Pirates farm system report
A look at how the Pirates’ farm teams fared in games played Sunday:
Indianapolis (Triple-A, 2-2) split a doubleheader with Pawtucket (Red Sox), losing Game 1, 1-0, in 10 innings and winning Game 2, 6-0. Nerio Rodriguez struck out seven and pitched six perfect innings in a losing effort. Brad Eldred went 2 for 3 with two home runs and four RBI in the victory.
Altoona Curve (Double-A, 4-0) matched its best start in franchise history with a 4-2 win over Trenton (Yankees). Vic Butler went 2 for 3 with a run scored and two RBI. Starter Josh Shortslef (1-0) allowed one run on five hits over five innings.
Hickory (Low Single-A, 1-3) scored nine runs on 18 hits in the 9-4 win over Lake County (Indians). Brent Lilleridge had two home runs and three RBI, and Steve Lerud also homered for the Crawdads. Todd Redmond allowed one run on four hits while striking out seven for the win.
Lynchburg (High Single-A, 1-2) lost, 17-5, to Potomac (Nationals). Mike Carlin and Brad Correll each had RBI singles in the first inning, as the Hillcats took a 3-0 lead. Lynchburg was not able to hold the lead for long, as the pitching staff allowed a franchise-record 22 hits.