Recap (Gov. Cup-G5): Indians 0, Clippers 3

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Recap (Gov. Cup-G4): Indians 5, Clippers 4

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Indianapolis Indians 2016 Schedule

Single Game Ticket Prices Hold For Third Consecutive Year

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Sept. 21, 2015 – The Indianapolis Indians have announced its 2016 schedule and ticket information. True to the organization’s mission to provide baseball at Victory Field as affordable and memorable family fun, and heading into the 20th year at the downtown ballpark, single-game ticket prices will remain the same as 2015.




Following a season in which a franchise-record number of fans visited Victory Field, the team posted an International League-best 83 regular-season wins, won a share of the IL West Division, and advanced to the Governors’ Cup Finals, single-game rates will remain $16 for box seats, $12 for reserved and lawn seats for just $10 for the third consecutive year. Savings opportunities also return in 2016 as an Advanced Purchase discount of $2 remains in effect for single-game tickets purchased online, in-person or by phone prior to game day.

The Indians begin the 2016 season on Thursday, April 7, at 2015 IL West co-champion Columbus. The home-opener will also be against the Clippers one week later on Thursday, April 14. An entire Indians home season consists of 72 games with the Tribe offering many affordable, family-friendly promotions throughout the season highlighted by a longtime summertime Indianapolis tradition – an Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4 which will include a fireworks show after the game.

Single Game
$              16.00
 $              12.00
 $              10.00
7 Game Package
$              98.00
 $              70.00
 $              63.00
14 Game Package
$            182.00
 $            126.00
 $            112.00
21 Game Package
$            252.00
 $            168.00
 $            147.00
Half Season
$            396.00
 $            288.00
 $            252.00
Full Season
$            625.00
 $            525.00
 $            500.00
Knot Hole Kids Club
$              17.00
 Full Season
Coors Light Cove
$              38.00
 Single Game
Independence Day
$              18.00
 $              14.00
 $              12.00

Season tickets are now available for purchase, and suite and group reservations are being accepted; individual game tickets go on sale in March.

For complete ticket information, including suites, groups, picnics and Flex Plans details, email, visit, or call (317) 269-3545.

Recap (Gov. Cup-G3): Indians 6, Clippers 5

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Recap (Gov. Cup-G2): Indians 4, Clippers 5

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Recap (Gov. Cup-G1): Indians 5, Clippers 6

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“I think everybody in this clubhouse wants to get a ring.”

By Mike Lopresti

Sept. 12, 2015 — Now, a championship shot sits before the Indianapolis Indians. Now, the Governors’ Cup is close enough to envision, and almost touch.

One more series. Three more wins. Never mind the usual dual mission of Triple-A baseball, where a man tries to hone his game with one ear always on the phone, waiting for the Pittsburgh Pirates to call. Right now, the ring is the thing.

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What was it Keon Broxton said the other day, after helping win the series opener against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with both glove and bat? “During the season, everybody’s working, trying to get better. When it comes to the postseason, we’re not thinking a bit about developing. We’re not thinking about our mechanics. We’re thinking about going out and playing and letting everything we’ve learned up to this point carry over.

“I think everybody in this clubhouse wants to get a ring.”

What was it Vance Worley said after shutting down the RailRiders in game 2? “I think this is the time to shine, and show what you’re really made of.”

So they have, with the three-game sweep of SWB, punctuated by a four-run ninth-inning rally in game 3 Friday that had the Indianapolis clubhouse afterward looking like Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

“That’s a big step for these guys, a big hurdle to overcome,” manager Dean Treanor said the morning after. “Watching these guys grow, I want it for them. I think I could safely say a month ago that I wanted it more for them than they did. Now I don’t think that’s the case.

It was all smiles in the Indians clubhouse following Friday's sweep of the RailRiders.

It was all smiles in the Indians clubhouse following Friday’s sweep of the RailRiders.

“You can tell just by watching them and you can feel how much they want this.”

