In Cleveland, the Indians defeated Oakland, 9-2. Michael Taylor was 1 for 4, his first major league hit this year for the Athletics. After the game, the Indians reactivated Michael Bourn from the DL. In Phoenix, the Diamondbacks edged Cole Hamels and the Phillies, 2-1. Hamels could sue the Philadelphia offense for lack of support this year. This time Cole went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and 5 walks, and fell to 1-5, 4.12 on the season. Domonic Brown had 2 hits for the Phillies. Tyler Cloyd will make his season debut tonight for Philadelphia.
In Allentown, the IronPigs lost to Louisville, 4-2. Mike Stutes (1,2 IP, 1 walk, 2 Ks), Justin De Fratus (1 IP, 1 run, 2 hits, 2 Ks) and Jake Diekman (1 IP, 1 run, 2 hits, 1 walk, 2 Ks) all pitched for Lehigh Valley................In Reading, Derrick Mitchell and Cameron Rupp each hit home runs, but Akron rallied for 3 late runs to take a 5-4 game. Jeese Biddle started for the Fightin" Phils and went 5 innings, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5.................In Clearwater, the Threshers were on the wrong end of an 8-7 game with Lakeland. Brock Stassi (HR) and Chris Serritella had 2 hits each, and Carlos Alonso knocked in 3 runs for Clearwater. Ethan Stewart did not get out of the 5th inning, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned on 9 hits and 4 walks in just 4.2 innings of work, his ERA rising to 6.35. Colton Murray took the loss, allowing a 10th inning run to the Flying Tigers..........In Greensboro, Art Charles returned to the BlueClaws' line up and had an RBI hit for Lakewood in their 5-4 loss to the Grasshoppers. Roman Quinn had 2 hits and 2 RBI for Lakewood.
In Reno, Tuffy Gosewisch was 1 for 3 and drove in a run (#9) for the Aces in the first game of a doubleheader, and Reno went on to a 4-2 win in the game................In Oklahoma City, Jonathan Villar (.307) had 2 hits and 2 stolen bases (12), and the RedHawks beat Tacoma, 3-1..........In Jacksonville, Travis Mattair had 2 hits and scored a run for Pensacola, but the Suns prevailed, 10-3.