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Indianapolis activated both 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes and utility man Peblo Reyes from the disabled list. Each had been out since June 12.

Indianapolis put RHP Yefry Ramirez on the temporarily inactive list.

LF Logan Hill was demoted from Indianapolis to Altoona.

RF Gregory Polanco of the Pirates will begin a rehabilitation assignment at Indianapolis.

RHP Kelvin Disla signed and was assigned to DSL Pirates1.

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Games

Triple-A

Indianapolis (42-42) comes up a run short, 7-6, in loss to visiting Toledo (38-47)

Mitch Keller (6-3, 3.32) was starting. Gregory Polanco was in right field. Hayes and Reyes returned to the lineup. Three players went deep. And the comeback fell a run short in the bottom of the ninth.

Dustin Peterson (280/302/453) knocked his tenth homer, a solo shot in the second, but then the Mud Hens knocked Keller for a four spot in the third. With two outs and no one one, Toledo put together five straight hits including a pair of doubles.

In all, Keller was touched for six runs on nine hits and a walk in five and two thirds.

SS Cole Tucker (303/357/531) blasted a solo homer to center field in the third, his seventh in the minors.

C Christian Kelley (199/255/305) added his own solo blast in the fifth, his second of the year, and with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Pablo Reyes walked and CF Jason Martin (244/280/423) followed with a two-run drive to center, his sixth, which still left them a run short.

Polanco and Erik Gonzalez, both rehabbing, each had two hits.

Double-A

Altoona (45-38) wins 6-3 comeback in extras over visiting Erie (44-38)

Tied 3-3 after nine, Erie scored twice in the top of the tenth but Altoona bounced back with three to grab the win.

With one out, LF Chris Sharpe (280/367/457) singled to center to drive in the fake runner. CF Jared Oliva (260/345/390) singled Sharpe to third and then stole second, his 21st, before 3B Robbie Glendinning (335/388/574) lined the ball off the left field wall for a game winning double.

Right-hander Sean Brady (4-7, 4.79) turned in another strong effort, his fifth consecutive quality start, as he allowed just two runs in seven innings on six hits and a walk while striking out six. A two-run homer to the third batter in the first inning would be the only runs he’d allow.

Sharpe had two hits and Oliva had three, including a double.

Batting 190/281/282 on June 2, in the 29 games since Oliva put together a fine 349/425/528 line.

High-A

Bradenton (46-37) scores 5-2 victory over visiting Florida (29-54)

Nick Economos (7-5, 2.31) put together another fine start, allowing just one unearned run ins even innings on three hits and one walk as he fanned six. He threw 68 of 101 pitches for strikes. It’s the third time in his last four starts that Economos has thrown a Williams, allowing no earned runs in six or more innings.

SS Oneil Cruz (333/378/478) had two hits and CF Travis Swaggerty (235/323/335) also had a pair, including an RBI single in the Marauders’ three-run fifth inning.

Low-A

Greensboro (51-33) outscored 11-10 by visiting Lakewood (35-50)

In a battle of big innings, with Greensboro ahead 6-2 Lakewood put up six run in the sixth inning. Greensboro bounced back with four in the eighth to retake the lead at 10-8, but couldn’t hold on to it as Lakewood scored three more times in the ninth.

Starter Alex Manasa (7-2, 3.15) allowed two runs in five innings, both solo homers in the third inning. He allowed five hits and two walks while fanning seven. Allen Montgomery (7.43 ERA in 13 13 IP) followed and gave up all six runs in Lakewood’s big sixth inning, on three hits, including a three-run homer, and three walks.

With one out in the top of the ninth, reliever Cody Smith (5.79 ERA in 9 13 IP) notched a strikeout but watched as the batter reached on a passed ball. After another K for the second out, catcher Zac Susi dropped a foul pop for an error, again extending the inning. After that batter walked, Malvin Matos line a three-run homer to left center to put Lakewood up a run.

