Lewis Thorpe stars. Luis Arraez keeps hitting.
ROCHESTER 5, SYRACUSE 4 IN ROCHESTER
Lewis Thorpe struck out the first seven batters and Wilin Rosario produced the deciding run with an eighth-inning homer.
Batting stars: Rosario was 2-for-4 with a home run (his fourth) and two runs. Luke Raley was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his second.
Pitching stars: Thorpe struck out twelve in 5.2 innings, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk. Preston Guilmet pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and striking out one.
Opposition star: Adeiny Hechavarria was 3-for-5.
Stats: Randy Cesar was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and is batting .314.
Record: The Red Wings are 4-9, tied for fifth in the International League North, six games behind Lehigh Valley.
PENSACOLA 5, BILOXI 2 IN BILOXI
The Blue Wahoos scored two in the sixth to stretch the lead to 5-2.
Batting stars: Jordan Gore was 2-for-3 with three walks and two runs. Luis Arraez was 2-for-6 with two runs.
Pitching stars: Devin Smeltzer struck out four in four innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk. Adam Bray struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up two hits. Sam Clay struck out three in two shutout innings, giving up a hit and a walk.
Opposition star: Michael O'Neill was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Stats: Arraez is batting .353. Smeltzer's ERA is 0.50. Bray has an ERA of 2.16.
Record: The Blue Wahoos are 9-4, in first place in the Southern League South, two games ahead of Mississippi.
ST. LUCIE 7, FORT MYERS 2 IN ST. LUCIE
The Mets scored all seven of their runs in the fourth inning.
Batting star: Ryan Costello was 1-for-3 with a home run (his second) and a walk.
Pitching star: Jacob Blank struck out the side in a perfect inning.
Opposition star: Kyle Wilson struck out five in five shutout innings, giving up two hits and two walks.
Stats: With his blank inning, Blank continues to have a blank (zero) ERA.
Record: The Miracle is 9-5, tied for second with Bradenton in the Florida State League South, one game behind Palm Beach.
CEDAR RAPIDS AT QUAD CITIES
5:30 Charlotte (Paul Campbell, 0-2, 11.88) at Fort Myers (Tyler Watson, 0-1, 4.09)
6:05 Rochester (Zack Littell, 0-2, 7.71) at Lehigh Valley (Enyel De Los Santos (2-0, 0.75)
6:35 Beloit (Daniel Martinez, 1-0, 3.86) at Cedar Rapids (Jordan Balazovic, 1-1, 2.79)
6:35 Pensacola (Griffin Jax, 0-0, 0.00) at Biloxi (Thomas Jankins, 1-0, 2.25)