A big game for Byron Buxton. Dietrich Enns pitches very well. Aaron Whitefield has 67% of his team's hits. Tyler Watson has a solid game. Trevor Casanova keeps hitting.
SYRACUSE 3, ROCHESTER 2 IN SYRACUSE (11 INNINGS)
Irving Falu homered in the eighth to tie it 2-2. The Red Wings loaded the bases with one out in the top of the eleventh, but a double play ended the inning. In the bottom of the inning, Tuffy Gosewisch singled home the winning run for the Chiefs.
Byron Buxton was 3-for-5 with a triple and a double, driving in two. He is batting .333 (12-for-36) in his last eight games.
Lewis Thorpe struck out six in 5.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits and two walks. Andrew Vasquez struck out four in 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit.
CHATTANOOGA 2, JACKSONVILLE 1 IN CHATTANOOGA
The Lookouts scored single runs in the second and third. The lone Jumbo Shrimp run scored in the sixth. Neither team got a hit after the sixth inning.
Andy Wilkins was 1-for-3 with a home run, his ninth.
Austin Adams was the opener, striking out three in two shutout innings and giving up a hit and a walk. His ERA is 1.80. Dietrich Enns struck out eight in seven innings, giving up one run on three hits and two walks.
ST. LUCIE 5, FORT MYERS 1 IN ST. LUCIE
The Mets scored two in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie and added two in the eighth to put the game out of reach. The Miracle had just three hits.
Aaron Whitefield was 2-for-3. Alex Kirilloff was 1-for-4 and is batting .363. Ernie De La Trinidad was 0-for-3 and is batting .315. Taylor Grzelakowski was 0-for-4 and is batting .301.
Edwar Colina pitched 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks and striking out two. Hector Lujan struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk. His ERA is 2.50.
CEDAR RAPIDS 10, KANE COUNTY 4 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
The Kernels scored four in the first and led all the way. Jacob Pearson hit a two-run homer in the inning.
Michael Davis was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs. Ryan Jeffers was 3-for-4 and scored twice. Pearson was 1-for-4 with a home run (his sixth) and three RBIs. Michael Helman was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs and is batting .367.
Tyler Watson struck out eight in seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits and three walks.
ELIZABETHTON 9, BRISTOL 4 IN BRISTOL
The Twins scored three in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead. The Pirates cut the margin to 5-4, but the Twins got three more in the seventh to put the game out of reach.
Albie Weiss was 4-for-5 with a double. Trevor Casanova was 4-for-6 with two doubles and is batting .341. Yeltsin Encarnacion was 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs. Alex Robles was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk, scoring twice. He is batting .300. Yunior Severino was 2-for-5 with a walk. Chris Williams was 2-for-5 with a walk.
Kody Funderburk pitched 5.1 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk and striking out four. Pedro Garcia pitched 3.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and two walks and striking out two.
PENNANT RACE UPDATE
Fort Myers is in second place, 1.5 games behind Charlotte.
Cedar Rapids is in first, 3.5 games ahead of Peoria.
Elizabethton is in first, six games ahead of Kingsport. The E-Twins have clinched the division title.
5:35 Rochester (Fernando Romero, 5-5, 3.40) at Syracuse (Austin Voth, 4-8, 4.57)
6:00 Pulaski at Elizabethton
6:00 Bradenton (Domingo Robles, 0-1, 6.06) at Fort Myers (Brusdar Graterol, 4-2, 3.75)
6:15 Jacksonville (Dustin Beggs, 1-0, 0.00) at Chattanooga
6:35 Kane County (Cole Bartlett, 5-2, 3.67) at Cedar Rapids (Randy Dobnak, 9-5, 3.23)