Starter Cam Vieaux (3-3, 3.31) allowed only one on two hits over five innings, despite walking five as he threw only 49 of 86 pitches for strikes (57%)
The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the second when 2B Kevin Kramer (265/347/458) led off with a single, went to third on LF Pablo Reyes’ double to left, and scored on SS Jake Elmore’s sacrifice fly.
Toledo tied the game at 1-1 in the fifth when third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes’ error let a run in, but Indianapolis went back ahead in the sixth when Pablo Reyes’ infield hit scored DH Jung-ho Kang, who had singled.
The Mud Hens’ Dustin Peterson tied the game again with his six homer, off Brandon Waddell, but he turned that blown save into a victory when CF Jason Martin’s (246/293/492) single drove in Jake Elmore with the game winner.
Will Craig (286/366/549) , Martin and Reyes each had two hits.
Altoona did not play.
Nick Economos (6-4, 2.51) gave up a double to the first batter of the game, who came around to score on a wild pitch and sacrifice fly, but went to the sixth having allowed only that one hit along with one walk. He faltered in that inning, however, surrendering a single, walk, walk and single to give Daytona Beach two more runs.
However, the bats were behind him as the Marauders scored three in the fourth and two runs each in the sixth and seventh.
LF Chris Sharpe (292/368/438) led the way with three singles in five trips, while SS Robbie Glendinning (324/374/565), 1B Lucas Tancas (287/336/431), DH Danny Amaral, C Raul Hernandez and 2B Chase Lambert had two hits apiece.
Patrick Dorrian led off the ninth with his fifth home run, breaking a 1-1 tie, then the Grasshoppers added an insurance run when Justin harrer’s single drove in Michael Gretler.
They ended up needing that final run when with two outs in the bottom of the ninth closer Yerry De Los Santos (2.13 ERA in 12 2⁄3 IP) gave up a walk and two singles to close the gap to one while putting runners at first and third, but he got the final out on a grounder to first.
Harrer and Dorrian each had two hits.
1B Mason Martin (256/351/571) went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts while infielder Rodolfo castro did not play.
Both teams collected eleven hits although the Pirates pitchers did not walk a batter as they fanned eleven.
Despite the loss, Pirates pitchers fanned twelve batters, five form Francisco Hodge in 4 2⁄3 innings, allowing only one unearned run.
Pirates’ batters collected only three hits although they walked seven times.