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Recapping Sunday's Pirate minor league action

Aug 2, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Nick Gonzales (39)
Aug 2, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Nick Gonzales (39) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Curve get walked off in 13 innings

In was an extra innings war in Bowie on Sunday afternoon. When the dust settled, the Double-A affiliate of the Pirates, the Altoona Curve, were walked off by the Bowie Baysox 7-6 in 13 innings. With the loss, the Curve are now 52-59 on the season.

Two late inning rallies appeared to but the Curve over the top but were not enough.

Altoona trailed 3-1 entering the 9th inning. With two outs and two runners on base in the top of the 9th, Chavez Young launched a 3-run home run. His 2nd long ball of the season gave Altoona a 4-3 lead. This lead, however, was short lived as Bowie socred via solo home run off Tahnaj Thomas in the bottom half of the inning to send the game to extra innings.

Grant Ford walked two and struck a batter out in a scoreless 11th and 12th inning, leading to the Curve regaining the lead in the top of the 13th. The 3rd Double-A home run of the season from Juan Jerez made the score 6-4 Curve. But Oliver Garcia failed to hold the lead, allowing 3 runs as Bowie walked the Curve off 7-6 in the bottom half of the inning.

Sean Sullivan started for Altoona and pitched well. He allowed 3 runs on four hits, two walks, a home run, and six strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. Michell Miliano also pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief, allowing a hit and striking a batter out.