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RedHawks' Springer goes yard again
Houston prospect mashes seventh homer in 14 Triple-A games
07/11/2013 2:41 AM ET
George Springer has 26 homers in the Minor Leagues this year.
George Springer has 26 homers in the Minor Leagues this year. (Mike Strasinger/Nashville Sounds)

George Springer belted his seventh Triple-A homer in 14 games since his promotion as Oklahoma City blanked Round Rock, 7-0. Houston's No. 3 prospect went 1-for-3 and is hitting .417 with the RedHawks.

No. 18 prospect Robbie Grossman and Brandon Laird also homered for Oklahoma City. RedHawks starter Brad Peacock (5-2) allowed just two hits over six innings, and the team's bullpen gave up just one walk over the final three frames.

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Armando Galarraga tossed six two-hit innings as Louisville downed Toledo, 12-0. Galarraga (6-6) lowered his ERA to 2.98 while allowing three walks and striking out two.

Felix Perez homered, doubled and plated four runs for the Bats. Denis Phipps pitched in three hits, including a double, three runs and two RBIs. Nevin Ashley also homered and finished with three RBIs.

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Tampa Bay's No. 13 prospect Tim Beckham hit a solo home run and Durham got a strong performance from Jake Odorizzi in a 5-1 victory over Charlotte. The home run was the second this year for Beckham, who is hitting .273.

Odorrizi (7-2) got the win by allowing one unearned run on two hits over six innings. The Rays' No. 3 prospect struck out six and walked two while dropping his ERA to 3.20.

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Chris Colabello hit his 23rd Triple-A homer for Rochester in a 5-1 victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Colabello drove in three and is hitting .357 for the Red Wings this season. Liam Hendriks (2-6) allowed a run on three hits over eight innings.

Derek Jeter made his fourth rehab start for the RailRiders, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout. The shortstop played seven innings in the field, where he committed a throwing error.

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Arizona's No. 2 prospect Matt Davidson hit a grand slam and Reno pulled away from Fresno for an 8-3 victory. The homer was Davidson's 13th this season, and he finished with five RBIs.

Brad Snyder went 3-for-4 out of the leadoff spot for the Aces, who got two hits from Mike Jacobs and Alfredo Marte. For Fresno, San Francisco's No. 2 prospect Gary Brown was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.

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