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Triple-A roundup: Long, Crowe bust out
09/04/2012 2:54 AM ET
In the Pacific Coast League, Matt Long homered twice and Trevor Crowe went 4-for-6 as both batters drove in five runs to power Salt Lake past Sacramento, 16-9. Crowe fell a homer short of the cycle, and Hank Conger went 3-for-6 with a two-run shot for the Bees. Stephen Parker tripled in a pair of runs for the River Cats.

Brad Snyder went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in the game's only run as Oklahoma City beat Round Rock, 1-0. Aneury Rodriguez (4-7) picked up the win for the RedHawks with three two-hit innings of relief. Chad Bell (5-5) took the tough-luck loss for the Express, surrendering a run on five hits without walking any and seven strikeouts over six frames.

No. 8 Cardinals prospect John Gast (9-5) held Nashville to a run on two hits without any walks and four strikeouts over seven innings in Memphis' 2-1 victory. Ryan Jackson and Steven Hill plated runs for the Redbirds. Sean Halton homered for the Sounds.

Bill Murphy (8-5) scattered two runs on four hits and a walk over five innings to lead Las Vegas over Colorado Springs, 3-2. Luke Hughes went yard and Danny Perales went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the 51s. Matt McBride doubled twice for the Sky Sox.

Tyler Ogle went 3-for-3 with a walk and drove in all of Albuquerque's runs in a 4-3 win over Omaha. Tony Gwynn went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs for the Isotopes. Derrick Robinson went 3-for-4 with a double and a run for the Storm Chasers.

Juan Ciriaco and Todd Linden picked up two RBIs apiece as Fresno topped Tacoma, 6-4. Alex Liddi fell a triple short of the cycle and Carlos Triunfel doubled twice and plated a pair of runs for the Rainiers.

Joe Martinez scattered a run on three hits and a walk while fanning five over seven innings as Reno pulled out a 2-1 win over Tucson. Tyler Bortnick and A.J. Pollock drove in runs for the Aces. Sawyer Carroll hit a home run for the Padres.

In the International League, only rain kept Jeff Larish from playing all nine positions in Indianapolis' 2-0 win over Louisville in seven-plus innings. Larish played everything but catcher -- and even earned the save after recording one out as a pitcher in the seventh -- before the game was called early. Relief pitcher Jose Diaz, who checks in at 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, got some time at second base, reached on an error, stole third base and scored in the eighth. Indians' leadoff hitter Chase d'Arnaud was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Jake Arrieta struck out nine and allowed one run on three hits over five innings to pace Norfolk in its 5-1 win over Gwinnett. Richard Zagone earned a four-inning save after giving up just a hit and fanning four. Bill Hall led the Tides offense, going 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and two RBIs. Felix Pie tripled, doubled and drove in the Braves' only run.

Tim Fedroff's RBI single in the top of the ninth pushed Columbus past Toledo, 4-3. Luke Carlin chipped in a double, two RBIs and a run for the Clippers. Cole Cook didn't allow a run over five three-hit innings, but didn't factor into the decision. On the Mud Hens' side, Audy Ciriaco doubled twice, drove in one and scored once while Ben Guez hit a solo homer.

No. 17 Red Sox prospect Juan Carlos Linares hit a two-run walk-off homer in the 12th inning to give Pawtucket a 6-4 victory over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Top Boston farmhand Bryce Brentz went 2-for-5 for his first two hits since earning a Triple-A promotion on Aug. 30. Shortstop Jonathan Hee was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and earned the win after pitching a perfect 12th in relief. Former Red Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald hit a solo homer for the Yankees in the loss.

Shairon Martis surrendered three runs and seven hits in seven innings to hold Syracuse at bay and give Rochester a 6-4 win. Tsuyoshi Nishioka doubled and drove in two runs for the Red Wings while Brian Dozier supplied a solo blast. Chiefs' leadoff hitter Corey Brown hit a two-run shot for his 25th homer of the season.

Jared Mitchell -- the White Sox's No. 16 prospect -- finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored in Charlotte's 5-3 win over Durham in a rain-shortened seven-inning affair. Matt Zaleski gave up just a run on six hits over five innings in the victory. Nevin Ashley was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Bulls.



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