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Pirates MiLB recap: 4/24/14

The usual suspects had good days again for Indianapolis and Altoona, and Tony Sanchez and Willy Garcia joined the fun.

-- Indianapolis broke a tie with four in the top of the 9th, then hung on to beat Toledo, 7-5.  Gregory Polanco only went 3-4 with a double, his fourth HR and a walk.  He doubled in the go-ahead run during a four-run 9th.  Sanchez followed later with a three-run HR, his first.  He went 2-2 with two walks.  Chris McGuiness went 2-5 with a double.  Starter Adam Wilk gave up three runs in six innings on six hits and two walks, while fanning eight.  Vin Mazzaro followed with two perfect innings, striking out two.  Dan Schlereth retired only one of four batters in the 9th and was charged with two runs.  Jared Hughes got the last two outs for a save.

-- Stetson Allie went deep again as Altoona topped Harrisburg, 6-1.  Allie hit his sixth HR, a three-run blast in the 1st.  He walked, struck out and got hit by a pitch in his other trips.  Garcia (pictured) went 3-4 with a double and a triple, and did not strike out.  He also had an outfield assist.  Garcia now has six singles and nine extra-base hits on the year.  Alen Hanson went 0-4 with a walk.  Tyler Sample had an interesting start.  He threw six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks, and striking out eight.  He didn't, however, throw a lot of strikes; just 47 out of 85 pitches.

-- Bradenton got stomped by Charlotte, 13-6.  After the Marauders ran through their bullpen in the last two games, the Pirates sent reinforcements from extended spring training.  They were needed, as starter Jason Creasy, who was coming off two scoreless starts, lasted only one inning.  He gave up five runs, four earned.  Max Moroff went 2-4 with a triple and three RBIs, and Josh Bell 2-5.  Jin-De Jhang went 1-3 with a walk.

-- West Virginia also got a poor start and lost to Hagerstown, 7-5.  Cody Dickson lasted only three and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs, four earned.  JaCoby Jones went 3-4 with a double and a walk.  Erich Weiss and Edwin Espinal each went 2-5, with Espinal adding a double.  Danny Collins went 2-3 with a double.  Reese McGuire went 0-4.