A-Stud leads an offensive explosion. Jared Akins delivers a big hit.
ROCHESTER 10, BUFFALO 2 IN BUFFALO
Leading 2-1, the Red Wings scored five in the fourth inning. Alejandro De Aza was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs. He is batting .343. Tomas Telis was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. He is batting .318. Willians Astudillo was 2-for-5 with a home run (his fourth), two runs, and two RBIs. He is batting .429. Ian Miller was 2-for-5 with a triple, two runs, and two RBIs. He is batting .218. Ramon Flores was 2-for-5 with a walk and two RBIs. He is batting .299. Ronald Torreyes was 2-for-5 with two runs. He is batting .242. Ryan O'Rourke pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and three walks and striking out one. His ERA is 3.33. Jorge Alcala struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up two hits. His ERA remains zero. Zack Littell pitched a perfect inning and struck out one. His ERA is 3.77. The Red Wings are 67-68, in fourth place, 5.5 games back. Their elimination number is one.
PENSACOLA BLUE WAHOOS
No game scheduled.
DUNEDIN 2, FORT MYERS 1 IN DUNEDIN (GAME 1)
All the game's runs were scored in the sixth inning. Jordan Balazovic struck out nine in five shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk. He threw just 61 pitches. His ERA is 2.84. Biloxi remains in first place by two games and has an magic number of four. If the Shuckers win the second half, the Blue Wahoos will make the playoffs by having the second-best overall record in the division.
DUNEDIN 4, FORT MYERS 3 IN DUNEDIN (GAME 2--9 INNINGS)
Ryan Noda's RBI single forced extra innings and Christopher Bec's RBI single brought home the deciding run. Trey Cabbage was 1-for-2 with a home run (his ninth) and two walks. He is batting .221. Melvi Acosta started and pitched two shutout innings, giving up two hits and three walks and striking out one. His ERA is 2.85. The Miracle is 35-31, in second place, 10.5 games back. They have been eliminated in the second half, but are in the playoffs due to winning the first half.
CEDAR RAPIDS 1, QUAD CITIES 0 IN CEDAR RAPIDS
Jared Akins' RBI single with one out in the ninth brought home the game's only run. The two teams combined for six hits and neither team drew a walk. Matt Canterino struck out seven in five shutout innings, giving up one hit. His ERA is 1.35. Brian Rapp pitched four shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out three. His ERA is 5.81. The Kernels are 35-30, in fourth place, six games back. They have been eliminated in the second half, but are in the playoffs due to finishing second in the first half.
GREENEVILLE 7, ELIZABETHTON 3 IN ELIZABETHTON
Jose Tello's three-run triple in the eighth put the game out of reach. Trevor Jensen was 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, and a walk. He is batting .246. Will Holland was 2-for-4. He is batting .192. Charles Mack was 2-for-5 with two RBIs. He is batting .234. Yancarlos Baez struck out two in a scoreless inning. His ERA is 9.00. The Twins are 33-34, in fourth place, 1.5 games back. The Appalachian League season is over, and the Twins did not make the playoffs.
GCL TWINS AT GCL BRAVES
A doubleheader was cancelled. The remainder of the Gulf Coast League season has been cancelled due to the threat of Hurricane Dorian. The GCL Twins end their season 30-21, in second place, seven games back. They were second in the wild card race, in a virtual tie with the GCL Tigers West but trailing in percentage points.
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