How did the Indians just blow through a three-game sweep? Let us count the ways.

Timely hitting. The Indians were 12-for-21 with runners in scoring position. “That’s been our Achilles’ heel all year,” Treanor said. But not the last series. That’s how a team outscores its opponent 17-6 in three games while getting outhit 29-26.

Stout pitching. The three Indianapolis starters – Wilfredo Boscan, Tyler Glasnow and Worley – gave up one earned run in 20 innings. When your rotation has an ERA of 0.45, it’s hard to lose.

Strong defense. In game 1, Broxton’s one-handed grab after falling down in left field ended up No. 4 on ESPN SportsCenter’s plays of the day. Meanwhile, his teammates turned five double plays. In game 2, eight of Scranton’s 27 outs settled in Gorkys Hernandez’ glove in centerfield, including two on spectacular catches. The man was a vacuum cleaner.

Big innings. The Indians began the series with six runs in the first inning of game 1. They ended it with four runs in the ninth to rally for game 3. In between, they scored four runs in the fifth inning to take control of game 2. So they scored eight more runs in those three innings than the RailRiders scored in three games.

Clutch hitting, defense, pitching. Gee, that sounds like Postseason Baseball 101. “When it’s playoff time, you have to find a way to win, and these guys are doing that,” Treanor said. “I think that really speaks to their intent.”

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For no extra charge, the Indians just made a little history. They won their first postseason series in 10 years, and their first home playoff game in 15.

“Wow,” Treanor said at hearing that news.

“Wow,” seconded Broxton.

All in all, the Indians handled postseason pressure. “This is different,” Boscan mentioned, “because it’s the playoffs.”

They handled the disappointment of the deflating regular season-ending walk off loss at Louisville that cost them sole ownership of the division title. “We had a meeting today before the game and that game never came up,” Treanor said after the series opener. “It was about this is a new season. It’s the playoffs and we need to go out there and play the way we’re capable of.” The Indians promptly scored six runs in the first inning.

They handled a 4:30 a.m. bus to the airport to get to Scranton Friday, barely seven hours after they had won game 2. In other words, the Indians seem pretty serious about this. “To watch them celebrate that win was pretty special,” Treanor said of Friday night. “I think these guys are trying to do something pretty special.”

That means a chance for the first Governors’ Cup in 15 years, against…well, who? The Indians came home from Scranton Saturday waiting for Columbus and Norfolk to settle the other side of the bracket.

Imagine if it is Norfolk. Six of the nine meetings between the Indians and Tides this season were decided by a single run.

Imagine if it is Columbus in an I-70 Series. The Clippers and Indians have been as close this season as butter on bread. They tied for the West title with the International League’s best records. They played 21 times and Columbus eked out an 11-10 edge. Twelve of those 21 games were won by either one or two runs.

“Whoever it is,” Treanor said, “it’s going to be a very tough and another lively series.”

Indianapolis’ bid for the Cup will start with pitching. The Indians’ staff ERA of 3.09 during the season was the best the franchise has seen in 26 years, and looked that way against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Start with Boscan, who hasn’t lost since June 22, or 12 starts ago.

“He’s really upped it to another level,” Treanor said. “His command has really improved, his secondary stuff has really improved.”

Boscan mentioned his growing confidence in the change-up as his secondary pitch. Against Scranton, he didn’t have his A game working, and still managed to find a way to win. “One of his guttier performances,” Treanor called it.

Then there is Worley, who spent much of this season with the Pirates. Let’s face it, he’d rather be in PNC Park. But he’s dialed in here. To wit, one unearned run allowed in eight innings in game 2.

“I had a conversation with him,” Treanor said that night. “He’s not happy about being here and it was completely understandable. I asked him to try to be part of this. In our small world, it was important for him to buy into what’s going on here. He’s done that. To me, that says a lot about him. He was into this game tonight big time.

