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Cannonballs Coming: Bryan Reynolds drives in five

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

— Bryan Reynolds (pictured) stayed hot as Indianapolis (9-4) won for the ninth time in its last ten games, 8-7, over Toledo. Reynolds drove in five runs, going 2-5 with his fifth home run, a grand slam. He’s now sporting an OPS of 1.179. Alex McRae started and got pummeled for 11 hits and six runs in five innings. Jesus Liranzo had his best outing of the season, throwing two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and no walks, and striking out three. Clay Holmes got tagged with a blown save, but also got the win, when a Ke’Bryan Hayes error led to the tying run in the top of the ninth. In the bottom half, Hayes had a one-out single, stole second and eventually scored on a two-out, walkoff error. He went 2-4 with a double, a walk and three runs. Holmes allowed a hit, a walk and the unearned run in two innings. Neither Gregory Polanco nor Elias Diaz played.

Cole Tucker: 1-3, 2 BB
Will Craig: 0-5
Kevin Kramer: 0-4, 3 K

— Altoona’s (6-7) offense continued to struggle in a 2-0 loss to Harrisburg. The Curve managed just four singles, wasting a strong start by Cam Vieaux. He gave up two runs on five hits and no walks in six innings, while striking out seven. Stephen Alemais was 1-4.

— Max Kranick bounced back from a control meltdown his last time out, but Bradenton (9-5) lost to Tampa, 6-1. The Marauders were overmatched against Deivi Garcia, one of the Yankees’ better pitching prospects. He held them hitless until Adrian Valerio singled to drive in a run with two outs in the fifth. Things didn’t get any better after Garcia left, as Bradenton finished with just two hits and whiffed 15 times. Travis Swaggerty continued to struggle, going 0-4 with three strikeouts. Kranick threw six shutout innings, allowing three hits and walking nobody. He struck out one. He left with a 1-0 lead, but Gavin Wallace got bombed for six runs in the eighth. Nick Franklin returned from a quad injury that cost him spring training. He played short and went 0-4.

— Greensboro (7-7) had only four hits, but beat Augusta, 3-1. Ji-Hwan Bae had half the hits and reached base four times, going 2-3 with two walks in what’ll be his last game for at least a month. Alex Manasa gave up one run on five hits and three walks in five and two-thirds innings. He fanned seven. Mason Martin went 1-5 with a two-run single.

Lolo Sanchez: 1-5
Logan Stoelke: IP, K, Sv