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Veal Moves Up To Altoona, But Curve Bombarded

Veal Moves Up To Altoona, But Curve Bombarded

Charlotte Stone Crabs  6,  Bradenton Marauders  1[ box ] The Marauders scored a run in the top of the 1st, then could not score again, as the Stone Crabs put up 6 unanswered runs.  RF Robbie Grossman led off with a single, then moved to second on 2B Jarek Cunningham's sacrifice bunt.  Grossman scored on 1B Aaron Baker's RBI single.  C Carlos Paulino and SS Benji Gonzalez hit back-to-back singles with two outs in the 2nd, and a wild pitch moved them both into scoring position, but Grossman lined out to third to end the inning.  The Marauders also put two runners on base in the 3rd, when Baker walked and DH Calvin Anderson singled.  They were also left on base.  Gonzalez singled in the 4th and Baker hit a ground-rule double over the left field wall in the 5th.  The only Bradenton runner after the 5th was LF David Rubinstein, who was hit by a pitch in the 6th.  Bradenton starter Kyle McPherson pitched 4 innings and allowed one ru...

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