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Matt Morris Report: Steven Brault, Cole Tucker stand out

-- Indianapolis got another strong start from Radhames Liz and edged Columbus, 2-1.  Liz gave up one run on three hits and two walks in five innings.  He fanned seven.  Jeff Inman, Josh Wall and Blake Wood combined to retire the last ten hitters in order, with Wood picking up his 20th save.  Alen Hanson returned from a broken finger to go 3-4, score both Indians' runs, steal two bases and hit an inside-the-park HR, his fifth HR on the season.

-- Steven Brault threw seven one-hit, shutout innings as Altoona stopped its six-game losing streak with a 2-0 blanking of Trenton.  Brault walked none, struck out five and threw 60 of 84 pitches for strikes.  John Kuchno followed with two innings, allowing one hit and fanning three.  Stetson Allie hit his 11th HR, and Max Moroff and Sebastian Valle each went 2-4.  Josh Bell was 0-4.

-- Bradenton lost to Charlotte, 5-2.  Frank Duncan gave up three runs on eight hits in seven innings.  He walked one and struck out four.  Wyatt Mathisen was 2-3 with a double and Harold Ramirez 1-4 with a triple.  Austin Meadows went 0-4.  Charlotte got four innings from a rehabbing Jake Odorizzi.  Former Buc Kyle McPherson replaced Odorizzi and threw two scoreless innings to get the win.  Charlotte also had John Jaso and James Loney on rehab and they went 4-8 combined.

-- Cole Tucker went 4-5 with a double as the West Virginia Power beat Kannapolis, 11-4.  Tucker is now 23-for-66 (.348) since the beginning of June.  The Power had a dozen hits and a dozen walks.  They spent most of the game batting with runners in scoring position, going 6-20 and still stranding 14 runners.  Michael Suchy went 2-4 with a three-run HR, his fifth, and four RBIs.  Everybody else in the lineup had one hit except Tito Polo, who drew four walks.  Chase Simpson hit his seventh HR.  Starter Austin Coley allowed two runs on two hits and two walks in five innings.  He struck out two.  John Sever threw two perfect innings in relief, striking out four.

-- The West Virginia Black Bears lost to State College, 5-2.  Starter Dario Agrazal gave up three runs, two earned, in five innings.  Ty Moore was 2-3 with a double, and Danny Arribas and Albert Baur were each 2-4.  Kevin Kramer and Kevin Newman each went 1-5.

-- Bristol rallied for three runs in the top of the 9th to take a one-run lead over Elizabethton, blew that lead in the bottom half of the inning, and finally lost, 7-4, on a three-run, walkoff HR in the 13th.  Billy Roth had a good start, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in five innings.  He fanned six and got seven ground outs to none in the air.  He made things harder on himself, though, by hitting a batter and wild pitching one of the runs in from second base.  Trae Arbet went 3-7 with two doubles and Carlos Munoz 2-5 with a double.  Sandy Santos and Jose Salazar each went 2-6.

-- The GCL Pirates got two-hit pitching from three pitchers in a 3-1 win over the Tigers.  Seth McGarry gave up no hits and a walk over four innings.  He fanned three.  Ke'Bryan Hayes was 3-4 with a double and a triple.  Sam Kennelly was 2-2 with two doubles and Garrett Russini, signed as a NDFA out of college, was 2-2.  Raul Siri was 1-4 and Adrian Valerio 1-5.

-- The DSL Pirates lost to the Braves, 7-2.  Miguel Hernandez gave up two runs on four hits in five innings.  He walked none and struck out five.  The Pirates had only five hits, two by Melvin Jimenez.