Kennys Vargas leads the Red Wings to a win. The Miracle fall behind early and can't catch up. Tyler Beardsley and two relievers shut out Peoria.
ROCHESTER 5, GWINNETT 2 IN GWINNETT
In the first inning, a walk, a hit batsman, and a walk loaded the bases with none out. Kennys Vargas then unloaded them with a triple and scored on Daniel Palka's RBI single. Five batters in the Red Wings led 4-0 and they cruised to victory. It was 5-0 after two. The Braves scored single runs in the sixth and ninth but never threatened to get back in the game. Ex-Twin Adam Brett Walker II, playing for Gwinnett, was 0-for-2 with two walks and is batting .139 with one home run and 13 strikeouts in 36 at-bats.
David Hurlbut struck out seven in 5.2 innings, giving up an unearned run on three hits and three walks. Palka was 2-for-4 and is batting .310. Matt Hague was 1-for-2 with three walks and is batting .405. Leonardo Reginatto was 1-for-3 with two walks and is batting .385. Mitch Garver was 1-for-4, dropping his average to .389. Ben Paulsen was 0-for-3 with a walk and is batting .314. Bengie Gonzalez was 0-for-4 and dropped his average to .095 (2-for-21).
BILOXI AT CHATTANOOGA
The game was suspended after two innings in a scoreless tie. Matt Tracy was off to a good start, striking out two in two innings and giving up only a walk. The game will be finished as part of a doubleheader today.
FLORIDA 5, FORT MYERS 4 IN FORT MYERS
The Fire Frogs scored single runs in each of the first three innings and led the rest of the way. The Miracle got within one, trailing 3-2, 4-3, and 5-4, but could never tie the score. They had the tying run in scoring position four times, stranding eleven runners. They out-hit Florida 13-9. They also made three errors.
Dereck Rodriguez struck out six in six innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks. Max Murphy was 3-for-5 with a double. Chris Paul was 3-for-5 and is batting .340. Zander Wiel was 2-for-4 and Rafael P. Valera was 2-for-5. Alex Perez was 1-for-5 with a double and is batting .327.
CEDAR RAPIDS 5, PEORIA 0 IN PEORIA
There was no score until the sixth, when Mitchell Kranson delivered a two-run double. The Kernels added one in the eighth on a Jaylin Davis RBI single and two in the ninth on run-scoring singles by Travis Blankenhorn and Lewin Diaz. The Chiefs only once got a man as far as third base, in the sixth, but their last eleven batters were retired.
Tyler Beardsley struck out six in six shutout innings, giving up five hits and a walk. Andrew Vasquez struck out two in a perfect inning and Tom Hackimer struck out three in two perfect innings. Davis was 3-for-4 with a walk. Blankenhorn was 2-for-4 to raise his average to .311. Diaz was 2-for-5. Jermaine Palacios was 1-for-4 with a walk and is batting .341. Kranson was 1-for-5 and is batting .333. Aaron Whitefield was 1-for-4 and is batting .341.
11:00 Cedar Rapids (Eduardo Del Rosario, 1-0, 0.84) at Peoria (Jordan Hicks, 1-0, 0.00)
4:15 Biloxi at Chattanooga
Game 2 Biloxi (Taylor Williams, 0-0, 0.00) at Chattanooga (Fernando Romero, 0-2, 9.00)
5:35 Florida (Ricardo Sanchez, 0-1, 4.70) at Fort Myers (Cody Stashak, 0-2, 3.00)
6:05 Rochester (Jose Berrios, 1-0, 0.00) at Gwinnett (Matt Wisler, 0-1, 4.09)