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Glasnow, Pimentel toss zeros in Class A victory

Pirates pitching prospects hurl seven shutout innings for Bradenton

Right-handers Tyler Glasnow and Stolmy Pimentel, the Pirates' Nos. 3 and 16 prospects, combined for seven scoreless innings Monday and Class A Advanced Bradenton defeated Clearwater, 5-0.

Glasnow, ranked No. 23 on's Top 100 Prospects list, started the game and threw five shutout innings. He struck out four batters, walked four and allowed two hits. He hasn't allowed a run in 12 2/3 innings, a streak that dates back to May 22.

Since beginning this season in extended spring training due to a back injury, Glasnow has made eight starts and is 2-3 with a 2.15 ERA. He has struck out 41 batters and walked 26 in 37 2/3 innings.

As scheduled, Pimentel relieved Glasnow and threw two innings. He is beginning a rehab assignment as he recovers from shoulder inflammation that landed him on the Major League disabled list May 2. He struck out two batters, walked one and did not allow a hit in his first game action in a month.

Right fielder Josh Bell, the Pirates' No. 6 prospect and No. 62 overall, led the Marauders offense. He went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI in the victory.

In 53 games this season, Bell is hitting .308 with an .820 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage).

Teddy Cahill is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill.
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