Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Buffalo 6-5:
In the bottom of the third, Carmen Angelini singled to left and Ramon Flores followed with a double. A single by Scott Sizemore plated Angelini. A sac fly by Russ Canzler scored Flores and Adonis Garcia knocked a double to second to score Sizemore for the 3-0 lead. Dan Johnson started the fourth with a single to short that deflected off Brian Gordon on the mound. With two outs, Kevin Nolan drew a walk and an error by Canzler allowed Munenori Kawasaki to reach and Johnson scored. A wild pitch plated Nolan and the RailRiders’ lead was cut to one. They got one run back in the bottom of the inning, as Flores singled in Angelini, putting Scranton ahead 4-2. Steve Tolleson drew a walk to start the fifth and stole second, moving to third when Scranton catcher Francisco Arcia made a throwing error. Tolleson scored on a sac fly by Johnson, pulling within a run again. With two outs in the bottom of the inning, Adonis Garcia single to short and Ronnier Mustelier grounded a single to second. Tolleson made a throwing error and Garcia crossed home, giving Scranton a 5-3 lead. In the top of the sixth, Kevin Pillar double to right and Kevin Nolan followed with a triple. A sac fly plated Nolan and the game was tied. Jim Miller came in to relieve Gordon. The game stayed tied through the eighth inning, but Scranton worked some walk-off magic in the ninth. With two outs, SIzemore grounded a single to left and Zoilo Almonte hit the game-winning double to center, scoring Sizemore for the 6-5 win.
Flores and Sizemore both went 2-5. Flores scored once, hit a double and had a RBI. Sizemore scored twice and had a RBI. Garcia and Mustelier both went 2-4, each picking up a double. Garcia scored a run and had a RBI. The rest of the lineup each picked up one hit, with Almonte and Arcia both having doubles. Gordon went 5.1 innings and allowed five runs (two earned) on seven hits, three walks and four Ks. Miller went 1.2 and gave up a pair of hits. Robert Coello threw two innings and gave up two hits, one walk and struck out two.
Trenton beat Akron 4-3:
The Thunder had a chance to jump out to a big lead in the bottom of the first, as Mason Williams led off with a single and Ben Gamel drew a walk. Rob Segedin singled to right, loading the bases with no outs. Gary Sanchez struck out and Tyler Austin flew out to right, but Robert Refsnyder lined a single to right, plating Williams. Gamel tried to score as well, but was thrown out at the plate, ending the Thunder rally. Akron was able to tie the game in the top of the fourth, as Tony Wolters singled in Giovanny Urshela, who later hit a solo homer in the top of the sixth to put the Rubber Ducks in the lead. Akron added some insurance in the seventh, as Tyler Naquin tripled to right and scored on a single by Francisco Lindor for the 3-1 advantage. With time running out, the Thunder put together a big eighth inning. Sanchez drew the one out walk and Austin and Refsnyder both singled, loading the bases. Yeral Sanchez struck out, but Dan Fiorito cleared the bases with a triple to right, putting Trenton ahead 4-3 and giving them the win.
Gamel and Refsnyder both went 2-3 with a walk. Refsnyder scored a run and picked up a RBI. Segedin went 2-4, while Williams, Austin, Fiorito and Ali Castillo all went 1-4. Bryan Mitchell made the start, going five innings and allowing one run on four hits and a walk. He struck out six. Manny Barreda gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk. He struck out two. Branden Pinder threw two hitless innings and struck out two.
Tampa lost to Brevard County 2-1:
Tampa had a chance to score in the bottom of the second, as Dante Bichette lead off the inning with a single, moving to second on a ground out. Unfortunately, he was caught trying to steal third before Angelo Gumbs connected with a single. Gumbs stole second, but was then picked off to end the inning. The Yankees did finally come through in the bottom of the fourth. Cito Culver singled to center and Eric Jagielo singled to right, putting runners on the corners. Bichette hit into a force out at second, but Culver scored for the 1-0 lead. The Manatees responded in the top of the fifth, when Yadiel Rivera singled and Mike Garza was hit by a pitch by Rafael De Paula. A ground out allowed Rivera to move to third and a wild pitch from De Paula let him cross the plate for the 1-1 tie. With Dietrich Enns on the mound in the seventh, Rivera got things going for Brevard County once again. He bunted for a single and moved to second on a sac bunt. Brandon Macias singled to right, plating Rivera. The Yankees had a chance to at least tie the game in the bottom of the ninth as Jake Cave lead off with a triple. Culver “singled” on a ground ball to the catcher, so Cave was unable to score. Unfortunately, Jagielo, Bichette and Peter O’Brien all struck out, ending the threat and giving Tampa the 2-1 loss.
Culver was the lone Yankee with multiple hits, going 2-4 with a run scored. Bichette and Gumbs both went 1-3 with a stolen base. Bichette picked up the lone Yankee RBI. Cave and Jagielo both went 1-4. De Paula threw five innings and gave up one run on two hits, two walks and six Ks. He had one wild pitch and one hit by pitch. Evan Rutckyj threw one inning and gave up one walk, striking out two. Enns went two innings and gave up one run on two hits and a K. Kyle Haynes ended the game, scattering two hits and a walk in his inning on the mound.
Charleston lost to Lakewood 7-5:
Lakewood took a two run lead in the first, assisted by a wild pitch from Giovanny Gallegos and an error by Miguel Andujar. Michael O’Neill flew a single to left to start the second and scored on a double by Jose Rosario. Lakewood got the run back on a solo shot by Wilmer Oberto in the bottom of the inning and plated another run in the third for the 4-1 lead. O’Neill hit a two out solo homer in the fourth and doubles from Abiatal Avelino and Aaron Judge in the fifth put the RiverDogs within one run of Lakewood. It was Dylan Cozens time to go deep in the sixth, giving Lakewood a 5-3 lead, heading into the late innings. Charleston finally tied the game up in the eighth. Tyler Wade singled and moved to third on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt. Judge drew a walk and Mike Ford singled, plating Wade. A single by O’Neill scored Judge and Gosuke Katoh singled, putting runners on the corners, but a pop out from Rosario left the runners on base and the score at 5-5. A one out walk to Carlos Tucci was followed by a triple from Cozens, putting Lakewood in front again. He scored on a single from Willians Astudillo and Lakewood held on for the 7-5 defeat of Charleston.
O’Neill went 3-4 with two runs scored, a homer and two RBIs. Wade went 2-5 with a run scored and Judge went 2-3 with a run scored, a double and a RBI. Ford went 2-4 with a RBI, while Avelino went 1-5 with a run scored and a double. Gallegos threw six innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk. He struck out three and gave up two homers. Cesar Vargas finished the last two innings of the game, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out three.