Indians finish off Baysox, 6-3 Errors cost Bowie suspended game

August 18, 1993|By Andy Call | Andy Call,Contributing Writer

CANTON, Ohio -- Kyle Washington still has a few fans in Canton.

However, Jose Mesa looked a little bit better to even those folks last night. Washington's two errors in left field helped the Canton jTC Indians post a 6-3 Double-A Eastern League victory over the Bowie Baysox at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium, completing Monday's suspended game.

Washington, traded by Cleveland to the Baltimore organization for Mesa last July, has 11 errors in 1993 and is struggling to hit .250. Mesa, meanwhile, has a solid place in Cleveland's starting rotation.

Canton was leading, 1-0, Monday night when the game was suspended by rain. The teams were to play a seven-inning nightcap.

Terry Farrar (7-5), Monday's starter, took the loss for Bowie.

Rafael Valdez (1-0) threw the middle three innings and was the winner. Gerald Alexander worked the final three innings for his first save.

Bowie's Brent Miller hit his 11th home run of the season, a two-run shot to right off Alexander in the ninth.

By then, however, the damage had been done.

Catcher Joel Skinner, who was 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk, led off the fourth with a double over Washington's head. Two outs later, Julio Peguero singled to left, and Skinner scored to make it 2-0 when Washington overran the ball.

The Indians scored four runs in the seventh, two earned, off Tommy Taylor.

David Bell, son of former Indians third baseman Buddy Bell, hit a two-run single to right field. Bell later scored when Washington dropped Greg Sparks' pop-up to shallow left, widening the gap to 5-0.

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