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-- Indianapolis (36-30) beat Pawtucket, 5-1.  Wilfredo Boscan threw six shutout innings, allowing four hits, walking none and striking out one.  Dovydas Neverauskas made his AAA debut, giving up four hits and a run over two innings.  The Pirates have said this is a real promotion and that Neverauskas isn't just filling in.  Others:

Max Moroff:  0-1, 3 BB
Adam Frazier:  1-2, 3B, BB
Josh Bell:  1-3, BB
Jason Rogers:  2-4, 2B
Willy Garcia:  0-4, 3 K
Cole Figueroa:  1-4

-- Clay Holmes (pictured) fanned nine over six shutout innings against New Hampshire, allowing just two hits and three walks.  Holmes threw 56 of 90 pitches for strikes.  Unlike his previous two games, Austin Meadows didn't wait until his last AB to extend his hitting streak, instead launching his sixth HR in the first inning to run the streak to 24.  That was all the scoring in the game until the ninth, when Montana DuRapau gave up a walk and a HR to the first two batters he saw.  Altoona (35-30), though, rallied for a 3-2 win in the bottom of the ninth.  Meadows, who finished 2-3 with a walk, led off with a double and went to third on a pop fly single by Edwin Espinal.  Jin-De Jhang doubled to tie the score and leave runners on second and third with nobody out.  New Hampshire then tried to walk Eric Wood to load the bases, but the first pitch went to the backstop to end the game.  Others:

Jhang:  2-4, 2 2B
Barrett Barnes:  1-3, 3B

-- Yeudy Garcia continued to avoid allowing runs despite high pitch counts as Bradenton (36-29) beat Ft. Myers, 6-2.  Garcia took 93 pitches, just 53 of them strikes, to get through five and a third innings, but managed not to allow any runs.  He gave up four hits and three walks, and struck out six.  Kevin Newman drove in five runs with a double, triple and sacrifice fly in three ABs.  Newman is now batting .366.  (Apparently, those goofy-looking batting helmets with face protectors impart super powers.  Or maybe orbital bone injuries do.)  Taylor Gushue was 2-3 with a double, his sixth HR and a walk.  Gushue is now hitting 257/314/429.  That doesn't sound like much until you realize that the Florida State League is hitting 246/316/350.  Others:

Cole Tucker:  2-4, 3B (now batting .300)
Kevin Kramer:  0-4 (1-for-24 in last seven games)
Connor Joe:  0-4
Tate Scioneaux:  1.2 IP, H, K

-- Dario Agrazal got bombed for the fourth straight start as West Virginia (34-32) lost to Charleston, 8-6.  Agrazal gave up four HRs and eight runs, seven earned, in five innings.  Agrazal's struggles put the Power in an 8-0 hole and they managed to make a game of it, but fell short.  Tito Polo! went 2-5 with HR #12.  Casey Hughston returned from extended spring training to go 2-4.  Others:

Mitchell Tolman:  0-4, BB
Daniel Arribas:  0-4, BB, 3 K
Carlos Munoz:  1-4
Daniel Zamora:  2 IP, 4 K (On season:  2.16 ERA, 33.1 IP, 23 H, 13 BB, 39 K)
Seth McGarry:  2 IP, 2 H, BB, 4 K

-- The DSL Pirates (3-8), who appear to be short on baseball players, suffered a 20-0 loss at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers Rangers1.  There's not a heck of a lot to say about this one.

Kevin Sanchez:  2-3
Sherton Apostel:  1-2
Samuel Inoa:  0-4
Larry Alcime:  0-3 (batting .040)
Adonis Pichardo:  3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, ER, K