Durham 4, Charlotte 0. Mitch Talbot moved to 11-8 with 7 shutout innings. He is 5-1 in his last 6 starts and now tied with teammate Jeff Niemann for the IL lead in victories. Wes Bankston hit his 11th home run. Evan Longoria was given the night off.
Columbus 5, Hickory 2. Ryan Royster hit his 9th home run in the last 10 games. In those 10 games, he is 16-40 (.400) with 21 RBI and 15 runs scored. On the season he is 5th in the league with a .323 average and a league-leading 25 home runs. He has 87 RBI with a .951 OPS. Heath Rollins picked up his 14th win, allowing 2 unearned runs in 5 innings on 5 hits and 3 walks. He struck out 6.
Bristol 4, Princeton 1.
NOTES FROM DOWN ON THE FARM…
- Montgomery, Vero Beach and Hudson Valley all had the night off.
- Devil Rays farmhands have the most wins in the International League (Jeff Niemann/Mitch Talbot, 11), the Southern League (Chris Mason, 13) and the third most in the South Atlantic League (Heath Rollins, 13).