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Matt Morris Report: Stephen Tarpley makes Pirates debut

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Bradenton was off.

-- Indianapolis scored eight runs off Randy Wolf and beat Buffalo, 8-4.  Brent Morel went 4-5 with a double to vault his average all the way over the Mendoza line.  Alen Hanson was 2-4, Elias Diaz 1-4 and Tony Sanchez 1-3.  Wilfredo Boscan struggled, allowing nine hits over four innings before exiting following a rain delay.  He was charged with four runs, three earned.  A.J. Morris and Deolis Guerra combined for five shutout innings in relief.

-- Altoona pounded out 18 hits in a 9-4 win over New Hampshire.  Dan Gamache (pictured) and Keon Broxton both had perfect days at the plate.  Gamache was 5-5 with his second HR.  Eleven games ago, he was hitting .079.  Since then he's gone 16-for-36 and is now hitting .304.  Broxton was 4-4 with a double, a walk and his second HR.  He's now hitting .310.  Adam Frazier was 3-4 and Stetson Allie hit his 7th HR.  Josh Bell was 2-5 with a double and Max Moroff 1-4.  Starter Jason Creasy gave up three runs on nine hits in six innings.  He walked two and struck out two.

-- Stephen Tarpley had a successful Pirates debut as West Virginia beat Lakewood, 4-2.  After coming over in the Travis Snider deal, Tarpley was shut down in spring training with shoulder soreness.  In his first start he gave up one run on five hits in five innings.  He walked two and struck out three.  Pablo Reyes had two doubles in five at-bats and Elvis Escobar had a double and a single in four at-bats.  Cole Tucker was 0-4.