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Cannonballs coming: Rodolfo Castro goes deep twice

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— Indianapolis (59-50) lost to Columbus, 3-2. The Indians had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth, but Elias Diaz hit into a double play. Steve Brault started the game with five shutout innings, but he gave up a three-run HR in the sixth. He finished with three hits and three walks allowed in six innings, with seven strikeouts. Chris Bostick went 1-4 with a two-run double.

Kevin Newman: 0-4
Diaz: 1-4
Gift Ngoepe: 2-3, 2B

— Altoona (56-51) edged Erie, 6-5. Alex McRae gave up just four hits and a walk in six innings, but a pair of first-inning errors cost him two unearned runs. He gave up two earned runs later. McRae struck out four. Jerrick Suiter (pictured) went 2-3 with two doubles and a walk, and Jordan George was 2-4 with one double.

Cole Tucker: 1-4
Jin-De Jhang: 0-4
Connor Joe: 0-3, BB

— After a one-hour rainless delay, Bradenton (60-45) lost to Palm Beach, 7-4. Cam Vieaux started off with five shutout innings, but got only one out in the sixth and ended up being charged with five runs. He gave up six hits and two walks, and fanned five. Kevin Krause went 2-2 with his eighth HR and two walks.

Stephen Alemais: 0-4, BB
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 1-5
Will Craig: 0-3, BB

— West Virginia (47-57) lost to Lexington, 4-2. Mike Wallace fanned ten in seven innings, walked none and allowed only six hits. Two of the hits left the park, though, each with a man on. The Power had only five hits. Ryan Nagle was 2-4 with a double. Adrian Valerio returned from an ankle injury and went 0-4. The two players acquired for Tony Watson, Oneil Cruz and Angel German, have both been assigned to the Power but neither played in this game.

— Morgantown (24-16) gave up three runs in the seventh to blow a 2-0 lead and went on to lose to Williamsport, 3-2. Eighth-round draft pick Blake Weiman fanned five in two innings, but he gave up the three runs on four hits. Starter Gavin Wallace threw five shutout innings, giving up three hits, walking none and striking out one. Chris Sharpe hit his second HR and Tristan Gray went 3-4 with a double.

— Bristol (9-31) lost as usual, 9-3, to Danville. Jacob Taylor had another dismal start, allowing seven runs in three and a third innings. The hitters fanned 14 times, increasing their league lead in that department. The Pirates are easily last in the league in runs, last in OPS, next-to-last in ERA, and have committed the most errors by a wide margin.

— The GCL Pirates (12-19) won the first game of their doubleheader with the Yankees East, 2-1. Austin Meadows made his second rehab appearance, playing five innings in right field and going 1-2 with a double and a walk. Steven Jennings threw three scoreless and hitless innings, walking one and striking out three.

Lolo Sanchez: 1-3, BB
Mason Martin: 1-4, 2B
Calvin Mitchell: 0-3
Rodolfo Castro: 0-2

The Pirates lost the second game, 9-5, but Rodolfo Castro had a big day. He went 2-4 with his first two HRs of the year and four RBIs. Manny Bejerano was 3-4. Cody Bolton started and gave up a run on one hit and one walk in three innings. He struck out two.

Sanchez: 1-4
Jeremias Portorreal: 0-3, BB

— The DSL Pirates (27-23) beat the Rangers1, 8-3. Pirates’ pitchers allowed ten walks but only three hits. Samuel Inoa went 0-1 and left the game with a hand injury (sub. req’d).

Jean Eusebio: 1-3, BB
Francisco Acuna: 0-5
Sherten Apostel: 0-1, 2 BB