AAA Durham Bulls
The Bulls scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth off Casey Fein, and then won the game in the 11 with a walk-off single by Justin Ruggiano. The final score was 6-5 on Tuesday night in Durham.
Matt DeSalvo started and went seven innings, allowing four runs on six hits (including two homers), while walking three and striking out four. Joe Bateman gave up one run in 2 1/3 innings of relief, and Winston Abreu (3-0) picked up the win after working 1 2/3 of scoreless relief.
Ruggiano went 3-for-6, and Jon Weber, Chris Nowak, and John Jaso had two hits apiece. Nowak and Ray Sadler each homered, and Nowak and Weber each had two RBI.
The two teams play again this afternoon in North Carolina.
AA Montgomery Biscuits
The game against the Jacksonville Suns was suspended by rain in the fourth inning with Jacksonville leading 5-1. The game will be resumed today before the start of the regularly schedule game.
So far, Desmond Jennings is 1-for-1 with a walk, and Rhyne Hughes is 1-for-2 with an RBI single.
Heath Rollins started and pitched four innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, including a homer. He struck out four and walked none.
A+ Charlotte Stone Crabs
The Stone Crabs tied the game in the eighth, and then scored five runs in the ninth to defeat Tampa 9-4 on Tuesday night.
Shawn Williams was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI, and Matt Fields hit his 11th home run of the season, a solo shot to tie the score in the top of the eighth.
Jesse Darcy started and got a no-decision after going five innings. He allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits, while walking two and striking out four. Paul Phillips (2-1) pitched an inning of relief to get the win.
Emeel Salem was 2-for-5 with three runs scored and his 13th stolen base, and Fields drove in two runs.
Charlotte is back home today to open a four-game series with the Daytona Beach Cubs.
A Bowling Green Hot Rods
Fresh off the disabled list, Shane Dyer picked up his first win of the season as the Hot Rods defeated Lexington 5-3 on Tuesday.
Dyer (1-3) allowed just one run in five innings, striking out one and walking none. Josh Satow got one out in the ninth with the tying runs aboard for his fourth save.
Anthony Sceifo was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI, and Kyeong Kang went 1-for-3 with a walk. Tim Beckham was 0-for-4, but on the bright side, he didn’t make an error.
The teams play again today with Frank De Los Santos (3-3, 3.38) on the mound for the Hot Rods.
Notes from the Farm
*Durham placed pitcher Mitch Talbot on the seven-day disabled list with an unspecified arm injury. The team also activated first baseman Chris Richard, who returned to the lineup Tuesday and promptly went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts