Triple-A roundup: Eldred blasts 15th

Mud Hens slugger leads all of Minor Leagues in home runs

By Staff | May 10, 2012 10:42 PM ET

In the International League, Brad Eldred hit his 15th home run of the season -- a solo shot in the fourth inning -- in Toledo's 2-0 win over Charlotte. The Mud Hens designated hitter now leads all of Minor League Baseball in longballs, despite being promoted to Detroit for five games. Tigers' No. 4 prospect Andrew Oliver allowed struck out eight over 5 2/3 scoreless innings for his third win in his last four starts.

Stefan Gartrell hit a walk-off two-run homer in the 10th inning to give Gwinnett a 5-3 victory over Buffalo. Todd Redmond struck out a season-high 10 and allowed only one run over 6 2/3 innings for the Braves, but did not factor in the decision. Omar Quintanilla, who finished 2-for-4, hit a double and scored in the top of the ninth for the Bisons to send the game to extra innings.

Derrick Mitchell homered and had four RBIs -- all in the second and third innings -- as Lehigh Valley defeated Indianapolis, 5-1. IronPigs first baseman Cody Overbeck went 2-for-5 with a triple, a double and two runs. Tyler Cloyd moved to 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA after allowing only one run over seven innings. Chase d'Arnaud and Gorkys Hernandez each went 2-for-4 at the top of the Indians lineup.

Mauro Gomez's two-run double in the bottom of the eighth proved to be the deciding factor in Pawtucket's 7-6 win over Rochester. PawSox third baseman Nate Spears also went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. Ben Revere went 3-for-5 with two runs, an RBI and three steals for the Red Wings.

Gustavo Molina drove in Steve Pearce with a single in the bottom of the 10th to help Scranton/Wilkes-Barre walk off with a 4-3 win over Columbus. Pearce led all batters with four hits, including three doubles, and three runs from the Yankees' third spot in the lineup. Designated hitter Jack Cust added a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth.

Orioles' No. 6 prospect Xavier Avery went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and two runs scored out of the leadoff spot as Norfolk beat Louisville, 4-1. Shortstop Blake Davis tripled twice after not picking up any in his first 13 games of the season. Starter Brad Bergesen allowed four hits and didn't allow a walk in five shutout innings for his first win of the year.

Yunesky Maya allowed only one unearned run in seven innings as Syracuse beat Durham, 5-1. Xavier Paul, Jim Negrych and Carlos Maldonado all homered for the Chiefs. Bulls first baseman Leslie Anderson went 3-for-4 to improve his average to .352 over his first 30 games.

In the Pacific Coast League, Tom Koehler (3-3) scattered four hits and two walks while striking out eight over six scoreless innings and Dan Jennings allowed just one hit over the final three innings as New Orleans shut out Tucson, 2-0. Chris Aguila went 3-for-3 and Chase Lambin tripled and drove in a run to supply the Zephyrs' offense. No. 20 Padres prospect Alexi Amarista led the Padres with two hits.

Corey Patterson hit a game-winning drag-bunt single in the bottom of the ninth as Nashville topped Colorado Springs, 4-3. DJ LeMahieu tied the game in the top half of the ninth with an RBI single.

Jordan Lyles (5-0) scattered eight hits and one walk while striking out six over 6 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win as Oklahoma City edged Las Vegas, 1-0. Brett Wallace's solo homer in the third provided the only run of the game. No. 16 Blue Jays prospect Adeiny Hechavarria collected three hits for the 51s.

No. 16 Diamondbacks prospect Adam Eaton and Josh Bell each collected three hits while Randy Ruiz contributed three RBIs in Reno's 6-4 win over Memphis. No. 1 Cardinals prospect Shelby Miller allowed four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits and one walk while striking out six without factoring into the decision for the Redbirds.

Ryan Langerhans doubled twice and Ed Lucas recorded three hits as Salt Lake used a four-run eighth inning to top Round Rock, 5-3. Eric Hurley did not factor into the decision for the Bees, despite allowing just two runs on six hits and two walks while fanning nine in 7 1/3 innings. Yangervis Solarte singled in the eighth to extend his hitting streak to 21 games for the Express, and Julio Borbon went 3-for-5 with a double.

John Ely (3-2) struck out 11, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks over seven innings as Albuquerque beat Tacoma, 3-2. Ivan De Jesus contributed a double and two RBIs for the Isotopes while Luis Rodriguez scored twice for Tacoma.

No. 12 Cubs prospect Josh Vitters went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs while Juan Apodaca drove in three runs of his own in Iowa's 10-1 drubbing of Fresno. No. 19 Chicago prospect Dave Sappelt doubled and scored for the Cubs as well, while Randy Wells (2-1) picked up the win with six one-run innings, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out two. Nick Noonan doubled in the Grizzlies' only run.

Brandon Moss and Luke Hughes each had a pair of RBIs as Sacramento defeated Omaha, 9-4. No. 3 Oakland prospect Brad Peacock (4-1) earned the win for the River Cats after allowing four runs on five hits and one walk with five strikeouts over six innings. No. 3 Royals prospect Mike Montgomery was tagged for four unearned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four in five innings without factoring into the decision for the Storm Chasers.

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

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