We start this morning in Cincinnati, where Alfredo Simon pitched a 1-2-3 top of the 13th inning against Miami, and then got the win when the Reds scored in bottom half for a 2-1 win. It was the first win of the year for Simon and #5 for the HomeSide in the majors this year.......In Chicago, Vance Worley threw 7 solid innings against the White Sox, allowing just 1 run, on 5 hits and 2 walks, striking out 7, and leaving the game in a 1-1-tie. The lone run came on a home run by leadoff hitter, Alejandro De Aza. The Twins won it in the 10th, 2-1..............In Philadelphia, the Phillies were shut out on 3 hits by the Cardinals' Lance Lynn. Freddy Galvis was 0 for 4, and Domonic Brown had 2 walks in the game. Joe Savery threw a scoreless 9th inning in his season debut.
In Allentown, the Buffalo Bisons swept a doubleheader from the ironPigs, 8-4, and 2-1. In the opener, Anthony Gose hit a home run, walked twice and scored 3 runs for the Bisons, and Cody Overbeck banged his 4th home run run of the year for the Pigs. In the nightcap, Gose (.320) had 2 more hits, including a 7th inning double and scored the game winning run. Justin De Fratus posted 2 more scoeless frames, despite allowing 3 hits and 2 walks, and has now thrown 9 innings and allowed just 1 UNearned run for Lehigh Valley. Mike Stutes took the loss and the blown save, allowing both runs after coming in with a 1-0 lead..................In Richmond, Zack Collier had a double and 2 triples, knocked in 2 runs and scored another one to pace the Fightin' Phils to a 3-2 win in the first game of their doubleheader. Anthony Hewitt (.333) also had a single and a triple for Reading. Hector Neris made the spot start, and gave Reading 4 innings, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk. The Flying Squirrels came back in the second game for a 4-1 win and a split. Edgar Duran (.340) had 2 of Reading's 5 hits in that one.............In Clearwater, the Threshers evened their record at 8-8 with a 6-3 win over Brevard County. Maikel Franco (.318) and Brock Stassi had 2 hits each for the Threshers, backing a solid outing by Hoby Milner. Hoby went 6 innings, and gave up just 1 run on 5 hits, NO walks, striking out 5 to notch his first win of the season. Kenny Giles retired the only 2 hitters he faced, and Colby Shreve went 2 frames, giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and a walk.
In Columbus, Carlos Carrasco looked like his old self, throwing 6 shut out innings, and giving up just 2 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 10! Quintin Berry fanned twice against him, and was 0 for 4 on the day as the Clippers squeaked out a 1-0 win with an 8th inning run. It is amazing how good Carrasco can be with Lou Marson behind the plate for him. Lou was 0 for 3 in the game, still on rehab assignment...........In Nashville, the Sounds beat Omaha, 11-5. Jesus Sanchez tossed 2 more scoreless innings and was the winning pitcher for Nashville. Jesus is now 2-0, and still has not allowed an earned run in his 9 innings of work so far!...........In Albuquerque, Jarred Cosart's strong start continued with 5 solid innings against the Isotopes. Jarred (2-0, 1.02) allowed just 1 run on 3 hits and NO walks, striking out 5 for the victory in OKC's 3-1 win. Jonathan Villar had 2 more hits and has pushed his average up to .207 with 10 for his last 24 (that's .417) over the last 6 games..............In San Antonio, D'Arby Myers (.279) had a single and a double, stole his 4th base, knocked in a run and scored another for Midland to help the Rock Hounds defeat the Missions, 4-1..............In Round Rock, the Express had an 8-2 lead when they brought in Lisalverto Bonilla. Bonilla got out of the 8th inning, but needed relief help in the 9th, allowing 5 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks, as the Express held on for an 8-7 win.
.............In Louisville, the Bats shut out Indianapolis, 3-0. Jason Donald was 0 for 4 for Louisville, and Mike Zagurski threw a scoreless inning for the Indians............