Palacio’s two homeruns power Indians past Clippers, 8-5

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Indianapolis Indians vs Columbus Clippers
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 13: Indianapolis Indians outfielder Miguel Andujar (26) makes the diving catch during a MiLB game between the St. Paul Saints and the Indianapolis Indians on April 13, 2023 at Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN.(Photo by Jeff Brown/Indianapolis Recorder)

The Indianapolis Indians achieved an unforgettable victory over the Columbus Clippers. The game was held at Victory Field in Indianapolis, and fans were treated to an exciting matchup between these two minor league baseball powerhouses.

The Indians got off to a promising start, scoring five runs in the first inning. These efforts came off the bats of Ryan Vilade, Josh Bissonette, and a home run courtesy of Josh Palacios.

The Indianapolis Indians have not looked this dominant since their season opener.

The Indians also scored one more run in the bottom of the fifth thanks to Aaron Shackelford’s single, widening their lead to Indians 6-0.

The Columbus Clippers did not respond until the second half of the sixth inning. Bryan Rocchio knocked a triple on a line drive that allowed Tyler Freeman and Bo Naylor to cross home plate, leading the Clippers to trail the Indians 6-2.

The Indianapolis Indians responded with another home run from Josh Palacios in the bottom of the seventh, causing them to lead 8-2.

However, the Columbus Clippers did not give up. In the top of the eighth inning, Bo Naylor slammed his fifth home run of the year, bringing the score to 8-4.

The Clippers carried the momentum in the final inning with a sacrifice fly from Richie Palacios.

Unfortunately for Columbus, their velocity would come to a halt after Richie Palacio’s late-game heroics.

The Indians secured the victory 8-5.

The win against the Columbus Clippers marked Indianapolis’ tenth win of the season. The Indians are currently the No. 8 seed in the International League West. Their next game is May 2 against the No. 3 seed Toledo (17-9). For the Indian’s schedule, click here.

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