night, knocking him out in the second inning and handing Satre his first loss, 8-2.

Satre entered the game 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA. But the Indians got five consecutive hits for six earned runs against the 22-year-old right-hander in the second inning before he was relieved by Erik Schullstrom.

A season-high crowd of 6,225 at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium saw Canton move past the Baysox and into second place by a half-game in the Double-A Eastern League standings.

In the second the big blows were struck by Luis Lopez (two-run single down the left-field line), Jose Hernandez (RBI single to the left side) and Ryan Martindale, whose run-scoring double sent Satre to the showers.

"He was throwing a good changeup and his fastball was down in the strike zone," Canton manager Brian Graham said. "We have some guys who are swinging the bats pretty well right now, and we put together five hits that snuck through -- the kind you like to see."

Omar Ramirez then sent Schull- strom's 3-2 pitch over the left-field fence for a three-run homer and a 7-0 Canton lead.

Paul Abbott, who was pitching for the first time since Sept. 4, when he was with the Minnesota Twins, picked up a win in his first start for Canton. He pitched five innings, giving up five hits, striking out four and walking one.

"I hurt my [right] shoulder in January throwing with my kids and it didn't feel strong until about two weeks ago," Abbott said. "Tonight it felt great."

The Baysox scored a run in the fifth when Canton right fielder Manny Ramirez lost Edgar Alfonzo's fly ball in the lights and Jim Wawruck scored from first. The visitors also picked up a run on two Canton errors in the eighth.

NOTES: Baysox OF Kyle Washington, who hadn't gotten a hit on the road all season, had two last night. . . . Omar Ramirez, Herb Perry and Brian Giles all had three hits for Canton. . . . The series continues tonight at 7:05 with the Baysox's Jose Mercedes (0-1, 3.42) facing Paul Shuey (2-2, 6.38). Tomorrow, it will be Rick Krivda (3-1, 2.12) against Albie Lopez (3-1, 2.20). . . . Reliever Brian Wood rejoined the Baysox yesterday after two weeks with Triple-A Rochester. Wood was 1-0, 7.50 before the promotion.

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