Cubs top prospect Anthony Rizzo extended his PCL lead with his 19th and 20th homers, powering Iowa to a 14-3 rout of visiting Nashville. Cubs No. 2 prospect Brett Jackson also went yard, drove in three runs and scored twice for the winners, who got seven strong innings from Chris Rusin. Jordan Brown was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Sounds.
David Lough's RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning as Omaha rallied for an 8-6 victory over Round Rock. Royals No. 2 prospect Wil Myers doubled, singled, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Storm Chasers, while Julio Borbon was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs for the Express.
Drew Heid went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored out of the leadoff spot, sparking Salt Lake past Tacoma, 4-2. Eddie McKiernan struck out five over five solid innings to win his second straight start, while Luis Rodriguez homered for the Rainiers.
Danny Perales slugged a grand slam to highlight a five-run eighth inning as Las Vegas held on for an 8-7 triumph at Reno. Adam Lind went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, while Blue Jays top prospect Travis d'Arnaud chipped in three hits and drove in two runs for the 51s. Justin Christian returned to the Grizzlies' lineup and hit a two-run homer.
Mike Hessman ripped a pair of two-run homers, powering Oklahoma City to a 12-9 win over visiting New Orleans. Jimmy Paredes recorded his second straight four-hit game for the RedHawks, who got a homer and four RBIs from Scott Moore. Mike Cervenak went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs for the Zephyrs.
Dodgers No. 14 prospect Tim Federowicz went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored as Albuquerque used a six-run eighth inning to defeat Memphis, 17-11. Trent Oeltjen also drove in four runs for the Isotopes, while Eugenio Velez was 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored in a losing effort.
Justin Germano pitched a three-hitter for his first complete game of the season as Pawtucket shut down Gwinnett, 6-1. Jonathan Hee was 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored out of the ninth spot in the PawSox's lineup. Ernesto Mejia provided the Braves' offense with a second-inning homer.
Neftali Soto homered and drove in three runs as Louisville edged Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 5-4. Leadoff hitter Joey Gathright raised his average to .328 with a 2-for-5 afternoon. Ronnier Mustelier and Russell Branyan drilled solo blasts for the Yankees.
Fred Lewis drove in two runs and Rob Johnson hit a solo shot in Buffalo's 4-2 win over Norfolk. Corey Wimberly went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored for the Bisons, while Bill Hall and Miguel Tejada provided the Tides' offense with a solo homer and an RBI single, respectively.
Jake Fox went deep and totaled three RBIs as Indianapolis defeated Rochester, 8-1. Yamaico Navarro also homered and drove in two runs for the Indians, while Pirates No. 13 prospect Rudy Owens allowed one run on six hits over six innings. Red Wings third baseman Danny Valencia tripled, doubled and walked.
Erik Kratz hit a grand slam, doubled and drove in all the runs for Lehigh Valley in its 5-2 win over Syracuse. Kevin Frandsen went 4-for-5 with a run scored, lifting his batting average to .277. IronPigs starter Tom Cochran allowed a run on three hits over five innings, while Mark Teahen went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored for the Chiefs.
Matt Torra struck out six and allowed one run on three hits over five innings as Durham shut down Toledo, 7-1. Leslie Anderson was 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Stephen Vogt collected three hits and scored twice forthe Bulls. Mud Hens designated hitter Brad Eldred smacked his Minor League-leading 23rd homer.
Russ Canzler hit an RBI single in the eighth inning to push Columbus past Charlotte, 5-4. The former IL MVP finished 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored for the Clippers, who got two hits, an RBI and a run scored from leadoff batter Ezequiel Carrera. Hector Gimenez went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored to lead the Knights.