A Huron County native made an impressive big-league debut tonight in Cleveland.
Arizona left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin pitched five shut-out innings against the Indians, giving up only three hits (all singles) and two walks while striking out three.
Eury De La Rosa relieved Chafin in the bottom of the sixth inning. Neither team had scored through five and a half innings, so Chafin didn’t earn a decision.
Arizona went on to win 1-0 in 12 innings, earning a split in the doubleheader. The game ended just before midnight.
Chafin is a 2008 Western Reserve graduate.
Chafin was a first-round draft choice by Arizona (43th overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft after playing college ball at Kent State.
He spent time in rookie ball, then rose to Single A, AA and AAA and now to the bigs, having been called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday.
Chafin started the second game of today's doubleheader in Cleveland. The Indians won the first game, 3-2.