Triple-A roundup: Van Slyke hits another

51s' Sierra has big night; Bisons' Tuiasosopo goes yard twice

By Staff | May 4, 2012 10:25 PM ET

Dodgers No. 18 prospect Scott Van Slyke slugged a two-run homer, his third in two nights, to power Albuquerque to an 8-1 victory over visiting Nashville. Stephen Fife gave up three hits and struck out seven over seven shutout innings, while Jeff Baisley went 4-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs for the Isotopes. Logan Schafer tripled and scored the Sounds' lone run.

Rodrigo Lopez, Frankie De La Cruz and Blake Parker combined on a three-hitter in Iowa's 1-0 blanking of New Orleans. Cubs top prospect Anthony Rizzo had two hits and scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning. Zephyrs starter Wade LeBlanc tossed seven shutout frames.

Dusty Brown went 3-for-3 and fell a triple shy of the cycle, helping Round Rock cruise to an 8-1 triumph over Memphis. Elio Sarmiento doubled twice and drove in three runs for the Express, who got six strong innings from Greg Reynolds. Cardinals No. 5 prospect Zack Cox went 3-for-4 and doubled twice for the Redbirds.

Roger Kieschnick capped a three-RBI night with a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning, sending Fresno to a 7-6 win at Colorado Springs. Nick Noonan collected three hits and scored twice for the Grizzlies, while Chad Tracy went 4-for-5 for the Sky Sox.

Ryan Verdugo struck out eight and gave up three hits over seven shutout innings, pitching Omaha past Oklahoma City, 4-2. Clint Robinson had two hits and drove in three runs for the Storm Chasers, while Scott Moore smacked a solo homer in a losing cause.

Randy Ruiz capped a five-run eighth inning and a five-RBI night with a grand slam as Reno stormed back to defeat Tacoma, 11-9. Jake Elmore contributed three RBIs and D-backs No. 16 prospect Adam Eaton went 2-for-5 and scored twice for the Aces. Luis Antonio Jimenez homered and drove in four runs for the Rainiers.

Blue Jays No. 19 prospect Moises Sierra homered, doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored twice in Las Vegas' 11-3 thumping of visiting Salt Lake. Yan Gomes also went deep and collected three RBIs for the 51s, while Andrew Romine and Kole Calhoun -- the Angels' No. 12 and 13 prospects, respectively -- homered for the Bees.

A's No. 3 prospect Brad Peacock allowed a run on six hits over five innings for his third win as Sacramento held on for a 7-6 victory over Tucson. Red-hot Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and scored twice, while Chris Carter went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the River Cats. James Darnell blasted a three-run homer for the Padres.

Red Sox No. 11 prospect Jose Iglesias tripled, doubled and drove in two runs to lead Pawtucket past Toledo, 5-2. Alex Hassan contributed a pair of doubles and a stellar defensive play for the PawSox, while Matt Young drove in both runs for the Mud Hens.

Stephen Vogt had two hits, including a three-run homer, to power Durham to a 7-1 win over visiting Louisville. Alex Cobb allowed a run and scattered eight hits over 6 1/3 innings for his first win in six starts for the Bulls. Kris Negron went 2-for-4 and drove in the Bats' only run.

Five pitchers combined on a six-hitter in Rochester's 3-0 blanking of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Matt Rizzotti doubled twice and drove in a run for the Red Wings, while Kevin Russo and Ray Kruml both had a pair of hits for the Yankees.

Jeremy Hefner pitched seven strong innings and combined with D.J. Carrasco on a three-hitter as Buffalo blanked visiting Syracuse, 9-0. Matt Tuiasosopo went 4-for-4 with a pair of solo homers and Josh Satin scored twice for the Bisons.

Steve Tolleson and Chris Robinson each drove in three runs as part of an 11-hit attack as Norfolk rallied for a 10-5 triumph over Indianapolis. Orioles No. 6 prospect Xavier Avery singled twice, walked and scored three runs for the Tides, while Anderson Hernandez collected four RBIs for the Indians.

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

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