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Cannonballs coming: Drew Hutchison throws seven shutout innings

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

— Drew Hutchison (pictured) threw seven shutout innings as Indianapolis (73-58) beat Columbus, 3-1. Hutchison gave up five hits and two walks, and fanned eight. Erich Weiss hit his fifth HR and Danny Ortiz went 2-4 with a double.

Kevin Newman: 1-4, 3B
Austin Meadows: 1-4
Jordan Luplow: 0-3, BB
Edgar Santana: IP, 2 H, K
Dovydas Neverauskas: 0.2 IP, 2 H, R, BB, K

— Altoona (69-61) got just two hits in a 2-0 loss to Bowie. The loss cut the Curve’s first-place lead over Bowie to one game. J.T. Brubaker gave up just two hits and a run in six innings, although he walked five. Brubaker fanned seven. Johnny Hellweg made his Pirate debut, throwing one inning, with one walk and one strikeout. The Curve couldn’t do anything with nondescript Bowie starter David Hess, who allowed only a single to Elvis Escobar in eight innings. Jordan George had a double in the ninth.

— Bradenton’s game with Jupiter was suspended with no score after three innings.

— Garrett Brown’s walkoff HR leading off the tenth inning gave West Virginia a 5-4 win over Hagerstown. The Power had blown a two-run lead in the ninth to send the game into extras. The longball was Brown’s first of the year and just the second of his career. He was 2-4 in the game. Adrian Valerio and Kevin Mahala also went deep, Valerio’s tenth HR and Mahala’s fourth. Starter Stephan Meyer gave up just two runs in six innings despite allowing nine hits and two walks. He struck out four. Oneil Cruz went 0-4 and committed two errors, giving him eight in 14 games since the Pirates acquired him for Tony Watson.

— Morgantown (35-27) lost to Mahoning Valley, 6-5. The Black Bears got five runs in the fourth off a rehabbing Josh Tomlin, but couldn’t score again. Ike Schlabach had a rough start, giving up five runs, four earned on five hits and four walks in three and two-thirds innings. Sandy Santos went 2-4 with a double and his second HR.

Deon Stafford: 2-3, 2B
Dylan Busby: 0-4
Tristan Gray: 2-4, 3B
Joel Cesar: 2.1 IP, H, 2 BB

— Bristol (14-46) got blasted by Elizabethton, 12-1. Domingo Robles lasted only three and a third innings, giving up eight runs on eight hits and three walks. The Pirates had only five hits, although they did walk eight times. They stranded 13 runners and whiffed 13 times.

Edison Lantigua: 1-3, 2 BB
Yondry Contreras: 1-4, 2B

— The GCL Pirates (22-31) lost to the Yankees East, 6-2, in the continuation of a game suspended last week. The game was suspended with the score 2-2 in the seventh, but the Yankees scored four runs in the ninth, three off the rehabbing Jason Stoffel. Shane Baz had originally started the game, throwing three shutout innings and allowing a hit and two walks. He struck out one. Rodolfo Castro hit his fifth HR.

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

The Pirates won the regularly scheduled game, 3-1, with all their runs coming on a first-inning HR by Castro, his sixth. Castro came out for a pinch-hitter in his next AB, so there was obviously some issue. Starter Yeudry Manzanillo gave up a run on four hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out two. Barrett Barnes continued his rehab, playing the whole game in left and going 0-4.

Sanchez: 1-3, 2B, BB
Martin: 0-2, 2 BB
Portorreal: 1-3

— The DSL Pirates (36-34) scored twice in the top of the ninth to beat the Cubs1, 5-3. They have only one game left, so they’re assured of a winning season. Sherten Apostel went 1-4 with a walk and his ninth HR. That puts him in a tie for second in the league. Starter Osvaldo Bido gave up an unearned run on three hits and three walks in four innings. He struck out five.

Jean Eusebio: 0-4, BB
Francisco Acuna: 0-3, 2 BB