INDIANAPOLIS — The St. Paul Saints have struggled in games away from CHS field this season, and Wednesday afternoon was more of the same.
The Saints’ record fell to 28-44 in road games with their 7-1 loss to the Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field.
St. Paul is 69-74 overall, including 41-30 at home. Louisville improved to 73-70.
The Saints finished with just four hits. Ryan Jeffers, a Twins catcher rehabbing with St. Paul, led the way with a solo home run in the eighth inning to provide the Saints’ only run. Michael Helman doubled, and Trevor Larnach and Chris Williams both singled. St,. Paul’s John Andreoli had his 20-game streak of reaching base safely come to an end when he finished 0-for-4.
Louisville had 10 hits.
The Saints’ Jordan Balazovic’s hard-luck season continued as he took the pitching loss to drop to 0-7 with a 7.81 earned-run average. He started and lasted just three innings when he gave up all five of his runs in third. He struck out four and walked one.
The Saints have just six games left in this Triple-A season. The play three games over the next three days against the Indians in Indianapolis, then return to CHS Field for their final three games Sept. 26-28 against the Omaha Storm Chasers.