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Cannonballs coming: Indianapolis belts seven HRs in huge rout

MLB: Spring Training-Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Yankees Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

— Jacob Stallings and Danny Ortiz each drove in four runs and Indianapolis (48-38) batters went deep seven times in a 21-1 laugher against Columbus. (Seven of the runs came after Columbus put a catcher in to pitch the ninth.) Tyler Glasnow had a strong outing, going five and two-thirds, with the last inning and two-thirds coming after a brief rain delay. Glasnow gave up five hits and one run, walked two and fanned seven. He threw 63 of 94 pitches for strikes. The Indians played longball against a rehabbing Danny Salazar, with Chris Bostick, Danny Ortiz and Jacob Stallings (pictured) all hitting solo shots, their 7th, 6th and 2nd HRs, respectively. The onslaught only increased after Salazar was gone, as Indy eventually pounded out 22 hits and drew a dozen walks. They also hit four more HRs: a three-run shot by Ortiz, his 7th; Joey Terdoslavich’s 3rd HR, also a three-run blast; Eric Wood’s 10th; and Jordan Luplow’s 3rd in AAA and 19th overall. Stallings went 3-3 on the day, also hitting two doubles. Luplow was 3-5 with two walks and four runs scored. Columbus pitchers evidently had had enough after that and walked Stallings his last three times up. Starling Marte went 0-3 and threw a runner out at home. He came out shortly after the rain delay.

Bostick: 2-5, 2 BB
Ortiz: 4-7, 3 R, 4 RBI
Wood: 3-6
Dovydas Neverauskas: 1.2 IP, H

— Jerrick Suiter went 4-4 as Altoona (43-40) edged Binghamton, 6-5. Suiter raised his average to .315, while Kevin Newman went 2-4 with two doubles. Newman is 8-for-20 in five July games. Starter Alex McRae gave up two earned and one unearned runs in five innings, with two of the runs coming after he left. He allowed six hits and a walk, and struck out two. The Curve had a scare in the ninth after starting it with a 6-3 lead. Binghamton had the tying run at second with nobody out and on third with one out, with the rally being started by an infrequent Newman error. A line out, though, let Montana DuRapau escape with the save. Elvis Escobar hit his second HR.

Logan Hill: 1-3, 2B, BB
Wyatt Mathisen: 2-4
Jake Brentz: IP, BB, 2 K

— Bradenton (45-36) lost to Palm Beach, 4-3, in 12 innings. The Marauders had tied the game in the ninth when Cole Tucker and Mitchell Tolman hit two-out doubles. Gage Hinsz continued to make progress, allowing two runs on six hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out three. The Marauders had plenty of hits, with 13, but they fanned 15 times. Casey Hughston went 0-6 with four whiffs, including one with the go-ahead run on third and one out. Tucker finished 3-6 with a double, and Tolman 3-5 with two doubles and a walk.

Will Craig: 2-5, 2B
Christian Kelley: 2-4, BB

— West Virginia (36-44) lost the continuation of its suspended game from yesterday to Lexington, 8-5. The Power trailed, 6-2, when the game was suspended in the third inning, as James Marvel had a rough start. He gave up six runs, all earned, in two and a third innings. Albert Baur was 3-5 for the Power and Adrian Valerio was 2-4 with a double. The regularly scheduled game was postponed.

Hunter Owen: 1-5
Brent Gibbs: 1-4, 2B

— Morgantown (11-6) blanked Mahoning Valley, 5-0. Ike Schlabach had the best game of his career, allowing just two hits and a walk over six shutout innings. He struck out four. Beau Sulser followed, allowing one hit over two innings and striking out five. Joel Cesar gave up a walk and struck out two in the ninth. The Black Bears came into the game with a league-low two HRs, but they got a three-run shot from Tristan Gray, his first pro HR, and a solo shot from a rehabbing Gift Ngoepe. Gray finished 1-4 and Ngoepe 2-4.

Jared Oliva: 0-5
Deon Stafford: 1-4
Bligh Madris: 1-3
Lucas Tancas: 1-4

— Bristol (4-11) got destroyed by Kingsport, 17-3. Starter Hunter Stratton gave up two unearned runs in three and two-thirds innings, on two hits and three walks. He struck out three. Adonis Pichardo followed and allowed eight runs, half of them unearned, in two-thirds of an inning. The Pirates eventually turned to position players to get the last seven outs. Yondry Contreras went 3-5 with a double.

— The GCL Pirates (2-8) lost their sixth straight, 3-2, to the Phillies. The Pirates’ second round pick, Steven Jennings, made his pro debut, throwing two scoreless innings. He gave up two singles and struck out two. The Pirates had only four hits. Stephen Alemais continued his rehab, going 1-4 with a double.

Lolo Sanchez: 0-3, BB
Cal Mitchell: 1-4, 2B
Rodolfo Castro: 1-3

— The DSL Pirates (18-11) lost a wild one, 16-15, to the Cubs1, snapping their six-game winning streak. The Pirates scored nine times in the top of the seventh to take a 15-10 lead, but gave up three in the eighth and another three in the ninth, with the game ending on a bases-loaded walk. Samuel Inoa and Sherten Apostel had big days, each going 3-5 with a walk. Inoa had a double and a triple, and Apostel had a double and a pair of longballs, giving him three on the season. He finished with four runs scored and five RBIs, and now has 30 RBIs in 26 games (although his overall hitting line — 250/325/510 — is more good than great). Ronaldo Paulino hit his third HR. Jean Eusebio was 1-5 with a walk.