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Pirates MiLB recap: 4/29/14

Andrew Lambo went deep for the first time, West Virginia won for the first time in over a week, and Nick Kingham struggled for the second time in a row.

-- Indianapolis edged Syracuse, 3-2.  Adam Wilk allowed two runs in six innings.  Phil Irwin, trying to turn around a horrific start by pitching in relief, faced four batters and got five outs thanks to a double play.  Duke Welker retired the side in order in the 9th, striking out one.  Lambo went 2-4 with his first HR.  He's now hitting 354/440/557.  In his last nine games he's batting .441 with eight extra-base hits.  Chris McGuiness drove in the other two runs with his second HR, while Michael Martinez went 2-4 with two doubles.  Gregory Polanco did not play.

-- Kingham got bombed as Altoona lost to Erie, 11-5.  He gave up seven runs, six earned, in three and two-thirds innings.  He allowed eight hits and two walks, and fanned only one.  Andy Vasquez went 3-4 with a double, his second HR and three RBIs.  Jarek Cunningham went 2-4 with a double.  Stetson Allie went 1-2 and then came out of the game.  Alen Hanson was 0-4 and Gift Ngoepe 1-4 with a double, and each struck out three times.

-- Bradenton lost to Fort Myers, 7-1.  Starter Jason Creasy gave up one run in five innings.  He allowed four hits, walked none and struck out four.  Max Moroff went 2-4 with a double.  Walker Gourley took a day off from pitching and went 2-4.  Josh Bell went 0-4.

-- In game one of its doubleheader, West Virginia lost its eighth straight, losing 1-0 to Kannapolis on a walkoff hit in the bottom of the 7th.  Starter Buddy Borden (pictured) threw six shutout innings, allowing just two hits, walking none and striking out three.  JaCoby Jones went 2-3 and Erich Weiss 1-3.

-- The Power broke their losing streak in game two with a 5-2 win.  Starter Felipe Gonzalez allowed one run in five innings on three hits and two walks, with one strikeout.  Edwin Espinal and Wyatt Mathisen each went 2-3.  Weiss went 2-4 with a triple and Danny Collins 2-4 with a double and a triple.  Jones went 0-3 with a walk.