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Pirates MiLB recap: 5/29/14

Indianapolis and Bradenton got some good pitching, Altoona dropped a pair, and West Virginia imitated the parent ball club.

-- Indianapolis edged Buffalo, 3-2.  Jake Brigham allowed two runs, one earned, in six innings.  He gave up five hits and a walk, and fanned four.  The offense came from a two-run HR by Jaff Decker, his third, and a solo shot by Matt Hague, his sixth.  Gregory Polanco was 0-4.

-- Altoona lost the continuation of its suspended game with Richmond from yesterday by a 5-4 count.  The game resumed 1-1 in the bottom of the 5th, and Tyler Sample immediately gave up four runs without retiring a batter.  That was all the scoring until the Curve got a three-run HR from Mel Rojas, his fifth, with two out in the 9th.  Alen Hanson went 2-5 with a double and Gift Ngoepe 2-4 with a double and a walk.  Stetson Allie was 0-3.  Zack Dodson gave up one run over four innings before the rain came yesterday.

-- The Curve also lost the regularly scheduled game, 6-3, on a walkoff three-run HR in the 8th off Jonathan Ramos.  (The game was slated to go seven innings.)  Starter Joely Rodriguez allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks over five and a third innings.  He struck out three.  The Altoona runs came on a three-run HR by Jarek Cunningham, just his second of the year.  Keon Broxton went 2-3 with a triple, Hanson 0-4 and Allie 1-3.  The win gave Richmond a sweep of the four-game series and an 11-3 record against Altoona.

-- Bradenton shut out Tampa, 4-0.  Chad Kuhl (pictured) threw six innings, giving up four hits and a walk, and striking out three.  Jhondaniel Medina threw the last three innings.  The Marauders had only six hits.  Jonathan Schwind was 2-4 with two doubles and Josh Bell 1-4.

-- West Virginia dropped a 3-1 decision to Greensboro.  The Power failed to take advantage of numerous chances, going 0-11 with runners in scoring position.  Edwin Espinal went 3-4 and Erich Weiss 2-4 with a double.  Reese McGuire was 1-4, extending his hitting streak to 18 games.  Dovydas Neverauskas allowed one run over six innings.  He gave up five hits and two walks, and fanned two.  Jared Lakind gave up two runs in relief to take the loss.