Pie, Carroll wreck Buffalo

The suddenly scorching hot Felix Pie had four hits and Brett Carroll homered twice to lead Indianapolis in a blowout win, while Walker Gourley had four hits for West Virginia

The roundup is back from a one-day hiatus that apparently resulted from mysterious emanations that played havoc with the natural order, also causing the Pirates to not lose to Milwaukee.

-- Indianapolis scored seven in the 5th and went on to blast Buffalo, 14-7. Felix Pie went 4-4 with two triples and is sporting a 417/512/806 line over his last ten games. Brett Carroll (pictured) launched two HRs, his sixth and seventh, and drove in four. Ivan De Jesus, Jr., added his first HR, Matt Hague went 3-4 with a double, and Jared Goedert hit two doubles. Dave Bush was the victim of nine of the runs, but longtime Pirate Chad Beck also allowed three. Indians' starter Brooks Brown stumbled through five innings, giving up six runs but getting the win. Vic Black gave up a solo HR in the 9th to account for the other run. Former Pirate Jim Negrych went 2-4 and is now hitting .414 for Buffalo.

-- After opening the season with a string of great starts, Stolmy Pimentel struggled for the second game in a row, leading to Altoona's 6-4 loss to Trenton. Pimentel allowed all six runs in six innings on ten hits and a walk. He fanned just two. Quinton Miller struck out four in two scoreless innings of relief. Carlos Paulino went 2-4 with a double and a triple, Jarek Cunningham 2-3 with a double.

-- Bradenton lost to Clearwater, 4-1. Eliecer Navarro allowed all the runs in six and a third innings, with the loss dropping him to 0-7. Alen Hanson went 2-5 with a double. Gregory Polanco returned from a minor wrist injury and went 0-4 with two strikeouts.

-- West Virginia scored three times in the 9th to tie its game with Hickory, then went ahead by a run in the top of the 10th, only to lose, 8-7, on a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the inning. After a string of good starts, Orlando Castro allowed four runs in four and two-thirds innings. He gave up seven hits and two walks, and fanned five. Walker Gourley went 4-5 with a double, Max Moroff 2-4 with a triple and a walk, and Josh Bell 2-5. Stetson Allie went 0-4 with a walk and two strikeouts.

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