In the continuation of a suspended contest from Wednesday, Jose Constanza stroked a walk-off RBI single to give Gwinnett a 4-3 win over Charlotte. The Braves designated hitter finished 2-for-5 with the RBI and a strikeout. Ernesto Mejia was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the eighth inning. Knights leadoff hitter Tyler Kuhn went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and two stolen bases.
Scott Olsen, Brandon Kloess and Anthony Carter combined on a six-hit, seven-inning shutout for the Knights in their 8-0 victory in the second game of their doubleheader with the Braves. Drew Garcia homered and drove in three runs as part of a 3-for-3 effort at the plate. Buddy Carlyle took the loss for Gwinnett after two runs (one earned) on four hits through four innings of an emergency spot start.
Matt Carson went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored as Rochester bested Pawtucket, 6-4. Alex Hassan doubled, walked twice and drove in two on a 2-for-3 night with the Red Sox. Daniel Bard did not retire a batter after entering the game in the fifth, hitting two Red Wings while giving up two hits and three earned runs.
Tigers' No. 16 prospect Adam Wilk allowed only one hit and struck out seven in six shutout innings in Toledo's 6-1 win over Columbus. John Lindsey homered twice and drove in four runs to power the Mud Hens offense. Clippers right fielder Russ Canzler hit a solo homer off reliever Luis Marte in the seventh.
Matt Tuiasosopo's RBI single in the top of the 14th proved to be the game-winner for Buffalo in its 9-8 marathon victory at Syracuse. Catcher Lucas May went 4-for-5 with three doubles, two walks and two RBIs for the Bisons. Jesus Valdez, playing in his second game with the Chiefs since earning a callup from Double-A Harrisburg, smashed a grand slam in the fourth.
Reds' No. 17 prospect Henry Rodriguez went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in his Triple-A debut for Louisville as the Bats beat Indianapolis, 7-5. Catcher Corky Miller contributed two RBIs of his own as part of a 3-for-4 game at the plate. Pirates' No. 6 prospect Tony Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk.
Nate McLouth went deep for the third time in his last four games and added a double, two walks and three runs scored to lead Norfolk past Durham, 10-5. Lew Ford, Bill Hall and L.J. Hoes added homers for the Tides while Hall's four RBIs were a game high. Brandon Allen and Henry Wrigley sent balls over the fence for the Bulls.
In the Pacific Coast League, Luke Montz homered, doubled and drove in four runs while Mike Cervenak also homered and doubled, plating three, as New Orleans routed Oklahoma City, 11-1. Brad Hand (7-4) tossed eight scoreless innings, scattering four hits and three walks while striking out six to earn the win for the Zephyrs. Mike Hessman hit his 27th homer of the year for the RedHawks.
No. 9 Cardinals prospect John Gast (6-2) surrendered just one run on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over six innings to pitch Memphis to a 6-1 win over Nashville. No. 6 St. Louis prospect Zack Cox went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored to lead the Redbirds offensively. Andy Gonzalez doubled twice for the Sounds.
Ryan Verdugo (6-2) scattered four hits and two walks while fanning six in six innings in Omaha's 3-0 win over Iowa. Jeremy Jeffress tossed two innings in relief and Brandon Sisk picked up his eighth save to preserve the shutout for the Storm Chasers. Offensively, David Lough homered and doubled and Johnny Giovatella drove in two runs. Diory Hernandez went 2-for-3 for the I-Cubs.
Joe Martinez (8-5) held Colorado Springs to one unearned run on six hits and a walk, striking out seven over 7 2/3 innings in Reno's 5-1 victory. No. 15 Diamondbacks prospect Adam Eaton homered and doubled for the Aces, and Andrew Brown went 2-for-4 with a double to drive in the Sky Sox's lone run.
Jerry Sands, Trent Oeltjen and Tyler Henson all homered, with Sands hitting a two-run walk-off shot in the ninth as Albuquerque edged Round Rock, 10-9. No. 14 Dodgers prospect Tim Federowicz also went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Isotopes. Dusty Brown provided a grand slam for the Express.
Efren Navarro and Paul McAnulty both launched solo shots and Luis Jimenez and Robinzon Diaz each plated two runs apiece to lead Salt Lake to a 9-5 win over Tacoma. Alex Liddi and Mike Wilson homered in the loss for the Rainiers.
Bill Murphy (4-3) allowed one run on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings to hold Tucson in check in a 5-1 Las Vegas win. Eric Thames went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI to lead the 51s. No. 4 San Diego prospect Jedd Gyorko hit his 12th home run for the Padres.
No. 10 Giants prospect Conor Gillaspie singled to center in the bottom of the 10th and Fresno capitalized on Jermaine Mitchell's error to take a 9-8 win from Sacramento. Gillaspie went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs and Tyler LaTorre added another homer for the Grizzlies. Josh Donaldson went yard in the top of the 10th to briefly give the River Cats a lead and wound up finishing a double short of a cycle. Luke Hughes also went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored in the loss.