In his season debut for Double-A Altoona, Pirates No. 2 prospect Jameson Taillon picked up where he left off in 2012. The 6-foot-6 right-hander allowed four hits, struck out four and walked one over five shutout innings as the Curve bested Erie, 6-3, on Saturday. Taillon did not allow a run in two of his three starts for Altoona after a year-end callup last season.
Curve left fielder Andrew Lambo fell a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored. Tigers No. 13 prospect Hernan Perez went deep and drove in two for the SeaWolves.
Dodgers top prospect Yasiel Puig hit his first Double-A home run, going deep with a solo shot in the ninth inning off reliever Casey Medlen, but it wasn't enough to keep Chattanooga from falling to Huntsville, 5-4.
Brewers No. 3 prospect Taylor Jungmannb allowed one earned run on two hits over five innings and earned his first Double-A win as the Stars starter. Chris Reed, Los Angeles' No. 5 prospect, took the loss after giving up five runs -- four earned -- on five hits and three walks in four frames.
Matt Long lined a walk-off single that scored Jimmy Swift in the 10th inning to give Arkansas a 4-3 win over Frisco. The left fielder was 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts and a sacrifice bunt before stroking the game-winner. Angels No. 3 prospect C.J. Cron doubled, drove in a run, scored once and walked in his third Double-A contest.
Padres No. 20 prospect Burch Smith struck out five and scattered three hits and a walk in six shutout innings for San Antonio in a 7-1 win over Tulsa. First baseman Tommy Medica led the offensive charge with a homer, double and two RBIs. Jake Blackwood was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored in the win.
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