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Drew Cumberland

Wade LeBlanc strikes out eight but gives up four runs. Nathan Culp gives up five while Cedric Hunter has a solid start. Anthony Bass pitches well, Drew Cumberland supplies power, and Cody Decker drives them – we have post-game talk. Nick Greenwood starts like he ends with more shutout ball, and Nate Freiman goes yard for Fort Wayne.

Portland (0-1) lost 6-2 to Sacramento (A's) Wade LeBlanc – the final pitcher cut from big league camp as the team defined its 25-man to begin the year – gave up four runs on seven hits across five innings, striking out eight. The left-hander tossed 84 pitches and saw three extra-base hits, including a homer. LeBlanc went 4-9 with a 3.87 ERA across 24 games, including 20 starts for the Beavers a...

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