Xavier Avery makes a successful debut with the Red Wings. Wimmers is a winner for Chattanooga. Tyler Kuresa drives in some key runs for the Kernels. Errors sink the E-Twins.
COLUMBUS 5, ROCHESTER 4 IN COLUMBUS
Batting stars: Reynaldo Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with a home run (his tenth) and a walk. Xavier Avery, making his debut in the Twins organization, was 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Jorge Polanco was 2-for-4 with a double.
Pitching star: Aaron Thompson pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.
Opposition stars: Michael Martinez was 3-for-3 with two doubles, scoring three times and driving in one. Tyler Holt was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Audy Ciriaco was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI.
The game: The Clippers scored two in the third to take a 2-0 lead and never lost the lead. Rodriguez homered in the fifth to cut the lead to 2-1 and Danny Ortiz had an RBI single in the seventh to cut it to 4-3. Avery singled in a run in the ninth to make it 5-4 with the tying run on third with two out, but a strikeout ended the game.
Of note: James Beresford was 2-for-5. Oswaldo Arcia was 0-for-3 with a run. Tyler Duffey pitched 6.2 innings, giving up five runs on nine hits and no walks with three strikeouts.
CHATTANOOGA 8, TENNESSEE 0 IN TENNESSEE
Batting stars: Stuart Turner was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer (his fourth) and a walk, scoring twice. Adam Brett Walker II was 1-for-3 with a triple and two walks, scoring once. Shannon Wilkerson was 1-for-4 with a walk, scoring once and driving in one.
Pitching stars: Alex Wimmers pitched 6.2 scoreless innings, giving up six hits and one walks with three strikeouts. Tim Shibuya pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk. Matt Summers pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.
Opposition stars: Jacob Rogers was 2-for-4 with a double. Jeimer Candelario was 2-for-4 with a double.
The game: Turner hit a two-run homer in the second and Travis Harrison had a two-run single-plus-error in the third to put the Lookouts ahead 4-0. They scored two more in the sixth on two walks, a single, and two more walks. They also got single runs in the seventh and eighth. The Smokies put a man on third in each of the first two innings but did not do so again until the ninth.
Of note: Kennys Vargas was 0-for-3 with two walks, scoring once and driving in one.
LAKELAND AT FORT MYERS
CEDAR RAPIDS 5, BELOIT 4 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
Batting stars: Tyler Kuresa was 3-for-4 with a double and a walk, driving in two. Zack Larson was 1-for-2 with three walks and three runs. Rafael P. Valera was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs.
Pitching stars: Luke Westphal struck out five in five innings, giving up two runs on six hits and two walks. Ethan Mildren pitched three shutout innings, giving up five hits and no walks with one strikeout.
Opposition stars: Iolana Akau was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Joe Bennie was 3-for-5. Max Kuhn was 2-for-5 with a double.
The game: The Kernels scored single runs in the second and third to go up 2-0, but the Snappers got two in the fourth to tie it 2-2. Valera tripled in a run in the fourth and Kuresa doubled one home in the sixth to make it 4-2, but three singles, a walk, and a hit batsman plated two Snappers in the ninth to tie it 4-4. The Kernels opened the bottom of the ninth with two singles, a bunt moved them to second and third, and a walk loaded the bases. Kuresa then singled to center to win the game.
Of note: Tanner English was 3-for-5 with a run. Nick Gordon was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Edgar Corcino was 0-for-4.
KINGSPORT 8, ELIZABETHTON 4 IN KINGSPORT
Batting stars: Brad Hartong was 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI. Amaurys Minier was 1-for-2 with two walks, scoring once and driving in one. LaMonte Wade was 1-for-4 with a walk, scoring once and driving in one.
Pitching star: Josh Guyer struck out two in two innings, giving up an unearned run on one hit.
Opposition stars: Patrick Mazeika was 2-for-4 with a double, scoring three times and driving in one. Gregory Valencia was 2-for-4 with a run and three RBIs. Nabil Crismatt struck out five in five innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks.
The game: The Mets scored four in the third and the Twins never got the lead before three after that. The four-run inning was aided by two wild pitches and an error.
Of note: Daniel Kihle was 0-for-3 with a walk and two runs. Chris Paul was 0-for-4. Dereck Rodriguez pitched four innings, giving up four runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk with one strikeout.
No game scheduled.
No game scheduled
9:30 DSL Twins at DSL Orioles2
10:00 GCL Twins at GCL Rays
Game 2 GCL Rays at GCL Twins
5:05 Lakeland (Locke St. John, 2-9, 4.85) at Fort Myers (Aaron Slegers, 7-5, 2.88)
Game 2 Lakeland at Fort Myers
6:00 Johnson City at Elizabethton
6:00 Rochester (Pat Dean, 7-8, 3.19) at Toledo (TBA)
Chattanooga--No game scheduled.
Fort Myers--No game scheduled.