Indians deal Baysox pair of defeats


CANTON, Ohio -- A wild pitch by Bowie reliever Rafael Chaves allowed Canton-Akron's Brian Giles to score the winning run in the seventh inning, capping a come-from-behind 6-5 victory by the Indians in the second game of Double-A Eastern League doubleheader at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium.

Canton took a 6-3 victory in the first game, a completion of Monday night's rain-suspended game.

In the second game, Canton erased a 5-0 Baysox lead.

Chaves (2-5) was one out away from his league-leading 21st save, but Patrick Lennon's RBI single to shallow center tied the score. With the bases loaded and David Bell at the plate, Chaves threw a wild pitch well to the right of catcher Jimmy Roso, and Giles came in from third with the winning run.

Indians reliever Apolinar Garcia (8-4) recorded the final out of the seventh inning for the win.

Giles was 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, while Bowie's Jim Wawruck was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

In the first game, Canton took advantage of Kyle Washington's two errors in left field to pad the 1-0 lead it carried over from Monday night.

Catcher Joel Skinner, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk, led off the fourth with a double over Washington's head. Two outs later, Julio Peguero singled to left, and Skinner scored to make it 2-0 when Washington overran the ball.

The Indians scored four runs in the seventh, two earned, off Tommy Taylor.

Bell, son of former Indians third baseman Buddy Bell, hit a two-run single to right field and later scored when Washington dropped Greg Sparks' pop-up to shallow left.

Terry Farrar (7-5), Monday's starter, took the loss for Bowie.

Rafael Valdez (1-0) threw the middle three innings and was the winner. Gerald Alexander worked the final three innings for his first save.

The teams meet again tonight at 7:05, with Canton's Paul Abbott (3-4) against Jose Mercedes (4-7).

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