A good game for Lewis Thorpe. Jimmy Kerrigan and Tyler Wells lead the Lookouts. Alex Kirilloff goes deep. Victor Tademo is off to a good start in Class A. Josh Winder leads the E-Twins to victory in the playoffs.
LEHIGH VALLEY 3, ROCHESTER 1 IN ROCHESTER
It was scoreless until the sixth, when Joey Meneses hit a three-run homer. The lone Red Wings run came in the seventh.
Jon Kemmer was 2-for-3.
Lewis Thorpe struck out seven in seven innings, giving up three unearned runs on four hits and a walk. He has given up just one earned run in his last two starts (12.2 innings), lowering his AAA ERA from 7.00 to 3.32. Ryne Harper pitched two perfect innings.
CHATTANOOGA 4, JACKSON 1 IN JACKSON
The Lookouts scored single runs in the second and third and two in the sixth. The Generals got their lone run in the sixth.
Jimmy Kerrigan was 3-for-4 with a double. Luis Arraez was 2-for-5 with two runs.
Tyler Wells struck out eight in 5.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits and four walks. His ERA is 1.65. Casey Crosby struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a hit and a walk. Tyler Jay pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit. Devin Smeltzer pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.
CLEARWATER 10, FORT MYERS 2 IN FORT MYERS
It was 3-2 through two, but the Threshers scored three in the third and two in the fourth to take control. Kyle Martin hit a two-run homer in the fourth.
Royce Lewis was 2-for-4. Alex Kirilloff was 1-for-1 with a home run (his seventh) and three walks. He is batting .365. Ernie De La Trinidad was 1-for-3 and is batting .302.
Griffin Jax pitched just 2.2 innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks and striking out one. Alex Phillips made his Twins organization debut and retired all seven men he faced, striking out two.
CEDAR RAPIDS 5, BURLINGTON 2 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
Trailing 2-1, the Kernels scored four in the eighth. The runs came on a grand slam by Michael Davis.
Gabriel Maciel was 3-for-4. Victor Tademo was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk and is batting .500. Michael Helman was 1-for-3 with a walk and is batting .379. Davis was 1-for-4 and the grand slam was his seventh homer. He is batting .308.
Melvi Acosta pitched five innings, giving up two runs on five hits and one walk, striking out two. His ERA is 2.95. Moises Gomez pitched two shutout innings, giving up two hits. Zach Neff pitched two perfect innings, striking out one. His ERA remains zero through 4.2 innings.
ELIZABETHTON 7, KINGSPORT 3 IN KINGSPORT (PLAYOFF GAME 1)
Leading 3-1, the Twins scored four in the seventh to put the game out of reach. Gilberto Celestino hit a two-run homer in the inning.
Yunior Severino was 3-for-5 with a double and scored twice. Ricky De La Torre was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Celestino was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk, scoring twice. Jared Akins was 2-for-4. Alex Robles was 2-for-5 with three RBIs.
Josh Winder struck out eight in six innings, giving up one run on four hits and no walks.
The Twins lead the best-of-three series, 1-0.
PENNANT RACE UPDATE
Fort Myers is tied with Charlotte for first place with two games to play.
Cedar Rapids is in first place and has clinched the division. The Kernels lead Quad Cities by six games with three games to play.
Elizabethton leads Kingsport in its best-of-three playoff series, one game to zero.
5:00 Kingsport (Diason Acosta) at Elizabethton (Luis Rijo)
5:00 Clearwater at Fort Myers (Edwar Colina, 0-1, 5.79)
5:05 Lehigh Valley (Drew Anderson, 8-4, 4.01) at Rochester (Fernando Romero, 5-5, 3.49)
6:05 Chattanooga (Dietrich Enns, 4-5, 4.01) at Jackson
7:00 Cedar Rapids (Carlos Suniaga, 3-4, 3.69) at Beloit (Bryce Conley, 3-7, 4.46)