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Brown's four hits pace Grizzlies
No. 2 Giants prospect breaks out after scuffling at June's end
07/02/2013 3:26 AM ET
Gary Brown is hitting .246 for the season with Fresno.
Gary Brown is hitting .246 for the season with Fresno. (Kenny Karst/MiLB.com)

San Francisco's No. 2 prospect Gary Brown re-emerged after a brief respite from his recent turnaround, going 4-for-5 with a triple and a run in Fresno's 14-6 win over Las Vegas. After struggling mightily through April and May, Brown rebounded with a .278 average and .910 OPS with eight homers in June. The center fielder had been 1-for-13 in his previous three games and was hitting .189 in his previous nine games.

Chris Dominguez also had four hits while Johnny Monell hit a grand slam and Cole Gillespie and Jackson Williams also homered for the Grizzlies.

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Columbus' Danny Salazar tossed five scoreless innings and outpitched No. 8 Tampa Bay prospect Mike Montgomery in the Clippers' 2-1 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Salazar held the Bulls to two hits and struck out two while improving to 2-2. Montgomery (4-2) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on seven hits with five strikeouts.

In the nightcap, four Bulls hurlers combined to shut out the Clippers in a 5-0 victory. Cory Wade allowed a hit on two scoreless innings, and then Adam Liberatore (4-1), C.J. Riefenhauser and Josh Lueke held Columbus to a hit and two walks over the final five frames.

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Greg Reynolds became the first pitcher in Louisville history to begin the season 10-0 in a 5-2 win over Indianapolis. Reynolds struck out eight and allowed two runs -- one earned -- on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Emmanuel Burris was 3-for-5 with a double and a run out of the lead-off spot and Mike Hessman slugged his 18th homer of the season for the Bats.

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Charlotte's Zach Stewart allowed three hits over seven shutout innings in a 3-0 win over Buffalo. Stewart (5-9) dropped his ERA to 5.09, adding six strikeouts and a walk.

Brent Morel and Tyler Greene had two hits apiece for the Knights. Thad Weber (3-2) took the loss for the Bisons after allowing two earned runs on six hits over seven innings.

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George Springer hit his second Triple-A home run, but Oklahoma City fell to Albuquerque, 6-4. Springer is hitting .353 in six games since being promoted from Double-A Corpus Christi. He went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs and a stolen base Monday.

For the Isotopes, Matt Angle was 4-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs while Dee Gordon doubled and scored three times.

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Tyler Lyons allowed two hits over seven shutout frames in Memphis' 4-2 loss to Iowa. Lyons struck out nine but didn't factor in the decision. He has allowed three hits and two walks over 14 innings since returning from a stint in the Major Leagues.

Iowa won behind a four-run bottom of the eighth inning. Brad Nelson picked up two key RBIs while Anthony Giansanti doubled and drove in the other two runs.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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