Smokies' Baez continues resurgence

Cubs top prospect has seven RBIs over his last six games

Javier Baez has four homers and eight RBIs in 12 games for Tennessee. (Ken Inness/

By Staff | July 20, 2013 9:44 PM ET

Javier Baez had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs Saturday night to help Tennessee beat visiting Jacksonville, 7-4.

The Cubs' top prospect continued his recent hot play for the Smokies. He's 9-for-29 with three homers and seven RBIs over his last seven games.

Justin Bour slugged a three-run homer and Arismendy Alcantara went 3-for-4 and scored twice for Tennessee. Cubs No. 8 prospect Christian Villanueva chipped in two hits.

Mark Canha was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and finished a triple shy of the cycle for the Suns.


Robby Hefflinger was 4-for-5 with three RBIs, falling a double shy of the cycle, as Mississippi posted a 7-5, 11-inning victory over Jackson.

Mycal Jones put the M-Braves ahead for good with a run-scoring double in the 11th and Braves No. 2 prospect Christian Bethancourt added a sacrifice fly to go with two hits. Tommy La Stella was 3-for-5 with two runs scored to raise his average to .329.

Jack Marder slugged a three-run homer for the Generals.


Mets No. 14 prospect Cesar Puello was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs to pace Binghamton to a 10-2 romp at New Britain.

Jenrry Mejia struck out eight and gave up a run on three hits over six innings to earn his second win for the B-Mets, while Danny Muno reached base four times and scored three runs. Wilfredo Tovar was 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored.

Twins top prospect Miguel Sano doubled in a run for the Rock Cats.


Astros No. 9 prospect Nick Tropeano gave up a run on four hits and struck out five over a season-high seven innings in Corpus Christi's 9-1 rout of Frisco.

Eric Castro went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored for the Hooks, while Jonathan Meyer had two hits and scored twice Max Stassi slugged his fifth homer of the month and drove in three runs.

Hanser Alberto singled home the RoughRiders' only run.

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