Nancy Zinni

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    Marauders Blast Cardinals, Power Split DoubleHeader

    A little lighter schedule in the Pirates' lower minor leagues tonight -- the Altoona Curve and the State College Spikes both had scheduled days off.

    The Pirates have signed their top two draft picks, righty pitchers Jameson Taillon and Stetson Allie, just a few hours before the midnight deadline.� That makes 27 of...

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    Curve Lose In Extras; Marauders Split Twin Bill

    Sunday's games in the Pirates' lower minor leagues were partially hampered by rain.... The GCL Pirates again had today off.

    The State College Spikes and the Aberdeen IronBirds fell victim to rain.� That game will not be made up, as the Spikes are not scheduled to play Aberdeen again this season.� Tomorrow is...

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    This Time Indians Can’t Overcome Late Inning Rallies

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    Syracuse Chiefs� 4,� Indianapolis Indians� 2 (box)

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    Like yesterday, the Indians had an early lead in this afternoon's game against the Syracuse Chiefs at Victory Field.� Like yesterday, the...

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    9th Inning Heroes: Friday and Presley

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    Erik Kratz is a good sport.

    Indianapolis Indians� 4,� Syracuse Chiefs� 3 (box)

    IMG_43212B Brian Friday (photo) and CF Alex Presley were the big heroes in the bottom of the 9th...

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    Spikes Throw One-Hitter; Wilson K’s 11

    Saturday's action with the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates...� The West Virginia Power and Lexington Legends were rained out tonight.� They will go for two tomorrow.

    State College� 1,� Aberdeen IronBirds� 0 (box)

    Pitchers Tyler Waldron, Ryan Beckman, and Brooks Pounders combined to one-hit the IronBirds tonight.� Waldron made the start with 5...

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    Jaramillo’s Blast Seals It For The Tribe

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    Manager Frank Kremblas congratulates Pedro Ciriaco on his triple

    Indianapolis Indians� 5,� Syracuse Chiefs� 2 (box)

    IMG_4311C Jason Jaramillo's booming home run in the bottom of the 8th inning capped...

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    I’m Still Awake — And So Are The Curve!

    Friday's action with the Pirates' lower minor leaguers... The GCL Pirates and the GCL Tigers barely got started this afternoon before their game had to be suspended.� Starter Bryton Trepagnier pitched 2 innings and allowed a run on one hit in the 1st.� The Pirates had had 6 batters go down in...

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    Wild Pitch Gives Away The Win In The 11th

    Norfolk Tides� 2,� Indianapolis Indians� 1 (box)

    IMG_4292A run scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 11th inning made the difference tonight at Victory Field, as the Norfolk Tides slipped by the Indians by a...

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    Solid Starts From Locke, Adcock, Miller, and Cain

    Minor League action with the Pirates' affiliates on Thursday... lots of good pitching

    Altoona Curve� 5,� Trenton Thunder� 3 (box)

    The Curve came from behind to take this game from Trenton, despite being out-hit 8-7.� Starter Jeff Locke had trouble in the 1st inning, when 3 runs scored on a double, three singles,...

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    Presley and Moss Lead Indians Over Tide

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    Indianapolis Indians� 7,� Norfolk Tides� 4 (box)

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    OF Alex Presley (photo -- making a tricky catch in center field) and DH Brandon Moss combined for 5 RBI and each member...