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Lookouts' Pederson hits 10th blast
No. 3 Dodgers prospect fourth in Southern League in homers
06/18/2013 12:56 AM ET
Joc Pederson has a .384 on-base percentage after homering and walking Monday night.
Joc Pederson has a .384 on-base percentage after homering and walking Monday night. (Tim Evearitt)

Joc Pederson hit his 10th home run -- fourth-best in the Southern League -- in Chattanooga's 3-1 victory over Huntsville. The Dodgers' No. 3 prospect also has 19 steals in 22 attempts and an .896 OPS on the year. Pederson holds second place in the league batting race with a .302 mark.

Ross Stripling (3-1) earned the win. The club's No. 18 prospect allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks, striking out five, over six innings. The right-hander's ERA stands at 2.75 and he has struck out out 36 and walked six in 36 innings for the Lookouts.

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Matt Fields hit two homers, a single, scored three times, and drove in three in the Naturals' 5-2 win over the Travelers. The cleanup hitter is tied for the Texas League lead in home runs with 18. The Royals prospect also hit two homers June 8.

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Jake Marisnick scored twice, drove in two and missed the cycle by a home run as his Suns fell, 11-8, to the Biscuits. Miami's No. 2 prospect has a .282/.337/.524 line with nine homers and nine steals in 42 games in the Southern League.

Kyle Jensen hit his 15th home run for Jacksonville.

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Erik Johnson (8-2) registered his Southern League-leading eighth victory for the Barons in their rain-shortened 1-0 win over the Generals. Johnson dropped his ERA to 2.23 by allowing three hits and a walk while striking out four in five innings.

Chicago's No. 2 prospect Trayce Thompson went 3-for-3 and scored the game's only run.

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Eric Jokisch (5-6) gave up a run on three hits and three walks while fanning three in six innings in Tennessee's 2-1 victory over Mississippi. The Cubs lefty has a 3.50 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 79 2/3 innings.

Frank Batista picked up his ninth save with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth.

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Frisco's Chih-Hsien Chiang hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning in the RoughRiders' 2-1 win over Midland. The blast was Chiang's sixth of the year.

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