The Jays got a dominant pitching performance from Drew Hutchison who held the Yankees to just one hit over seven innings while Aaron Sanchez breezed through the final six outs to give the Jays a 2-0 victory.
Buffalo Bisons 3, Rochester Red Wings 0
Brad Mills rebounded from a tough start to shut down the Rochester Red Wings, holding them to just three hits and three walks over seven innings before Brandon Morrow and Bobby Korecky each contributed a scoreless inning. The Bisons needed just four hits to score their three runs, getting sac flies from A.J. Jimenez and Cole Gillespie and and RBI double from Matt Hague
Player of the Game: Brad Mills
New Hampshire Fisher Cats 1, New Britain Rock Cats 3
The Fisher Cats also had just four hits but were only able to score once to fall to New Britain. P.J. Walters struck out seven over his 7 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. Andy Burns, Kevin Nolan, Melky Mesa and Michael Crouse had the hits for the ‘Cats.
Player of the Game: P.J. Walters
Dunedin Blue Jays 0, Brevard County Manatees 2
In game one of a double header, Taylor Cole went just two innings and allowed one unearned run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts before giving way to Miguel Castro who allowed only one hit (a solo home run) in his three innings. The Jays only had two hits, one each by Nick Baligod and Christian Lopes
Player of the Game: None
Dunedin Blue Jays 0, Brevard County Manatees 1
Game two was only marginally better as the Blue Jays had one more hit (three) than in the first game. Dwight Smith, Jr. had two of them while Kevin Patterson had the third. Jesse Hernandez went five innings, allowing one run on eight hits.
Player of the Game: None
Lansing Lugnuts 1, South Bend Silver Hawks 5
The Lugnuts lost again to South Bend and fell to a game behind the Dayton Dragons for the second playoff spot in the Midwest League Eastern Division with two games to go. Matt Dermody was rocked for five runs over the first two innings before Alonzo Gonzalez came in to dominate the Silver Hawks for five innings, not allowing a hit and striking out six. Jason Leblebijian was 1/3 with a walk and a solo home run while Dickie Joe Thon was 2/3.
Player of the Game: Alonzo Gonzalez
Vancouver Canadians 5, Spokane Indians 4
An eighth-inning rally got the Vancouver Canadians by the Spokane Indians to hold on to a one-game lead in the second half standings and keep them in a position for a playoff spot. Jairo Labourt had another solid start although he allowed four hits and five walks in five innings with five strikeouts. Fortunately, all those baserunners only added up to one unearned run. Alberto Tirado wasn’t so lucky as he allowed three runs (one earned) over two innings, blowing a save. Justin Shafer and Phil Kish kept the Indians off the board until the offense could get the club back on top. That offense was driven by Tim Locastro, Richard Urena and Alexis Maldonado who each had two hits. Locastro was on base a third time, getting hit by a pitch yet again and Urena’s two hits included a triple. Ryan McBroom hit a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth to put the C’s up for good.
Player of the Game: Tim Locastro
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