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— Clay Holmes failed to survive the first inning in a 4-3 Indianapolis (3-6) loss to Toledo. Holmes gave up an infield hit and a groundball single to the first two hitters, then walked three while recording two outs. At that point he’d thrown 35 pitches, only 17 strikes, and he was done. He was charged with two runs. The Indy bullpen allowed just one earned run over seven and a third innings. Austin Meadows went 1-3 and drove in all three runs with a sacrifice fly and his first HR.

Max Moroff: 1-3, BB
Gift Ngoepe: 0-4
Jose Osuna: 1-3, BB
Elias Diaz: 0-4
Eric Wood: 1-4, 2B
Angel Sanchez: 2 IP, 3 K
Dovydas Neverauskas: 2 IP, H, R, 0 ER, BB, 2 K
Edgar Santana: IP, H, K

— Altoona (6-3) beat Akron, 5-4. Starter J.T. Brubaker gave up four runs in six innings on six hits and a walk. He fanned six. Two of the runs were unearned, scoring when the Curve made two errors on one play in the fifth. Buddy Borden had his third scoreless outing out of the bullpen, allowing a hit and a walk, and striking out two, in two innings. Kevin Kramer (pictured) stayed hot, going 2-2, both doubles, with two walks. He’s now hitting 464/583/929. The Curve had eight hits, eight walks and a hit batsman. They continued to give away outs, though, getting three runners picked off.

Connor Joe: 0-4
Jordan Luplow: 1-3, 2B, BB
Wyatt Mathisen: 2-3, BB

— Bradenton (8-2) lost to Tampa, 3-1. Taylor Hearn dominated for four innings, but gave up a run in the fifth and a two-run HR in the sixth, his last inning. In all, he allowed six hits and — importantly for him — didn’t walk anybody. Hearn struck out seven and threw 57 of 81 pitches for strikes. The Marauders managed only four hits, two of them by Danny Arribas, and fanned a dozen times. Colten Brewer, taken by the Yankees from the Pirates in the minor league phase of last winter’s Rule 5 draft, got the save.

Cole Tucker: 1-4, 2B
Logan Hill: 0-4
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 0-4
Kevin Krause: 0-2, BB
Jake Brentz: IP, H, 2 K

— Luis Escobar had another dominant outing, fanning 11 in six innings as West Virginia (2-7) picked up its second win, beating Lexington, 5-1. He’s now struck out 23 in his first 11 innings. In this game, he allowed a run on five hits, and didn’t walk anybody. Every hitter in the Power lineup had at least one hit, but West Virginia kept the score down by getting four runners thrown out on the bases. Ty Moore went 3-4, finishing a triple shy of a cycle. The HR was his first.

Stephen Alemais: 1-3, BB
Matt Frawley: 2 IP, H, BB, 2 K