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Bats' Hamilton drives in three runs
Reds prospect doubles twice as Louisville comes up short
07/24/2013 2:56 AM ET
Billy Hamilton is hitting .251 in 88 games for Louisville this year.
Billy Hamilton is hitting .251 in 88 games for Louisville this year. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

Top Reds prospect Billy Hamilton doubled twice and drove in three runs on Tuesday, though a four-run, ninth-inning comeback attempt for Louisville came up just short in a 6-5 loss to Syracuse.

The 22-year-old has three straight multi-hit games and is batting .400 since the All-Star break. He has gone .251/.310/.344 in 88 games for the Bats this year.

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Eighth-ranked Indians prospect Danny Salazar allowed just three hits, didn't issue any walks and struck out six in four innings without factoring into the decision as Columbus dropped a 4-1 decision to Buffalo.

Salazar has gone 3-2 with a 3.28 ERA in 49 1/3 innings for the Clippers. He has 59 strikeouts and just 13 walks.

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Top Tigers prospect Nick Castellanos belted a three-run homer in the second game of a doubleheader as Toledo topped Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 3-1.

In the first contest of the twinbill, Avisail Garcia delivered his own three-run shot in the 10th inning en route to the Mud Hens' 4-1 victory. Michael Pineda yielded three hits, did not issue a walk and struck out three in three frames in the start for the RailRiders.

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Juan Rivera went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs and second-ranked D-backs prospect Matt Davidson hit his 16th homer of the year and plated two as Reno fell to Las Vegas, 12-10.

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Jonathan Sanchez (3-1) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on three hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts over six frames to push Albuquerque past Nashville, 4-2.

R.J. Seidel yielded two runs -- one earned -- on five hits without any walks and nine strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

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Jaff Decker homered, doubled and plated three runs and Dean Anna drove in three as Tucson beat Tacoma, 8-4.

Rainiers starter Andrew Carraway did not earn a decision, despite tossing five no-hit innings with five walks and two strikeouts.

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