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Heredia has decent start, Dickerson goes deep

Bradenton was rained out on Saturday.

-- Indianapolis lost to Louisville, 5-1. Ethan Hollingsworth allowed just two unearned runs over five innings. As is fairly typical late in the season, the AAA and AA rotations are increasingly being taken over by minor league vets, due to promotions, injuries and other factors. If you notice more and more often that I don't mention what the starting pitcher did, that's why. Andy Oliver gave up just one hit in two and a third relief innings, but he walked four and allowed three runs. The Indians had only five hits, one an RBI double by Andrew Lambo.

-- Luis Sanz gave up a two-run HR in the top of the 9th to blow a one-run lead, as Altoona lost to Akron, 6-5. Starter Nate Baker gave up four runs, three earned, in six and a third. Alex Dickerson went 2-5 with his 15th HR. Justin Howard went 2-4 and is now hitting .335. Alen Hanson went 1-5 with a double and Gregory Polanco 1-4 with a double and a walk. Oscar Tejeda hit his second HR.

-- West Virginia beat Lakewood, 7-3. Luis Heredia struggled with his control, walking five in five innings, but he gave up only one run and three hits. He struck out five. Josh Bell went 2-4 with two doubles and Jordan Steranka 3-4. Max Moroff, Eric Wood, Walker Gourley, Francisco Diaz and Raul Fortunato all had two hits. Dilson Herrera went 0-4.

-- Jamestown lost to Brooklyn, 7-4. The Jammers had only five hits. Justin Topa threw three scoreless innings in relief.

-- The GCL Pirates blew a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the 9th and lost to the Yankees2, 6-5. Starter Wei-Chung Wang threw three scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk, and fanning two. The Bucs drew seven walks, but had only four hits. Carlos Ozuna went 2-5 with three RBIs. Austin Meadows went 1-5 with a double and Reese McGuire 0-4 with a walk.

-- The DSL Pirates1 lost to the Yankees2, 12-6. Rudy Guzman went 3-6 and Dennis Hurtarte 2-4 with two doubles.

-- The DSL Pirates2 gave up four runs in the top of the 9th and lost to the Blue Jays, 4-1. Eduardo Vera threw five shutout innings, allowing three hits and walking none. He struck out two. Michael De La Cruz had a rare hitless day, going 0-4, although he walked once.