Tribe take opener
The Bisons dropped the first of an eight-game road trip in Indianapolis, falling 9-2 to the Indians on Thursday night.
The Indians took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single from Brandon Jones.
The Bisons came back to tie the game in the fourth on Chris Carter’s solo home run, his fifth long ball of the year.
The game unraveled for the Herd in the sixth. Indianapolis unloaded for seven runs on seven hits and sent 12 men to the plate. The big hit in the inning came on a three-run home run from Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh’s top prospect.
Bisons starter Bobby Livingston went five innings, giving up just two runs on six hits.
Chris Carter extended his hitting streak to seven games with his fourth inning homer. With an RBI double in the ninth, Mike Hessman added to his IL leading RBI total (29), and is now tied for the league lead in extra-base hits (16).