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Top Performances of 2021, No. 9: Ponce Surrenders One Run in Quality Start

Ponce fanned nine Redbirds as the Indians walked off in 11 innings
November 23, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – After surrendering a leadoff home run to give the Memphis Redbirds an early lead on June 17 at Victory Field, Cody Ponce blanked opposing batters with nine strikeouts in 7.0 innings. Following Ponce’s lead, the Indianapolis Indians offense came back to walk off the Redbirds in the bottom

Top Performances of 2021, No. 10: Marvelous Gem Silences Sounds

James Marvel’s team-high 8.0-inning outing lifted the Indians in 7-2 win
November 19, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Leading the Indianapolis Indians to their final win of the 2021 campaign on Oct. 1, James Marvel tossed a career-high tying and team-high 8.0 two-run innings to stun the Nashville Sounds, 7-2.

Indians Mourn the Loss of Former Front Office Executive Cal Burleson

Burleson’s 45-year tenure with Indianapolis began in 1975
November 8, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – With great sadness, the Indianapolis Indians share that Cal Burleson – a front office member of the organization for 45 seasons (1975-2019) – passed away Sunday night from complications due to small cell bladder cancer, an extremely rare diagnosis he received last December. He was 71 years old.

Three Indianapolis Indians Named Young Bucs Award Winners

Cruz, Hanrahan and Madris earned awards for excellence in the minor leagues
November 2, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Pittsburgh Pirates announced last week that Indianapolis Indians infielder Oneil Cruz, outfielder Bligh Madris and pitching coach Joel Hanrahan were recipients of Pittsburgh’s inaugural Young Bucs awards, recognizing both individual and team performance for the 2021 minor league season.

Indianapolis Indians Release 2022 Schedule

Triple-A returns to 144-game schedule while continuing six-game series format
October 29, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today announced that the organization will begin its 120th season on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 against the Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City Royals) at Victory Field. The 144-game slate welcomes the return of six-game series, includes 72 home games, and features home dates on Mother’s

Seven MLB Postseason Teams Feature Indianapolis Indians Ties

Eighteen former Indians will likely either play or coach teams in the postseason
October 5, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – With the Major League Baseball postseason set to begin with tonight’s American League Wild Card game between New York and Boston, we looked at the number of former Indianapolis Indians across the league that could make an impact on their respective teams in October.

Indians Lose Season Finale, 8-3

Indianapolis finished its home campaign, 34-30
October 3, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians rallied to tie the game with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning vs. the Nashville Sounds, but closed out their 2021 campaign with a loss on Sunday afternoon, 8-3.

Indians and Sounds Saturday Night Matchup Canceled

Tickets can be exchanged for Sunday’s finale or any 2022 regular season home game
October 2, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians and Major League Baseball have announced that Saturday night’s contest vs. the Nashville Sounds at Victory Field has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions and will not be made up.

Pittsburgh Recalls No. 52 Overall Prospect Oneil Cruz

Cruz homered in five of his six games played with Indianapolis
October 2, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that the No. 52 rated prospect in Minor League Baseball (MLB Pipeline), Oneil Cruz, has been recalled for tonight’s game vs. Cincinnati at PNC Park. He will be the fifth active member of the Indianapolis Indians roster to make his debut in 2021

Marvelous Gem Stuns Sounds

Martin and Bethancourt each homered in the win
October 1, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – James Marvel tossed a career-high tying eight innings on Friday night to lead the Indianapolis Indians to a win over the Nashville Sounds, 7-2.

Indianapolis Announces 2021 Team Award Recipients

Christian Bethancourt was named the Indians Team MVP
October 1, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians announced today that Christian Bethancourt, Shea Spitzbarth, Bligh Madris and Hunter Owen have been named as team award winners for the 2021 season. Bethancourt and Spitzbarth headline the group as Team MVP and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.

Oneil Cruz Homers In Fourth Consecutive Game

The Indians lost on Thursday night vs. Nashville, 8-3
September 30, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Oneil Cruz hit his fifth home run in six Triple-A games, but the Indianapolis Indians couldn’t overcome an early lead by the Nashville Sounds to lose their first game of the series on Thursday night, 8-3.

Owen Named Indians September Player of the Month

The Indiana native leads Indians sluggers with six home runs in September
September 30, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians today announced infielder Hunter Owen as their September Player of the Month after he hit a team-leading six home runs, the most by an Indians batter in a single month this season.

