Found July 27, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
Indianapolis Indians 5,  Pawtucket Red Sox  1 (Box)   Chris Leroux chats with Matt Hague while they wait out a Pawtucket injury delay. Indians’ pitcher Chris Leroux found himself on the mound to start a game for the first time this season, taking the place of Rudy Owens, who was traded to Houston this week.  Leroux pitched 5 scoreless innings to get the Indians off to a solid start in the game, and he eventually was credited with his first win of the season, as the Tribe beat the Pawtucket Red Sox at Victory Field tonight. Leroux’s first inning presented him with a jam to get out of.  He got two outs, then had C Ryan Lavarnway reach base on an error.  2B Anderson Hernandez’s throw to first base was wide to the infield side.  1B Matt Hague had to leave the bag to make the catch, and his swipe tag missed Lavarnway — the error was charged to Hernandez.  Leroux walked PawSox’ 1B Lars Anderson on four pitches, then a wild pitch put both runners into scoring position.  The inning ended wi...
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