Todd Linden hit his 80th career homer for the Grizzlies -- breaking the record for most in franchise history -- but it was not enough as Fresno fell to Las Vegas, 10-9. The 51s won it on a walk-off single in the 10th by Mike McCoy, who finished the game with three hits and two RBIs. Travis Snider went deep in his only at-bat of the contest, giving him three longballs in the past two days.
Matt Angle homered and three other players smacked RBI singles as Albuquerque topped Memphis, 4-3, in the first game of a doubleheader. The Redbirds' Adron Chambers hit a bases-loaded double in the bottom of the ninth that scored two runs, but Matt Adams was thrown out at the plate on a relay from left fielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez to shortstop Osvaldo Martinez to catcher Tim Federowicz. Ryan Jackson contributed a solo homer in the loss.
Chambers and Zack Cox both went deep as the Redbirds took the nightcap against Albuquerque, 3-2. Trent Oeltjen put together the only two-hit game for the Isotopes, driving in one. Five Memphis pitchers combined to limit Albuquerque to two runs -- one earned -- on five hits, with Eduardo Sanchez (1-3) earning the win after tossing the final 1 1/3 frames.
Four New Orleans players posted multi-hit efforts as the Zephyrs routed the Iowa Cubs, 9-1. Gil Velazquez led the New Orlenas offense by going 4-for-6 with a double and three RBIs, while Bryan Petersen collected three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored. Cubs prospect Brett Jackson plated the team's lone run with a sacrifice fly.
The top two hitters in the Oklahoma City order -- Brandon Barnes and Jimmy Paredes -- combined to go 6-for-9 with a homer, four runs scored and two RBIs as the RedHawks edged the Omaha Storm Chasers, 9-8. Omaha's Johnny Giavotella smacked a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth to draw within one. Brad Snyder and Landon Powell connected on solo shots in the win.
Every player in the Colorado Springs lineup recorded a hit as the Sky Sox defeated the Salt Lake Bees, 8-7. Brendan Harris went 2-for-4 with a triple, a double, three RBIs and two runs scored, with teammate Matt McBride collected four singles and scored twice. Sky Sox starter Edwar Cabrera allowed three unearned runs on four hits, striking out nine, as he improved to 3-0 at Triple-A.
Taylor Green stroked a walk-off solo homer in the ninth to give Nashville a 4-3 win over Round Rock. The longball was his fourth in 78 games between the Majors and Minors this year. Logan Schafer drove in two with a double in the sixth, while Sean Halton plated the only other Sounds run on a sacrifice fly later in the inning. Ryan Spilborghs paced the Express' offense by stroking two singles and knocking in two.
Charles Brewer yielded just two runs over 6 2/3 frames to earn the win as Reno trumped Tucson, 4-3. Every player in the Aces starting lineup got on base, with four different players -- Jake Elmore, Josh Bell, Taylor Harbin and Brewer -- knocking in one run apiece. Matt Clark went deep for the Padres in the loss, giving him five longballs in his last 10 contests. He has 17 homers in 92 games this year.
In the International League, Michael O'Connor scattered three hits over four innings with five strikeouts and was followed by D.J. Mitchell (6-4), who allowed just four hits and a walk while fanning five over the next five innings as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre blanked Charlotte, 2-0. Chris Dickerson led the Yankees out of the leadoff spot, going 2-for-3 with a double and a walk and scored twice. Drew Garcia had a pair of hits, including a double, for the Knights.
Gregorio Petit went 4-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, five RBIs and three runs scored as Columbus edged Louisville in a slugfest, 13-12. Jared Goedert also went 3-for-5 with a home run, three runs and two RBIs, while Jason Donald homered, doubled and plated two for the Clippers. Neftali Soto led the bats with a grand slam, a double and five RBIs. Mike Constanzo added a home run and three more RBIs while Henry Rodriguez went 4-for-5 with a solo shot of his own.
J.C. Linares homered twice and Zach Stewart scattered three runs on five hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings to push Pawtucket past Syracuse, 4-3. Corey Brown and Koyie Hill both went yard for the Chiefs in the loss.
Brian Dinkelman fell a homer short of the cycle and Evan Bigley went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs as Rochester beat Norfolk, 14-8. Pedro Florimon added three hits and two RBIs and Danny Lehmann doubled twice for the Red Wings. Brandon Waring went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs to pace the Tides.
Buffalo fell behind in the top of the ninth but got a game-winning, two-run pinch-hit single from Raul Reyes with the bases loaded in the bottom half to top Toledo, 9-8. No. 14 Mets prospect Matt den Dekker tripled in two runs and Lucas May went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI as well for the Bisons. Danny Dorn supplied the Mud Hens' punch, falling a triple short of a cycle while driving in five runs.
Eric Fryer drove in Matt Hague with a single to left in the bottom of the 10th to give Indianapolis a 5-4 win over Gwinnett. Chase d'Arnaud went 3-for-5 with two doubles and Yamaico Navarro added a two-run shot for the Indians. Ernesto Mejia hit a two-run longball for the Braves. Top Atlanta prospect Julio Teheran allowed three runs on six hits and a walk while fanning five in six innings without factoring into the decision.
Kevin Frandsen went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs while Hector Luna fell a double short of the cycle, scored three times and plated two runs as Lehigh Valley routed Durham, 10-1. Domonic Brown also homered for the IronPigs. Henry Wrigley tripled in the Bulls' lone run.