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Triple-A

Indianapolis (30-20) blanked visiting Charlotte (28-23) 4-0 behind Pedro Vasquez.

Vasquez (4-2, 4.10) who in his first appearance at Triple-A was knocked around for eight earned runs, this time put up six shutout innings, allowing only one hit and one walk while fanning seven.

Eight different batters collected the Indians’ nine hits, with only Jason Martin (255/317/489) collecting a pair, including his fourth home run.

Cory Dickerson and Jung-ho Kang both went 0-for-3 in rehab appearances.

Double-A

Altoona was leading 6-0 in the top of the third at Trenton went play was suspended due to rain. The 7-inning makeup of Wednesday’s game was postponed.

High-A

Bradenton (31-21) down ed visiting Lakeland (21-31) by a score of 7-3 behind the stellar pitching of Cody Bolton.

The 20 year old right-hander Bolton (6-3, 1.81), who in July of last year was shutout with forearm tightness after only nine starts, posted his fourth Williams in ten starts, tossing six shutout innings, and has another four where he’s allowed only one run. Against Lakeland he allowed only one hit and two walks, while fanning ten batters.

Cal Mitchell (294/330/457) hit his sixth homer for the Marauders and Robbie Glendinning (315/365/587) his eighth overall.

Low-A

Greensboro (35-17) scored early and often in outlasting visiting Lakewood (17-35) by a score of 11-10.

The Grasshoppers scored sixth in the third and had an 11-4 lead after five, but their bullpen coughed up six late runs. Starter Steven Jennings (3-5, 6.22) went five, allowing four runs on eight hits, but Cristofer Melendez (8.00 ERA in 9 IP) was charged with four runs and John O’Reilly (1.59 ERA in 11 13 IP) two runs. Braeden Ogle got the save, striking out two of three batters.

SS Connor Kaiser (230/402/419) led the way for the offense, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a homer, his third, while driving in five. SS Ji-hwan Bae (352/394/444) got back on track with a 3-for-4 night. Rodolfo Castro had a double and four runs driven in.