In Cleveland on Sunday, Michael Bourn hit Jake Peavy's first pitch of the game over the wall in right field for a home run. It was Bourn's second home run of the year, and the first of his 3 hits on the day, but it was the only run of the day for the Indians in a 3-1 White Sox win..............In Miami, Ryan Howard also had 3 hits, including a double, and scored a run for Philadelphia in the Phillies 2-1 win over the Marlins. Freddy Galvis added 2 hits and a walk, playing shortstop for Jimmy Rollins. Domonic Brown was 0 for 3 with a walk...........In Oakland, Michael Taylor came into the game late, grounding out in his only at bay for the A's in their 10-1 loss to Detroit. Speaking of Oakland, the Athletics promoted Darren Byrd to AAA-Sacramento. Darren pitched the final inning (2 walks) for the River Cats in their 22-6 win over the Aces in Reno.
Elsewhere, in Midland, D'Arby Myers belted a 3-run home run, and drove in 4 runs for the Rock Hounds, who still lost to Arkansas, 11-8.................In Toledo, Quintin Berry had 2 hits and stole his 5th base of the year for the Mud Hens, who lost to Louisville, 2-1. Jason Donald had a hit and an RBI for the Bats.........In Buffalo, Anthony Gose had 3 hits and scored a run for the Bisons in their 6-1 win over Scranton in the first game of their doubleheader................In Las Vegas, Josh Outman threw 1.2 innings of relief for Colorado Springs, allowing a run on 2 hits and 2 walks, and striking out 2 for the SkySox in their 5-4 11-inning loss to the 51s. Travis d'Arnaud walked in his only plate appearance in the game.........In Mobile, Travis Mattair was 1 for 4 for Pensacola in the Blue Wahoos' 5-2 loss to the Bay Bears...........In Kodak, Brian Schlitter tossed another scoreless frame for the Smokies in their 7-3 win over Chattanooga..........In Oklahoma City, Jonathan Villar was hitless in another 2 at bats, and is just 2 for 34 (.059) to start the season. Yikes!! Josh Zeid pitched the 9th inning for the RedHawks (1 run, 2 hits, 1 walk) in their 10-3 loss to Memphis.
In Syracuse, the IronPigs and the Chiefs split a pair. Lehigh Valley took the opener, 5-2, behind Ethan Martin. Jake Diekman had a rough outing, walking 3 of the 4 hitters he faced, recording just 1 out. BJ Rosenberg pitched the second game, a 3-2 Chiefs win. "Rosie" went 6 good innings, allowing just 2 runs, 1 earned, on 5 hits and 1 walk, striking out 4. Mike Stutes was the hard luck loser, giving up a run on 2 hits and 2 walks in 1.2 frames. Darin Ruf and Steve Susdorf each had a double in that game, with Susdorf notching an RBI............In Reading, Troy Hanzawa had 3 hits, and Jim Murphy had a walk, a double, his 2nd home run, and 3 RBI, as the Fightin' Phils topped Erie, 8-5. Brody Colvin was the starter and winner, going 6, and giving up just 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks, with 2 Ks. Jay Johnson allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and a walk in just 1.1 innings of work, his ERA ballooning to 8.10!...........In Viera, the Threshers managed just 4 hits, wasting a nice effort from Nick Hernandez in a 2-1 loss to Brevard County. Hernandez went 6 innings, and gave up just 1 run on 4 hits and 1 walk, striking out 7. Luis Paulino gave up the winning run on a home run by Lance Reonicke..........In Greensboro, Art Charles had 3 hits and 3 RBI, and Brian Pointer, Chad Carmen, Zack Taylor, and Yan Olmo had 2 hits each as the BlueClaws stopped their 7-game skid with an 8-3 win over the Grasshoppers. Jordan Guth became the first Claws' starter this season to post a win, with 6 solid innings: 2 runs, 4 hits, 1 walk, 5 Ks. Nick Hansen got the save with 3 innings (1 run, 3 hits,1 walk, 4 Ks).