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-- Jung-Ho Kang began his rehab in a 4-2 Indianapolis win over Toledo.  Kang played seven innings at third and went 0-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.  He had no chances in the field beyond deflecting an infield single.  Jameson Taillon started, but lasted only four and a third innings due to a high pitch count of 89, 62 of them strikes.  Taillon allowed seven hits, walked none and fanned four.  He got eight groundouts and two fly outs.  The Indians got all of their runs in the sixth on a two-run double by Josh Bell, who went 1-4, and a two-run single by Jacob Stallings.  Others:

Alen Hanson:  0-4
Adam Frazier:  1-3, BB
Jason Rogers:  2-4
Willy Garcia:  1-3
Gift Ngoepe:  1-3
Guido Knudson:  2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Jorge Rondon:  2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K

-- Altoona starter Jason Creasy gave up four runs to Harrisburg in the bottom of the first, but the Curve stormed back with eight in the top of the second.  The inning was highlighted by a three-run triple by Harold Ramirez and a three-run HR by Reese McGuire, his first longball since 2014.  McGuire finished 2-5 and Ramirez 1-5.  Chris Diaz later added his own three-run bomb, his first HR of the year, and drove in four overall while going 2-5 as the Curve finished with a 12-5 win.  Creasy managed to last five innings, giving up five runs, four earned, to get the win.  Others:

Erich Weiss:  2-3, HR (1), BB
Jose Osuna:  2-5, 2B
Stetson Allie:  2-4, 2B, BB
Barrett Barnes:  0-3, 2 BB

-- Bradenton beat Lakewood, 4-2.  Brandon Waddell had another good start, although he finally got scored upon for the first time in three games.  He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in five innings, while fanning six.  Pablo Reyes continued to force his way into increased playing time, connecting for his second HR.  Luis Heredia threw two scoreless innings to pick up the save.  He allowed one hit, walked none and struck out none, and threw 12 of 21 pitches for strikes, which is much more efficient pitching than his norm.  Others:

Kevin Newman:  1-5
Connor Joe:  0-2, 2 BB
Jerrick Suiter:  2-3, BB
Jordan Luplow:  0-4
Elvis Escobar:  2-4, 2B

-- Ke'Bryan Hayes had a big day as West Virginia beat Kannapolis, 8-7, in 16 innings.  He reached base six times, going 4-6 with two walks and his first pro HR, a three-run blast.  The Power led, 5-1, going into the top of the eighth, but Eric Karch gave up four runs to tie it.  Tate Scioneaux gave up two unearned runs on two errors, one by Hayes, in the top of the tenth, but Hayes tied the game with a two-run single in the bottom half, giving him five RBIs.  Mitchell Tolman finally won the game with a two-out, walkoff double, his second of the game.  Tolman finished 4-8.  The win went to infielder Logan Ratledge, who pitched the final inning.  Others:

Tito Polo:  3-9
Casey Hughston:  0-4, 2 BB
Carlos Munoz:  1-5, 3 BB
Logan Sendelbach:  5.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 K
Tate Scioneaux:  4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 K
Tanner Anderson:  3 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 1 K