INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Bisons.com)- The big rally has been a big ally for the Indianapolis Indians.
A four-run first inning and a seven-run fifth gave Indy plenty of offense to pick up a 14-7 win over the Bisons on Wednesday afternoon from Victory Field. Outfielder Brett Carroll homered in both of the frames as the Indians earned their second straight win over the Bisons.
Indy has outscored the Head 24-11 so far in the first two games of their series with 20 of the runs coming in just four innings. The Indians had a five-run first and a four-run fourth in their 10-4 win on Tuesday night.
Indianapolis got right back at it in Wednesday's matinee. Run-scoring hits from Matt Hague and Jared Goedert put two on the board before Carroll's two-run shot to left off Bisons starter, Dave Bush.
The Bisons had their own big inning, taking a 6-4 lead with a five-run top of the fifth, punctuated by Luis Jimenez's team-leading ninth home run of the season.
But that lead was short-lived because of the best rally from Indy in the series. The first seven batters of the bottom of the fifth picked up a hit with six of them going for extra-bases. Ivan De Jesus started the surge with his first home run of the season. The first of two triples in the game from Felix Pie was sandwiched by doubles from Josh Hamilton and Hague. Goedert followed with his second two-bagger before Carroll left the yard for the second time on the day.
In all, seven runs were scored off Bush and Bisons reliever Chad Beck before an out was recorded.
An 11-6 Indy lead was increased by three in the seventh inning as the I-Tribe drew five walks in the frame.
Moises Sierra closed out the scoring in the ninth with his fourth home run of the season.
BISONS NOTES: Thanks to his two-run home run in the fifth, Luis Jimenez now leads the IL with 36 RBI on the season...Jim Negrych had two more hits and a walk for his 15th multi-hit game of the season. His average now sits at .414 to lead all of baseball...Ryan Goins finished the game 2-3 with a double, a walk and two-runs scored.