Sano powers Rock Cats past B-Mets

Twins top prospect hits grand slam, reaches base four times

Miguel Sano put New Britain ahead for good with his fourth-inning blast. (Kevin Pataky/

By Staff | July 19, 2013 9:28 PM ET

Miguel Sano hit his first Double-A grand slam, singled and walked twice Friday night as New Britain held on for an 8-7 victory over Binghamton.

The Twins' top prospect had been mired in a 1-for-12 slump but blasted his seventh homer in 32 games since he was promoted from Class A Advanced Fort Myers.

No. 5 prospect Eddie Rosario also had two hits, scored three times and drove in two runs for the Rock Cats.


James Ramsey hit a solo homer and fell a triple shy of the cycle in Springfield's 7-5 setback to Northwest Arkansas. The Cardinals' No. 13 prospect has an .826 OPS since being called up from the Florida State League.

Adam Melker slugged his eighth homer and singled twice for the Cards, while Matt Fields smacked his Texas League-leading 26th roundtripper for the Naturals.


Steven Souza Jr. ripped his 14th homer to extend his hitting streak to six games in Harrisburg's 3-1 loss to Akron. The Nationals prospect also went yard, tripled and doubled twice Thursday night and has scored seven runs in his last four games.

Aeros starter Toru Murata recorded his first win since June 6 after limiting the Senators to a run on three hits over seven innings.


Cubs top prospect Javier Baez homered in the Smokies' 3-2, 10-inning triumph over Jacksonville. The 20-year-old shortstop's blast evened the score in the eighth after the Marlins' top two prospects, Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick, hit solo shots.

Suns starter Anthony DeSclafani allowed a run on six hits while tying a career high with nine strikeouts over seven innings.


Christian Bethancourt hit a pair of solo homers in Mississippi's 4-3, 10-inning loss to Jackson. The Braves' top prospect is riding a six-game hitting streak and has gone deep four times in his last four contests.

Steven Proscia delivered a walk-off single for the Generals.

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

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