“I think he likes being a part of this playoff atmosphere. I have to believe whatever happens here, he’s going back up there.”


Worley said his motivation is pretty simple.

“The guys who didn’t get called up in September, you’ve got to make the best of what you’ve got here. Not everybody gets an opportunity to be in playoff baseball.

“If you can get a ring, it doesn’t matter what level it is. I don’t have a ring at any level.”

Treanor said he wants to take the next step for the Indians front office leaders who have been around for so long. For the Indianapolis fans, who set an attendance record this season. And for his players.

“There’s a whole lot of factors working for me,” he said. “I like to think they’re not going to be denied on this. That’s the way they’re going to go out and play.”

Three more wins.


THURSDAY, SEPT. 177:05 p.m.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 187:15 p.m. (if necessary)

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 197:05 p.m. (if necessary)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________Mike Lopresti is a Ball State University graduate and Richmond, Ind. native and resident. He was a sports columnist for Gannett newspapers and USA Today for 31 years, and covered 30 World Series and 33 Major League Baseball All-Star Games. He is a voter for Baseball Hall of Fame. When he retired he was 16th in nation in seniority on Baseball Writers Association of America.

Playoff Recap (G3): Indians 4, RailRiders 2

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Playoff Recap (G2): Indians 6, RailRiders 1

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Tickets Now On Sale For Game 5

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Sept. 18, 2015 – With Friday’s 5-4 Game 4 win over the Columbus Clippers in the Governors’ Cup Finals, tickets are now on sale for the fifth and deciding game on Saturday, Sept. 19. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. The Indians and Clippers are tied at two games apiece in their best-of-five series. Tickets are $16 (Box), $12 (Reserved) and $10 (Lawn).

Fans save $2 when they purchase at least a day in advance at the Victory Field Box Office or before midnight the day of the game at The box office is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and can be reached at (317) 269-3545.

Amazingly, each game in the series has been decided by one run.

The games are presented by Ivy Tech with additional support from Indiana National Guard, PPG Paints and Brighthouse Networks.



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Flex Plan vouchers and Knot Hole Kids Club passes will be accepted, while groups of 25 or more will receive $3 off per seat, and $4 off for groups of at least 100. Suite tickets and access to The Coors Light Cove remain at normal regular season pricing.

Monday Dollar Menu

The very popular Dollar Menu promotion is in effect. Hot dogs, peanuts, Cape Cod Potato Chips, CRACKERJACK™ and popcorn are just $1 each.

The Clippers won the regular season series over the Tribe 11-10, and 12 of those 21 games were won by either one or two runs. The two teams were co-champions of the International League West division at 83-61 which was also the best record in the IL.

For the third time in four years the Indianapolis Indians are in the International League postseason, and are asking fans to support the team by wearing white throughout the playoffs. After a Victory Field single-season attendance record of 662,536 fans and a hard-fought campaign on the field, the Indians’ message to fans this postseason is “every game counts” as we attempt to “white out” the ballpark.

Indians home games are televised on Home Town Sports & News (HTSN), and all games are broadcast on Fox Sports 97.5/AM 1260, the iheartradio mobile app and at

The Tribe advanced to the Governors’ Cup Finals with a 3-0 sweep of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders last week.

The Governor’s Cup Finals winner will pit the International League Champion against the Pacific Coast League Champion in the one-game Gildan Triple-A National Championship Sept. 22 in El Paso, Texas. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 8 p.m. ET.




Game 1: CLIPPERS WIN 5-4
Game 2: CLIPPERS WIN 6-5
Game 3: INDIANS WIN 6-5
Game 4: INDIANS WIN 5-4
Game 5: Sat, Sept. 19, 7:05 p.m. at Victory Field

Rain date: Sun, Sept. 20, 1:35 p.m.



Game 1: INDIANS WIN 7-3
Game 2: INDIANS WIN 6-1
Game 3: INDIANS WIN 4-2

Indians Sweep Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3-0.

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