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Cannonballs Coming: Luplow hits 16th home run, five hits for Escobar

MLB: Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Indianapolis (40-30) defeated Toledo 5-3 as Tyler Glasnow made his second start for the Indians this year. Things did not start out well for Glasnow — he gave up back-to-back home runs to Matt den Dekker and THE JaCoby Jones. Glasnow then settled into a more Glasnow-like performance — lots of balls, a few too many walks and numerous strikeouts. He went five innings with no more runs allowed and gave up four hits and four walks and had 11 strikeouts. He did get himself into trouble in the fifth inning as two walks and a single loaded the bases. But Glasnow got a strikeout for the second out and then den Dekker was caught stealing home on an odd play. Indy was trailing 2-1 in the sixth, but tied the game on a bases-loaded walk to Jacob Stallings and then took the lead on a Eury Perez groundball single. Dovydas Neverauskas pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save.

Austin Meadows 2-5

Chris Bostick 0-5

Eury Perez 3-3, double

Tyler Glasnow 5 IP, 4 hits, 11 K, 4 walks

Altoona (38-30) blew out Trenton 14-4 and banged out 19 hits. The Curve scored three runs in the first inning and continued to add on throughout the game. Jordan Luplow continued his breakout season, going 3-5 with his 16th home run. But Elvis Escobar was the star of the night, going 5-5 with 10 total bases, including two triples. Alex McRae had a pedestrian outing, but worked around nine hits and four walks to pitch 5 2-3 innings, allowing four runs. Luis Heredia and Buddy Borden combined for 3 1-3 innings of scoreless relief.

Kevin Newman 2-6

Anderson Feliz 3-5, double

Jordan Luplow 3-5, home run (16)

Elvis Escobar 5-5, 2 triples, double

Wyatt Mathisen 2-5, double

Bradenton (37-29) beat Clearwater 5-2 behind six innings of work from Gage Hinsz. Hinsz survived a shaky first, allowing only one run on three hits and a walk. He did not allow another run the rest of the way and was the beneficiary of another big game from Logan Hill. Hill hit his 16th home run and drove in three runs. Ke'Bryan Hayes and Will Craig both had two hits.

Ke'Bryan Hayes 2-5

Will Craig 2-5

Logan Hill 3-5, home run (16), double

Gage Hinsz 6 IP, 7 hits, 4 K, 2 walks

The West Virginia Power (30-36) had the night off.

The West Virginia Black Bears (1-1) lost to Mahoning Valley 3-1. Ike Schlabach started for the Bears and allowed two runs over four innings. That would be more than enough for Mahoning Valley, as the Black Bears could only scrape together three hits.

Sandy Santos 1-4

The DSL Pirates stomped the DSL Cubs 18-9. Ronald Paulino was 3-4 with two home runs and Ruben Gonzalez was 3-4 with a double. The Pirates had 18 hits.