Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lost to Pawtucket 6-5:
Back-to-back doubles by Adonis Garcia and Dan Johnson gave the RailRiders a 1-0 lead before Pawtucket even picked up their bats. The Red Sox were able to get the run back in the bottom of the inning, however, as Jackie Bradley, Jr. scored on a single by Mark Hamilton. Addison Maruszak rapped a single to center to start the second and Bobby Wilson went yard for the 3-1 advantage. Scranton kept adding to their lead in the third and fourth. Johnson, Ronnier Mustelier and Maruszak all singled to load the bases and a walk by Wilson scored another run. David Adams started the fourth with a walk and Garcia singled him to second. A fly out by Johnson moved Adams to third and he scored when Randy Ruiz grounded out to short, putting the RailRiders up 5-1. Unfortunately, that was when Pawtucket started to rally. A two run homer by Bryce Brentz cut the RailRiders’ lead in half in the fourth and a two-run double by Jonathan Diaz in the fifth tied the game up at 5. Brock Holt drove a solo homer over the wall in right for Pawtucket’s first lead of the day in the seventh, giving Scranton six outs to try to get their lead back. Johnson started the eighth with a single, but Ruiz hit into a double play. Mustlelier drew a walk and Neil Medchill singled, putting runners on the corners. Unfortunately, Maruszak grounded out to end the threat. Corey Patterson drew a two-out walk in the ninth, but Garcia popped out and Pawtucket took the 6-5 win over the RailRiders.
Johnson went 3-4 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. Mustleier, Medchill and Wilson all went 2-4, with Mustelier and Medchill picking up doubles and Wilson hitting a homer and getting three RBIs. Maruszak went 2-5 with a run scored. Garcia went 2-5 with a double and a run scored. Chase Whitley took the mound for Scranton, giving up three runs on four hits, three walks and two Ks in four innings. Sam Demel and Matt Daley both went two innings. Demel gave up two runs on a hit and three walks, while Daley gave up one run on one hit. They both struck out three.
Trenton beat Portland 3-2 (10 innings):
With two outs in the bottom of the first Jose Pirela knocked a double to left. He moved to third on a passed ball and scored when Gary Sanchez sent a line drive single to third, putting the Thunder ahead. Portland quickly tied the score, as Michael Almanzar started the second with a solo homer to left. The Thunder struck again in the fourth when Kyle Roller lined a hit to center and Yeral Sanchez drew a walk. A single by Reegie Corona plated Roller and put Trenton ahead 2-1. Danny Burawa came into the game in the top of the ninth, hoping to close out the victory for the Thunder. He gave up a single to Ryan Dent, who moved over on a wild pitch. Derrik Gibson drew a walk and Shannon Wilkerson singled, loading the bases with no outs. Deven Marrero grounded the ball back to the Burawa, who threw out Dent at home as Gary Sanchez relayed the ball to first for the double play. Unfortunately, Burawa issued walks to Garin Cecchini and J.C. Linares, pushing a run across home plate and tying the game. Trenton went down in order and the game was sent into extra innings. Corona started the bottom of the tenth by lining a single to center. Mason Williams bunted him over and Ramon Flores drove a single to center to score Corona for the walk-off win.
Corona had a fantastic night, going 3-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Ben Gamel, Roller and Gary Sanchez all went 1-4, while Pirela went 3-1 with a run scored and a double. Mikey O’Brien made the start, scattering nine hits and allowing just one run in 6.2 innings. He made good use of the K, racking up nine strikeouts. Pat Venditte allowed just one hit and struck out two in his 1.1 innings. Burawa gave up one run on two hits and three walks in his inning of work, while Charley Short got the win with a hitless inning. He allowed one walk and struck out one.
Tampa lost to Daytona 11-2:
The Cubs got the first run of the day when Wes Darvill singled in Pin-Chieh Chen. The Yankees got the run back in the bottom of the inning when Robert Refsnyder hit a sac fly to right, scoring Mikeson Oliberto. Daytona retook the lead with a run in the top of the second and put the game away in the third when they plated seven runs on five singles, two doubles and a sac fly. They added two more runs in the fifth, taking an 11-1 lead. The Yankees got one more run in the bottom of the eighth, as Oliberto doubled and scored on a ground out by Robert Refsnyder. Unfortunately, that was all they could manage as they fell 11-2.
Saxon Butler and Dan Fiorito both went 2-4. Oliberto and Refsnyder both went 1-2, as the former scored twice and double, while the latter pitcked up a pair of RBIs. Taylor Dugas and Ali Castillo both went 1-4. Cesar Vargas lasted only 2.1 innings, allowing eight runs on seven hits and four walks. He struck out two. Ben Paullus gave up three runs on four hits and a walk. He struck out two. Edixon Mejia allowed just one hit in 2.1 innings, while Taylor Garrison struck out two in his hitless two innings.
Charleston beat Asheville 8-5:
Jake Cave started the game with a double to left, but the next three batters went down. The Tourists got some life in the bottom of the second as Max White doubled in Michael Ramirez before Derek Jones hit a two-run homer for the 3-0 advantage. The RiverDogs got their first run in the top of the fourth. Greg Bird started with a single to right and moved to second on a bunt. Reymond Nunez singled to center, putting runners on the corners, and Jackson Valera singled him in to make the score 3-1. Ty Afenir started the fifth with a single and scored on a single by Cave, bringing Charleston within one. Asheville plated two runs in the bottom of the fifth, putting the RiverDogs down by three once again. Fu-Lin Kuo drew a walk and Daniel Aldrich went yard, making the score 5-4. Jose Rosario got the seventh underway with a double to center. A double by Bird plated him and he moved to third on a ground out. Nunez grounded a RBI single to center and Valera hit a two-run shot over the wall in right center, giving the RiverDogs an 8-5 victory.
Valera went 3-4 with a run scored, a homer and three RBIs. Bird went 2-4 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI. Aldrich went 2-4 with a run scored, a double, a homer and two RBIs. Nunez went 2-5 with a run scored and a RBI. Cave went 2-5 with a double and a RBI. Charleston had fourteen hits on the night, while Kuo was the only batter who came up hitless. Luis Niebla allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out two. Adam Smith gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. Jose Campos pitched two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out three. James Pazos got the save, throwing two innings and scattering a pair of hits.
Staten Island lost to Tri-City 7-3:
The ValleyCats scored first when Tyler White singled in D’Andre Toney in the bottom of the first. A double by Jon Kemmer scored James Ramsey and the Yankees trailed 2-0. Tri-City doubled their lead with a pair of runs on a single by White in the bottom of the second. Staten Island finally got on the board in the top of the fifth. Yeicok Calderon drew a walk and scored on a double by Bubba Jones. Trent Garrison was hit by a pitch and a single by Hector Crespo loaded the bases, but the Yankees were unable to bring any more runs home. The ValleyCats got the run back in the bottom of the inning for a 5-1 lead. With one out in the top of the seventh Michael O’Neill lined a single to left. A homer by Jones brought the Yankees within one, but Tri-City scored a run in the bottom of the seventh and the eighth for a 7-3 win.
O’Neill went 2-4 with a run scored. Jones went 2-4 with a double, a homer and three RBIs. Calderon and Crespo both went 1-3. David Palladino made the start, giving up four runs on six hits, two walks and three Ks. Charles Haslup gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two Ks.