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Triple-A roundup: Sierra goes 4-for-406/03/2012 2:34 AM ET
One night after homering three times, Moises Sierra went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored and fell a triple shy of the cycle as Las Vegas posted a 6-5, 10-inning win over Reno. Blue Jays No. 16 prospect Adeiny Hechavarria chipped in three hits and also drove in two runs for the 51s. D-backs top prospect Trevor Bauer gave up three runs on nine hits and struck out seven over six innings for the Aces.
Mike Bianucci smacked a two-run homer to power Round Rock to a 3-2 triumph over visiting Albuquerque. Five days after signing with the Rangers, Roy Oswalt scattered three hits over two scoreless innings for the Express. Brian Cavazos-Galvez had two hits, including a solo homer, for the Isotopes.
Claudio Vargas struck out six over five innings and combined with two relievers on a six-hitter in Nashville's 8-0 blanking of New Orleans. Jordan Brown went 4-for-5 and scored twice for the Sounds, while Corey Patterson, Jeff Bianchi and Andy Gonzalez drove in two runs apiece. Mike Cervenak had half of the Zephyrs' hits, including a pair of doubles.
Brett Wallace's grand slam sparked a seven-run seventh inning as Oklahoma City rallied past Iowa, 11-8. Mike Hessman and Brandon Barnes each had two hits and two RBIs for the RedHawks, while Cubs No. 2 prospect Brett Jackson tripled, doubled twice and scored twice in a losing effort.
Royals No. 4 prospect Jake Odorizzi gave up two hits over five innings as Omaha whitewashed visiting Memphis, 3-0. Clint Robinson provided insurance for the Storm Chasers with a two-run double, while Lou Montanez went 3-for-5 out of the leadoff spot for the Redbirds.
Brendan Harris was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving Colorado Springs an 8-7 win over Tucson. Andrew Brown slugged a three-run homer and Tommy Field went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored for the Sky Sox. Padres No. 4 prospect Jedd Gyorko was 3-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to nine games in a losing cause.
Greg Smith pitched seven strong innings for his first win of the season as Salt Lake pulled away for a 7-1 victory at Fresno. Angels No. 12 prospect Andrew Romine drove in three runs for the Bees, while Justin Christian recorded his 1,000th hit as a professional for the Grizzlies.
Mariners No. 12 prospect Erasmo Ramirez allowed a run on six hits and struck out nine over six innings as Tacoma stopped Sacramento, 6-3. Luis Rodriguez had two hits and two RBIs for the Rainiers, while Michael Taylor went 3-for-3 with a run scored for the River Cats.
Jeff Clement hit for the cycle, drove in three runs and scored twice to lead Indianapolis to a 7-3 victory over Syracuse. Alex Presley slugged a two-run homer and scored twice for the Indians, while Carlos Rivero went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Chiefs.
Terry Doyle won his fourth straight start, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings, as Charlotte topped Gwinnett, 5-2. White Sox No. 19 prospect Josh Phegley went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for the Knights, while Felix Pie had two of the Braves' five hits.
Brent Dlugach led off the bottom of the ninth inning with his first homer of the season, giving Toledo a 3-2 win over Buffalo. Ben Guez drove in the Mud Hens' other runs, while Fred Lewis went 2-for-4 with a walk for the Bisons.
Zach Clark allowed a run on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings as Norfolk shut down Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 5-1, in the first game of a doubleheader. Jamie Hoffmann was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Tides.
Tommy Hunter pitched a six-hitter in his Triple-A season debut, helping Norfolk complete a sweep with a 3-1 triumph over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Miguel Tejada had two hits and drove in two runs for the Tides, while Nelson Figueroa went the distance for the Yankees.
Stephen Vogt homered and drove in three runs to lead Durham to an 8-3 road win over Louisville. Leslie Anderson homered and Matt Mangini went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Bulls. Reds No. 6 prospect Neftali Soto had two hits and an RBI for the Bats.
Derrick Mitchell capped a three-hit, four-RBI effort with a walk-off single, giving Lehigh Valley a 5-4 win over Pawtucket in the first game of a doubleheader. John Suomi and Tug Hulett chipped in two hits apiece for the Iron Pigs, while Tony Thomas went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the PawSox.
Lars Anderson homered and drove in three runs as Pawtucket rallied past Lehigh Valley, 7-6, to earn a split of the doubleheader. Alex Hassan and Pedro Ciriaco also went deep for the PawSox, while Derrick Mitchell smacked a grand slam for the IronPigs.
Luke French and Lester Oliveros combined on a three-hitter as Rochester blanked visiting Columbus, 3-0, in the opener of a doubleheader. Wilkin Ramirez had two hits and drove in two runs for the Red Wings, while Corey Kluber pitched a complete game for the Clippers.
Chris Seddon came within two outs of a complete game and Columbus salvaged a split of its doubleheader by blanking Rochester, 1-0. Chad Huffman singled in the game's lone run and Jared Goedert had two hits for the Clippers. Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Clete Thomas had two hits apiece in a losing cause.