Akron, OH – By the third time Francisco Lindor walked up to the plate Thursday night at Canal Park, the Akron faithful began to chant, "Fran-cis-co." The highly-touted Indians prospect put on a show and gave everyone a look into the type of hitter he can be, going 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three runs batted in to lead the Aeros to a 5-1 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
Akron used a three-run seventh, which included a two-run single by Lindor and a sacrifice fly by Carlos Moncrief, to pull away from the Flying Squirrels for good.
Meanwhile, the Flying Squirrels put runners on early, but Aeros starter Matt Packer (10-5, 2.52) battled back and used an assortment of strikeouts and ground ball double plays to get out of the first six innings unscathed.
Akron capitalized on Richmond's missed opportunities, as Lindor hit a solo-bomb off Flying Squirrels starter Taylor Rogers into the bullpen in right to get Akron on the board. It was his first with Akron. Later in the in...