We get closer to being caught up. Oswaldo Arcia homers again. Kennys Vargas hits his first minor league homer of the season. Ryan Eades pitches a fine game. Edgar Corcino stays hot. So do LaMonte Wade and Jermaine Palacios. And Gorge Munoz.
ROCHESTER 4, BUFFALO 3 IN ROCHESTER
Batting stars: Oswaldo Arcia was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer (his seventh) and a walk. Eric Farris was 1-for-2 with a walk and a run. Jorge Polanco was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Pitching stars: Tyler Duffey pitched 6.2 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts. A. J. Achter pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk with one strikeout.
Opposition stars: Jonathan Diaz was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer (his second) and a walk. Munenori Kawasaki was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run. Alex Hassan was 2-for-4.
The game: Diaz hit a two-run homer in the fifth to put the Bisons ahead 2-1, but Arcia hit a two-run homer in the sixth to make it 3-2 Red Wings. An error tied the score in the top of the seventh, but Polanco singled in a run in the bottom of the seventh to put the Red Wings up 4-3. The Bisons put men on first and second in the eighth and on first and third in the ninth, but could not tie the score.
Of note: James Beresford was 1-for-4 with a double and a run. Reynaldo Rodriguez was 0-for-4.
MISSISSIPPI 6, CHATTANOOGA 5 IN CHATTANOOGA
Batting stars: Kennys Vargas was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk, scoring twice. Stephen Wickens was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk, scoring twice. Adam Brett Walker II was 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs.
Pitching stars: Brandon Peterson pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit with one strikeout. Scott Atchison pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout. D. J. Johnson pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit with one strikeout.
Opposition stars: K. D. Kang was 3-for-5 with a home run (his second) and a double, scoring twice and driving in three. Matt Kennelly was 3-for-4 with a double and a run. Emerson Landoni was 3-for-5 with a double and a run.
The game: Vargas hit a two-run homer in the first inning to give the Lookouts a 2-1 lead, but they would not score again until the ninth. Meanwhile, Kang had a two-run double in a four-run third that gave the Braves a 5-2 lead. They added a run in the fifth on an RBI single by David Rohm. With two out and none on in the ninth, the Lookouts got three walks and two singles to cut the lead to 6-5. A strikeout ended the game.
Of note: Levi Michael was 0-for-4 with a walk and a run. Alex Wimmers pitched 4.2 innings, allowing six runs on nine hits and two hits with one walk.
FORT MYERS 2, JUPITER 1 IN JUPITER
Batting stars: Tanner Vavra was 3-for-4 with a triple and a run. Mitch Garver was 1-for-3 with a double and a run. Ryan Walker was 2-for-4.
Pitching stars: Ryan Eades pitched seven innings, giving up one run on three hits and no walks with four strikeouts. Dallas Gallant pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout. Todd Van Steensel pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit with one strikeout.
Opposition stars: Harold Riggins was 1-for-2 with a walk. Blake Barber was 1-for-2 with a run. Miguel Del Pozo pitched five innings, allowing one run on five hits and no walks with four strikeouts.
The game: There was no score until the fifth, when Vavra tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly. The Hammerheads had a sacrifice fly of their own in the sixth to tie it 1-1. Garver's RBI double in the eighth brought home the go-ahead run. The Hammerheads got the tying run to second with one out in the eighth, but that was as much as they could do.
Of note: Zach Granite was 0-for-3 with a walk. Marcus Knecht was 0-for-4.
CEDAR RAPIDS 6, BELOIT 4 IN BELOIT
Batting stars: Edgar Corcino was 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Nick Gordon was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs. Jorge Fernandez was 1-for-4 with a home run, his third.
Pitching stars: Randy LeBlanc struck out two in two perfect innings. Trevor Hildenberger struck out two in a perfect inning.
Opposition stars: Sandber Pimentel was 2-for-4 with two doubles, scoring once and driving in one. Jose Brizuela was 1-for-4 with a triple, scoring once and driving in one. Max Kuhn was 2-for-4 with a run.
The game: The Snappers got single runs in the second and third. In the fourth, two singles, a ground out, and an error tied the score and Fernandez hit a home run to put the Kernels ahead 3-2. The Snappers came back in the sixth, as Brizuela hit an RBI triple and scored on a Justin Higley single to give the Snappers a 4-3 lead. In the ninth, Gordon delivered a two-run single and Corcino later had an RBI single to put the Kernels in the lead to stay. The Snappers went down in order in the bottom of the ninth.
Of note: Tanner English was 1-for-5. Zack Larson was 0-for-4 with an RBI. Rafael P. Valera was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Ethan Mildren pitched six innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
ELIZABETHTON 9, KINGSPORT 7 IN KINGSPORT (11 INNINGS)
Batting stars: LaMonte Wade was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, scoring twice and driving in two. Rainis Silva was 2-for-5 with a double and a walk, scoring once and driving in two. Ariel Montesino was 1-for-4 with two walks, scoring once and driving in one.
Pitching stars: Andro Cutura struck out six in six innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and no walks. Jose Abreu struck out three in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up three walks.
Opposition stars: Kevin Kaczmarski was 1-for-4 with a double and two walks, scoring once and driving in one. Luis Ortega was 2-for-5 with a double. Gregory Valencia was 2-for-5 with two runs.
The game: Wade hit a two-run homer in a four-run third that put the Twins in the lead 4-0. It was 5-2 going to the bottom of the seventh, but a walk and two singles scored one, Luis Carpio's two-run double tied it, and Kaczmarski had an RBI double to give the Mets a 6-5 lead. Silva had an RBI double in the ninth to tie the score. In the eleventh, RBI singles by Silva and Montesino, along with a run-scoring wild pitch, made 9-6 Twins. The Mets got a run in the bottom of the eleventh and put men on second and third with two out before a strikeout ended the game.
Of note: Manuel Guzman was 0-for-6 with a run. Amaurys Minier was 1-for-6.
GCL ORIOLES 6, GCL TWINS 1 AT TWINS
Batting stars: Jermaine Palacios was 3-for-4 with a double. Lean Marrero was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Brian Olson was 1-for-3 with a walk.
Pitching stars: Callan Pearce struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up a walk. Brandon Poulson pitched two shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout.
Opposition stars: Carlos Diaz was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer (his third) and a walk. Ryan Mountcastle was 3-for-5 with a double and a run. Cristian Alvarado struck out five in five innings, allowing an unearned run on five hits and no walks.
The game: The Orioles led 2-1 after the first inning. Diaz hit a three-run homer in the third to make it 5-1. The Twins put two runners on base in the fifth and the seventh but never threatened to get back into the game.
Of note: Trey Cabbage was 0-for-4. Lewin Diaz was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Luis Hernandez struck out five in three innings, giving up five runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks.
DSL TWINS 4, DSL ROJOS 3 AT TWINS
Batting stars: Gorge Munoz was 3-for-4 with two runs. Edwin Franco was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Jorge Parra was 1-for-4 with a run and two RBIs.
Pitching stars: Huascar Ynoa pitched five innings, giving up a run on five hits and no walks with two strikeouts. Luis Gil struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.
Opposition stars: Edgar Herrera was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Mariel Bautista was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run. Jose Castillo pitched three shutout innings, allowing a hit and a walk with one two strikeouts.
The game: Franco's two-run triple capped a three-run third to give the Twins a 4-1 lead. Herrera hit a two-run single in the seventh to put the Rojos back in the game at 4-3. They put the tying run on second with one out in the ninth, but the last two batters struck out to end the game.
Of note: Francisco Hernandez was 1-for-5 with a double. Jean Carlos Arias was 0-for-4.