Taillon earns first win since May 24

Pirates' No. 2 prospect strikes out seven in seven innings

Jameson Taillon reached the 100-strikeout mark on the season Thursday. (David Monseur/Akron Aeros)

By MiLB.com Staff | July 18, 2013 10:28 PM ET

Jameson Taillon (4-7), Pittsburgh's No. 2 prospect, earned his first win since May 24 in Altoona's 6-3 victory over Erie. The 6-foot-6 right-hander allowed three runs on five hits while striking out seven in seven innings. The 21-year-old has fanned 100 -- third-most in the Eastern League -- in 105 1/3 innings.

Left fielder and leadoff man Andy Vasquez homered and singled, driving in a pair.


Edwin Escobar (1-1) picked up his first Double-A win in the Flying Squirrels' 6-3 victory over the Baysox. The Venezuelan left-hander fanned eight and allowed a run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings. San Francisco's No. 10 prospect posted a 2.89 ERA and struck out 92 in 74 2/3 innings for Class A Advanced San Jose in the California League prior to being promoted to Richmond.


Eddie Rosario, Minnesota's No. 5 prospect, homered and singled in New Britain's 4-3 loss to Binghamton. The 21-year-old second baseman has a .312 batting average in 125 at-bats since being promoted from the Class A Advanced Florida State League, where he hit .329 in 207 at-bats.

Jeff Walters picked up his Eastern League-leading 25th save with a scoreless ninth inning for the Mets.


Jesse Biddle (4-9) got the win by allowing two runs -- one earned -- and three hits over seven innings in Reading's 7-5 defeat of Portland. The Phillies' top prospect struck out seven and walked a pair. The 6-foot-4 left-hander owns a 3.19 ERA and has fanned 114 in 104 1/3 innings.

Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew went 1-for-4 with a double in his first rehab game since a hamstring injury landed him on the disabled list.


Anthony Fernandez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in Jackson's 8-3 victory against Mississippi. The 6-foot-4 lefty ended up allowing two unearned runs on two hits while striking out four in six innings. He did not factor in the decision.

Mariners' No. 15 prospect Leon Landry drove in four runs and Chris Taylor had four hits to lead the Generals offense.


Christian Yelich had three hits for Jacksonville in the Suns' 7-6 defeat of the Smokies. The Marlins' No. 1 prospect also stole his fifth base. The left-handed-hitting outfielder has an .860 OPS in Double-A.


Sugar Ray Marimon (6-10) got the win by allowing two runs on four hits over seven innings in Springfield's 6-5 victory against Northwest Arkansas. The right-hander from Colombia allowed just one hit through his first six innings before the Cardinals plated a pair in the seventh.

Zach Johnson came on with two outs in the ninth and gave up an RBI single before striking out Chris Swauger looking to earn his 11th save.


Jayson Langfels homered to lead off the top of the 11th as Tulsa edged Arkansas, 4-3. The third baseman also singled and scored twice.

Dustin Garneau went 3-for-5 with a homer and leadoff hitter Jaron Shepherd added three hits. Cole White (2-3) picked up the win with two scoreless frames.

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

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