Jason Martin (248/301/496), who had two hits, led off the tenth with a double to drive in the fake runner in a win the pitchers nearly blew.
The Indians had given starter Eduardo Vera (3-4, 6.56) a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth that he could not hold, as two walks and two hits turned into four runs to tie the game when Tyler Lyons gave up a two-out, two-run double to the seventh hitter Juan Graterol (213/248/295). The bats took the lead in the seventh against Lyons on Christian Colon’s (303/374/412) fourth home run.
Jake Elmore’s double in the nith drove in Pablo Reyes, who had walked, to send the game into extras.
Vera ws charged with five runs on seven hits in 5 2⁄3 innings. Dovydas Neverauskas (1.35 ERA in 20 IP) got the win with four strikeouts in three shutout innings of relief.
J.B. Shuck (357/426/643) had two hits and drove in four, including a three-run homer in the fourth inning, his second of the year.
Down 4-1 through six, the Curve snapped a long scoring drought with five runs over the last three innings.
RF Bligh Madris (242/302/328), his second, and 3B Hunter Owen (309/374/601), his 13th, a three-run shot, both homered in a five-run ninth. Owen finished with two hits, scoring three and driving in three.
Starter James Marvel (4-5, 3.92) struck out seven in 5 1⁄3 innings, but was hammered for nine hits, including a homer, as he allowed four runs.
Reliever Joel Cesar (2.59 ERA in 24 1⁄3 IP), who’s only allowed seven runs all year, gave up four in one inning of work.
The Marauders banged out thirteen hits along with eight walks in backing opener Hunter Stratton (5-0, 1.82), who allowed one run and struck out five in four innings in his first start of the year.
C Deon Stafford (244/356/349) had three hits, including his second homer of the year, as he drove in four runs. LF Lucas Tancas (281/327/416) hit cleanup and collected three hits and SS Robbie Glendinning (325/377/575) had two hits and a walk.
Joe Jacques (2.45 ERA in 29 1⁄3 IP) got the win with four strikeouts in three innings of one-hit relief.
A three-run homer in the third was about all the offense Charleston could muster against Grasshoppers’ starter Brad Case (7-1, 2.45), who allowed only three hits and a walk in five innings while striking out four.
Greensboro scored single run in the first, third and fifth, but lost when reliever John O’Reilly (1.88 ERA in 14 1⁄3 IP) gave up a solo homer in the eighth, his third inning of work.
Each team had only five hits. RF Fabricio Macias (260/325/445) collected a pair for Greensboro.
The score stood 2-0 Dodgers into the seventh but three Pirates middle relievers coughed up eleven runs in the seventh and eighth.
The Pirates banged out thirteen hits, including three by 17 year old RF Jauri Custodio and three by 17 year old DH Bladimir De La Rosa, who homered.