Altoona lost 6-5 on Sunday despite two homers from Stetson Allie. Unfortunately, videos of those homers haven’t been uploaded on milb.com, possibly because they are still waiting for the second one to land. So today we got with what we got, a nice single the other way from Willy Garcia to score a run in the sixth inning. At the time, this hit put Altoona up 5-2, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead.
We also have a pair of home runs from Indianapolis. The first is from Saturday off the bat of Chris McGuiness, his fourth of the season.
The second Indianapolis homer is off the bat of Brent Morel, who had a big day yesterday, driving in five runs. Three of those RBIs came from this one swing in the second inning.
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