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DSL Prospect Watch: Dennis Hurtarte Heating Up

DSL Prospect Watch: Dennis Hurtarte Heating Up

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Box Score

Result: Yankees2 12, Pirates 6

Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (2-4, 5.00) - 4.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.189) - 2-for-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, BB

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, 3B (.205) - 1-for-4, BB, SB

Rudy Guzman, LF (.227) - 3-for-6, 2 SB

Gerardo Navarro, RHP (3.30) - 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, SS (.156) - 0-for-4, BB

Game Notes: The Pirates pitchers struggled today, with four...

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