Corey Kluber (9-7) allowed one run over six innings, leading Columbus to a 4-1 victory over Indianapolis in the first game of a doubleheader. He struck out six and walked three. Matt Pagnozzi smacked a two-run homer in the win, while teammate Cord Phelps went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Indianapolis took the second game of the doubleheader, 2-1, thanks to a walk-off single by Yamaico Navarro. Three Indians pitchers combined to hold the Clippers to one run, with starter Kris Johnson contributing four scoreless frames. Tim Wood (4-3) earned the win with two shutout innings out of the bullpen.
Ramon Ortiz and Nelson Figueroa combined to throw seven scoreless innings as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre shut out Syracuse, 3-0, in the first game of a doubleheader. Cory Wade made his second Triple-A appearance of the year, allowing three hits over two frames to earn his first save. Mitch Atkins tossed a nine-inning complete game for the Chiefs, surrendering just one earned run, but fell to 0-2.
The Yankees also shut out the Chiefs in the second game of the doubleheader, 1-0, in 14 innings. Adam Warren yielded just three hits over seven frames, and four relievers combined to finish the game. Ramiro Pena plated the only run, coming through with a bases-loaded walk in the 14th.
Down heading into the ninth, 5-4, Buffalo scored four times in the top of the frame to trump Pawtucket, 8-5. Fred Lewis homered for the Bisons, while Jose Satin went 2-for-2 with three walks and an RBI. A rehabbing Carl Crawford went 2-for-3 with a run scored out of the leadoff spot and Ryan Lavarnway contributed an RBI double.
Luis Durango went 3-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs as Gwinnett topped Louisville, 8-5. The Braves' Lance Zawadzki also collected three hits, driving in two. Making his Triple-A debut, Reds prospect Didi Gregorius collected two hits, including a double, and two RBIs.
Jerad Head drove in two and fell a triple shy of the cycle, but it wasn't enough as Toledo fell to Rochester, 4-3. Tsuyoshi Nishioka led the Red Wings' offensive effort by going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Rochester starter Jeff Manship allowed just one unearned run over five innings, lowering his ERA to 2.29 in 51 innings, but did not receive a decision.
Drew Garcia recorded three hits and Dallas McPherson drove in three runs, helping Charlotte to a 6-4 victory over Durham. Charles Shirek improved to 8-4 after giving up three runs -- one earned -- over six frames. The Bulls' Chris Gimenez provided the only homer of the game and teammate Rich Thompson went 3-for-5 out of the leadoff spot.
In the Pacific Coast League, Welington Castillo hit a three-run homer and Diory Hernandez went 3-for-4, adding his own longball and two RBIs as Iowa edged Omaha, 12-11. No. 17 Chicago prospect Dave Sappelt also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Cubs. Johnny Giovatella and David Lough each had three hits for the Storm Chasers.
No. 9 Cardinals prospect John Gast (7-2) scattered five hits and a walk, striking out six over five innings in Memphis' 3-0 defeat of Round Rock. Pete Kozma homered for the Redbirds. Alexi Ogando fired off one perfect inning in a rehab appearance with the Express, striking out two. Zach Jackson (3-11) surrendered three runs on five hits and five walks with three strikeouts over the next seven innings in the loss.
Angel Sanchez and Fernando Martinez each had two hits and an RBI to push Oklahoma City past New Orleans, 4-3. Brad Hand allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings without factoring into the decision for the Zephyrs.
No. 4 Padres prospect Jedd Gyorko homered and drove in three runs, including the game-winning tally in the bottom of the ninth, to lead Tucson over Fresno, 6-5. Vince Belnome added a two-run shot for the Padres. Nick Noonan went 2-for-5 with his third home run in his last two games and scored twice for the Grizzlies.
Blake Beavan (4-0) scattered just two hits and two walks with three strikeouts over seven scoreless innings to pitch Tacoma to a 5-1 win over Colorado Springs. Darren Ford and Carlos Triunfel both went yard for the Rainiers. Chad Tracy doubled in the Sky Sox's lone run.
Joe Martinez (9-5) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on nine hits and four walks while fanning two over five innings to lead Reno in an 8-7 win over Salt Lake. Mike Jacobs doubled twice and plated two runs for the Aces, with Josh Bell adding his own pair of RBIs. Hank Conger swatted a three-run shot for the Bees.
Sean O'Sullivan (8-5) worked five innings of two run-ball, scattering four hits and five walks with four strikeouts, as Las Vegas topped Sacramento, 6-3. Eric Thames paced the 51s, going 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. As a team, Vegas drew 12 walks. No. 5 A's prospect Grant Green led the River Cats with two hits and an RBI.