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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Win Tenth Straight in Shutout Over Braves

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates2 Win Tenth Straight in Shutout Over Braves

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Box Score

Result: Pirates 7, Angels 2

Starting Pitcher: Miguel Ferreras, RHP (4.15) 5.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR

Top Hitter: Dennis Hurtarte, 1B (.227) – 3-for-5, RBI

Other Notable Performers:

Julio de la Cruz, DH (.204) – 1-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, SB

Jonathan Minier, RHP (1-0, 1.50) – 3.1 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 HR

Johan De Jesus, SS (.195) – 1-for-3

Game Notes: The Pirates beat the Angels by a 7-2 score on Friday to win their 36th game of the season. They were down 2-1 after six innings before the bats woke up and put three runs on the board in both the seventh and ninth innings. The offense had 13 hits on the day, led by three apiece from Dennis Hurtarte and ...

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