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Pirates MiLB recap: 4/26/14

Jeff Locke had just a decent start, but Indianapolis pulled out a win anyway. Altoona lost a winning streak, while Bradenton stopped a losing streak and West Virginia didn't.

-- The Indians rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the bottom of the 9th to beat Syracuse, 6-5.  Jaff Decker drove in two with a one-out double to tie the game and Michael Martinez singled to end it.  Locke had an uneven start, allowing eight hits and three runs in six innings.  He walked one and fanned seven, and threw 61 of 93 pitches for strikes.  Cody Eppley and Dan Schlereth both struggled to throw strikes in relief.  Duke Welker threw the last inning and a third, walking one and fanning three.  Andrew Lambo (pictured) went 3-4 with two doubles.  Gregory Polanco went 0-3 with a walk and two strikeouts, but he's still hitting .402.

-- Altoona's five-game winning streak came to an end with a 2-1 loss to Akron.  A.J. Morris threw five shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk, and fanning three.  Brandon Mann gave up the two runs to lose it.  Alen Hanson went 1-4 and Gift Ngoepe 1-4 with a double and a walk.  Stetson Allie had a flashback, going 0-4 with three strikeouts.

-- Bradenton edged St. Lucie, 4-3.  Chad Kuhl survived nine hits allowed in six innings, giving up only two runs.  He didn't walk or strike out a batter.  Raul Fortunato went 3-5, Jordan Steranka 2-4, and Jose Osuna 2-4 with two doubles.  Josh Bell went 1-4.

-- West Virginia lost its sixth straight, 8-2 to Hagerstown.  Starter Dovydas Neverauskas got hammered, giving up seven runs, six earned, in five innings.  The Power had just five singles.