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Pirates MiLB recap: 5/27/14

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A couple starters were hurt by errors, while Jeff Locke continued to get good end results despite struggling with the strike zone.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

-- Indianapolis beat Buffalo, 6-1.  Locke had a start that was similar to some he had in the first half of 2013.  He took 113 pitches, only 63 of them strikes, to get through six innings.  Locke gave up five hits and five walks, but only one run.  He fanned four.  Jay Jackson struck out three in two scoreless innings of relief and Andy Oliver fanned the side in the 9th.  Matt Hague (pictured) went 2-2 with two walks and his fifth HR.  Tony Sanchez was 2-4 with two doubles and Chris McGuiness 2-3 with his fifth HR.  Gregory Polanco went 0-5.

-- Altoona lost to Richmond, 7-5.  Starter A.J. Morris was victimized by an Alen Hanson error that led to four unearned runs in the 2nd.  Morris gave up six runs overall, two earned, on eight hits in five innings.  He walked two and fanned six.  Mel Rojas went 2-4 with a double and Elias Diaz hit his third HR.  Hanson went 0-3 and Stetson Allie 0-4.

-- Bradenton was tied with Tampa, 6-6, in the middle of the 10th when my endurance ran out.  The game started a couple hours late due to rain.  Max Moroff was 3-5 with two doubles, Taylor Lewis 3-5 with a triple, Josh Bell 2-5 with a double, and Jonathan Schwind 2-4.  Marauders starter Jason Creasy struggled, giving up four runs and eight hits over four and a third innings.  He walked one and struck out three.  Bryton Trepagnier, who's having a good season, allowed two runs in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game.

-- West Virginia rallied to tie its game with Rome with two outs in the top of the 9th on an RBI double by Harold Ramirez, but Brett McKinney retired only one of four hitters in the bottom half as the Power lost, 5-4.  Ramirez went 2-5 and Justin Maffei 2-3.  Reese McGuire went 1-4 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games.  Starter Cody Dickson was undermined by errors.  He allowed only five hits and walked none in six innings, but four miscues, two by Wyatt Mathisen and one each by JaCoby Jones and Ramirez, led to three unearned runs.  Dickson allowed one earned run and fanned four.