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Will Craig homers in an Indianapolis loss as Bradenton is the only team to win


Indianapolis (28-20) fell 9-4 to visiting Charlotte (28-21)

Eduardo Vera (3-4, 6.41) got knocked around for 8 runs on nine hits in 4 13 innings as the Indians trailed 8-2 by the fifth. Michael Feliz threw the last two innings, allowing a solo homer.

SS Pablo Reyes (219/265/422) homered for the second straight day, his third, and 1B Will Craig (270/355/569) hit his system leading 15th home run, a solo shot in the seventh. CF Jason Martin (242/307/451) was 2-for-3 with a walk.


Altoona (23-27) scored all their runs in the fourth, but the pitcher’s couldn’t hold a lead as they fell 6-5 at Trenton (30-19)

Starter Domingo Robles (5-5, 2.61) went five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk, including a solo homer. Yeudy Garcia (7.66 ERA in 24 23 IP) got tagged with the loss as he was clobbered for six hits in two innings, pushing Trenton’s final three runs across.

The Curve collected seven hits, three by the ninth place hitter SS Brett Pope (174/260/209)


Bradenton (29-21) scored six in their last two times up to down visiting Lakeland (21-29) by an 8-5 score.

LF Chris Sharpe (261/346/435) got the lead back for the Marauders with his seventh inning grand slam, his fifth homer of the year. They tacked on two more insurance runs in the eighth on a Cal Mitchell single, after Busby, Lambert and Swaggerty all had walked to load the bases. Mitchell (291/328/444) was 2-for-5 with four driven in, but fanned three times.

Sharpe, SS Robbie Glendinning (309/349/547) and C Raul Hernandez also had two hits.

Max Kranick (3.5, 4.84) went seven innings for the win, allowing four runs on six hits, which included two homers. He fanned seven without a walk.


Greensboro (34-17) fell 4-3 at Hickory (33-18), which scored two in the bottom of the eighth to pull out the win.

Starter Brad Case (7-1, 2.21) only allowed three hits in five an a third innings, but two of them left the park, solo shots by Curtis Terry and former Pirate Sherten Apostel (236/304/370), back-to-back in the first. He fanned four without walking a batter, and now has walked just two batters the entire year (and none in his last seven starts), covering a total of 61 innings.

The Grasshoppers walked seven times but managed only five hits. CF Fabricio Macias (269/324/462) had two of the hits, including his seventh home run. 1B Mason Martin (262/355/590) stretched his hitting streak to eight games, going 1-for-2 with two walks. SS Ji-hwan Bae (320/358/420) had his streak of six straight multi-hit games snapped with an 0-for-4.