Durham 8, Louisville 2. Kevin Witt, went 3-5 and hit a 3-run home run in the first, his league-leading 9th on the season. B. J. Upton also had a big day at the plate going 3-5, raising his average to .299, the first time all season he has been within earshot of .300. Elijah Dukes, went 4-4 with a double and is now hitting .328. We have to wonder where Dukes fit into the future of this franchise. He has all the tools and appears to be getting it together this season, but with the logjam in the Devil Rays outfield, will we ever see him in a D-Rays uniform? Chris Seddon picked up his 4th win, going 6 innings and giving up 6 hits and no walks.
Montgomery 2, Birmingham 0. Big game from Andy Sonnastine. He went 8 without allowing a run and only 4 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 4.
Visalia 6, Modesto 3. John Jaso hit his 4th homer for the Oaks as he is beginning to show some power in the past week to compliment his .333 average. Reid Brignac went 1-3 with a double and a walk, and shhhhh…Don’t tell anyone, but no errors. Strongest outing yet for Brandon Mann. He went 8, allowing only 3 hits, 2 walks and 2 runs to earn his 2nd win of the year.
South Bend 6, SW Michigan 2. Big game for Alex Jamieson. He went 3-4, with his 1st home run of the season and a triple, scoring both runs for the Rays.