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09/29/2014 | Lamb named D-backs' Player of the Year
Arizona named Jake Lamb, who finished the year in the Majors and won the Southern League MVP award, its Player of the Year while honoring Aaron Blair as its top pitcher.

09/29/2014 | Cuban Castillo heads to Arizona Fall League
After playing at four levels to reach the Majors in his first month of professional baseball, Red Sox prospect Rusney Castillo will play some more in Arizona.

09/29/2014 | Blair, Lamb lead group of D-backs All-Stars
Right-handed pitcher Aaron Blair and third baseman Jake Lamb used big seasons to climb the ladder in the D-backs farm system in 2014. They headline Arizona's Organization All-Stars.

09/27/2014 | Johnson snags honor from Red Sox
After going 13-3 with a 2.13 ERA across two levels, Brian Johnson was named the Red Sox's Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Mookie Betts snagged Player of the Year honors.

09/26/2014 | Pederson's historic '14 nets more honors
Joc Pederson, who recorded the Pacific Coast League's first 30/30 season since 1934, was named with Corey Seager as the Dodgers' co-Minor League Player of the Year.

09/25/2014 | Nats' top prospect Giolito visits Washington
Having been named his organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Lucas Giolito visited Nationals Park in Washington and reflected on his first full season on Thursday.

09/25/2014 | Batting Around: Rock Cats' future uncertain
The Huntsville Stars' new ballpark in Biloxi is being delayed by construction issues, while the New Britain Rock Cats face a cloudy future as plans to relocate to Hartford haven't progressed.

09/23/2014 | Norris to make first Major League start
Daniel Norris will make his first Major League start for the Blue Jays on Thursday while Marcus Stroman serves a five-game suspension.

09/23/2014 | Dr. Batboy does it all for Erie SeaWolves
Erie, Pennsylvania, doctor Brad Fox is a busy man. Apart from his own family practice, he serves as the Double-A Erie SeaWolves' team doctor -- and occasional batboy.

09/22/2014 | Humbled Guerrieri ready to bounce back
First-rounder Taylor Guerrieri appeared to be on the fast track to the Rays when an elbow injury forced him to take a step back. Nearing the end of rehab, he is ready to continue his journey to Tampa Bay.

09/22/2014 | DSL Pirates' De Jesus suspended 72 games
Pirates Minor Leaguer third baseman Johan De Jesus was suspended for 72 games Monday after testing positive for a banned steroid.

09/19/2014 | Phillies' Watson suspended 50 games
Phillies Minor League right-hander Shane Watson was suspended 50 games on Friday after testing positive for a banned substance.

09/18/2014 | Walker moving back into Mariners rotation
With the Mariners 1 1/2 games back of a Wild Card berth, Seattle's No. 1 prospect Taijuan Walker is slated to rejoin the starting rotation Friday night at Houston.

09/18/2014 | Rakuten trio travel far to learn the trade
Three officials from the Japanese Tohuku Rakuten Golden Eagles team dropped in on two International League teams to learn about American stadium operations.

09/17/2014 | Costello keeps sweet tune in Rochester
Fred Costello, a New York native, has played the organ at Red Wings games for each of the past 38 seasons. But, like so many things in life, it wasn't something he had ever planned on doing.

09/17/2014 | Flurry of affiliation changes as season ends
The <a href="/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140917&content_id=95074016&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb">final game</a> of the 2014 season took place on Tuesday night, but Minor League action continued Wednesday and Thursday as several clubs changed their Major League affiliations.

09/17/2014 | Pitchers of the Postseason
Andrew Chafin won both of his playoff starts for Reno, firing 15 scoreless innings, to headline the top pitching performers of the 2014 postseason.

09/17/2014 | Offensive Players of the Postseason
Whit Merrifield helped Omaha win the Triple-A title and Darrell Ceciliani led EL champ Binghamton at the plate to headline the top hitters of the Postseason.

09/17/2014 | Hayes powers Omaha to Triple-A title
Brett Hayes hit a long two-run homer to break a seventh-inning tie Tuesday as Omaha beat Pawtucket, 4-2, to win its second straight Triple-A National Championship Game.

09/17/2014 | Royals pair flushes at title game opportunity
Christian Binford and Kyle Zimmer got the spotlight for the Storm Chasers and both made the most of it in the Triple-A National Championship Game.

09/16/2014 | GCL Cardinals' Medina suspended 50 games
Cardinals Minor League right-hander Yeison Medina was suspended for 50 games without pay Tuesday after a positive test for the banned stimulant heptaminol.

09/16/2014 | Phillips, Correa spark JetHawks to crown
Brett Phillips scored three runs and drove in two and No. 1 Astros prospect Carlos Correa showed up for support as Lancaster routed Visalia, 10-2, in Game 5.

