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Cannonballs coming: Steven Brault's turn to dominate

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

-- Maybe he was feeling left out.  After a string of dominant outings by Jameson Taillon, Tyler Glasnow and Chad Kuhl, Steven Brault (pictured) had one of his own, striking out 11 in six shutout innings against Norfolk.  He gave up four hits and a walk.  He was reasonably efficient, throwing 58 of 90 pitches for strikes.  Brault left with a 3-0 lead, but Jared Hughes quickly gave it back.  Hughes is having a rough rehab and, in this game, gave up three runs on five hits in two innings.  He walked one and struck out one.

The Indians eventually took back the lead on a two-out, RBI single in the top of the tenth by Cole Figueroa, who finished the day 3-6.  Trey Haley couldn't hold the lead, but in the twelfth, Figueroa hit a two-out, two-run HR, his first HR of the year, to put Indy in front again.  The bullpen blew that lead, too, as Jorge Rondon walked in the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the inning, leaving Indianapolis (10-8) with a 7-6 loss.  Others:

Alen Hanson:  0-6
Adam Frazier:  3-6, 2B
Jung-Ho Kang:  0-4
Josh Bell:  3-6, 3 K
Willy Garcia:  2-5, 2 3B

-- David Whitehead continued having trouble locating the strike zone in Altoona's (9-11) 10-4 loss to Erie.  Whitehead came out after three and two-thirds innings, having walked six and hit two.  He was charged with three runs, giving up just two hits and striking out just one.  Josh Smith, who'd been pitching very well, gave up six runs, four of them earned.  Austin Meadows was 0-4 with a walk.  Others:

Erich Weiss:  0-4, BB
Reese McGuire:  1-4
Harold Ramirez:  2-3, BB
Barrett Barnes:  0-4

-- Bradenton (9-11) beat Palm Beach, 6-1.  Kevin Kramer went 2-2 and Kevin Newman 2-4, and Jerrick Suiter had a two-run double.  Austin Coley gave up a run over five and a third innings on three hits and four walks.  He struck out only one.  Others:

Jordan Luplow:  0-3, BB
Taylor Gushue:  0-4
Pablo Reyes:  1-3, BB
Connor Joe:  1-4

-- West Virginia (14-6) lost the resumption of its suspended game with Rome, 4-2.  The game was stopped yesterday in the third inning with Rome up, 3-0.  Dario Agrazal gave up three unearned runs in three innings, thanks to three Power errors.  When the game resumed, Tanner Anderson threw four scoreless inning, retiring all twelve batters he faced, with two strikeouts.  The Power never got any offense going apart from a two-run HR by Alfredo Reyes, his second longball.  They had only three hits.  Others:

Tito Polo:  1-4
#2-5 hitters (Mitchell Tolman, Ke'Bryan Hayes, Casey Hughston, Carlos Munoz):  0-16, 5 K
Seth McGarry:  2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER

The Power also lost the regularly scheduled game, 2-1, as Mitch Keller proved not to be infallible.  It was still a good start, though, as Keller went six innings for the first time in his career.  He allowed two runs on five hits and his first walk of the season.  He fanned five.  The Power managed six hits, but went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.  Others:

Polo:  0-2
Hayes:  1-3