Tampa Yankees� 9,� Bradenton Marauders� 2 (box)
There was a high-scoring inning in this game too, but it belonged to the Yankees.� Tim Alderson's A+ return was not a happy one, as he did not make it out of the 2nd inning.� He threw 52 pitches total, but 32 of them in the second inning before being relieved, and was responsible for 7 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks.� It was the shortest start for a Marauders' starter this season.
Twelve Yankees came to the plate in the 2nd inning.� A single and an RBI double started the mess, then Alderson got a ground out.� A walk and a single brought in the second run.� Then came a 2-RBI double, a walk, and a runner caught stealing for the second out.� A single and a double drove in another run, and that was the end of Alderson's afternoon.� Matt McSwain came on in relief, but gave up two more singles, for two more runs (charged to Alderson), then ended the inning with a ground out.
The Marauders got 2 of the runs back in the top of the 3rd.� SS Adenson ...
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