09/15/2014 | PawSox, Chasers battle for Triple-A title
Rusney Castillo and IL champ Pawtucket will face the PCL's best in Whit Merrifield and Omaha in the Triple-A Baseball National Championship in Charlotte on Tuesday.

09/15/2014 | Sisters a familiar sight in Hudson Valley
The Hanson Sisters -- Diane and her younger sibling Vivian -- have attended virtually every Hudson Valley Renegades game since the 2000 season, bringing raccoon puppets and their unique style to Dutchess Stadium.

09/15/2014 | 'Hounds blank Drillers, win championship
Midland won its first Texas League title since 2009 on Sunday, beating Tulsa, 5-0, in the decisive fifth game of the Finals on homers by Dusty Coleman and Conner Crumbliss.

09/15/2014 | Glenn, Rawhide force Game 5 with JetHawks
Alex Glenn smacked a three-run homer as Visalia forced a decisive Game 5 of the California League Finals with an 11-3 rout of Lancaster on Sunday at The Hangar.

09/14/2014 | Brooks pitches Chasers to PCL crown
Omaha repeated as Pacific Coast League champion on Sunday afternoon as Aaron Brooks pitched a two-hitter for his third postseason win in a 4-0 blanking of Reno.

09/14/2014 | Ruiz blasts JetHawks to brink of title
Rio Ruiz belted a leadoff homer in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday, giving Lancaster a 4-3 win over Visalia in Game 4 of the best-of-5 Cal League Championship Series.

09/14/2014 | Muncy, 'Hounds force Game 5 in Finals
Max Muncy went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored Saturday night as Midland topped Tulsa, 9-4, to tie the best-of-5 Texas League Finals at two wins apiece.

09/13/2014 | PawSox win second IL title in three years
Keith Couch allowed one hit over 6 2/3 scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut Saturday as Pawtucket beat Durham, 4-1, to claim its second Governors' Cup in three years.

09/13/2014 | Tourists reclaim Sally League title
Konner Wade tossed seven scoreless innings and Raimel Tapia homered Saturday as Asheville captured the South Atlantic League title with a 4-1 win at Hagerstown.

09/13/2014 | Cougars put crown atop historic year
Jacob Rogers belted a go-ahead homer and drove in three runs Saturday night as Kane County swept its way to the Midwest League title with a 7-2 win at Lake County.

09/13/2014 | Bocock helps Chasers avoid elimination
Brian Bocock matched his regular-season total with two homers on Saturday afternoon as Omaha forced Game 5 in the PCL Championship Series with an 11-2 thumping of Reno.

09/13/2014 | McCullers leads way as JetHawks level series
Lance McCullers pitched into the seventh inning for the first time this season as Lancaster pulled even in the California League Championship Series with a with a 3-0 win at Visalia.

09/13/2014 | Chafin wins again to give Aces Finals edge
Andrew Chafin scattered four hits and a walk while striking out four over six scoreless innings Friday as Reno edged Omaha, 2-1, to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 PCL Finals.

09/13/2014 | Rosa boosts Suns to Southern League title
Viosergy Rosa hit his fourth homer of the playoffs and Justin Nicolino pitched six scoreless innings as Jacksonville beat Chattanooga, 6-1, to win the Southern League title.

09/13/2014 | Swanner carries Drillers to Game 3 win
Will Swanner smacked a go-ahead three-run homer in the 11th inning to cap a five-RBI night and power Tulsa to a 5-2 win over Midland and a 2-1 lead in the Texas League Finals.

09/13/2014 | PawSox survive in Governors' Cup Finals
Down to its final strike, Pawtucket got an RBI single from Rusney Castillo in the ninth inning and a two-run homer from Ivan De Jesus in the 13th to force a fifth game in the IL Finals.

09/12/2014 | Yezzo rallies Suns to series-tying win
Jimmy Yezzo drove in three runs and two relievers combined on 6 2/3 one-hit innings Friday as Hagerstown beat Asheville, 6-3, to force Game 5 in the South Atlantic League Finals.

09/12/2014 | B-Mets win title on Boyd's walk-off single
Binghamton won its first Eastern League championship in 20 years Friday, beating Richmond, 2-1, as Jayce Boyd hit a walk-off single and Steven Matz flirted with a no-hitter.

09/12/2014 | Almadova, Rawhide run away with Game 1
D-backs prospect Breland Almadova scored from second base on a double-play ball for Visalia to stun Lancaster for a 3-2 win in the Cal League Finals opener.

09/12/2014 | Mustangs hang on to win Pioneer crown
Billings wriggled out of a late jam with a 6-5 win over Orem for a series sweep to claim its first title since 2003 in the Pioneer League Championship Series.

09/11/2014 | Barnes, Rosa move Suns a win from title
Austin Barnes and Viosergy Rosa slugged two-run homers in the sixth as Jacksonville routed Chattanooga, 12-3, in Game 2 of the Southern League Finals.

