AAA Durham Bulls
Chris Nowak hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to provide all the offense the Bulls would need as they defeated Rochester 1-0 on Monday night. The game lasted only one hour and 56 minutes, the shortest game of the season for Durham.
Wade Davis improved to 4-1 on the season, going 6 2/3 innings, giving up two hits while walking one and striking out three. Winston Abreu pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save.
Reid Brignac was o-for-2 with a walk, and Matt Joyce went 0-3.
The Bulls and Red Wings end their series at 1 pm today.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
The Biscuits swept both games of a doubleheader over the Mississippi Braves on Monday night, winning both with 5-4 scores.
In Game 2, the Braves jumped ahead 3-0 off Montgomery starter Aneury Rodriguez in the second inning. Rodriguez (2-5) settled down and didn’t allow a run his last three innings to get the win. He pitched five innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He walked three and struckout seven.
The Biscuits put runs on the board in both the second and third innings, then in the fifth got an RBI groundout by Rhyne Hughes and a two-run homer by Jason Perry to give them the lead.
Eduardo Morlan pitched a scoreless seventh for the save.
In Game 1, Desmond Jennings doubled and scored in the first, Cesar Suarez homered in the second, and Hughes hit a three-run homer in the fifth. For the game, Hughes drove in four runs.
Heath Rollins got the win, going five innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He walked two and struckout five. Calvin Medlock pitched two innings for the save.
For the doubleheader, Jennings was 2-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored and three stolen bases, and Hughes was 1-for-5 with a homer and five RBI.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The Stone Crabs were rained out again. They will attempt another doubleheader tonight.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Jake Jefferies homered and drove in two runs, helping the Hot Rods defeat the Charleston River Dogs 6-5 on Monday night.
Chris Andujar started but took a no-decision. He went four innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, while walking two and striking out four. Tommy Rafferty (2-0) pitched two innings and got the win. Josh Satow allowed a run in the ninth but still earned his third save.
Tim Beckham went 0-for-4 and is now 3 for his last 25 (.120) and is hitting .216 (8-for-37) in his last ten games. Kyeong Kang went 3-for-4 with a triple and a stolen base.
Notes from the Farm
*The Rays released former 10th-round pick Matt Walker. Walker never reached higher than Class A and was suspended 50 games last July for failing a test for amphetamines.
*Durham first baseman Chris Richard was named the International League Batter of the Week. He batted .429 with three homers and 13 RBI over the span.