In Philadelphia Sunday, the Marlins topped the Phillies, 5-1. Freddy Galvis (.227) was 0 for 4 and after getting up to .250 is struggling again. Jacob Diekman came on in the 7th with 2 on and 2 out, stranded the 2 runners and then got through the 8th without allowing a run.......In Detroit, Quintin Berry (.333)failed to get a hit for just the 2nd time since his call up in the Tigers 5-1 loss to Yankees. Berry may get to stay on the team a little longer, as another outfielder, Andy Dirks, had to put on the DL........In Washington, Michael Bourn (.300) had 2 hits, stole his 15th base, and scored a run for Atlanta, as the Braves beat the Nationals, 3-2.........In Cleveland, the Twins beat the Indians, 6-3. Lou Marson had a double and an RBI for Cleveland.
In Clearwater, Jesse Biddle struck out a career high 12 batters over 7 shut out innings as the Threshers beat Palm Beach, 3-0. Biddle (3-2, 2.51) allowed just 4 hits and 1 walk before Colby Shreve (3rd hold) and Tyler Knigge (4th save) finished up. Knigge has his ERA down to an impressive 0.87. Drew Hillman (.316) had a double and his 3rd home run, driving in 2 runs for the Threshers.
In Allentown, Domonic Brown (.264) had 2 hits, including his 2nd home run, and Steve Susdorf (.333) added 2 doubles and scored a run, but the IronPigs dropped a 4-3 decision to first place Pawtucket.........In Bowie, Trevor May (5-3, 4.54) was hit hard for 6 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks in just 3.2 innings and the R-Phils lost to the BaySox, 8-3. Sebastian Valle and Cesar Hernandez had 3 hits each for Reading, and Jeremy Barnes chipped in with 2 knocks........In Kannapolis, the BlueClaws finished another winless road trip, losing to the Intimidators, 9-4. Aaron Altherr had 3 hits, including a 2-run home run in the first inning, and Alejandro Villalobos, Harold Martinez, and Maikel Franco all had 2 hits for Lakewood. Ervis Manzinillo pitched well for 5 shut out innings, then tired in the 6th, allowing 4 runs, 3 earned. The usually dependable duo of Kenny Giles and Matt Campbell allowed 2 runs each.
In Tacoma, the Rainiers beat Sacramento, 4-2. Michael Taylor (.321) had 2 hits for the River Cats.........In Charlotte, Greg Golson (.291) had 2 hits for the Knights, who lost a 5-1 game to the Braves......In Trenton, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats scored 5 in the 9th to take an 8-4 win from the Thunder. Kevin Howard (.309) was 1 for 5 and scored a run for the Cats, and Mike Dubee came on to record an out and strand a runner for the Thunder...............In Huntsville, the Stars swept a doubleheader from the Mississippi Braves, 4-0 and 6-5. Darren Byrd recorded the win in the second game with 2.1 innings of relief work when the Stars scored 2 in the 9th to complete the sweep......In Springfield, the Cardinals beat the Corpus Christi Hooks and Jarred Cosart, 8-3. Cosart (3-3, 4.09) went 6 innings, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits and 1 walk, striking out 4. Jonathan Villar had 2 hits and an RBI for the Hooks.