09/11/2014 | Unhittable Underwood gets Cougars close
Cubs right-hander Duane Underwood tossed six no-hit frames en route to Kane County's 6-0 shutout of Lake County to go up 2-0 in the Midwest League Finals.

09/11/2014 | Franklin, 'pen have Bulls eyeing repeat
Nick Franklin homered in the sixth inning and the Durham bullpen held on to beat Pawtucket, 4-3, on Thursday for a 2-1 series lead in the Governors' Cup Finals.

09/11/2014 | Jemiola's gem puts Tourists on the brink
Zach Jemiola allowed one run on six hits over 8 1/3 innings in Asheville's 4-1 win over Hagerstown in Game 3 of the South Atlantic League Championship Series.

09/11/2014 | Rays' Linsky, free agent Gonzales suspended
Rays Minor League reliever Lenny Linsky and former Blue Jays first-round pick Aaron Gonzales were suspended for 50 games apiece Thursday after testing positive for drugs of abuse.

09/11/2014 | Suns' momentum spills into Finals opener
Jacksonville extended its remarkable late-season run Wednesday night with a 5-3 victory in Game 1 of the Southern League Finals. It was the Suns' 18th victory in 21 games.

09/11/2014 | A historian's passion runs deep in Auburn
Lifelong Auburn resident Charlie Wride went to his first Minor League game back in the late 1940s and has been connected to the New York-Penn League ever since. A league historian, he shares some of his memories with

09/11/2014 | Hagens, Aces pull even in PCL Finals
Bradin Hagens allowed a run on five hits over six innings on Wednesday as Reno pulled even in the Pacific Cast League Finals with a 4-2 win over Omaha in Game 2.

09/11/2014 | Suns walk away with Finals opener
Jacksonville drew 10 walks and built a big early lead Wednesday night, beating Chattanooga, 5-3, in Game 1 of the best-of-5 Southern League Championship Series.

09/10/2014 | Bulls rally late, square IL Finals at 1-1
Vince Belnome homered in the ninth inning and Mike Fontenot singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th as Durham beat Pawtucket, 4-3, to even the IL Finals at 1-1.

09/10/2014 | Dunston leads Cougars charge into Finals
Cubs outfield prospect Shawon Dunston drove in the tying run and scored two more as Kane County topped Lake County, 4-3, in the Midwest Finals opener.

09/10/2014 | O'Dowd plates three runs to tie TL Finals
Chris O'Dowd collected a pair of run-scoring hits as Tulsa beat Midland, 5-2, to salvage a split of its two Championship Series home games Wednesday.

09/10/2014 | Silvestre, bullpen lead Nats to Mills Cup
Hector Silvestre threw six strong innings and Randolph Oduber slugged a first-inning homer as Potomac beat Myrtle Beach, 5-1, to wrap up its first Mills Cup since 2010.

09/10/2014 | Peavey, Taijeron put Mets within win of title
Greg Peavey fanned a career-high nine in seven innings and Xorge Carrillo and Travis Taijeron homered as Binghamton topped Richmond, 5-1, for a 2-0 series lead.

09/10/2014 | Chasers' Brooks does it again in Game 1
Aaron Brooks allowed two runs on four hits while striking out five over seven innings Tuesday as Omaha topped Reno, 6-2, in Game 1 of the PCL Championship Series.

09/10/2014 | Mustangs walk off, win Finals opener
Without hitting the ball out of the infield, Billings scored the winning run in the 11th inning Tuesday, beating Orem, 4-3, in Game 1 of the Pioneer League Championship Series.

09/10/2014 | Rawhide hit way into Cal League Finals
Andrew Velazquez delivered a pair of hits and Visalia clubbed its way into the California League Championship Series with a 7-2 Game 4 win over Bakersfield.

09/10/2014 | Matthes burns former club in Finals opener
Kent Matthes hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning of Midland's 5-1 victory over Tulsa in Game 1 of the Texas League Championship Series.

09/09/2014 | Wooten slugs P-Nats to Mills Cup lead
John Wooten smacked a pair of two-run homers Tuesday, powering Potomac to a 12-7 win over Myrtle Beach and a 2-1 lead in the Carolina League Championship Series.

09/09/2014 | Behind slugging Difo, Suns tie Finals
South Atlantic League MVP Wilmer Difo capped a two-homer night with a go-ahead blast in the 10th inning as Hagerstown beat Ashveville, 4-3, to tie the Finals at 1-1.

09/09/2014 | With extra incentive, Spikes take NYPL title
Daniel Poncedeleon allowed three hits over six shutout innings and Luis Cruz plated three runs as State College routed Tri-City, 11-2, to wrap up its first championship.

09/09/2014 | Escobar pitches PawSox to Game 1 win
Edwin Escobar supplied seven strong innings and Garin Cecchini provided the decisive RBI as Pawtucket edged Durham, 3-2, in the Governors' Cup Finals opener.

