Wednesday, August 18, 2004

AAA: Columbus 13, Louisville 7

By The Associated Press

LOUISVILLE - Michael Vento hit a three-run homer and John Rodriguez drove in three runs and the Columbus Clippers beat the Louisville Bats 13-7 in an International League game Tuesday night.

Rodriguez was 4-for-6 and tied a Columbus franchise record by hitting three doubles.

Vento's home run in the third inning was followed by a two-run shot by Robinson Cano to give the Clippers a 6-2 lead.

Stephen Smitherman was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored for Louisville.

Columbus starter Buddy Carlyle (6-5) gave up four runs on eight hits in five innings while striking out seven.

Bats starter Brian Rose (1-2) allowed seven runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out four.

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