AAA Durham Bulls
Chris Nowak broke a tie with a single in the eighth inning, and Winston Abreu pitched two innings of relief to make that run hold up as the Bulls defeated Rochester 3-2 on Monday afternoon.
Carlos Hernandez started and got a no-decision in six innings. He allowed two unearned runs on four hits, while striking out one and walking one. Dewon Day (3-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Abreu picked up his sixth save of the season.
Nowak went 1-for-4 with that RBI single in the eighth. Henry Mateo had two hits in his Durham debut, and Justin Ruggiano and Jon Weber also had two hits.
John Jaso, Ray Olmedo and Chris Richard all missed their second-straight game due to injury.
The Bulls have won 10 of 12 and play Rochester again on Tuesday night. Lefty James Houser starts for Durham against Kevin Mulvey.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
The Biscuits built a 6-1 lead behind home runs from Fernando Cortez and Brandon Chaves, and then held on to defeat Charleston 6-5 on Monday afternoon.
Jason Cromer (4-3) pitched seven solid innings, allowing only one run and three hits, while walking two and striking out four. Eduardo Morlan pitched 1 1/3 innings, and he let the RiverDogs back into the game, surrendering three runs on four hits. Calvin Medlock allowed a run but got out of a jam for his twelfth save.
Cortez was 2-for-4 with three RBI, all coming on his homer in the second inning. Rhyne Hughes returned to the lineup and went 0-for-5.
Montgomery opens a five-game series at the Carolina Mudcats on Tuesday night. Lefty Ryan Morse (2-4, 5.18) will make the start for the Biscuits against lefty Alexander Smit (1-0, 2.81) for Carolina.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The Stone Crabs enjoyed a day off on Memorial Day, and will face the Threshers in Clearwater starting on Tuesday night.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Mike Jarman came off the disabled list and was promptly the victim of some poor defense as Charleston defeated the Hot Rods 4-1 on Monday.
Jarman (4-4, 2.50) allowed four runs, but only one of them was earned. He gave up two hits, walked two and struck out six, and allowed two home runs. Diego Echeverria pitched four innings of no-hit ball in relief.
The lone Bowling Green run came in the sixth on a solo homer by Michael Sheridan. The Hot Rods had six hits on the day, including two by Tim Beckham (also caught stealing for sixth time).
Kyeong Kang and Jake Jefferies were both 0-for-4.
The Hot Rods take on Charleston tonight with lefty Matt Moore (2-2, 3.90) on the mound.
Notes from the Farm
*Infielder Matt Hall was assigned to Durham from A+ Charlotte.
*Durham pitcher Wade Davis was named the International League Pitcher of the Week. Davis is 5-1 on the season and currently rated the No. 31 prospect by Baseball America.