Four Grasshoppers had two hits each, accounting for all eight hits. CF Jonah Davis (150/265/291) had a single and a homer, his fourth. LF Fabricio Macias (273/332/416) was 2-for-5. Susi (202/296/298) had a single in addition to his homerun, and 2B Kyle Mottice (387/515/462) had a pair of doubles in addition to being hit by a pitch.

Short Season A

West Virginia (11-9) 6-2 winners at Williamsport (4-16)

19 year old right-hander Michael Burrows bounced back from his rough start with five innings of one run ball, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out five. In three of his four starts he’s allowed one run or fewer.

The Black Bears couldn’t get a base runner in Williamsport starter Leonel Aponte’s four innings, but they exploded for five runs on five hits and a walk in the sixth, including a double by 3B Jared Triolo (180/250/400)

SS Cory Wood (220/304/320), CF Matt Gorski (238/283/333) and 2B Dean Lockery (222/283/259) each had two hits.

Advanced Rookie

Bristol (8-8) 8-7 victor at Greeneville (6-10)

The Pirates built a 5-0 lead after two innings and held on for a one run lead.

Dante Mendoza (5.25 ERA in 12 IP) had a rough start, allowing three runs in four innings on four hits and three walks. He struck out only one as he threw just 41 of 75 pitches for strikes (55%)

SS Francisco Acuna (325/383/525) had two hits including a two-run homer in the fifth, his first of the year. 2B Josh Bissonette (257/333/257) and 3B Aaron Shackelford (310/431/524) each had three hits.

Rookie

GCL Pirates (4-4) hang on for 5-4 win over visiting Red Sox (4-5)

Starter Estalin Ortiz only lasted two batters, walking both. but 19 year old right-hander Domingo Gonzalez, in his first game since being promoted from the Dominican League, allowed just one run over the next four innings on five hits and one walk while fanning seven. On the year he has 4 walks and 40 strikeouts in 29 13 innings.

Dominican Rookie

Pirates-1 (13-16) win 6-2 at Dodgers Shoemaker (14-15)

Starter Braham Rosario (2.42 ERA in 26 IP) allowed only one run over five innings but reliever Raydel Velette tried to up that, allowing just one hit, a solo homer, over the final four, while walking one and striking out five.

DH Jhan Polanco (279/416/426) hit his second homer, a two-run shot, and walked twice. 2B Juan Jerez (316/358/561) and C Rafael Escalante (212/422/333) each had two hits.

Pirates-2 (23-6) drop 8-2 decision to Seattle (11-18)

The Pirates-2 suffered a rare loss as they could only muster eight hits and two walks while going down on strikes eleven times.

2B Carlos Arroyo (316/400/474) had two hits while 3B Eudys Carrasco (238/313/405) hit a two-run homer, his first.

Pirates pitchers garnered thirteen strikeouts but surrendered eleven hits. Starter Adrian Mendez (4.70 ERA in 23 IP) was knocked around for four runs in three and two thirds innings.

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Disabled List

Triple-A Indianapolis

2019-06-27 3B Hunter Owen, left hand contusion

2019-04-28 RHP J.T. Brubaker, right forearm strain (rehabbing at West Virginia)

2019-04-21 RHP Brandon Maurer, right knee inflammation (rehabbing at West Virginia)

Double-A Altoona

2019-06-12 LHP Elvis Escobar, left shoulder strain

2019-04-26 2B Stephen Alemais, right shoulder strain

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

High-A Bradenton

2019-06-28 LF Daniel Amaral

2019-06-27 RHP Aaron Shortridge

2019-05-17 LHP Oddy Nunez, back strain

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

Low-A Greensboro

2019-06-28 LHP Zach Spears (60 day)

2019-04-04 RHP Travis McGregor (60 day), recovering from Sept 2018 Tommy John surgery

Advanced Rookie

2019-06-17 RHP Lizardy Dicent

2019-06-17 LHP Roger Santana

Rookie

2019-06-24 RHP Andres Arrieta (60 day)