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Bixler Returns; Krol Saves #21

Bixler Returns; Krol Saves #21

GCL Blue Jays� 9,� GCL Pirates� 1 (box)
In another afternoon game, the Pirates were held to just 5 hits and one run, while the Blue Jays pounded out 5 home runs.� DH Joey Schoenfeld had the only extra-base hit for the Pirates, a double in the 3rd, but he was thrown out trying to steal third base.� The Pirates' best chance came in the 7th, when 3B Eric Avila singled, LF Exicardo Cayonez walked, and C Elias Diaz singled, all in a row and all with two outs.� But a strikeout ended the inning, leaving all three standing on base.� 2B Jorge Bishop and Cayonez had the other two Pirates' hits.� Rehabbing SS Brian Friday went 0-for-3 with a walk.
Joely Rodriguez made the start for the Pirates.� He got three quick ground outs in the 1st inning, but gave up a solo home run, a single, and a 2-run hom...

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