The roundup of Sunday's games:
-P- Maybe there's not a lot of offensive help available in AAA, but some of the Indians' hitters are finally starting to make a case. Indy bombed Syracuse, 14-6, behind a 19-hit attack. They even did it without Jeff Clement, who sat against a RHP the day after he hit for the cycle. Chase d'Arnaud led the onslaught by going 3-6 with two doubles and five RBIs. Alex Presley went 3-4 with his fifth HR and two walks; he now has eleven walks and 10 Ks, and he's slugging .661. Anderson Hernandez went 4-5, Jeff Larish 3-5, and Starling Marte 2-6 with a double. Daniel Cabrera allowed five runs over 5.1 IP, although two of the runs came across after Duke Welker came in. Welker and Tim Wood combined to fan seven in just 2.2 IP.
-P- Altoona shut out Portland, 2-0, behind an 8-inning outing from Brandon Cumpton. He allowed four hits and two walks, and fanned two. The Curve had only six hits, but Tony Sanchez and Quincy Latimore each doubled in a run.
-P- Gerrit Cole struggled a bit with his control as Bradenton dropped a 3-2 game to Brevard County. Cole walked four over six innings, and allowed six hits while fanning six. Cole allowed three straight hits to start the game, leading to two runs. Bradenton eventually tied it, but lost when Quinton Miller allowed a run in the bottom of the 9th. The Marauders had only four hits, one of them Stefan Welch's seventh HR.
-P- For the second straight day, West Virginia tied their game against Hickory with two in the top of the 9th, only to lose in the bottom half. This time the score was 7-6. Alen Hanson had a different sort of day, going 0-5 with four whiffs. Gregory Polanco went 2-2 with three walks and Jose Osuna went 2-5 with his fourth HR. Robby Rowland again pitched well, but was victimized by a defense that prolonged a couple of innings. He went six innings and allowed four runs, all unearned. He gave up six hits, walked one and fanned one.