IronPigs' Cloyd goes the distance

Phillies prospect making his case for a September callup

Tyler Cloyd was 2-2 with a 3.41 ERA in the Majors this year. (Ken Inness/MiLB.com)

By MiLB.com Staff | August 14, 2013 9:53 PM ET

Tyler Cloyd (5-9) pitched a three-hitter and struck out seven en route to his second straight complete game Wednesday night as Lehigh Valley shut down Syracuse, 4-1.

Cloyd, who went eight innings in a loss to Charlotte his last time out on Aug. 8, threw 80 of 116 pitches for strikes in lowering his ERA to 4.89.

Pete Orr was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored at the top of the IronPigs lineup and Steve Susdorf reached base three times.

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Xander Bogaerts slugged a three-run homer to power Pawtucket past visiting Louisville, 6-5.

The Red Sox's top prospect has nine homers and 32 RBIs with the PawSox and 15 homers and 67 RBIs across two levels this season.

Mark Hamilton also smacked a three-run shot for Pawtucket, which got six strong innings from starter Clayton Mortensen.

Derrick Robinson, who played 84 games for the Reds this year, was 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in his Bats debut.

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After nine years in professional baseball, catcher Brad Davis retired from the game following Toledo's 5-3 win over Norfolk.

Selected by the Marlins in the fifth round of the 2004 Draft, the 30-year-old went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs.

Davis will return to Long Beach State University to continue his education and serve as a volunteer baseball coach. He made his Major League debut with Florida in 2010 and hit .211 with three homers and 16 RBIs in 33 games. Davis batted .244 with 46 homers and 301 RBIs in his Minor League career.

Ben Guez was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored for the Mud Hens, while Danny Dorn doubled twice and scored two runs.

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Yordano Ventura overcame six hits and five walks over six innings as Omaha blanked visiting Fresno, 1-0.

The Royals' No. 2 prospect struck out four while extending his scoreless streak to 13 innings and lowering his Triple-A ERA to 3.26.

Anthony Seratelli was 2-for-3 with a solo homer, providing the only offense Ventura needed.

Grizzlies starter Yusmeiro Petit pitched his first complete game of the season but fell to 5-6.

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Roberto Lopez homered, doubled and drove in four runs, while Efren Navarro doubled twice on a three-hit night in Salt Lake's 7-2 triumph over Albuquerque.

Drew Heid also went yard for the Bees, slugging his first Pacific Coast League homer of the season following a promotion from Double-A Arkansas.

Rusty Ryal was 3-for-3 for the Isotopes, missing the cycle by the triple.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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