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ALUMNI REPORT: Kranick makes third start for Pirates in 6-4 loss

Max Kranick made his third Major League start Wednesday night, getting a no-decision while pitching on his 24th birthday.

The Valley View graduate and Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander left after three innings, giving up four runs on seven hits in a 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

Kranick walked one and struck out three.

Through three starts, Kranick is 1-1 with a 5.73 earned run average. He has allowed 11 hits and 4 walks while striking out 11 in 11 innings.

Kranick has pitched on three different levels this season. He was 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings over 3 starts at Altoona in Double-A before going 1-2 with a 5.47 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings over 6 starts at Indianapolis in Triple-A.

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