Pirates Minor League Roundup: Big Day for Starling Marte

West Virginia was rained out, but everybody else was in action on Monday:

-P- Indianapolis came back from a 4-0 deficit to beat Gwinnett, 7-5. Starling Marte went 3-4 and fell a single short of a cycle. The HR was his 11th. Tony Sanchez went 2-4 with his 5th HR. Rudy Owens had a rough start, going 5.1 IP and allowing four runs on seven hits and three walks. He fanned five. Chris Leroux gave up a run in an inning and two-thirds. Doug Slaten and Evan Meek each threw a scoreless inning. Jose Tabata went 0-4 and is now hitting .222 in AAA.

-P- Altoona dropped a 5-3 decision to Richmond. Brandon Cumpton gave up seven hits and four walks in five innings, but somehow allowed only three runs. Jeff Inman gave up the other two. Stefan Welch went 3-4, Oscar Tejeda 2-2 with two walks, and Robbie Grossman 2-5.

-P- Bradenton lost to Clearwater, 7-5. Colton Cain started and allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out four. Bradenton took a 5-3 lead in the 8th, but Quinton Miller got torched for four runs in the bottom of the inning. He gave up four hits and five walks, while fanning three, in two innings. Carlos Mesa went 2-4 with his first HR since joining the Marauders. Gift Ngoepe struck out four times.

-P- State College lost to Brooklyn, 7-4. Adrian Sampson allowed two runs in 3.2 IP on five hits and a walk. He fanned three. Thomas Harlan allowed four runs in relief to take the loss. Alex Fuselier went 2-3 for the Spikes.

-P- The box score for the DSL Pirates1 was unavailable as of 12:30am.

-P- The DSL Pirates2 blasted the Nationals, 15-4. The Pirates collected 15 walks to go with 15 hits; there's no telling how many they'd have scored if they hadn't had four runners caught stealing. Dennis Hurtarte went 4-5 with a double and a walk, Jordan Galvez went 3-5 with a walk, Henrry Rosario went 2-4 with a triple and two walks, and Pablo Reyes went 2-3 with a double and three walks. Dan Urbina, an 18-year-old RHP, started and threw five shutout innings, allowing one hit and two walks, and striking out four.

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