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All Hands on Deck: Craig with his 16th home run

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Games

Triple-A

Indianapolis (37-31) was a 5-2 victor at Buffalo (32-36)

Left-hander Cam Vieaux (4-3, 3.30), making his fifth start for Indianapolis since being promoted from Altoona, took a no-hitter into the sixth but then was touched for four hits, including a solo homer by Socrates Brito, his fifth, which tied the game at two.

The Indians quickly struck back for three in the top of the seventh, that last two coming on Will Craig’s (279/357/525) homer to left-center, his 16th.

Montana DuRapau followed Vieaux with two hitless innings and Tyler Lyons got the save with a perfect ninth.

Cole Tucker had two hits.

Double-A

Altoona (35-32) prevailed 3-1 over visiting Harrisburg (42-28)

Left-hander Brandon Waddell (7.94 ERA in 34 IP) was demoted to Altoona and made his first start of the year worthwhile, allowing a run on just two hits and no walks in four inning while fanning five. Beau Sulser (1.25 ERA in 43 13 IP) was awarded the victory when he followed with three scoreless innings of relief.

The Curve scored single runs in each of the first three innings. CF Jared Oliva (222/314/345) was 3-for-3 with a walk.

High-A

Bradenton (37-31) held on for a 8-6 win over visiting Clearwater (37-31)

The Marauders led 7-0 after two, powered by 3B Dylan Busby’s (216/315/486) second inning grand slam, his 14th homer of the year.

Starter Brad Case (8-1, 2.69), making his second start since being promoted from Greensboro, allowed two earned runs on seven innings on six hits, including a solo homer, and no walks, He struck out five.

Low-A

Greensboro was not scheduled to play.

Short Season A

West Virginia (3-2) blasted visiting Mahoning Valley (3-2) by a score of 10-3

The Black Bears scored ten times on seven hits and six walks. They led 4-1 into the fifth when they tacked on six more. Kyle Mottice, Nick Patten, Jonah Davis and Zack Kone all walked to open the inning. Brett Kinneman then hit a sacrifice fly which was followed by a passed. Ryan Haug was hit by a pitch, Luke Mangieri walked and after Victor Ngoepe was called out on strikes Juan Pie had the only hit of the inning doubling home three runners.

J.T. Brubaker (2.66 ERA in 23 23 IP) started in a rehabilitation appearance, his first game since suffering a right forearm strain on April 24. He allowed two hits and a walk in two and two thirds innings, while fanning three. He threw 33 of 50 pitches for strikes.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (0-1) opened their season with a 15-1 drubbing by visiting Burlington (1-0)

Nothign much went right, as five pitchers surrendered twelve hits, including three home runs, along with issuing seven walks. The batters had their own issues, collecting just five hits and one walk while fanning fourteen times.

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (5-10) fell 4-3 at Dodgers Shoemaker (7-8)

Reliever Antonio Gonzalez (0.79 ERA in 11 13 IP) took the loss despite striking out six three and two thirds hitless innings, when a walk, hit batsmen and two fielding errors produced the Dodgers’ walk-off win.

C Jhan Polanco had three hits

Pirates-2 (13-2) just keep winning, 8-5 over visiting Giants (10-5)

They jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third, saw the Giants go up 5-3, then tied the game in the fifth and put the winning runs on the board with a three spot in the eighth.

CF Jaury Custodio (333/375/550) had three hits, including a triple and his second homer of the year.

Disabled List

2019-06-04 Indianapolis - OF Trayvon Robinson

2019-05-22 Bradenton - LHP Ike Schlabach

2019-05-17 Bradenton - LHP Oddy Nunez, back strain

2019-05-16 Altoona - RHP Tate Scioneaux, left ankle sprain

2019-05-10 Greensboro - SS Zach Kone, right shoulder strain

2019-05-04 Bradenton - RHP Drew Fischer, right elbow strain

2019-04-28 Indianapolis - RHP J.T. Brubaker, right forearm strain

2019-04-28 Bradenton - SS Oneil Cruz, right foot fracture

2019-04-26 Altoona - 2B Steven Alemais, right shoulder strain

2019-04-21 Indianapolis - RHP Brandon Maurer, right knee inflammation

2019-04-04 Greensboro - RHP Travis McGregor, recovering from Sept 2018 Tommy John surgery

2019-04-04 Altoona - RHP Gage Hinsz, right forearm strain