INDIANAPOLIS - Marshalltown native Jeff Clement connected for his 14th home run of the season but the Indianapolis Indians were defeated 5-3 by the Pawtucket Red Sox on Friday in International League play.
Clement's two-run home run tied the game in the bottom of the first inning, but the PawSox scored three times in the fifth to take the 5-3 lead for the final margin.
Clement also hit his 31st double of the season, moving him into second place in the International League. He was 2-for-3 and walked once, upping his batting average to .300 for the season.
Indianapolis, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, lead the West Division of the IL with a 66-42 record. The Indians are eight games ahead of Columbus.