Bradenton Marauders� 10,� St. Lucie Mets� 1 (Game 1) ..� (box)
The Marauders took both ends of this double-header, and in Game 1, it was all Bradenton.� They started with 4 runs in the bottom of the 1st, when RF Robbie Grossman and CF Starling Marte walked, LF Quincy Latimore was hit by a pitch to load the bases, then 1B Calvin Anderson blasted a grand slam.� More walks contributed to more scoring in the 2nd inning.� DH Jordan Newton and SS Greg Picart got free passes, then Marte brought them in with a triple.� A wild pitch let Marte score too, and the Marauders had a 7-0 lead.� They added another 3 runs on 2 homers in the bottom of the 6th.� 2B Shelby Ford led off with a solo bomb, then after Grossman walked again, Latimore hit a 2-run shot.
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Nancy grew up in Rochester, NY, where her father indoctrinated her to the love of baseball as a small child. He taught her to keep score at the age of 5, and she hasn't stopped since. She now lives in the Indianapolis area with her husband and two sons. Nancy has followed the Indians on both the Most Valuable Network and the Bloguin group, before joining Pirates Prospects in 2011. She provides daily game recaps from Indianapolis, plus player analysis from the guys she sees live at the games.