Quintin Berry had 3 more hits in Boston Thursday night, his 2nd 3-hit game in his first 9 major league appearances, stealing 2 more bases (5 altogether), and scoring 2 runs to spark the Tigers to a 7-3 win over the Red Sox. Berry is 13 for 39, that's .333, and has hit in 8 of his first 9 games so far!! He also made another great play in center field.
In Tucson, Anthony Gose (.296) and Travis d'Arnaud (.330) had 2 hits each again for Las Vegas, as the 51s beat the Padres, 5-4. Gose has now hit in 14 straight!.........In Buffalo, Jason Donald (.315) had 2 hits, including an RBI double in the Clipper's 3-run rally in the 7th, and also walked for Columbus, as the Clippers shut out the Bisons, 3-0..........In Charlotte, Greg Golson (.276) had a triple and 2 RBI as the Knights beat Matt Maloney and the Red Wings, 5-1. Maloney made his 2nd start in a row, this time making it through 4.2 innings, scattering 10 hits and a walk, but yielding just 2 runs as the Twins continue to stretch him out to return him to the rotation.......In Reno, Randy Ruiz (.345) had 2 more hits and drove in his league leading 52nd run of the year, to lead the Aces to an 8-3 win over Tacoma.
In Gwinnett, Tuffy Gosewisch (.250) had a single, a double, his 3rd home run, 3 RBI, and scored 3 runs for Lehigh Valley in the IronPigs' 14-4 win over the Braves. Steve Susdorf, promoted 2 weeks ago and hitting .273 for the Pigs, had a hit and an RBI. Tyler Cloyd (4-1, 2.74) started and went 6 innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits, NO walks, striking out 4 to get no decision. Phillippe Aumont blew the save and got the win, while Tyson Brummett pitched a 1-2-3 9th.........In a strange game in Tampa, the Threshers scored a run in the 13th inning for a 10-9 win over the Yankees. This game was 9-9 after the first 6 innings, and then scoreless for the next 6, before Clearwater broke through for the win. Miguel Alvarez had 3 hits, and D'Arby Myers (.316) continues his hot hitting with a triple and 3 RBI to pace the attack.
In Sacramento, the Fresno Grizzlies edged the River Cats, 2-1. Michael Taylor's (.303) double was 1 of only 4 Sacramento hits.........In Reading, the R-Phils also managed just 4 hits in an 8-1 loss to Binghamton. Jonathan Pettibone (4-5) took the loss, allowing 7 earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings of work............In Trenton, the Thunder got to Zack Segovia for 7 runs on 7 hits in 4.1 innings en route to an 11-0 win. Zack is now 5-5 for Erie. Mike Dubee pitched 2 shut out innings for the Thunder, and has a 2-0, 3.47 mark in 18 games with Trenton this year.
In Kodak, the Tennessee Smokies defeated Huntsville, 4-1. Brian Schlitter (1-2, 5.54) was in the right place for a win for the Smokies, while Darren Byrd (0-2, 2.87) allowed 3 runs in his inning to be saddled with the loss.
Just when it appeared the Lakewood BlueClaws had found the recipe for success, Matt Campbell gave up 6 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning and the Kannapolis Intimidators stole a 9-8 win out of the Claws' hand. Newcomer Alejandro Villalobos and Kelly Dugan had 3 hits each for Lakewood, while Chris Duffy, Brian Pointer, and Guantlett Eldemire added 2 hits apiece. Kudos to Colin Kleven, who deserved better. On a night where he got some rare offensive support, the usually dependable bullpen let him down.