Franklin gives Tacoma 13-inning win

Mariners prospect homers to put Rainiers ahead in extras

By Staff | May 12, 2013 8:52 PM ET

No. 4 Mariners prospect Nick Franklin smacked a go-ahead home run in the 13th inning Sunday as Tacoma went on to a 3-2 triumph over New Orleans. The shortstop went 3-for-6, scored twice and is hitting .349/.466/.538 in 29 games this year. He's third in the Pacific Coast League in on-base percentage.

New Orleans starter Brian Flynn did not factor into the decision, but held Tacoma to two runs -- one earned -- on five hits without any walks and nine strikeouts over six innings.


Collin McHugh (3-2) limited Albuquerque to one run on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in seven innings in a 4-3 win for Las Vegas.

Nick Buss went 3-for-4, coming a triple shy of the cycle in the loss for the Isotopes.


No. 3 A's prospect Michael Choice hit his eighth home run of the year for Sacramento in a 6-5 win over Nashville. Jeremy Barfield added his first longball at Triple-A, a two-run shot in the eighth to cap a three-run inning that proved the difference for the River Cats.


Brad Hawpe went 3-for-4 with a homer and five RBIs to lead Salt Lake to a 9-3 victory over Oklahoma City.

No. 4 Astros prospect Jarred Cosart surrendered a run on two hits and three walks with four strikeouts in six frames without figuring into the decision for the RedHawks. The right-hander brought his ERA down to 2.08 in 39 innings this year, fifth-best in the PCL.


Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs while rehabbing for Gwinnett in a 7-6 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and the Yankees' Curtis Granderson went 3-for-5 with a run scored while rehabbing in the loss.

Tyler Pastornicky doubled and plated a pair for the G-Braves and Dan Johnson and David Adams homered and drove in three apiece.


Fourth-ranked Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs and Danny Valencia fell a triple short of the cycle while collecting five RBIs for Norfolk in a 14-1 win over Syracuse.

Jason Pridie also fell a triple short of a cycle for the Tides and Trayvon Robinson went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the romp.


No. 10 Reds prospect Henry Rodriguez was 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBIs for Louisville in a 12-2 defeat of Buffalo.

Armando Galarraga (2-1) scattered five hits without issuing a walk while striking out six over seven shutout frames to earn the win for the Bats.


Phillies farmhand B.J. Rosenberg (1-3) yielded just four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over seven frames to pick up his first win of the year as Lehigh Valley topped Durham, 6-4.

Darin Ruf reached safely four times for the IronPigs, going 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs scored.

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