Bulls sweep way to Governors' Cup Finals

Kelly plates four, scores four times; Coats also gets four RBIs

Triple-A Durham will have a shot to win its seventh Governors' Cup title in the last 22 seasons. (Durham Bulls)

By Chris Bumbaca | September 7, 2019 10:18 PM ET

Triple-A Durham completed a three-game sweep of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with an all-around offensive effort, including three RBIs apiece from Rocky Gale and Jason Coats, in the 17-2 win.

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On Pache power, Stripers stay alive in IL

No. 10 overall prospect drills grand slam, knocks in five runs

Cristian Pache batted .278/.340/.474 in Double-A before being promoted to the International League. (Chris Robertson/MiLB.com)

By Chris Bumbaca | September 6, 2019 10:49 PM ET

Braves top prospect Cristian Pache drilled a grand slam and plated five runs in Triple-A Gwinnett's 10-6 victory over Columbus in Game 3 of the Governors' Cup semifinals.

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Sullivan powers Biscuits to Game 1 win

Rays catching prospect homers twice in support of Campbell

Brett Sullivan is 14-for-28 (.500) with seven RBIs in his last eight games, dating to the regular season. (Danny Parker/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | September 5, 2019 1:29 AM ET

Rays prospect Brett Sullivan recorded his first multi-homer game in four years as Montgomery blanked Jackson, 4-0, in Game 1 of the best-of-5 Southern League semifinals on Wednesday.

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Jones' two-run shot powers Renegades

Ninth-ranked Rays prospect hits go-ahead two-run shot in fifth

Greg Jones batted .335 with 13 doubles and 39 runs scored in 48 games during the regular season. (Sandy Tambone/MiLB.com)

By Brian Stultz | September 4, 2019 10:14 PM ET

Ninth-ranked Tampa Bay Rays prospect Greg Jones hit a go-ahead two-run homer to lead Class A Short Season Hudson Valley past Brooklyn, 5-4, in Game 1 of the New York-Penn League semifinals.

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2019 International League playoff preview

RailRiders try to halt Bulls' run; Stripers, Clippers battle it out

Jake Cronenworth looks to lead Durham to a third straight title; Drew Waters has been a boost for Gwinnett. (Brian McLeod, Chris Robertson)

By Bob Sutton | September 4, 2019 10:08 AM ET

The Triple-A Durham Bulls seek a three-peat. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will try to stop them first, while the Gwinnett Stripers duel with the Columbus Clippers in the other semifinal series.

Bob Sutton is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Southern League playoff preview

Biscuits, struck by tragedy, battle Jackson; Biloxi faces Pensacola

Drew Ellis (left) and the Generals take on Montgomery, while Patrick Leonard and Biloxi clash with Pensacola. (Danny Parker, Brian McLeod)

By Brian Lester | September 3, 2019 11:33 AM ET

If the 2019 Southern League playoff field looks familiar, it's because the same four teams from last season are back in it again, including reigning champion Jackson.

Brian Lester is a contributor to MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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Renegades' Jones has monster night at dish

Rays No. 9 prospect records first five-hit game, drives in three

Greg Jones is batting .360 with 33 runs scored in 37 games since the end of June. (Gordon Donovan/MiLB.com)

By Dan Stokes | August 31, 2019 9:50 PM ET

Rays No. 9 prospect Greg Jones went 5-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored to lead Class A Short Season Hudson Valley to a 9-1 romp over Aberdeen on Saturday.

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Reports: Family of Rays prospect slain

Suspect charged after three bodies found in southern Virginia

Blake Bivens attended high school in Danville, Virginia, 12 1/2 miles from the crime scene. (Brian McLeod/MiLB.com)

By Daren Smith | August 27, 2019 11:23 PM ET

The Southern League doubleheader between Montgomery and Chattanooga was canceled Tuesday after the wife and child of Biscuits pitcher Blake Bivens reportedly were victims in a triple homicide in southern Virginia.

Daren Smith is an editor for MiLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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McKay placed on seven-day injured list

Rays No. 2 prospect suffering from fatigue in his left shoulder

Brendan McKay went 6-0 with a 1.15 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings over two levels this year. (Chris Robertson/KZONEimages)

By Michael Avallone | August 26, 2019 8:50 PM ET

Tampa Bay Rays No. 2 prospect Brendan McKay went on the IL with left shoulder fatigue retroactive to last Friday. Triple-A Durham expects him to miss minimal time.

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Haley zooms to cycle for Biscuits

Rays prospect starts milestone with inside-the-park homer

Jim Haley earned a July promotion by hitting .280 with eight homers and 18 steals for Class A Advanced Charlotte. (Tom Hagerty/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | August 24, 2019 12:16 AM ET

Rays prospect Jim Haley raced to an inside-the-park homer on the way to Double-A Montgomery's second cycle of the season in a 17-6 romp over Chattanooga on Friday.

Joe Bloss is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @jtbloss. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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