The Glendale Desert Dogs played their third game on Thursday afternoon. After losing the opener, Mitch Keller picked up the win in game two on Wednesday by throwing three shutout innings. Thursday was a quiet game for Pittsburgh Pirates, as Kevin Kramer was the only one in the starting lineup, though he had a big day at the plate. Glendale defeated Surprise by an 8-2 score.

As mentioned in our AFL preview, Kramer was playing shortstop during the Fall Instructional League and the plan in the AFL was to get him more time at the spot. Since being drafted, he has played just four games at shortstop, all during the 2015 season. At the plate, he had a chance to break open Thursday's game early, coming up with a runner on third base and a 3-0 score. Kramer grounded out to second base to end th...

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