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Cannonballs coming: Frank Duncan returns

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West Virginia was rained out.

-- Indianapolis (54-52) shut out Gwinnett, 4-0.  Frank Duncan (pictured) returned from the disabled list and had some control problems, but still pitched shutout ball over six innings.  He gave up four hits, walked four and struck out only one, but he got nine ground outs to one fly out.  Pedro Florimon went 3-5 and scored two of the runs.  Willy Garcia hit his fifth HR as a pinch hitter in the ninth, followed two batters later by Gift Ngoepe's fifth HR.

Max Moroff:  0-4, 3 K
Josh Bell:  1-3, BB
Elias Diaz:  0-4
Alen Hanon:  1-3, 2B
Dovydas Neverauskas:  2 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K

-- Altoona (58-45) lost to Trenton, 6-1.  Brandon Waddell continued to struggle, giving up four runs on six hits and five walks.  He struck out six and threw only 56 of 101 pitches for strikes.  Kevin Newman went 3-4 with a double and a walk.  He's back up to .333.

Erich Weiss:  2-5
Harold Ramirez:  1-4
Reese McGuire:  0-3
Eric Wood:  0-4, 3 K
Barrett Barnes:  1-4

-- Bradenton (54-47) scored all its runs late in a 5-1 win over St. Lucie.  Stephen Tarpley bounced back somewhat from a rough stretch, going six innings and allowing just one run on seven hits and two walks.  He struck out five.  Tarpley didn't throw a lot of strikes, just 46 in 81 pitches.  Tito Polo, Jordan Luplow and Wyatt Mathisen all went 2-4.  Polo hit his fourth HR and drew a walk, and Luplow had a double and a walk.

Kevin Kramer:  0-3, BB
Chase Simpson:  2-5, 2B
Michael Suchy:  2-5

-- Morgantown (19-20) lost to Auburn, 3-2.  Cam Vieux had a strong start, allowing just two unearned runs on four hits in six innings.  He walked none and struck out two.  After the Black Bears tied the game, the winning run was set up by Will Craig's 11th error.  The Bears had only four hits.  Craig was 1-3 with a walk and Kevin Krause was 1-2 with two walks.

Stephen Alemais:  0-4
Sandy Santos:  0-4

-- Bristol (16-18) beat Elizabethton in the first game of a doubleheader, 4-2.  Mike Wallace went five innings in his first career start, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks.  He struck out three.  Brent Gibbs went 2-2 and Raul Siri had a two-run triple.

Garrett Brown:  0-3
Adrian Valerio:  1-3

The second game was suspended after half an inning with no score.

-- The GCL Pirates (14-16) failed to hold a 2-1, ninth inning lead against the Tigers East and went on to lose, 3-2, in 11 innings.  Domingo Robles and Brian Sousa, who've been pitching as a tandem lately, did well again.  Robles allowed a run on four hits and no walks in five innings, striking out three.  Sousa threw two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk, and striking out two.  Boomer Synek was 2-4 and Yondry Contreras 1-5.

-- The DSL Pirates (16-30) lost to the Cubs1, 6-1.  Leandro Pina gave up two runs on five hits in five innings.  He walked one and struck out three.  The Pirates had only five hits.

Kevin Sanchez:  0-4
Gabriel Brito:  0-3, BB
Samuel Inoa:  1-3
Jeremias Portorreal:  2-3, 2B, BB