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Pirates MiLB recap: 4/21/14

It was a good day for catchers as Indianapolis and Bradenton won in squeakers, and Altoona in a blowout.

-- Indianapolis got a walkoff 6-5 win over Louisville when Adalberto Santos hit a one-out triple to score Tony Sanchez, who had doubled.  Santos was pinch-hitting against a LHP for the struggling Jaff Decker.  Sanchez went 2-5 on the day.  Jeff Locke started and went six innings, allowing eight hits and a walk while fanning five.  He gave up only an unearned run through five innings, but allowed back-to-back HRs to open the 6th.  Dan Schlereth later gave up two runs, the first he'd allowed after five scoreless outings, to blow a 5-3 lead.  Vin Mazzaro threw two scoreless innings and Duke Welker one, striking out the side and also issuing a walk.  Gregory Polanco went 2-5 and Chris Dickerson 2-4.  Andrew Lambo singled as a pinch hitter.

-- Elias Diaz (pictured) went 4-5 to lead Altoona to a 10-1 blowout of Harrisburg.  Diaz drove in three and is now hitting .474 on the year.  Willy Garcia also drove in three and went 2-4 with a double.  Alen Hanson went 2-5, Gift Ngoepe 1-3 with a double and two walks, and Stetson Allie 1-3 with a double and a walk.  Starter Brandon Mann gave up just an unearned run in five innings.  He allowed three hits and two walks, and struck out six.

-- Bradenton edged Charlotte, 2-1.  Pat Ludwig gave up just an unearned run in six innings, on four hits and a walk.  He struck out five.  Jeff Roy, Walker Gourley and Jacob Stallings each had two hits.  Josh Bell went 0-3 and now has just three hits in his last 28 ABs.

-- West Virginia got hammered by Kannapolis, 11-4.  Dovydas Neverauskas lasted only two innings, possibly because of wildness.  He gave up three runs on five hits, walking three and throwing two wild pitches.  He fanned three.  Three relievers didn't fare any better.  Reese McGuire went 3-5 with a triple.  JaCoby Jones went 0-3 with a walk and Erich Weiss 0-2 with two walks.