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The Indianapolis Indians Start The Season With A Win

INDIANAPOLIS: Opening day for the Indianapolis Indians was Thursday and they were ready.

The Indians hosted the Toledo Mud Hens and it was a brisk night for opening night. The Toledo Mud Hens got out to a quick start getting two runs in the first inning.

Then the Indians found their groove and started swinging the bats. Gift Ngoepe hit a game tying home run in the second inning making 2-2.Then Matt Murton singled in a run to give the Mud Hens the lead.

Max Moroff hit a solo home run in the seventh inning the home run by Moroff came in the midst of a five-run inning and gave the Indians a 5-3 lead. Later in the inning, Elias Diaz hit a two-run double.

In the top of the eighth, Toledo cut into the deficit on a triple by John Hicks that scored Michael Almanzar.

A.J. Schugel (1-0) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Angel Nesbitt (0-1) took the loss in the International League game. Edgar Santana struck out the side for his first save of the season.