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Triple-A roundup: Shuck goes 5-for-5
Giavotella also collects five hits; Chiefs' Moore enjoys big day
04/29/2012 1:57 AM ET
J.B. Shuck raised his average 65 points to .310 on Saturday.
J.B. Shuck raised his average 65 points to .310 on Saturday. (Dave Nelson/MiLB.com)
J.B. Shuck went 5-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored to lead a season-high 17-hit attack in Oklahoma City's 11-5 triumph over Round Rock. Jimmy Paredes, Fernando Martinez and Scott Moore drove in three runs apiece for the RedHawks, while Luis Hernandez and Joey Butler each had a pair of RBIs for the Express.

Anthony Contreras homered and Vincent Belnome drove in three runs to lead Tucson to a 6-4 win over Sacramento. In defeat, A's No. 18 prospect Stephen Parker went 3-for-4, smacked his second Triple-A homer and raised his batting average to .293.

Luis Cruz doubled home Josh Fields with the go-ahead run in the 12th inning of Albuquerque's 4-3 victory over New Orleans. Zephyrs starter Brad Hand narrowly outdueled counterpart Will Savage, pitching six innings of one-run ball, although neither hurler factored in the decision.

Johnny Giavotella collected five hits, scored twice and drove in a run, leading Omaha to a 12-4 decision over host Memphis. Five Storm Chasers recorded multi-hit games, including leadoff man Derrick Robinson, who struck a pair of solo homers. Redbirds counterpart Adron Chambers led the losing lineup by going 4-for-5 and falling a homer short of the cycle.

Michael Fiers tossed six shutout innings and two relievers were unhittable in Nashville's 3-0 blanking of an Iowa team that features sluggers Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo. The Sounds scored all of their runs in the eighth and ninth, relying on a strong night from veteran Brooks Conrad, who tripled, doubled and drew two walks.

Newcomer Josh Bell went 4-for-4 as visiting Reno defeated Salt Lake, 5-2. Bell is 11-for-23 in his first five games in the D-backs organization. Starter Charles Brewer struck out six over six innings of two-run ball for the win, while Efren Navarro had both RBIs for the Bees.

Justin Christian homered and Giants No. 2 prospect Francisco Peguero tripled as Fresno pushed past Colorado Springs, 3-1. Grizzlies starter Andrew Kown improved to 3-0 after allowing a run on four hits over seven innings, while Hernan Iribarren went 2-for-3 for the Sky Sox.

Blue Jays top prospect Travis d'Arnaud belted his second Triple-A homer and plated three runs in Las Vegas' 15-5 rout of Tacoma. Yan Gomes and David Cooper also went yard for the 51s, with Cooper finishing with four hits and five RBIs.

Vinny Rottino hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning to give Buffalo its third straight win, 4-3 over Rochester. Bisons outfielder Dustin Martin had two hits, including a solo homer, against his former team, while Joe Benson slugged a two-run shot and doubled for the Red Wings.

Rudy Owens allowed six hits and struck out six over seven innings for his first win of the season as Indianapolis blanked Durham, 2-0. Brandon Boggs delivered an RBI triple and scored the other run for the Indians, while Rays No. 3 prospect Chris Archer fell to 1-4, despite pitching six solid frames for the Bulls.

Braves No. 8 prospect Joey Terdoslavich and Ernesto Mejia smacked two-run homers to power Gwinnett to an 8-3 win at Toledo. Todd Redmond struck out seven over six solid innings to earn the victory, while Rawley Bishop had two hits and scored a run in a losing cause.

Nationals No. 14 prospect Tyler Moore capped a four-run fifth inning with a three-run homer, helping Syracuse beat Charlotte, 5-3, in the first game of a doubleheader. Seth Bynum had two hits and scored a run for the Chiefs, while Dan Johnson went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored for the Knights.

Dan Johnson homered twice and drove in six runs as Charlotte salvaged a split of its doubleheader with an 11-1 romp over Syracuse. Jordan Danks went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and two runs scored for the Knights, who used a quartet of pitchers in the four-hitter. Tyler Moore had the lone RBI for the Chiefs.

Kevin Russo and Francisco Cervelli combined for five hits and four RBIs out of the top two spots in the lineup as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre defeated Lehigh Valley, 8-4. Nelson Figueroa gave up a run on four hits over five innings in his first start of the season for the Yankees. Derrick Mitchell had two hits, including a solo homer, and Mike Fontenot drove in two runs for the IronPigs.

Mike Costanzo and Corky Miller homered to power visiting Louisville to a 9-2 triumph over Norfolk. Reds No. 9 prospect Neftali Soto contributed a three-run double for the Bats, while Sean Gallagher struck out eight over seven strong innings. Ryan Adams went yard for the Tides.

Beau Mills capped a three-run eighth inning with a two-run homer as Columbus stormed back to beat visiting Pawtucket, 6-4. Ryan Spilborghs had three RBIs and red-hot Matt LaPorta went 2-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored for the Clippers. Alex Hassan and Che-Hsuan Lin drove in two runs apiece for the PawSox.

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