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Allie HRs twice, Herrera drives in four

Stetson Allie, Dilson Herrera and Orlando Castro all have big days, Jerry Sands seems to have found his power somewhere, Tony Sanchez does a lot better on offense than defense, and Charlie Morton continues his rehab

Tuesday's games:

-- Indianapolis lost a wild game to Pawtucket, 9-8. Indians' pitchers allowed only six hits, but the team was done in by seven walks and five errors. Three of the latter were by Tony Sanchez, including two wild pickoff throws. Andy Oliver started and gave up only four hits in five innings while striking out six. He walked four, though, and was charged with six runs, three earned. Duke Welker struggled for the third straight time, giving up three runs in an inning and two-thirds on two hits and three walks. To make matters worse, Vic Black left the game with an as-yet unknown injury after retiring one batter. Sanchez did better at the plate, going 2-2 with two walks and his fourth HR. He's now hitting 310/425/550. Matt Hague and Josh Harrison each went 3-5, with Hague getting three doubles and Harrison two. Jerry Sands also went 3-5, with a double and his third HR, all coming in the last four games. Jared Goedert hit his fifth HR.

-- Charlie Morton had an OK rehab start, but Altoona still lost to Reading, 3-0. Morton went four and two-thirds, throwing 48 of 80 pitches for strikes. He gave up two runs on four hits and two walks, and fanned three. The Altoona offense managed only four singles and fanned 11 times. An indication of just how bad the Curve hitters are: Not only is Altoona last in the Eastern League in OPS, the Curve trail the second-worst team by more than the second-worst team trails the best team. Gift Ngoepe and Adalberto Santos both left early in the game for unknown reasons.

-- Bradenton also got shut out, 7-0, by Tampa. Starter Robby Rowland allowed only two hits in five innings, but he had a control meltdown in the 1st that led to four runs. Overall he walked four and fanned two, and was charged with five runs, four earned. Like Altoona, Bradenton had just five singles. Alen Hanson went 1-4 and Gregory Polanco 2-4.

-- Stetson Allie (pictured), Dilson Herrera and Max Moroff led the offense as West Virginia walloped Kannapolis, 9-3. Allie homered twice and walked in four ABs. He now has a dozen HRs on the year. Herrera went 3-5 with his fourth HR and four RBIs. Moroff went 2-4 with a walk. Josh Bell went 0-5. Orlando Castro had another strong start, posting six shutout innings and allowing only two hits. He walked one and struck out four. Ryan Hafner struggled in the 8th and 9th, and wasn't able to finish. He went two and two-thirds, giving up three runs on five hits and three walks, while fanning three. Even with the poor outing, Hafner's allowed only 20 hits in 27.1 IP while striking out 37.