Pirates' Minor League Roundup: Gerrit Cole Overcomes Shaky Start in AAA Debut

The roundup of Saturday's action; West Virginia was rained out:

-P- Indianapolis beat Toledo, 8-4, in Gerrit Cole's AAA debut. Cole got off to a rough start, giving up three line drive singles, a sac fly and a triple to the first five batters, accounting for three runs. That was all he allowed, though, in six innings. In all, he gave up six hits and a walk, and fanned seven. He threw 55 of 88 pitches for strikes. Anderson Hernandez, Hector Luna and Miguel Perez each had two hits. Perez pinch hit for Tony Sanchez in the 3rd inning after Sanchez fouled a pitch off his foot.

-P- Altoona beat Erie, 4-1. Kyle Kaminska, in his first start for the Curve, allowed one run in six innings. He gave up six hits, walked none and struck out four. Ramon Cabrera, Adalberto Santos and Jeremy Farrell each had two hits. Stefan Welch hit his 5th HR.

-P- Bradenton lost to St. Lucie in ten innings, 5-4. Matt Benedict started and threw five scoreless innings. He left with a 2-0 lead, but Quinton Miller gave up four runs in an inning and two-thirds. Dan Grovatt went 2-4 with a double. Alex Dickerson left the game in the 1st inning with a leg injury.

-P- State College beat Jamestown, 3-2. Dovydas Neverauskas made his Spikes debut, going four innings and allowing one run on two hits and two walks. He fanned four. Dilson Herrera provided the winning margin with his first Spikes HR in the 8th. D.J. Crumlich went 3-4 with his 2nd HR. Walker Gourley went 2-5.

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