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Alvarez Starts With GCL Pirates

Alvarez Starts With GCL Pirates

Reading Phillies   3,  Altoona Curve  1[ box ]The Curve continue to be run-production-challenged.  They scored one run tonight, increasing their total over the past 6 games to a whopping 2.  They put up 9 hits, and had 2 batters reach base on walks, but could only push one runner across the plate.  The lone run scored in the bottom of the 3rd.  LF Quincy Latimore slipped a single into left field, and starting pitcher Mike Colla dropped down a sacrifice bunt to move Latimore to second.  2B Brock Holt plated Latimore with an RBI single to right field.  The Curve had a runner reach third base in the bottom of the 5th, when Colla singled and CF Starling Marte lined a double into left field.  A walk to SS Jordy Mercer loaded the bases, but with two outs, C Tony Sanchez popped out to end the inning.  Holt and Mercer hit back-to-back singles in the 7th, but both were left on base and the Curve went down in order in the last two innings. &...

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