Designated hitter Max Ramirez hit two home runs and tallied six RBIs in Omaha's 12-10 win at Albuquerque. Second baseman Johnny Giavotella went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs of his own for the Storm Chasers. Isotopes shortstop Luis Cruz went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for his third consecutive multi-hit game. Neither starting pitcher lasted longer than four innings in the offensive onslaught.
Designated hitter Andrew Brown hit a seventh-inning walk-off home run to give Colorado Springs a 2-1 win in Game 1 of its doubleheader with Las Vegas. Rockies' No. 14 prospect Christian Friedrich lasted the full seven frames and allowed just four hits while striking out six. Las Vegas starter Jesse Chavez allowed two runs on just four hits in his six frames of work.
Late-inning heroics were not necessary in Game 2, but it was again Brown leading the way for Colorado Springs with a double, triple, two runs scored and an RBI in the Sky Sox's 3-2 win. Las Vegas left fielder Danny Perales and infielder Chris Woodward added RBIs to make it close for the 51s, but Colorado Springs' Zach Putnam shut the door with 1 2/3 scoreless innings for his second save.
Round Rock was done in by four defensive errors and two unearned runs in its 3-2 loss to Iowa. Express starter and No. 2 Rangers prospect Martin Perez gave up three runs -- one earned -- on three hits and three walks while striking out four over 5 2/3 innings. But it was No. 19 Cubs prospect Dave Sappelt's RBI triple in the top of the sixth that pushed the I-Cubs to the win.
Miami's No. 2 prospect Matt Dominguez doubled three times and drove in two while left fielder Bryan Petersen went 4-for-6 with three RBIs to lead New Orleans to its 11-5 win over Nashville. The Zephyrs totaled nine runs in the game's first four innings. Center fielder Logan Schafer and right fielder Caleb Gindl had a home run and two RBIs apiece for the Sounds.
Brian Broderick scattered five hits and struck out six over six shutout innings for Memphis in its 2-0 victory at home over Oklahoma City. Cardinals' No. 9 prospect Matt Adams went 3-for-4 for the Redbirds and improved his early-season average to .419. Third baseman Zack Cox added a solo home run. Second baseman Jimmy Paredes went 2-for-3 and was the only RedHawk with more than one hit on the day.
A's top prospect Jarrod Parker earned his first Triple-A win after allowing only one run over six innings for Sacramento in the River Cats' 2-1 win over Reno. Aces starter Chris Jakubauskas also allowed only one earned in his seven innings, but was saddled with the loss because a third-inning error allowed MLB.com's No. 94 prospect Grant Green to score. Reno third baseman Ryan Wheeler had the game's only homer.
First baseman Todd Linden scored on an error in the ninth inning to give Fresno a 3-2 walk-off win over Tacoma. Grizzlies center fielder Justin Christian went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to improve his average to a PCL-leading .548. Neither Tacoma's Jeff Marquez (6 IP, 1 ER) nor Fresno's Brian Burres (7 IP, 2 R, 0 ER) figured in the decision despite solid starts.
In the International League, Columbus' Lonnie Chisenhall continued his torrid start to the season, going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and a pair of doubles in the Clippers' 7-4 loss. Todd Frazier had two hits and three RBIs while veteran catcher Dioner Navarro was 3-for-4 with two runs scored for Louisville. Trevor Crowe finished a homer shy of the cycle for Columbus.
Derrick Mitchell had two hits, including a double, and drove in four runs as Lehigh Valley beat Bufallo, 8-2. Austin Hyatt improved to 2-0 after allowing an unearned run on four hits while fanning four over 5 2/3 innings and Scott Podsednik reached base three times and scored twice for the IronPigs. Zach Lutz raised his average to .341 with a three-hit performance for the Bisons.
Veteran Dallas McPherson drove in three runs, scored three times and finished a triple shy of the cycle as Charlotte cruised to a 14-2 win over Durham. Dan Johnson had four RBIs and Charles Shirek earned his second win after allowing six hits over six shutout innings. Leslie Anderson was 3-for-4 with a run scored for the Bulls and is now batting .432.
Drew Sutton delivered a walk-off RBI double to give Gwinnett a 4-3 win over Norfolk in 12 innings. J.C. Boscan had two hits and drove in two runs while Joey Terdoslavich was 3-for-5 with a stolen base for the Braves. Xavier Avery had two hits and walked twice for the Tides.
Ryan Strieby led the way for Toledo with a three-run homer in the club's 9-2 win. Brad Eldred, Danny Worth and Jared Head all slugged solo homers for the Mud Hens, while Thad Weber struck out seven over six innings to earn the win. A rehabbing A.J. Burnett was tagged with the loss for Indianapolis after allowing five runs over four innings.
Matt Rizzotti had two hits and three RBIs to pace Rochester to a 5-3 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Matt Carson was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base while Scott Diamond became the first International League pitcher to reach three wins, allowing three runs over six innings. Ramiro Pena hit a two-run homer for the Yankees, his first homer of the season.
Tony Thomas homered twice and drove in three runs to give Pawtucket a 4-3 win over Syracuse. Ryan Lavarnway slugged a solo homer and Ross Ohlendorf allowed three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over six innings to earn the win for the Red Sox. Top prospect Bryce Harper was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for the Chiefs and is now batting .244.