Indianapolis (33-23) cruises to 5-2 win at Louisville (24-35)
Luis Escobar (1-0, 1.38) allowed a lead off homer to Scott Schebler but settled down to turned in a strong start, allowing just one run on two hits in five innings. He walked three but struck out only one. Since being moved to the rotation, the 23 year old Escobar has allowed only three runs in 17 innings over four starts.
Pablo Reyes (227/269/443) tied the score in the second with this fourth homer. The Indians took the lead for good in the fourth when singles by Will Craig, Reyes and J.B. Shuck loaded the bases with none out before Jake Elmore grounded a single to left to score two.
Shuck had three hits, Reyes two and Jason Martin two.
Altoona (27-29) keeps hitting in 6-2 victory at Erie (26-28)
Austin Coley opened and threw 39 pitches in two scoreless innings as he continues to recover from last season’s shoulder injury. he and five relievers scatted twelve hits and four walks in conceding only two runs to Erie, who left twelve runners on base.
CF Jared Oliva (197/295/322), mired in a season long slump, homered for the second consecutive game, his fourth of the year. C Arden Pabst (238/255/390) had three hits, including his second home run.
Bradenton (33-25) can’t muster offense in 3-2 loss at Daytona beach (32-27)
Daytona Beach scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the sixth against starter Aaron Shortridge (3-2, 3.72), who worked into the eighth, surrendering five hits and two walks while striking out six. He threw 74 of 98 pitches for strikes.
3B Jesse Medrano (209/270/279) homered for the Marauders, his first. The team only managed six hits and no walks while fanning ten times.
Greensboro (38-20) can’t back strong pitching, falling 2-1 to visiting Charleston SC (32-27)
Starter Osvaldo Bido (6-4, 3.39) fanned ten over six shutout innings, allowing only one hit and one walk, but reliever Braeden Ogle coughed up solo homers in the seventh and ninth.
Charleston’s Alexander Vizcaino (3-2, 3.16) scattered five hits and two walks over seven innings. SS Connor Kaiser (225/393/393) was the only ‘Hopper with two hits.
Pirates-1 slugged their way to a 14-7 victory at Tampa Bay-2
The third place hitter, 17 year old 2B Juan Jerez, collected a walk and four hits in five at bats, including two home runs.
Pirates-2 held on for a 10-7 win over visiting Tigers-2
The Pirates struck out fourteen times to the Tigers one, but turned nine singles and nine walks into ten runs.