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Power Shut Out ‘Hoppers; Curve Have A Hit-Fest In 10th Inning Win

Power Shut Out ‘Hoppers; Curve Have A Hit-Fest In 10th Inning Win

Charlotte Stone Crabs  5,  Bradenton Marauders  4[ box ]The Marauders fell short in their 9th-inning rally, losing to the Stone Crabs tonight.  The Marauders out-hit the Stone Crabs 13 - 11, with 1B Aaron Baker leading the offense with 3 hits.  Starter Brett Sinkbeil gave up one run to Charlotte in the top of the 1st, on a single, two steals, and an RBI ground out.  He also gave up two more singles, but left those runners on base.  Marauders' DH Calvin Anderson snatched the lead away from Charlotte in the bottom of the inning, with a 2-run homer after Baker's double.Charlotte tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the 3rd, with a double, a steal of third base, and another RBI ground out.  Sinkbeil gave up the go-ahead run in the top of the 5th, beginning with a lead-off single.  The next two batters flied out, and each time the runner tagged up and advanced one base.  An RBI single brought him in from third base.  After a fielding erro...

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