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(FCL) Pirates' Shalin Polanco rounds third base. The Florida Complex League (FCL) Orioles played
(FCL) Pirates' Shalin Polanco rounds third base. The Florida Complex League (FCL) Orioles played / THOMAS BENDER/HERALD-TRIBUNE / USA TODAY
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Bradenton grabs an early lead, doesn't look back

It did not take the Low-A Bradenton Marauders long to take the lead on Sunday afternoon. After scoring a run in each of the first 2 innings against the Tampa Tarpons on their way to a 6-2 victory to improve to 27-24 on the season.

Jack Brannigan hit a solo home run in the 1st inning, his 1st of the season to give the Marauders a quick 1-0 lead. A fielding error lead to another Marauder run in the 2nd inning. At that point it was 2-0 and the Marauders were off and running.

In the 4th inning their lead grew. Termarr Johnson, who remains red hot at the plate, scored on a Rodolfo Nolasco sacrifice fly. Shalin Polanco then launched his 8th home run of the season, making the score 5-1 Marauders.

Brannigan finished hte gmae 2-for-4 with his solo home run and a walk. Johnson was 1-for-5 with a run scored, Polanco was 2-for-5 with his home run and 2 RBI, Alexander Mojica and Jesus Castillo each had a hit as well, as well as a Castillo RBI.

Dominic Perachi started for Bradenton, allowing 2 runs on five hits, a home run, no walks, and seven strikeouts in 5 innings pitched. Tyler Chatwood, Luis Peralta, and Ryan Harbin combined to strike out a pair in 4 perfect innings of relief.

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