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Castellanos powers Mud Hens to win
Top Tigers prospect ends homer drought, plates three runs
06/29/2013 2:16 AM ET
Nick Castellanos has an .861 OPS in 82 games this season.
Nick Castellanos has an .861 OPS in 82 games this season. (Andrew Weber/Toledo Mud Hens)

Nick Castellanos slugged his 11th homer of the season and first since June 8, finishing with three RBIs in Toledo's 10-6 triumph at Pawtucket.

The Tigers' top prospect is batting .299/.376/.484 in 82 games. Rehabbing Tigers catcher Alex Avila added a three-run blast for the Mud Hens.

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Yankees No. 16 prospect Brett Marshall allowed two hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings to earn his third win as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Syracuse, 6-0, to salvage a split of its doubleheader.

Nationals No. 14 prospect Zach Walters doubled and picked up two RBIs in the opener as the Chiefs edged the RailRiders, 5-4.

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Third-ranked White Sox prospect Erik Johnson earned his first Triple-A win, yielding two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings, as Charlotte topped Louisville, 8-3.

White Sox No. 15 prospect Josh Phegley hit his 14th homer and drove in two runs for the Knights.

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Kyle Jensen homered, doubled and drove in five runs to lead New Orleans over Round Rock, 9-4. In four games with the Zephyrs, Jensen has a pair of roundtrippers, two doubles and six RBIs.

Mike Bianucci hit a solo shot for the Express.

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Astros No. 3 prospect George Springer lifted his first Triple-A homer as Oklahoma City shut down Nashville, 6-3, to complete a doubleheader sweep.

Springer finished 2-for-5 in the twinbill, delivering an RBI double in the opener. Jonathan Villar, Houston's 12th-ranked prospect, finished 4-for-9 with a homer, double and three RBIs.

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