Triple-A roundup: Middlebrooks homers

Trout extends hitting streak to 10; Wise hikes average to .550

By Staff | April 14, 2012 10:43 PM ET

Red Sox top prospect Will Middlebrooks hit his third homer of the season, a three-run blast that powered Pawtucket past Buffalo, 9-6. Major League veteran Jason Repko went 3-for-5 with a run scored for the PawSox, while Bobby Scales collected four hits, including a two-run homer, in a losing cause.

Dewayne Wise homered, doubled and drove in two runs to raise his average to .550 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's 6-3 victory over Syracuse. Doug Bernier went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Colin Curtis tripled, doubled and scored twice for the Yankees. Nationals No. 1 prospect Bryce Harper doubled and scored a run for the Chiefs.

Cord Phelps went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored, helping Columbus outslug Louisville, 9-4. Gregorio Petit chipped in two hits and also drove in two runs for the Clippers, while Dioner Navarro and Todd Frazier homered for the Bats.

Domonic Brown and Hector Luna both drove in two runs to lead Lehigh Valley to a 5-2 triumph over visiting Rochester. Big league veteran Scott Elarton allowed a run on six hits over six innings but did not figure in the decision for the IronPigs. Brian Dozier, Joe Benson and Drew Butera had two hits apiece for the Red Wings.

Yohan Flande struck out four over five innings and combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as Gwinnett blanked visiting Durham, 3-0. Braves No. 8 prospect Joey Terdoslavich slugged a two-run homer and Ernesto Mejia doubled twice, drove in a run and scored for the G-Braves. Jeff Salazar had a pair of hits for the Bulls.

Dan Johnson's RBI triple sparked a three-run ninth inning as Charlotte defeated Norfolk, 5-2. Greg Golson went 3-for-4 and Osvaldo Martinez drove in two runs for the Knights, while Orioles No. 15 prospect Joe Mahoney had two hits and scored a run for the Tides.

Jimmy Cesario singled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and reliever Jim Hoey uncorked three wild pitches to produce the winning run in Colorado Springs' 3-2 victory over Las Vegas. D.J. LeMahieu collected three hits, including an RBI double for the Sky Sox, while Scott Richmond pitched seven strong innings for the 51s.

Brian Bixler and Scott Moore homered to power Oklahoma City past Memphis, 4-3. RedHawks starter Henry Sosa allowed three runs over five solid innings. Second baseman Eugenio Velez went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Redbirds.

Martin Maldonado recorded two hits, including a two-run blast, to help Nashville top New Orleans, 9-5. Zephyrs outfielder Bryan Petersen went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Sounds reliever Amaury Rivas pitched two scoreless innings to earn his first win.

Cubs top prospect Brett Jackson homered for the second straight day, but Iowa fell to Round Rock, 6-5. Rangers' No. 4 prospect Leonys Martin also went yard for the Express, while veterans Julio Borbon (4-for-5) and Matt Kata contributed to the win.

Brad Davis smacked a two-run homered as Tucson upended Salt Lake, 8-4. Bees center fielder -- and top Angels prospect -- Mike Trout went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games and teammate Ryan Langerhans collected three hits.

Chris Carter lifted his first longball of the season in Sacramento's 4-3 victory over Reno. Grant Green and Derek Norris also helped the River Cats' cause with two hits apiece. Cole Gillespie and Cody Ransom accomplished the same feat for the Aces.

Six different Rainiers recorded two-hit games in an 11-1 toppling of Fresno. Vinnie Catricala plated three runs and Luis Antonio Jimenez smacked a two-run homer to lead the way. The winners also got a strong start from Anthony Vasquez, who yielded one run on four hits over six innings.

Terry Evans and Clint Robinson both went deep as Omaha outlasted Albuquerque, 14-10, in 13 innings. Max Ramirez was 3-for-3 with three RBIs for the Storm Chasers. The Isotopes were led by Luis Cruz, who collected four RBIs. A dozen pitchers were used in the marathon.

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