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Pirates MiLB recap: 5/12/14

Indianapolis and West Virginia won blowouts, but Josh Bell didn't get enough help from the rest of Bradenton's lineup. Altoona was off.

-- Indianapolis destroyed Norfolk, 14-3.  Vance Worley's second start went well; he allowed two runs in seven innings on six hits.  Worley walked none and struck out six.  Gregory Polanco was 2-4 with a walk, a double, his fifth HR and three RBIs.  Matt Hague was 2-4 with a grand slam -- his third HR --  and five RBIs.  Chase d'Arnaud was 3-4 with a triple and his first HR.  Chris Dickerson and Robert Andino were both 2-4.

-- Bradenton dropped a ten-inning game to Lakeland, 4-3.  Bell (pictured) was 3-4 with two doubles and a walk.  Chad Kuhl gave up two runs in six innings on six hits and two walks.  He fanned four.

-- West Virginia routed Greenville, 10-3.  JaCoby Jones reached base five times, going 2-2 with three walks.  Reese McGuire went 3-5, and Elvis Escobar and Candon Myles each 2-5 with a double.  Harold Ramirez went 1-6 and Wyatt Mathisen 1-4 with a double.  Starter Justin Topa held a Greenville lineup that's averaging nearly six runs a game to three hits over six innings.  He gave up two runs, walked none and struck out three.  Felipe Gonzalez fanned five in three innings of relief.