— Indianapolis (15-12) got a first-inning grand slam from Kevin Kramer and hung on for a 7-5 win over Louisville. Kramer went 3-3 with a walk, falling a triple short of a cycle and driving in five runs. The home run was his second. After a miserable month of April, his OPS suddenly is .762. Jose Osuna and Jason Martin each went 2-4 with a walk. Martin had a double and a triple, and Osuna a double. Alex McRae gave up three runs in six innings.
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 1-3, SB
Jacob Stallings: 0-3
Will Craig: 0-4
Clay Holmes: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, K (ERA is 6.32)
Montana DuRapau: IP, H, 2 K (ERA is 0.00)
— Altoona (14-13) came back from an early 6-2 deficit, ultimately rallying for four in the ninth to beat Richmond, 10-7. With the Curve still short a starter, Yeudy Garcia tried it again and gave up six runs, five earned, in just an inning and two-thirds. The bullpen, though, allowed only one run in seven and a third. Altoona took advantage of ten walks and a pair of players hitting their first home runs, one by Jared Oliva and the other by Jason Delay. Oliva went 1-4 with a walk and Delay 2-4 with a double, a walk and three RBIs. Jerrick Suiter was also 2-4 and Adrian Valerio had a two-run triple.
Hunter Owen: 1-3, BB
Blake Weiman: 2 IP, BB, 3 K
— Bradenton (17-10) took a 6-0 lead after two innings against a very weak-hitting Lakeland team, but managed to lose, 13-7. Starter Aaron Shortridge got bombed for six runs in five and two-thirds innings on nine hits, three of them longballs by a team that had only eight all year. Shortridge’s ERA ballooned from 1.93 to 3.24. Reliever Drew Fischer gave up three runs while retiring just one batter. Cal Mitchell went 2-5, including his fifth home run, a three-run shot. Robbie Glendinning was 3-5 with two doubles and Travis Swaggerty 1-3 with two walks.
Deon Stafford: 2-4
Joel Cesar: 1.1 IP, 2 K
— Greensboro (17-10) edged West Virginia, 3-2. Osvaldo Bido continued pitching well, allowing two runs in six innings. He allowed five hits and three walks, and struck out five. Grant Koch’s first home run provided the winning margin. He was 1-3. Kyle Mottice, who was assigned to Greensboro to replace the injured Connor Kaiser, went 2-3 and scored the other two runs.
Lolo Sanchez: 0-4, 3 K
Mason Martin: 1-3, HBP
Rodolfo Castro: 1-3
Braeden Ogle: IP, BB, K, Sv