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Akron And Kinston Hang On For Playoff Wins

Adam Miller ... wins Game One.

Adam Miller and Chuck Lofgren were named pitchers of the year in their respective leagues this season -- and both showed why in the first game of the playoffs Wednesday night. Both hard throwers were winners as Akron and Kinston took large leads and hung on despite some shaky defense and relief work. The Aeros' bullpen was depleted following a key reliever being booted off the team for fighting.

Right-hander Bubbie Buzachero (8-3, 2.72 ERA, four saves) was kicked off the team and placed on the resticted list after breaking the jaw of second baseman Eider Torres in a fight Sunday. Torres likely will be sidelined for however far Akron goes in the playoffs. Buzachero's career in the Indians organization is likely over. He was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays last winter in a trade for...

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