recorded his second two-homer game in 12 days and drove in five runs, helping Toledo outslug Louisville, 13-9. Eric Patterson
went 5-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Ryan Strieby
fell a homer shy of the cycle for the Mud Hens. Reds No. 9 prospect Neftali Soto
was 3-for-4, homered for the second night in a row and scored three times for the Bats.
Che-Hsuan Lin's three-run double highlighted a five-run 11th inning as Pawtucket outlasted Syracuse, 6-1. Red Sox top prospect Will Middlebrooks went 3-for-4 with his fourth homer for the PawSox, who get eight strong innings from Major League veteran Aaron Cook. Jason Michaels doubled and scored the lone run for the Chiefs.
Red-hot Bobby Scales delivered a two-run double in the seventh inning as Buffalo pulled away for a 4-1 victory over visiting Lehigh Valley. Valentino Pascucci also had a pair of RBIs and Jeremy Hefner gave up an unearned run on four hits over seven innings for the Bisons. Scott Podsednik reached base twice and scored the IronPigs' lone run.
Greg Golson had two hits and two RBIs as Charlotte chased Rays No. 3 prospect Chris Archer after four innings and beat Durham, 4-3. Charlie Leesman notched his first win of the season after allowing two runs on six hits over five frames. Brandon Guyer went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Bulls.
Tim Hudson gave up an unearned run on two hits over five innings in a rehab start for Gwinnett, which improved to 6-0 against visiting Norfolk with a 4-1 triumph. Ernesto Mejia drove in three runs for the Braves, while Xavier Avery was 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI.
D.J. Mitchell gave up two hits and struck out seven over eight innings for his second win as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre blanked Rochester, 2-0. Steve Pearce drove in both runs and Dewayne Wise was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored to raise his average to .517 for the Yankees.
Jeff Locke struck out eight over six strong innings for his first win of the season as Indianapolis held on for a 4-3 victory over visiting Columbus. Brandon Boggs went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Indians, while Cord Phelps was 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in a losing cause.
Angels top prospect Mike Trout singled in the second inning to extend his hitting streak to 14 games in Salt Lake's 6-4 victory over Las Vegas. Hank Conger went 3-for-4 and scored a run, while Alexi Amarista had two hits and two RBIs for the Bees. Blue Jays No. 19 prospect Moises Sierra was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored for the visiting 51s.
Ryan Verdugo allowed one hit and struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings, helping Omaha blank Round Rock, 4-0. Roman Colon and Francisley Bueno finished off the four-hitter and Clint Robinson homered for the Storm Chasers. Express starter Greg Reynolds fell to 0-2, despite giving up four runs -- one earned -- on five hits over seven innings.
Jeff Baisley ripped a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning, sending Albuquerque to a 6-4 win over visiting Iowa. Tim Federowicz also went deep for the Isotopes, who got 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief from Will Savage. Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer and doubled for the I-Cubs.
Dallas Keuchel gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings to become the third three-game winner in the Pacific Coast League as Oklahoma City held off Nashville, 7-5. Brian Bixler homered, tripled and scored twice, while Justin Ruggiano went 3-for-4 with a solo shot for the RedHawks. Brooks Conrad smacked a two-run homer for the Sounds.
Carlos Torres struck out six over five innings and combined with three relievers on a six-hitter in Colorado Springs' 2-0 win over visiting Tucson. Charlie Blackmon and D.J. LeMahieu both had two hits and an RBI, while Matt McBride doubled twice for the Sky Sox.
Jake Elmore led off the 11th inning with a double and scored on an error as Reno outlasted Fresno, 7-6. Randy Ruiz had three hits and three RBIs and leadoff man Evan Frey scored four times for the Aces. Joaquin Arias was 3-for-6 and scored a run in a losing effort.
Luis Rodriguez doubled leading off the 10th inning and came home on Trayvon Robinson's sacrifice fly to give Tacoma a 2-1 triumph at Sacramento. Michael Taylor homered to account for the River Cats' other run, while A's No. 3 prospect Brad Peacock gave up a run on five hits over seven innings. Mariners No. 20 prospect Chih-Hsien Chiang was 3-for-4 with a run scored for the Rainiers.
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