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Game Information: St. Paul Saints (69-73) vs. Indianapolis Indians (72-70)

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September 21, 2022 – International League (IL)Indianapolis Indians News Release

LOCATION: Victory Field


GAME #143 / Home #72: St. Paul Saints (69-73) vs. Indianapolis Indians (72-70)

PROBABLES: RHP Jordan Balazovic (0-6, 7.47) vs. RHP Quinn Priester (0-0, -.–)

RADIO: / Fox Sports 1260 / iHeart app


ABOUT LAST NIGHT: Endy Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a double in his Triple-A debut and Jose Godoy went yard as the Indianapolis Indians defeated the St. Paul Saints last night at Victory Field, 7-3. After surrendering one unearned run in the top of the first inning, Osvaldo Bido shut down the Saints offense with 10 strikeouts. After Bido exited the game, the Indians took the lead in the sixth on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Brendt Citta and Rodriguez. An inside-the-park home run by Dalton Shuffield plated two to give St. Paul the lead back, 3-2, but Jose Godoy countered with a homer over the wall to tie the game. The Indians offense then boomed for four runs in the bottom of the eighth, with a two-run single by Citta breaking the tie. Jared Oliva followed with a single and Godoy capped the scoring with a two-out double.

OSVALDO ON STRIKEOUTS: Osvaldo Bido dazzled over 5.2 two-hit innings last night, registering his second career-high 10-strikeout performance (also: June 5, 2019 with Single-A West Virginia vs. Charleston). The right-hander now is tied for the fifth-most strikeouts this season at 119, and since the All-Star break he leads all International League pitchers with 57 punchouts. He has been dominant over his last 11 games (eight starts) in that time frame, going 2-1 with a 2.31 ERA (12er/46.2ip) and has given up one earned run or less in eight of those total appearances.

CITTA FOR THE WIN: With the game tied at 3-3 in the eighth inning, Brendt Citta lined a single into center field to plate two and score Indy’s eventual game-winning runs. After going hitless and snapping his six-game hitting streak on Sunday afternoon, Citta has continued his hot streak in September by going 3-for-6 with a double, home run, three runs scored and five RBI over his last two games. In the month of September, he is hitting .349 (15-for-43) with nine runs scored, four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI. His nine total homers this season split between Indy and Double-A Altoona (4) are a career high, besting his 2019 total of three between Rookie-Advanced Bristol and Short Season-A West Virginia.


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