09/09/2014 | Nimmo, Ceciliani help B-Mets take Game 1
Brandon Nimmo hit a pair of RBI singles and Darrell Ceciliani drove in the go-ahead run Tuesday as Binghamton beat Richmond, 5-2, in Game 1 of the best-of-5 Eastern League Finals.

09/09/2014 | Pulaski will be Yanks affiliate for '15 season
The New York Yankees will field an Appalachian League affiliate in Pulaski, Virginia, next season after town officials and ballpark management announced the news alongside Yankees general manager Brian Cashman on Tuesday.

09/09/2014 | Double-A Championship Series preview
The Eastern, Southern and Texas Leagues will determine their 2014 champions with upcoming best-of-5 Championship Series. Sam Dykstra covers some of the biggest storylines in each circuit.

09/09/2014 | Buffalo beer vendor Girot beloved by fans
Tom Girot has been selling beer at Buffalo sporting events since 1972, and while he's a legend among the city's fans, he's best know as "Conehead" for his vintage headwear and familiar catchphrase.

09/09/2014 | JetHawks sweep into Cal League Finals
Ronnie Mitchell finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in three runs as Lancaster reached the Cal's Championship Series with a 4-2 win over Inland Empire.

09/09/2014 | Gelalich staves off elimination for Blaze
Behind a home run and four RBIs from Jeff Gelalich, the Class A Advanced Blaze forced a Game 4 in the Cal semis, pulling away from Visalia in a 7-3 win Monday.

09/08/2014 | Tourists block out Suns in Finals opener
Ryan McMahon plated four runs and Jordan Patterson was a homer shy of the cycle as Asheville routed Hagerstown, 16-7, in the South Atlantic League Finals opener.

09/08/2014 | Lookouts rally to Southern League Finals
Chris O'Brien and O'Koyea Dickson both homered Monday as Chattanooga edged Huntsville, 7-6, to book its spot in the Southern League Championship Series.

09/08/2014 | Kanzler's late homer lifts Miracle to title
Jason Kanzler teed off on his second dramatic homer of the playoffs and this one led Fort Myers to the Florida State League crown in a 4-2 win over Daytona.

09/08/2014 | Musgrove keeps Tri-City's hopes alive
Joe Musgrove allowed two hits and fanned eight batters over seven innings as the ValleyCats beat the Spikes, 3-0, in Game 2 of the New York-Penn League Finals.

09/08/2014 | Braves' Black suspended for amphetamines
Braves Minor League outfielder Justin Black was suspended for 50 games Monday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

09/08/2014 | Suns advance to finals following suspension
After Sunday's Game 4 was suspended to be resumed Monday, Marlins No. 7 prospect J.T. Realmuto and Double-A Jacksonville punched their ticket to the Southern League Finals with a 9-1 win over Mobile.

09/08/2014 | Triple-A Championship Series preview
Rusney Castillo and Pawtucket battle Nick Franklin and Durham for International League supremacy while Aaron Brooks' Omaha squad takes on Nick Ahmed and Reno over in the Pacific Coast League.

09/08/2014 | JetHawks exacting revenge in Cal semis
Kent Emanuel turned in a quality start and Danry Vasquez went deep as Lancaster beat Inland Empire, 5-2, to take a 2-0 lead in the California League semifinals.

09/08/2014 | Hops end Canadians' reign, win first title
Hillsboro won its first Northwest League championship on Sunday, grabbing an early lead and completing a two-game sweep of Vancouver with a 4-3 victory.

09/07/2014 | Undefeated Kane County advances to Finals
Kane County, which steamrolled its way through the regular season and has kept it up in the playoffs, topped Cedar Rapids, 4-2, to reach the Midwest League Finals.

09/07/2014 | Nielsen quiets 'Cats in Finals opener
In his postseason debut, Trey Nielsen allowed one hit over six innings Sunday as State College blanked Tri-City, 2-0, in Game 1 of the best-of-3 New York-Penn League Finals.

09/07/2014 | Wooten, P-Nats knot Mills Cup Finals
John Wooten went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk as Potomac beat Myrtle Beach, 3-0, in Game 2 to even the Mills Cup Finals at 1-1 on Sunday.

09/07/2014 | Wagner, Stars refuse to go out in Game 4
In his Double-A debut, No. 14 Milwaukee prospect Tyler Wagner scattered two hits over six innings as Huntsville beat Chattanooga, 4-0, to force a final Game 5.

09/07/2014 | Ceciliani, B-Mets roll into EL Finals
Darrell Ceciliani came through again in a big inning Sunday as Binghamton punched its ticket to the Eastern League Finals with an 8-4 win over Portland.

09/07/2014 | Trahan, Hops come back, win Finals opener
Stryker Trahan slugged a two-run homer as Hillsboro overcame a five-run deficit and beat Vancouver, 7-5, in Game 1 of the Northwest League Championship Series.

