Bell, Polanco each get three hits; K.Johnson injured

Tuesday's action:

-- Indianapolis scored three times in the bottom of the 9th to tie their game with Columbus, then won it in the 11th, 5-4, when Jerry Sands doubled with two out and Ali Solis singled him home.  Darren Ford, Robert Andino and Felix Pie each went 2-5.  A two-run single by Lucas May with two out, followed by an RBI single by Ivan De Jesus, Jr., tied the game in the 9th.  Naturally, after I said the Pirates should call up Kris Johnson in September, he left the game in the 2nd inning with an arm injury.  Five Indians relievers combined to allow just one run over nine and two-thirds innings.  That included Andy Oliver, who managed to throw one and two-thirds scoreless innings despite walking four.  On the day, Indy pitchers walked ten and struck out 14.  Vic Black threw two perfect innings, fanning four, to pick up the win.

-- Altoona lost to Portland, 5-2.  Starter Casey Sadler gave up all five runs in four innings.  The Curve had 12 hits, but weren't able to capitalize.  Gregory Polanco went 3-4 with a triple and Alex Dickerson 2-4 with a double.  Alen Hanson went 0-5.

-- Bradenton split a doubleheader with Palm Beach.  The Marauders dropped game one, 4-1.  Adrian Sampson gave up four runs on eight hits in six and a third innings.  The Marauders had just four hits, two each by Gift Ngoepe and Elias Diaz.

Bradenton won game two, 4-0.  Joan Montero threw five shutout innings in his first start of the season.  He gave up two hits, walked none and struck out two.  Willy Garcia was 3-3 with a triple and Dan Gamache 2-3.  Stetson Allie went 0-5 with a walk and two strikeouts on the day.

-- Luis Heredia threw five shutout innings, but West Virginia gave up four runs in the 9th and lost to Greensboro, 5-1.  Heredia gave up four hits, walked none and struck out three.  Ryan Hafner gave up a run in three innings of relief on two hits and two walks.  He struck out four.  Bryton Trepagnier didn't allow a hit, but he walked four and hit one, and was charged with all four runs in the 9th.  Josh Bell (pictured) went 3-3 with a walk and his 11th HR.

-- The GCL Pirates lost to the Blue Jays, 6-1.  Blake Taylor had a tough start, recording only one out and getting charged with four runs.  He gave up one hit and walked three.  Taylor left with the bases loaded and all three runners scored.  The Pirates had only four hits.  Austin Meadows went 1-4 and Reese McGuire, who's been slumping lately, 0-4.

-- The DSL Pirates1 beat the Phillies, 8-1.  Dennis Hurtarte went 2-5 with a double and Pablo Reyes hit his third HR.  Starter Christian Henriquez went five innings, allowing five hits and no walks, and striking out four.  Gerardo Navarro gave up no hits over the last four innings.  He walked one and struck out one.

-- The DSL Pirates2 beat the Cardinals, 4-3, in a game called in the bottom of the 8th.  Ramy Perez hit his first HR and drove in all four runs.  Fredis Padilla went 2-3.

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