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

The GCL and DSL Pirates don’t play on Sundays.

— Indianapolis (67-53) got another dominant pitching performance, this one from Clay Holmes in a 2-0 win over Syracuse. Holmes threw five no-hit innings, walking one and striking out four. He threw only 69 pitches, but he’s had some issues with shoulder fatigue recently and the Pirates are probably being cautious. Tyler Eppler followed with three shutout innings, giving up the only two Syracuse hits. Jordan Luplow went 2-4.

Kevin Newman: 1-4
Max Moroff: 0-4
Edgar Santana: IP, Sv

— Altoona (62-57) came from behind in the ninth and beat Trenton in the tenth, 5-4, on Elvis Escobar’s second walkoff single in two days. Jerrick Suiter had tied the game in the ninth with an RBI groundout. Escobar’s winning hit then followed a leadoff double by Michael Suchy. Escobar was 3-5 with a double and Anderson Feliz was 3-3 with two doubles and a walk. Jerrick Suiter hit his ninth HR and drove in three. Casey Sadler started and got hit around a good deal, but managed to go seven innings. He allowed four runs on 11 hits, while walking nobody and striking out two.

Cole Tucker: 1-4
Brandon Cumpton: 2 IP, 2 H, BB, 2 K

— Bradenton (63-53) finally beat Charlotte, winning, 5-4, on a walkoff single by Alfredo Reyes in the tenth inning. The hit came with the bases loaded and two out. Starter James Marvel gave up four runs on eight hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out two. Three relievers combined for five scoreless innings. The Marauders had a lot of chances to score more runs, but they went 3-for-17 with runners in scoring position. Carlos Munoz was 3-5 with two doubles and Kevin Krause hit his ninth HR. Reyes, Ty Moore and Casey Hughston all went 2-5.

Ke’Bryan Hayes: 1-5
Will Craig: 1-4, BB

— West Virginia (57-59) won the first game of its doubleheader with Hagerstown, 5-2. Oneil Cruz provided the firepower, going 2-4 with a double and a HR. The longball was his second as a Pirate and tenth on the season. Mike Wallace went six, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out four. Ryan Nagle added his first HR.

Adrian Valerio: 2-3
Clark Eagan: 2-4

The Power took the second game as well, 5-3. Stephan Meyer threw a seven-inning complete game, giving up three runs, two earned, on three hits. He walked two and struck out four. Albert Baur was 2-4 with a double.

Valerio: 0-4
Cruz: 0-3, BB

— Morgantown (31-22) lost to Aberdeen, 7-3. Starter Sergio Cubilete got knocked out in the second inning. He was charged with six runs, four earned, in an inning and two-thirds. Chris Sharpe led off the game with his third HR. He finished 1-3 with two walks. Austin Meadows played left and went 0-4 with a walk.

Deon Stafford: 1-5
Tristan Gray: 2-5
Jared Oliva: 2-3, BB
Blake Weiman: 1.2 IP, 4 H
Joel Cesar: IP, 2 H, R, BB, K

— Bristol’s game with Pulaski was suspended in the third inning with Bristol leading, 6-4. Jacob Taylor allowed four runs on four hits in two innings. Kyle Watson and Henrry Rosario each homered.