A light schedule Monday, but Michael Bourn was in action. The Braves lost a 6-2 game in New York, but Bourn (.316) figured in both runs. Mike had a lead-off triple and scored in 1st, then had an RBI single in the 5th................In Houston, Jay Happ ended his personal losing streak with a fine effort against the Royals. Happ (5-7) pitched 6 very good innings, allowing just 2 runs on 4 hits and 1 walk, as the Astros topped Kansas City, 9-7. It was win #31 for HomeSiders in the majors this year.
In Toledo, Tyler Cloyd won his 7th game for the IronPigs, and his 10th overall this year, as Lehigh Valley beat the Mud Hens, 6-3. Cloyd (7-1, 2.37) went 6 good innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk, striking out 4 along the way. Lehigh Valley improved to 40-29 and trails first place Pawtucket by 4 games.
In Reading, Troy Hanzawa (.279) led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a double and scored the winning run for the R-Phils in their 4-3 victory over Akron. Sebastian Valle pounded 3 hits for Reading, who wasted a fine performance from Jonathan Pettibone. "Bone" struck out 8 in 7 innings, allowing just 1 earned run on 4 hits, and received no decision.
In Clearwater, the Threshers resumed action with a 16-hit outburst, in an 11-7 win over Dunedin. Drew Hillman (.311, 3 doubles, RBI), Zack Collier (.367, 2 singles, double, walk, 2 runs), and Peter Lavin (.284, 3 runs scored, 3 RBI) all collected 3 hits for Clearwater, and Anthony Hewitt added 2 hits to the shark attack. 5 former Claws did the pitching with Chris Kissock picking up the win.
In San Antonio, the Mission blasted Corpus Christi, 10-1, but Josh Zeid did throw 2 scoreless innings, with 4 Ks (only 1 hit) for the Hooks.