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INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA)
The Indianapolis Indians beat Buffalo 2-0.  Hayden Penn got the start, pitching six shutout innings, and allowing three hits, four walks, and striking out four.  Anthony Claggett and Wilfredo Ledezma each added a perfect inning in relief.  Jean Machi got the save, with a shutout inning, allowing no hits, one walk and striking out one.

Jim Negrych led the offense, going 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs.  Jeff Clement went 3-for-4 with a double.  Brandon Moss went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored, plus a stolen base.

ALTOONA CURVE (AA)
Altoona lost 8-4 to Trenton.  Bryan Morris had a rough start, allowing eight runs on ten hits in five innings, with five strikeouts and three walks.  Tony Watson pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out three.  Daniel Moskos pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.

Gorkys Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.  Hernandez has been on fire lately, going 9-for-23, with a double, two triples, and a homer in his last six games.  Josh Harrison went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.  Chase d’Arnaud went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

BRADENTON MARAUDERS (A+)
Bradenton beat Jupiter 9-7.  Nathan Adcock got the start, allowing seven runs, with only three earned, on nine hits in six innings, with no walks and two strikeouts.  Tyler Cox got the win, pitching a shutout inning with two walks and two strikeouts.  Ramon Aguero pitched a shutout inning, allowing a hit and striking out two.  Noah Krol got the save with a shutout inning.

Calvin Anderson led the offense, going 3-for-4 with two homers, both solo shots.  Quincy Latimore also went 3-for-4, with a homer and three RBIs.  Robbie Grossman went 2-for-4 with a double.  Steve Pearce made a rehab appearance, going 1-for-3 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Jorge Bishop, getting the call from Extended Spring Training, went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple, falling a homer short of the cycle.

WEST VIRGINIA POWER (A)
West Virginia beat Hagerstown 7-5.  Jason Erickson pitched five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with a walk and a strikeout.  Mike Williams allowed three runs on five hits in two innings.  Marc Baca pitched two shutout innings for the save.

Evan Chambers went 1-for-4 with a homer, his eighth of the year, and two RBIs.  Chambers also stole his 17th base of the year.  Jose Hernandez went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs.  Jarek Cunningham went 2-for-5 with a triple and a run.  Ramon Cabrera went 1-for-3 with a double.

VSL PIRATES (RK)
The VSL Pirates lost to the VSL Phillies 4-3.  Francisco Vilchez pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with two walks and two strikeouts.  Remberto Romo pitched two innings, allowing two runs on four hits.  Deivis Goatache pitched a perfect inning in relief.

Jordan Galvez went 2-

for-4 with a double and an RBI.  Luis Cardona went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run.  Ashley Ponce went 1-for-5 with a run scored.  Francisco Aponte went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

DSL PIRATES (RK)
The DSL Pirates lost to the DSL Indians 11-3.  Ricky Perez got hit hard in the first inning, allowing six runs, three earned, on five hits, and only getting one out.  Yoan Gonzalez pitched 3.2 shutout innings, allowing two hits.  Jonathan Herrand allowed one run on four hits in three innings, with no walks and a strikeout.  Cristopher Richardson allowed four runs in two innings of work.

Jodaneli Carvajal went 2-for-3 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Alen Hanson went 1-for-4 with an RBI.  Willy Garcia went 1-for-1 with a double, but left the game after the hit.  Raul Fortunato went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

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