09/07/2014 | Cougars' Zagunis homers, triples in Game 1
Mark Zagunis smacked an RBI triple, then launched a solo homer Saturday, powering Kane County to a 5-2 win over Cedar Rapids in Game 1 of the Midwest League semifinals.

09/07/2014 | Featherston's heroics send Drillers to Finals
Taylor Featherston collected four hits and plated five runs, including the crucial tallies in the ninth inning, as Tulsa beat Arkansas, 9-7, to advance to the Texas League finals.

09/07/2014 | JetHawks shake off rust to claim Game 1
Chase McDonald finished a triple shy of the cycle, driving in three runs and scoring two, as Lancaster beat Inland Empire, 7-3, on Saturday in Game 1 of the Cal League semifinals.

09/07/2014 | Adams slams Owlz to Pioneer League Finals
Caleb Adams belted a second-inning grand slam to spark Orem to a 7-4 win over Ogden and a sweep of their best-of-3 Pioneer League semifinal series.

09/07/2014 | Contreras' go-ahead shot keeps Cubs alive
Willson Contreras capped a 3-for-3 night with a three-run homer in the eighth inning Saturday as Daytona avoided a sweep with an 8-7 win over Fort Myers in Game 3 of the FSL Finals.

09/07/2014 | Suns turn up power to grab series lead
Viosergy Rosa, Brady Shoemaker and Joe Benson went back-to-back-to-back as part of a four-homer night as Jacksonville beat Mobile, 7-5, to take a 2-1 lead in the Southern League semifinals.

09/07/2014 | Merrifield, Chasers head back to Finals
Whit Merrifield homered for the third time in four games Saturday as Omaha beat Memphis, 6-2, to move on to the PCL Championship Series for the fourth year in a row.

09/06/2014 | Pelicans' Bell rises to challenge in Game 1
Chad Bell scattered five hits over six innings and Edwin Garcia slugged a two-run homer Saturday as Myrtle Beach beat Potomac, 2-0, in the opener of the Mills Cup Finals.

09/06/2014 | Stratton pitches Squirrels into EL Finals
Chris Stratton allowed two hits and struck out six over six scoreless innings Saturday as Richmond beat Akron, 5-1, to advance to the Eastern League Finals.

09/06/2014 | Tourists escape jam, eliminate Gnats
Play was suspended with the tying run in scoring position in the eighth inning, but the bullpen got the job done as Asheville edged Savannah, 2-1, to reach the SAL Finals.

09/06/2014 | Karns' career day lifts Bulls to Finals
Nathan Karns set a career high with 12 strikeouts over seven innings Saturday as Durham defeated Columbus, 4-2, to return to the Governors' Cup Finals.

09/06/2014 | B-Mets weather storm, force Game 5
Brandon Nimmo collected three hits and scored three times Saturday as Binghamton set a team playoff record for runs in a game in an 11-4 thumping of Portland.

09/06/2014 | Chiefs fan finds a passion for heckling
Lloyd Broadnax relocated from Brooklyn to Syracuse and found joy in heckling the hometown Chiefs, but after turning points with Jayson Werth and Shaun Marcum, he changed his loyalties.

09/06/2014 | Jacobs' homer powers Aces to series lead
Mike Jacobs hit a three-run homer Friday, giving him seven RBIs in two games and powering Reno to a 7-5 win over Las Vegas in Game 3 of its PCL semifinal series.

09/06/2014 | Daniel sparks Owlz to series-opening win
Andrew Daniel racked up three hits, including a three-run double, as Orem beat Ogden, 8-3, to get within a win of a berth in the Pioneer League Championship Series.

09/06/2014 | Harrison's patience pays off for Fort Myers
Travis Harrison singled in a run and drew a bases-loaded walk Friday night as Fort Myers blanked Daytona, 5-0, to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 Florida State League Finals.

09/06/2014 | Swihart sends PawSox back to IL Finals
Blake Swihart singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning Friday as Pawtucket beat Syracuse, 7-6, to sweep its way back to the International League Championship Series.

09/06/2014 | Chapman lifts RockHounds to series lead
Matt Chapman doubled and homered in his third Double-A game Friday as Midland edged Frisco, 3-2, to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 Texas League South Division finals.

09/06/2014 | TinCaps advance to semifinals with road win
Trea Turner led off the game with a triple and scored, setting the tone Friday night as Fort Wayne beat West Michigan, 6-2, to advance to the Midwest League semifinals.

09/06/2014 | Cardinals capture Appy League crown
Oscar Mercado and Casey Turgeon drove in two runs apiece and Dailyn Martinez pitched six strong innings as Johnson City beat Danville, 4-2, to win the Appalachian League championship.

09/05/2014 | Ross' gem pulls Stars even in semifinals
Austin Ross allowed one hit and recorded eight strikeouts over seven innings Friday night as Huntsville blanked Chattanooga, 9-0, to tie the Southern League semifinals at 1-1.