Cruz Leads Indy In Walk-Off Winner

The shortstop went 4-for-5 with a home run
September 29, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – A two-run, game-tying home run off the bat of Oneil Cruz in the bottom of the ninth inning sent the Indianapolis Indians on their way to an extra-inning walk-off victory over the Nashville Sounds on Wednesday night, 4-3.

No. 6 Prospect Roansy Contreras Recalled by Pittsburgh

The right-hander made his Triple-A debut with Indy last week
September 29, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they have recalled their No. 6 prospect, right-handed pitcher Roansy Contreras, to start in tonight’s game vs. Chicago (NL). He will be the fourth active member of the Indianapolis Indians roster to make his debut in 2021, following outfielder Troy Stokes Jr.,

Castro Named Triple-A East Player of the Week

Pittsburgh’s No. 25 prospect hit .471 in four games last week
September 27, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Minor League Baseball and the Indianapolis Indians announced today that infielder Rodolfo Castro was named the Triple-A East Player of the Week (Sept. 20-26) after he hit three home runs in four games at Omaha.

Five Home Runs Lift Indians Over Omaha, 17-12

Indy scored a season-high 17 runs in the win
September 26, 2021

PAPILLION, NEB. – Christian Bethancourt went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI to lead the Indianapolis Indians to victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers in the series finale on Sunday, 17-12.

Chavis Homers In Indians Loss

Michael Chavis hit a two-run homer to lead Indy in loss
September 25, 2021

PAPILLION, NEB. – Major league rehabber, Michael Chavis launched a two-run home run but it wasn’t enough as the Omaha Storm Chasers defeated the Indianapolis Indians on Saturday night, 12-3.

Indians Blast Four Home Runs To Best Omaha, 9-8

Mason Martin launched two homers in the win
September 24, 2021

PAPILLION, NEB. – Mason Martin launched two home runs with four RBI to lead the Indianapolis Indians to victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Friday night, 9-8.

Castro’s Two-Homer Day Leads Indy in Loss

All three of Castro’s Triple-A hits have gone for extra bases
September 23, 2021

PAPILLION, NEB. – Rodolfo Castro’s two-homer night wasn’t enough as the Indianapolis Indians lost the second game of the series to the Omaha Storm Chasers on Thursday night, 5-2.

Cruz Hits First Triple-A Homer In Indians Loss

The shortstop went 1-for-3 in his Triple-A debut
September 22, 2021

PAPILLION, NEB. – Oneil Cruz homered in his second Triple-A at-bat after being promoted from Double-A Altoona, but the Indianapolis Indians lost their first game of the Triple-A Final Stretch to the Omaha Storm Chasers on Wednesday night, 4-3.

Indians Select Indy RBI as Triple-A Final Stretch Beneficiary

Minor League Baseball to donate $50 to Indy RBI for every home run hit by the Indians Sept. 22-Oct. 3
September 21, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced the creation of a “Homers That Help” campaign, a charitable component to the 10-game Triple-A Final Stretch of games that will benefit 501(c)3 charities in each Triple-A city. The Indianapolis Indians selected Indy RBI, the exclusive affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Reviving

Cruz, Contreras Among Prospects Promoted to Indianapolis

Six of Pittsburgh’s top 30 prospects will end the season with Indy
September 20, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Pirates, announced today that the No. 53 prospect in Minor League Baseball, INF Oneil Cruz (MLB Pipeline, Pirates No. 3), RHP Roansy Contreras (Pirates No. 6), INF Mason Martin (No. 17), OF Cal Mitchell (No. 18), INF Rodolfo Castro (No.

Jared Oliva Worked to Make 2020 Goal a Reality

Without playing a single game in Triple-A, Jared Oliva debuted for the Pirates in 2020
September 20, 2021

In 2020, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jared Oliva did something that wasn’t unheard of, unique or – due to the cancellation of the minor league season that summer – uncommon. Without stepping foot on dirt of a Triple-A diamond, he made his debut in the major leagues.

Indians Rake 13 Singles in 10-3 Triumph

Sulser posts team-high fifth quality start in victory
September 19, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS – After a back-and-forth battle, Tucupita Marcano hit an RBI single up the middle in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the Indianapolis Indians on top and lead them to victory over the St. Paul Saints, 10-3.