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Homers And Wins For Everyone

Homers And Wins For Everyone

Bradenton Marauders  6,  Clearwater Threshers  2(box) Two homers and a strong start by Kyle McPherson gave the Marauders the win in Bradenton.  McPherson pitched 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk, with 4 strikeouts.  He allowed two base runners over the first three innings -- a hit batter and a single -- and erased them both with double plays.  He gave up a walk and a single in the 4th, but ended that inning with a strikeout.  Clearwater's first run came in the 5th, on a double and two ground outs, and their second run scored in the 6th on a single and an RBI double.The Marauders took advantage of a throwing error in the 1st inning to score their first run.  RF Robbie Grossman walked, and 2B Jarek Cunningham singled, moving Grossman to second base.  C Ramon Cabrera grounded to second, forcing Cunningham out, but a throwing error by the Clearwater shortstop put Cabrera on second base and let Grossman come around to score....

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