09/05/2014 | Kieboom, Suns sweep Grasshoppers
Spencer Kieboom drove in a pair of runs, including the go-ahead tally, as Hagerstown beat Greensboro, 6-2, on Friday to sweep its South Atlantic League semifinal series.

09/05/2014 | Spikes rally past Renegades, reach Finals
Robelys Reyes atoned for an earlier error by driving in the go-ahead run Friday night as State College rallied past Hudson Valley, 2-1, for a spot in the New York-Penn League Finals.

09/05/2014 | Franklin, Bulls take 2-1 series lead
Nick Franklin hit a leadoff homer in the second inning Friday as Durham beat Columbus, 3-2, to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 Governors' Cup semifinals.

09/05/2014 | Rodriguez, Castillo spark Sea Dogs
Eduardo Rodriguez pitched into the seventh and Rusney Castillo had two hits and scored twice as Portland beat Binghamton, 6-3, to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern League semifinals.

09/05/2014 | James pitches Pelicans into Mills Cup Finals
Chad James took a shutout into the sixth on Friday night as Myrtle Beach blanked Salem, 5-0, to advance to the Mills Cup Finals for the first time since 2008.

09/05/2014 | Pioneer League playoff preview
Billings, which has won 10 league titles in its history but none since 2003, battles Great Falls in the opening round, while Orem faces in-state rival Ogden in the other best-of-3 semifinal series.

09/05/2014 | Barbosa, streaky Rawhide sweep into semis
Andrew Barbosa allowed one run while striking out eight over 5 1/3 innings and Rudy Flores belted a solo homer as Visalia edged Stockton, 2-1, to sweep the series.

09/05/2014 | What an Ace: Reno's Chafin hurls shutout
D-backs lefty Andrew Chafin went the distance Thursday in a four-hitter in Reno's 6-0 win at Las Vegas, which evened the PCL semifinals at one game apiece.

09/05/2014 | Captains sweep past the Silver Hawks
Behind back-to-back home runs by Nellie Rodriguez and Mike Papi in the fourth inning, Lake County secured a series sweep of South Bend with a 7-2 victory.

09/05/2014 | Suns' Barnes comes through in clutch
One out away from a Game 1 loss, Austin Barnes hit a go-ahead two-run homer as Jacksonville beat Mobile, 5-4, on Thursday in the Southern League semifinals.

09/05/2014 | Davis spurs Canadians back to NWL Finals
Jonathan Davis got his first hits since July, going 3-for-4 to fuel Vancouver's 5-4 win over Spokane to advance to the Northwest League Championship Series.

09/04/2014 | Krietemeier, Danville force decisive Game 3
Tanner Krietemeier slugged a two-run homer as Danville beat Johnson City, 6-1, on Thursday to set up a decisive game for the Appalachian League crown.

09/04/2014 | Potomac headed to Mills Cup Finals again
Isaac Ballou homered and scored twice to lead Potomac in a 4-3 win over Lynchburg on Thursday. The P-Nats move on to the Mills Cup Championship Series.

09/04/2014 | Walker brings power bat to FSL Finals
Adam Brett Walker went 3-for-4 with a solo homer as Fort Myers took Game 1 of the Florida State League Championship Series with a 5-1 win over Daytona on Thursday.

09/04/2014 | Barnes, Cecchini lead PawSox in Game 2
Matt Barns hurled seven scoreless frames and Garin Cecchini added four hits as Pawtucket topped Syracuse, 8-2, for a commanding lead in the IL semifinals.

09/04/2014 | Adames helps Drillers knot TL semifinal
Cristhian Adames homered to break up a no-hitter, than delivered a 10th-inning walk-off win as Tulsa beat Arkansas, 4-3, to level their semifinal at one game apiece.

09/04/2014 | ValleyCats stave off Tigers to earn sweep
Tri-City jumped out to an early lead, then held off a late charge by Connecticut to advance to the New York-Penn League Finals with a 6-5 victory Thursday.

09/04/2014 | Welch homers twice as Sea Dogs tie series
Stefan Welch homered twice and Sean Coyle went deep for the second straight game as Portland blanked Binghamton, 7-0, to even their EL semifinal series.

09/04/2014 | Crooked Numbers: The 18-day no-hitter
The month of August saw plenty of oddities on the field, and maybe none more peculiar than Rochester's combined no-hitter than began in July and was finished off 18 days later on Aug. 11.

09/04/2014 | Brooks gets Chasers off on right foot
Aaron Brooks tied a career high with 10 strikeouts over eight innings Wednesday as Omaha blanked Memphis, 7-0, in Game 1 of the Pacific Coast League semifinals.

09/04/2014 | McQuail tees off three times in Cal opener
Steve McQuail homered three times and drove in five runs as Visalia routed Stockton, 13-3, in the opener of the California League North Division miniseries on Wednesday.

