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MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Pittsburgh Pirates Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Altoona and West Virginia had their season openers rained out.

— Indianapolis sent ten men to the plate in a five-run seventh inning and went on to beat Toledo, 7-4. Starter Steven Brault gave up a two-run HR to veteran AAA masher Steven Moya, then followed with three scoreless innings. (The veteran-laden Toledo lineup contrasts starkly with the Indians’: Moya, Alex Presley, Omar Infante, Matt Murton, Juan Perez, Brendan Ryan, in fact only two players under 30.) It wasn’t exactly an efficient outing, though, as Brault had a lot of deep counts and took 80 pitches to get through the four innings. He finished with five hits and two walks allowed, with two strikeouts. Max Moroff was 2-4 with a walk, a double and a HR. Gift Ngoepe had a two-run bomb to center that probably went about 430 feet. He also drew two walks and had some nice defensive plays. Jason Rogers added his own longball. Edgar Santana fanned the side in the ninth on eleven very nasty-looking pitches.

Austin Meadows: 0-4, 2 K
Elias Diaz: 2-4, 2B
Eric Wood: 0-4, 3 K
Chris Bostick: 2-4, 3B
Josh Lindblom: IP
A.J. Schugel: IP, K

— Bradenton beat Charlotte, 8-4. Mitchell Tolman and Alfredo Reyes each went 2-4 with two RBIs, and Jordan George had a HR. The Marauders took a four-run lead with five runs in the fourth, but starter Dario Agrazal couldn’t get the last out in the fifth. In four and two-thirds he allowed six hits and a walk, with two strikeouts. The box score shows all four of the runs Agrazal allowed as earned, but two clearly should be unearned due to an error by Cole Tucker. Yunior Montero followed Agrazal with a scoreless inning and a third, striking out four.

Cole Tucker: 0-4, BB
Will Craig: 0-5
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 1-3, BB
Logan Hill: 2-4, 2B
Casey Hughston: 2-4, 2B, 2 K