Jerry Sands went 4-for-5 and hit his sixth homer in nine games as Albuquerque defeated visiting Las Vegas, 6-4. Josh Fields also went deep and Dodgers No. 11 prospect Tim Federowicz had two hits and scored twice for the Isotopes. Luke Hughes and Ricardo Nanita homered for the 51s.
Cubs No. 11 prospect Josh Vitters capped a four-run eighth inning with a three-run homer as Iowa pulled out a 5-1 win over visiting Colorado Springs. Chris Rusin struck out eight over seven innings but did not figure in the decision for the I-Cubs, while Charlie Culberson doubled home the Sky Sox's lone run.
D-backs No. 13 prospect Charles Brewer won his fourth straight start, allowing a run on eight hits over six innings, as Reno shut down Omaha, 4-2. Mike Jacobs went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored for the Aces, while Tony Abreu and Mitch Maier had two hits apiece in a losing cause.
Angels No. 14 prospect Luis Jimenez homered, doubled and drove in two runs to lead Salt Lake to a 6-4 triumph over visiting New Orleans. Cory Aldridge added a two-run blast for the Bees, while the Zephyrs got solo shots from Mike Cervenak, Jeff Dominguez, Luke Montz and Gil Velazquez.
Anthony Recker delivered a walk-off single in the 10th inning, giving Sacramento a 3-2 victory over Memphis. Rehabbing A's right-hander Brandon McCarthy struck out nine and gave up two hits over six scoreless frames for the River Cats. Redbirds starter Tyler Lyons allowed two runs on eight hits while fanning eight over six innings.
Jeff Bianchi went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead Nashville to a 9-1 romp over Fresno. Pinch-hitter Sean Halton clubbed a two-run homer and Humberto Quintero also had two RBIs for the Sounds, who got seven strong innings from Claudio Vargas. Emmanuel Burriss tripled, singled and scored the Grizzlies' only run.
Erasmo Ramirez allowed an unearned run on five hits over six innings as Tacoma stopped visiting Oklahoma City, 5-1. Carlos Triunfel and Alex Liddi each had two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Rainiers, while Chris Wallace doubled and scored the RedHawks' lone run.
Matt Torra allowed two runs on six hits over six innings to win his fifth straight decision as Durham held on to beat Gwinnett, 3-2. Rehabbing Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, but Cole Figueroa had two hits and an RBI for the Bulls. Braves top prospect Julio Teheran took the loss after giving up three runs on nine hits over six innings.
Chris Schwinden fanned six and scattered eight hits over six innings as Buffalo blanked Syracuse, 1-0. Lucas Duda doubled home the game's only run and Fernando Cabrera tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his 19th save for the Bisons. Tanner Roark suffered his 13th loss, despite allowing a run on six hits over seven innings for the Chiefs.
Denis Phipps slugged a two-run homer to power Louisville to a 4-3 win over Charlotte. Mike Costanzo also went deep and Nick Christiani pitched two innings of hitless relief to get the win for the Bats. Dan Johnson slugged his league-leading 25th homer for the Knights.
Bill Hall doubled twice and drove in two runs to lead Norfolk to a 3-1 triumph over Columbus. Jason Berken gave up a run on three hits over 6 2/3 innings but did not figure in the decision, while Orioles No. 12 prospect L.J. Hoes singled and scored a run for the Tides. Cord Phelps accounted for the Clippers' offense with his 12th homer.
Phillies No. 11 prospect Jonathan Pettibone recorded his first Triple-A win, fanning seven while giving up three runs on four hits over six innings as Lehigh Valley defeated Pawtucket, 7-3. Phils No. 8 prospect Sebastian Valle slugged a two-run homer and Steven Susdorf smacked a pair of doubles and plated two runs for the IronPigs. Jason Repko tripled in a run for the Red Sox.
Evan Bigley slugged a grand slam as Rochester blanked Toledo, 6-0, in a rain-shortened game. Chris Parmelee went yard and extended his RBI streak to nine games, while Esmerling Vazquez tossed four scoreless innings out of the Red Wings' bullpen for the win. Justin Henry and Audy Ciriaco had the hits for the Mud Hens.
Melky Mesa went 3-for-5 with his first Triple-A homer and two RBIs and fell a triple shy of the cycle as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre defeated Indianapolis, 9-8, in 10 innings. Chris Dickerson hit a walk-off sacrifice fly and Brandon Laird doubled and drove in two runs for the Yankees. Jose Tabata was 3-for-6 with two RBIs for the Indians.