INDIANAPOLIS – Travis Swaggerty launched his seventh home run of the season and Jerad Eickhoff dazzled over 7.0 innings of one-run ball, but a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Iowa Cubs to a win over the Indianapolis Indians on Wednesday night, 4-1.

After a leadoff single by Greg Deichman and a walk to follow against Cam Alldred (L, 2-3), John Hicks launched a one-out, no-doubt homer to left field off Cristofer Melendez to give Iowa (35-44) it’s first lead of the game.

Swaggerty began the scoring for the Indians (35-44), sending a two-out home run into the right-field corner. It was one of five hits for Indy, with Ji-Hwan Bae’s two hits ­– for his third consecutive multi-hit game – leading the offense.

Eickhoff dealt over 7.0 innings, allowing just two hits up until back-to-back two-out hits – sparked by a double off the bat of Deichmann – tied the game at 1-1. The outing was Eickhoff’s longest since tossing 8.0 innings on May 8, 2019 with Philadelphia at St. Louis, and his seven strikeouts for the second consecutive game tied his season high.

Former Indians hurler and 2017 International League Most Valuable Pitcher Steven Brault (W, 1-0) made his season debut and surrendered two hits in one scoreless inning of relief.

Kevin Newman singled to extend his hitting streak to a team-high 12 games across both his rehab stints with Indianapolis. Cal Mitchell, who was working an 11-gamer entering tonight, had his streak snapped with an 0-for-4 showing.

The Indians and I-Cubs will continue their six-game series tomorrow night at 7:05 PM ET at Victory Field. RHP Mike Burrows (0-1, 6.00) will take the mound for Indianapolis against RHP Cam Sanders (0-4, 5.60).