gave up three hits and struck out seven over seven innings to lower his ERA to 1.04 as Sacramento pounded Fresno, 12-0. Michael Taylor
led the River Cats' 20-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, falling a triple shy of the cycle. Adam Rosales
contributed three hits and drove in three runs, while Josh Donaldson
went 3-for-6 with a pair of RBIs to raise his average to .410.
Carlos Corporan capped a 5-for-5 night with an RBI double in the 11th inning as visiting Oklahoma City outlasted New Orleans, 5-4. Mickey Storey struck out four over three innings of scoreless relief to get his seventh win for the RedHawks, while Bryan Petersen was 4-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored for the Zephyrs.
Claudio Vargas allowed five hits over six innings as Nashville blanked Memphis, 2-0. Edwin Maysonet and Caleb Gindl supplied the Sounds' offense with solo homers, while Tyler Lyons struck out eight over seven solid innings in a losing cause.
Alfredo Amezaga singled home Welington Castillo with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give Iowa a 5-4 win over Omaha. Castillo homered and drove in two runs for the Cubs, while Johnny Giavotella went yard in his fourth straight multi-hit game for the Storm Chasers.
D-backs No. 3 prospect Tyler Skaggs tossed three scoreless innings in his final tuneup for the All-Star Futures Game, setting the tone in Reno's 8-1 win at Colorado Springs. No. 17 prospect Ryan Wheeler homered, doubled twice and drove in four runs, giving him a Minor League-leading 87 RBIs for the Aces. Rockies No. 6 prospect Tim Wheeler drove in the Sky Sox's lone run.
Stephen Fife gave up two hits over seven shutout innings as Albuquerque coasted to a 10-1 victory over visiting Round Rock. Josh Fields drove in four runs and leadoff man Trent Oeltjen smacked a two-run homer and scored three times for the Isotopes. Brad Nelson's two-out RBI single in the ninth avoided the shutout for the Express.
Hank Conger slugged a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning as Salt Lake rallied for a 7-4 win over visiting Tacoma. Matt Long also went deep for the Bees, who got six solid innings from rehabbing right-hander Jerome Williams. Darren Ford went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the Rainiers.
Padres No. 4 prospect Jedd Gyorko and Matt Clark hit back-to-back homers in a six-run first inning as Tucson defeated Las Vegas, 13-6, in the first game of a doubleheader. Leadoff man Andy Parrino singled twice, walked twice, drove in a run and scored three times for the Padres. Yan Gomes smacked a grand slam for the 51s.
Blue Jays No. 2 prospect Anthony Gose homered and drove in two runs as Las Vegas topped Tucson, 8-7, to salvage a split of its doubleheader. David Cooper drilled a two-run shot for the 51s, while Matt Clark homered twice and collected four RBIs for the Padres.
Brian Matusz pitched a four-hitter in his return to the International League, helping Norfolk blank Charlotte, 4-0. Lew Ford slugged his second homer in as many games and Orioles No. 12 prospect L.J. Hoes was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored from the top of the Tides' order. Philip Humber gave up two runs on five hits over four innings in his second rehab start with the Knights.
Mets No. 3 prospect Jeurys Familia allowed a run on five hits over a season-high 6 1/3 innings as Buffalo shut down Syracuse, 5-1. Josh Rodriguez smacked a three-run homer and doubled for the Bisons, while Chris Marrero doubled and scored the Chiefs' lone run.
Leslie Anderson hit a two-run homer and walked twice in Durham's 4-1 win over Gwinnett. Jesus Feliciano added a double, an RBI and two runs scored as part of a 2-for-5 night and Matt Torra allowed one run on four hits over seven innings for the Bulls. Ruben Gotay provided the Braves' offense with his second homer.
Tim Fedroff fell a single shy of the cycle, drove in two runs and scored three times to lead Columbus to a 10-6 win over Indianapolis. Vinny Rottino also just missed the cycle -- he needed a homer -- as part of a 3-for-5 night for the Clippers. Matt Hague drove in a pair of runs for the Indians.
Ronnier Mustelier went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre defeated Lehigh Valley, 8-1. Corban Joseph hit a solo homer, doubled and scored three times for the Yankees, while Russell Branyan went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Andres Blanco drove in the IronPigs' only run.
Danny Valencia and Clete Thomas homered to power Rochester past Pawtucket, 3-1. Pedro Florimon doubled twice and scored a run for the Red Wings, who got five solid innings from P.J. Walters. Che-Hsuan Lin was 3-for-5 and scored a run for the PawSox.
Tigers No. 4 prospect Casey Crosby gave up three hits over seven innings to win his sixth straight decision as Toledo blanked Louisville, 8-0. Bryan Pounds smacked a grand slam in the sixth inning and Argenis Diaz drove in two runs for the Mud Hens. Reds No. 6 prospect Neftali Soto had two of the Bats' four hits.
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