09/04/2014 | Dahl right at home with Tourists in playoffs
David Dahl went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs as Asheville bested Savannah, 8-3, in the South Atlantic League semifinal opener Wednesday.

09/04/2014 | Cron's stick sends Hops into Finals
Kevin Cron drove in a pair of go-ahead runs and Hillsboro's bullpen held on late as the Hops beat Boise, 5-2, to advance to the Northwest League Championship Series.

09/04/2014 | Frazier goes yard as Captains take Game 1
Clint Frazier opened the Midwest League playoffs with a homer, two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored on Wednesday as Lake County defeated South Bend, 6-2.

09/04/2014 | Salem wins on Romanski's late homer
Boston prospect Jake Romanski hit a controversial 10th-inning blast to give Salem a 3-1 win at Myrtle Beach in Wednesday's opener of the Carolina League's semifinals.

09/03/2014 | Williams helps 'Riders draw first blood
Nick Williams went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI, a walk and two runs scored Wednesday as Frisco beat Midland, 7-3, in Game 1 of the Texas League South Division finals.

09/03/2014 | Rademacher homers as Daytona sweeps
Bijan Rademacher continued to deliver as the Cubs punched their ticket to the Florida State League Championship Series with an 8-4 win over the host Blue Jays.

09/03/2014 | Cardinals take early lead in Appy Finals
Circuit RBI leader Casey Grayson plated the game's only runs for Johnson City and Juan Perez and Kender Villegas combined to one-hit Danville in Game 1.

09/03/2014 | Mets stun Dogs on Rivera's walk-off homer
T.J. Rivera hit a three-run homer on a five-RBI night as Binghamton rallied to beat Portland, 8-5, in Game 1 of their Eastern League semifinal series Wednesday.

09/03/2014 | Cecchini's walk-off backs Escobar's gem
After Edwin Escobar came within one pitch of a complete-game shutout, Garin Cecchini gave Pawtucket a 2-1 walk-off win over Syracuse in the opener of the IL semifinals.

09/03/2014 | Renegades' Franco wins playoff opener
Enderson Franco struck out eight over seven innings Wednesday as Hudson Valley beat State College, 3-0, in Game 1 of the New York-Penn League semifinals.

09/03/2014 | Startup combines loves of baseball, art
Tigers Minor League lefty Will Startup has taken his love of baseball into his new-found interest in drawing, creating unique designs on game balls for his wife, friends and fans.

09/03/2014 | Midwest League playoff preview
With West Michigan squaring off with Fort Wayne in the first round of the Midwest League playoffs, the Whitecaps are led by MVP Wynton Bernard, who looks for revenge against his former team.

09/03/2014 | New York-Penn League playoff preview
Tri-City begins its title defense against Connecticut, which is making its first-ever playoff appearance, while Hudson Valley draws red-hot State College in the opening round.

09/03/2014 | Ratliff, Hops take semifinals opener
Taylor Ratliff ties a career high with three hits, drove in a run and scored twice Tuesday, leading Hillsboro to a 5-2 win at Boise in Game 1 of the Northwest League South Division finals.

09/03/2014 | Cards outlast E-Twins, rain to make Finals
Johnson City, St. Louis' Rookie-level affiliate, clinched a spot in the Appalachian League Championship Series with a 5-4 win at Elizabethton in Game 3.

09/03/2014 | Osprey's Reed turns in another no-hit start
Cody Reed pitched three hitless innings on Tuesday night, striking out two batters and walking three in Rookie-level Missoula's 3-1 win over Helena.

09/03/2014 | Kanzler paces Miracle to Game 1 win
Jason Kanzler homered, doubled and had a career-high six RBIs as Fort Myers beat Bradenton, 8-7, in the first game of the Florida State League semifinals series.

09/02/2014 | Southern League playoff preview
Mobile is within reach of its third title in four years, but the BayBears will have to get by red-hot Jacksonville in Round 1 of the Southern League playoffs. Hunstville opens against Chattanooga.

09/02/2014 | Schwarber powers Daytona to Game 1 win
Kyle Schwarber clubbed a fourth-inning grand slam as the host Daytona Cubs beat the Dunedin Blue Jays, 11-1, in their best-of-3 semifinals opener.

09/02/2014 | International League playoff preview
Columbus and Durham will meet again while Syracuse, which ended a lengthy postseason drought, takes on Pawtucket in the 2014 International League playoffs.

09/02/2014 | California League playoff preview
Stockton, which used a strong August to capture the second-half South title, faces Visalia with Bakersfield waiting in the wings, while Inland Empire meets Lake Elsinore for the right to play Lancaster.

09/02/2014 | Carolina League playoff preview
Potomac and Myrtle Beach each swept both halves of their divisions and face Lynchburg and Salem, respectively, in a best-of-3 opening-round series starting Wednesday.

