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Cannonballs coming: Roger Santana has a strong start for Bristol

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— Indianapolis (44-38) lost to Louisville, 3-2. J.T. Brubaker gave up the three runs in five and two-thirds innings. He allowed six hits and a walk, and struck out three. The Indians couldn’t do much with Homer Bailey, even though he came in with an ERA well over 6.00. Pablo Reyes went 3-4 and Kevin Newman 2-4 with a double. Montana DuRapau returned to AAA and fanned the side in his one inning. Sean Rodriguez ominously continued his rehab, playing right and going 1-4.

Adam Frazier: 1-4
Kevin Kramer: 0-3
Jordan Luplow: RBI pinch hit single
Jason Martin: 1-4, 3 K
Jesus Liranzo: 1.1 IP, 2 H, K

— Altoona (42-37) got only two hits in a 3-0 loss to Akron. Pedro Vasquez pitched well except for one inning, when he gave up all three runs and four of the six hits he allowed over six innings. Ke’Bryan Hayes had both of the Curve’s hits, including a triple. Cole Tucker and Will Craig were each 0-4, and Bryan Reynolds 0-3.

— Bradenton (39-38) rolled out the longball in a 9-7 win over Palm Beach. Arden Pabst (his 8th), Hunter Owen (9th) and Bligh Madris (6th) all had two-run bombs in a seven-run third inning. Adam Oller, who’d been struggling, gave up just a run and one hit over five innings. He walked two and fanned six. Jared Oliva was 2-5 with a triple and Garrett Brown 2-4. The game got crazy in the ninth. The Marauders started the inning with a 9-1 lead, but manager Gerardo Alvarez for some reason left Jake Brentz in to give up five walks and a hit while recording only one out in the inning. Blake Cederlind then let three inherited runners score before getting the side out to record an undeserved save.

— Travis MacGregor returned from his rehab and Cal Mitchell hit a three-run home run as West Virginia (45-33) beat Hagerstown, 8-3. MacGregor gave up three runs in five innings. Two were unearned due to an error on MacGregor in the first inning. He gave up five hits and a walk, and fanned six. Mitchell’s longball was his eighth and he also had a single in five trips to the plate. Chris Sharpe was 2-3 with two walks and Kyle Watson went 1-1 with four walks, as the Power drew nine bases on balls.

Oneil Cruz: 1-6
Fabricio Macias: 1-4, 2 BB
Deon Stafford: 1-5
Lolo Sanchez: 1-5

— John Pomeroy blew a one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth as Morgantown (7-11) lost to Batavia, 5-4. Pomeroy retired only one of the six batters he faced and lost it on a walkoff infield hit. Aaron Shortridge had his best pro start, allowing one run on three hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out three. The Black Bears had only six hits. Travis Swaggerty did not play.

— Roger Santana (pictured) had an outstanding start as Bristol (7-7) blanked Danville, 3-0. Santana went five innings, giving up four hits and a walk, and fanning seven. Will Kobos was just as good in relief, fanning six and allowing just two hits in three innings. Will Gardner struck out two in the ninth to give the Pirates a total of 15. Jonah Davis hit his fourth home run and Brendt Citta went 2-4 with a double.

Dean Lockery: 1-4
Mason Martin: 1-4, 2B
Sherten Apostel: 0-4

— The GCL Pirates (4-8) lost to the Yankees East, 6-5. Starter Santiago Florez came out after a long second inning. He was charged with four runs on three hits and three walks. Saul De La Cruz walked another four, along with two wild pitches, in two and two-thirds innings, but allowed just an unearned run. The Pirates had only five hits. Ji-Hwan Bae was 0-2 and Jean Eusebio was 0-4 with a walk.

— The DSL Pirates1 (11-16) lost to the Dodgers Guerrero, 4-3. The Pirates allowed only four hits, but they walked four and gave up two longballs. They had seven hits and eight walks of their own, but went 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position and stranded 14. Daniel Rivero was 1-4 with a walk, Juan Pie 0-2 with two walks, Yoyner Fajardo 2-4 with a walk and Carlos Arroyo 2-4.

— The DSL Pirates 2 (12-15) also lost 4-3, to the Royals2. Angel Basabe was 1-3 with a triple.