CANTON, Ohio -- Last night was one of those nights for Brad Tyler.
The Bowie Baysox second baseman tied his team's game against Canton-Akron with a home run in the eighth, but Tyler's throwing error in the bottom of the ninth enabled the Indians to score the winning run and escape with a 3-2 Double-A Eastern League win.
The victory, before a franchise-record 7,190 at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium, enabled Canton to take over second place in the league, moving the Indians a half-game ahead of the Baysox.
Tyler hit his eighth home run of the year, a two-run shot to right, to tie the game 2-2 in the eighth. A 24-year-old, he has recorded multiple extra-base hits in eight games this summer.
However, the good work came undone for Tyler one inning later.
Canton's David Bell (son of former major-leaguer Buddy Bell) led off the ninth with a single to right and was lifted for pinch runner Miguel Flores. Canton's Julio Peguero then laid down a bunt and Tyler raced in. His throw was wide, however, glancing slightly off Peguero, and Flores chugged all the way around to cross home plate before the relay reached catcher Cesar Devarez.
Albie Lopez (8-3) threw his second complete game of the year for Canton, giving up just three hits. Tom Taylor (3-4) took the loss in relief.
Lopez gave up one hit through the first five innings, a double by Tyler in the third. T. R. Lewis singled to shallow center in the sixth.