Durham 5, Rochester 1. The top of the order, Darnell McDonald, Delmon Young and Kevin Witt were a combined 0-11. Catcher Shawn Riggans went 2-4 with 2 runs scored. The story of the night was the 2006 AAA debut of Jim Magrane, the cousin of the Rays television announcer and former major leaguer, Joe Magrane. Magrane, who has split each of the past 4 seasons between AA and AAA, was enjoying his finest statistical season at AA Montgomery. With J. P. Howell promoted to Tampa, Magrane was himself promoted to Durham. His night went a little better than Howell’s. Magrane, 28, who has never pitched in the majors, was 11-8 with a 2.98 ERA for the Biscuits. Last night Magrane gave up a first inning run, but settled down and pitched 8 innings, allowing only 4 hits, and that 1 run. He struck out 10 and only walked 1.
Montgomery 5, Birmingham 4. Jason Pridie went 2-5 and hit his 5th home run, a 3-run shot in the 7th inning that gave the Biscuits the lead for good.
Visalia 9, Lancaster 7. Reid Brignac went 2-4 with his 21st home run of the season. Evan Longoria was given the night off after two consecutive 0-5 nights.
SW Michigan 5, Kane County 4. Mike Wlodarczyk struggled his way though 6 innings. He gave up 5 hits, 3 walks and 3 runs (1 earned). He struck out 5.