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Triple-A roundup: Jurrjens impresses04/30/2012 12:42 AM ET
Jair Jurrjens pitched well in his first outing since he was demoted by the Braves, allowing a run on four hits over seven innings in Gwinnett's 2-1, 10-inning triumph over Toledo. Greg Paiml doubled and scored the go-ahead run on Jose Constanza's sacrifice fly. Tigers No. 4 prospect Andy Oliver pitched six frames for the Mud Hens and aso lgave up one run on four hits.
Pirates No. 10 prospect Justin Wilson struck out nine over 7 1/3 innings and combined with Jose Diaz and Doug Slaten on the International League's first no-hitter of the season as Indianapolis blanked Durham, 2-0. Pirates No. 3 prospect Starling Marte homered to help the Indians send the Bulls to their 13th straight loss.
A seventh-inning throwing error by Pawtucket second baseman Tony Thomas allowed Cord Phelps to score the decisive run in Columbus' 3-2 win. Phelps reached on his league-leading 11th double and added his first homer of the season in the sixth. Mauro Gomez doubled twice and drove in a run for the PawSox.
Bobby Scales and Vinny Rottino each went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI to lead Buffalo to an 8-2 triumph over Rochester. Valentino Pascucci contributed two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored for the Bisons, while Red Wings starter Scott Diamond was roughed up for seven runs on 11 hits over 6 1/3 innings and suffered his first loss.
Jamie Hoffman doubled twice and drove in a run to lead a balanced attack as Norfolk defeated Louisville, 7-4. Ryan Adams also had two hits and scored a run for the Tides, while Reds No. 9 prospect Neftali Solo went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two RBIs for the Bats.
Jayson Nix, Colin Curtis and Craig Tatum each contributed two RBIs as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre cruised to an 8-2 win over Lehigh Valley. Brandon Laird went 3-for-5 for the Yankees, while Cody Overbeck provided all of the IronPigs' offense with a first-inning homer.
Dan Johnson followed up his two-homer, six-RBI game with another blast and drove in two runs to power Charlotte past Syracuse, 5-2. The Major League veteran has produced nine of his 19 RBIs on the season in his last three games. Matt Zaleski earned the win in his first Triple-A start after allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings. Carlos Rivera hit his first homer of the season for the Chiefs.
Diamondbacks No. 18 prospect Ryan Wheeler hit a first-inning grand slam and drove in five runs to lead Reno to a 9-5 win at Salt Lake. Randy Ruiz and Konrad Schmidt also homered for the Aces, while Adam Eaton -- Arizona's No. 16 prospect -- picked up three hits. Jorge Cantu homered and collected three RBIs and Ed Lucas also went yard for the Bees.
Stephen Fife allowed two hits over six scoreless innings for his second win of the season as Albuquerque defeated New Orleans, 5-2. Jerry Sands doubled in a run and singled to power the Isotopes' offense, while Jake Jefferies collected both RBIs for the Zephyrs.
Pete Kozma hit a walk-off three-run homer in the ninth inning as Memphis stunned Omaha, 5-4. Cedric Hunter went deep in the seventh to produce the Redbirds' other two runs, while Cardinals No. 12 prospect Joe Kelly allowed a run and scattered seven hits over six innings. Storm Chasers starter Ryan Verdugo did not figure in the decision after working seven solid innings.
J.B. Shuck, Angel Sanchez, Scott Moore and Brad Snyder all contributed two RBIs in Oklahoma City's 9-4 toppling of Round Rock. Moore led the way with two doubles and Dallas Keuchel picked up his fourth win after giving up two runs -- one earned -- in 6 1/3 innings. Matt Kata homered for the Express.
Blue Jays No. 16 prospect Adeiny Hechavarria delivered a two-run double to cap a four-run fourth inning and lead Las Vegas to a 5-2 win over Tacoma. Scott Richmond went 6 2/3 innings and was charged with two runs on three hits for the 51s. Chih-Hsien Chiang produced all of the Rainiers' offense with a seventh-inning homer.
A's No. 3 prospect Brad Peacock allowed a run on four hits over five innings for his second win as Sacramento coasted past Tucson, 11-3. Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer and Collin Cowgill chipped in three hits for the River Cats, who got a pair of RBIs from No. 6 prospect Grant Green. Padres No. 4 prospect Yasmani Grandal homered for the second time in three games in a losing cause.
Yusmeiro Petit allowed one earned run on five hits and struck out seven over six innings in Fresno's 4-3 win over Colorado Springs. Roger Kieschnick slugged a two-run homer for the Grizzlies, while Matt McBride led the Sky Sox with two hits.