09/02/2014 | Offensive Players of the Week
Columbus slugger Jesus Aguilar built momentum before jumping to the Majors and Mike Jacobs set a Reno record in the last week.

09/02/2014 | Pitchers of the Week
Chattanooga's Andres Santiago fanned a career-high 12 and faced the minimum in a no-hit shutout of Tennessee.

09/02/2014 | South Atlantic League playoff preview
South Atlantic League MVP Wilmer Difo and Hagerstown take on Greensboro, while the powerful duo of Correlle Prime and Ryan McMahon lead Asheville against Savannah in the Sally League playoffs.

09/02/2014 | Pacific Coast League playoff preview
The defending-champion Storm Chasers face the Redbirds in the postseason for the first time, while Las Vegas takes on in-state rival Reno in the other best-of-5 semifinal series.

09/02/2014 | Texas League playoff preview
Led by Pitcher of the Year Tyler Anderson, the Drillers seek payback after last year's first-round sweep at the hands of the Travelers, while the RockHounds face the RoughRiders in the other best-of-5 set.

09/02/2014 | Eastern League playoff preview
Of the four semifinalists in the Eastern League, only Akron has won a title since 2006. The other three -- Portland, Binghamton and Richmond -- will try to break long droughts starting Wednesday.

09/02/2014 | Northwest League playoff preview
Vancouver takes a shot at a fourth consecutive Northwest League title after winning the second half in the North, while Boise settled for a Wild Card after Hillsboro secured both halves in the South.

09/02/2014 | Chang, Chiang help Indians to AZL crown
Yu-Cheng Chang went 4-for-5 and Shao-Ching Chiang allowed three hits over five innings as the Indians blanked the Giants, 14-0, to seal the AZL championship.

09/02/2014 | Bryant edges Gallo for Minors homer crown
Defending champ Joey Gallo clubbed another homer in the season finale, but it wasn't enough to catch Kris Bryant, whose 43 homers earned him the Minor League crown.

09/01/2014 | Braves sweep way into Appy League Finals
Rookie-level Danville beat Princeton on the road, 8-5, to sweep the East Division semis, setting up a meeting with Elizabethton or Johnson City for the title.

09/01/2014 | Dahl, Tourists hit playoffs on high note
Colorado's No. 3 prospect David Dahl ripped four singles and scored twice as Asheville pounded out 17 hits in a 5-0 win over West Virginia in the regular-season finale.

09/01/2014 | Phils' Franco among top September callups
With rosters expanding for September, Maikel Franco, Brandon Finnegan, Daniel Norris, Dalton Pompey and Taijuan Walker were headed for experience in "The Show."

09/01/2014 | Flemer fires shutout in Modesto's finale
In the last game of the season, Matt Flemer went the distance in Class A Advanced Modesto's 8-0 win over visiting Stockton, allowing four hits while fanning nine without a walk.

09/01/2014 | Aces claim PCL division title in extras
Arizona's No. 9 prospect Nick Ahmed drove in the game-winner as Reno outlasted Sacramento, 2-1, in 10 innings to clinch the PCL Pacific Northern Division on Monday

09/01/2014 | Shoemaker, Jacksonville clinch South crown
Brady Shoemaker and Viosergy Rosa homered to help the Jacksonville Suns edge the Mobile BayBears, 6-5, and clinch the Southern League's South Division crown on Monday afternoon.

09/01/2014 | Dodgers promote Pederson to Majors
The Dodgers promoted No. 3 prospect Joc Pederson to the Majors on Monday after he collected 33 homers and 30 steals at Triple-A Albuquerque this season.

09/01/2014 | Generals' Peterson goes out swinging
Mariners prospect D.J. Peterson went 4-for-6 with two homers -- his 30th and 31st of the year -- and five RBIs Monday afternoon as Double-A Jackson closed its season with a 13-6 win at Montgomery.

09/01/2014 | Red Sox capture GCL title over Yankees
Javier Guerra and Michael Chavis both homered while Jake Cosart tossed three dominant innings to lead the Red Sox to an 8-1 victory in the winner-take-all Game 3 of the Gulf Coast League Finals.

09/01/2014 | Tribe's Bradley named Arizona League MVP
Indians No. 20 prospect and 2014 third-rounder Bobby Bradley was named the Arizona League Most Valuable Player after a dominant first season in the Minors.

09/01/2014 | Florida State League playoff preview
Eyeing its second straight FSL crown and fourth in seven years, Daytona faces first-half North winner Dunedin in the opening round, while Fort Myers faces Bradenton in a best-of-3 set for the South.

09/01/2014 | On the Road: Rochester's 'Mr. Baseball'
On his trip to Triple-A Rochester's Frontier Field,'s Benjamin Hill spoke to Joe Altobelli, who has been a player, coach, manager, GM and broadcaster for the Red Wings.