In Toronto Saturday afternoon, the Blue Jays beat the Tigers, 5-1. Anthony Gose had a hit and scored a run for the Jays, and Quintin Berry took an 0 for 3 for the Tigers. Jay Happ made his 2nd appearance for Toronto, and threw 2 scoreless frames, allowing just 1 walk, and struck out 1.
In Atlanta, the Braves edged the Phillies, 2-1. Michael Bourn had a hit and scored a run for Atlanta, and Ryan Howard was 0 for 3 for the Phillies. Carlos Ruiz was retired in a pinch hitting assignment, and Antonio Bastardo tossed another scoreless inning out of the Phillies' pen.
In Syracuse, the Chiefs topped the IronPigs, 6-4. Domonic Brown (.287) had a double and a walk, knocked in a run and made a great catch in right field. Check it out on milb.com! Tyson Brummett made the start for the Pigs, going 4 innings, allowing 1 run on 5 hits and NO walks.
In Reading, the R-Phils swept a pair from New Britain, 5-4 and 6-0. In the opener, Darin Ruf (.306) had a double, his 18th home run and drove in 2 runs, and Jiwan James added 2 hits to back Trevor May, who recorded his 8th win. The nightcap was all about Julio Rodriguez, who threw 6 shut out innings, allowing just 3 hits and 4 walks, striking out 8 to improve to 6-4, 4.02. D'Arby Myers and Troy Hanzawa had 2 hits each, and Leandro Castro hit his 7th home run for Reading.
In Jupiter, the Clearwater Threshers came from behind to beat the Hammerheads, 4-3. Albert Cartwright led the way with 3 hits, and Jim Murphy added 2 hits and 2 RBI, and Harold Martinez had 2 hits including the game winner, driving in Anthony Hewitt, who had tripled to lead off the 9th inning.
In Lakewood, the BlueClaws got great pitching from Hoby Milner, Luis Paulino, and Kenny Giles to defeat West Virginia, 2-0. Brian Pointer lead the attack, going 4 for 4 with an RBI. It was just the 4th win in the last 12 for the Claws, and they find themselves in a 4-team race with Hagerstown, Hickory and West Virgina all within 1 game of each other with 34 games to go!
In Columbus, Jason Donald (.262) had a hit, a walk, and stole a base for the Clippers in their 8-5 win over Rochester.........In Corpus Christi, Matt Rizzotti (.326 since joining the team) had a single, a double, a walk and scored a run for the Rock Hounds, as Midland beat the Hooks, 8-3. Jonathan Singleton (.275) had a double, a walk, and scored a run for the Hooks.