Rock Cats' Dean outduels Phils' Biddle

Twins prospect strikes out five in complete game five-hitter

Pat Dean shares the Eastern League lead with two complete games. (Kevin Pataky/

By Staff | June 29, 2013 9:44 PM ET

Pat Dean tossed a five-hitter for his first career complete-game shutout Saturday night as New Britain blanked Reading, 5-0.

The Twins' third-round pick in the 2010 Draft, Dean snapped a personal three-game losing streak. The 24-year-old left-hander is 4-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 16 starts for the Rock Cats.

Josmil Pinto was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, while Nate Hanson had two hits and scored twice. Twins top prospect Miguel Sano extended his hitting streak to five games with a double.

Phillies top prospect Jesse Biddle fell to 3-8 after allowing two runs on nine hits over six innings.


Caleb Joseph homered and drove in three runs to power Bowie past Harrisburg, 6-4.

Rehabbing Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen gave up four runs on five hits and struck out five over five innings in his first start since being placed on the disabled list with a strained oblique on May 15. Chris Petrini tossed two perfect innings to improve to 3-3 and Oliver Drake retired all six batters he faced to notch his third save for the Baysox.

Nationals No. 20 prospect Jason Martinson plated a pair of runs for the Senators, while rehabbing Nationals slugger Bryce Harper struck out twice, walked and scored a run.


Rubi Silva went 3-for-5 with five RBIs and fell a triple shy of the cycle as Tennessee routed Montgomery, 13-0.

Cubs No. 20 prospect Arismendy Alcantara doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs for the Smokies, who got three hits and two RBIs from John Andreoli in his Southern League debut. Eric Jokish fanned seven and gave up three hits over 6 1/3 innings to earn his sixth win.

Cameron Seitzer reached base four times for the Biscuits.


Ji-Man Choi slugged a grand slam, his fifth homer in 19 games since being promoted to the Southern League, as Jackson crushed Birmingham, 11-3.

Chris Taylor, a 2012 fifth-round Draft pick, drove in two runs while falling a homer shy of the cycle and Julio Morban had two hits and two runs scored for the Generals. John Hicks and Gabriel Noriega went yard.

White Sox No. 8 prospect Keenyn Walker was 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Barons.


Christian Bergman gave up a run on four hits and fanned five over six innings to earn his fourth win as Tulsa shut down Corpus Christi, 3-1.

Christhian Adames plated a pair of runs and Kiel Roling slugged his 17th homer for the Drillers. Josh Mueller and Juan Gonzalez combined on three hitless innings out of the bullpen, Gonzalez registering his second save.

Astros No. 7 prospect Mike Foltynewicz suffered his first Texas League loss after giving up three runs on three hits with five strikeouts over five innings.

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