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All Hands on Deck: Kang goes 4-for-5

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Indianapolis (32-23) falls behind early in 7-6 loss to Louisville (24-34)

Dario Agrazal (4-3, 3.34) was hammered for seven runs in five innings on eight hits and two walks, including Brian O’Grady’s two-run homer in the first, his 15th.

The Indians got single runs in the third and fifth before putting up a four spot in the seventh that left them a run short.

Jung-ho Kang, playing shortstop, banged out two singles and two doubles while driving in three. He’s had 10 hits in 21 at bats in his rehabilitation assignment. 1B Will Craig (283/366/556) and C Steve Baron each had two hits.

Michael Feliz (1.20 ERA in 15 minor league IP) worked two innings in relief, striking out five without a walk, with 27 of 38 pitches for strikes (71%)


Altoona (26-26) gets good pitching in 3-0 win at Erie (26-27)

Once again the Curve offense only managed five hits, but it was enough as Pedro Vasquez (5-2, 3.68) threw six shutout innings, allowing only five hits and a walk while fanning five. Beau Sulser (1.27 ERA in 35 13 IP) got the save with three scoreless innings of relief.

Two of the three Altoona runs came on solo homers by CF Jared Oliva (197/298/306), his third and C Jason Delay (301/356/559), his fifth.


Bradenton (33-24) lacks offense, falling 6-1 at Daytona Beach (31-27)

Samuel Reyes opened and allowed one run in three innings, just his second run all year in 30 23 innings, but it was enough to tag him with the loss as the Marauders could only scrape together six hits and two walks on offense. Daytona Beach blew the game open with four runs in the fourth off Luis Nova.

1B Lucas Tancas (287/335/431) had a pair of its, the only Bradenton player with more than one.


Greensboro (38-19) returns to winning ways with 8-1 drubbing of visiting Charleston SC (31-27)

The Grasshoppers dented the scoreboard in five of the eight innings they batted as 20 year old right-hander Steven Jennings (4-5, 5.66) allowed one run, unearned, in six innings, on just three hits and two walks.

Greensboro got all the runs they needed on LF Jack Herman’s three-run homer in the second, his first of the year. Herman finished with two hits, as did CF Lolo Sanchez (324/408/492), DH Ji-hwan Bae (324/395/412), RF Fabricio Macias (264/324/444), 3B Patrick Dorrian and 1B Michael Gretler.

Mason Martin did not play.

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 dropped a 4-0 score to Tampa Bay-2

18 year old Jeolvis del Rosario threw four innings of shutout relief, with no walks and five whiffs.

DH Luis Tello had two hits.

Pirates-2 slugged their way to a 9-7 win over Tigers-2

LF Bryan Mateo was 3-for-5 with three RBI while SS Devis Nadal had a single and a homer, scoring two and driving in two.