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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Schultz throws six scoreless for Durham

Willy Adames hit a solo home run to help power Montgomery to a victory

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cameron Varga dominated the Lansing Lugnuts for Class-A Bolwing Green, striking out ten and limiting them to one run. His strong start helped ease Bowling Green to an 8-4 victory.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (5-3)

Durham had strong all-around pitching, shutting out Charlotte 2-0. Jaime Schultz threw six scoreless innings, Dylan Floro threw two more, and Tyler Sturdevant closed out the game for a save. Schultz had the only walk among the three. Taylor Motter hit a solo home run in the fourth and Luke Maile had an RBI single in the seventh along with two doubles.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (4-3)

Taylor Guerrieri turned in five innings of work allowing two runs, getting a no-decision in Montgomery's 6-3 win. Brett Marshall took home the win, pitching 1 2/3 innings and not allowing a hit. Granden Goetzman led the scoring with three RBIs, hitting a two-run double and an one-run single. Willy Adames and Johnny Field each got one RBI, with Adames hitting a solo home run.

Class-A Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (3-5)

Charlotte was the only Rays affiliate to lose on Thursday, coming in on the short end of 6-4 final score. Damion Carroll came on to pitch the sixth but ended up allowing three runs -- two earned -- on three hits and was tagged with the loss. Mac James, Grant Kay, Nick Ciuffo, and Bralin Jackson all turned in one run each. Thomas Milone logged a stolen base.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (4-4)

Bowling Green took the hammer to Lansing, winning by an 8-4 margin. Cameron Varga threw six innings, allowing only four hits and one run while taking the win. Varga struck out ten in the victory. Jake Cronenworth had three RBIs, and Joe McCarthy and Brett Sullivan each chipped in two RBIs. Sullivan hit a two-run home run in the seventh.


Notable Performances

AAA SS Taylor Motter: 2-for-4, R, HR (1), RBI (3)
AAA 1B Kyle Roller: 1-for-4, 2B (1)
AAA OF Dayron Varona: 1-for-3, R, 2B (3), 2 K
AAA C Luke Maile: 3-for-3, 2 2B (3), RBI (4)

AAA RHP Jaime Schultz: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
AAA RHP Dylan Floro: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
AAA RHP Tyler Sturdevant: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

AA SS Willy Adames: 2-for-4, R, HR (1), RBI (2)
AA OF Johnny Field: 0-for-4, RBI (6), 2 K
AA C Mike Marjama: 0-for-3, 2 R, BB
AA 1B Casey Gillaspie: 0-for-2, R, BB
AA OF Granden Goetzman: 2-for-4, R, 2B (2), 3 RBI (4), 2 K

AA RHP Brett Marshall: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
AA LHP Adam Kolarek: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

A+ 2B Riley Unroe: 0-for-1, R, 3 BB
A+ 3B Christian Toribio: 2-for-4, 2 R, K
A+ 1B Mac James: 1-for-2, R, RBI (4), 2 BB
A+ OF Grant Kay: 1-for-3, RBI (2), BB

A+ RHP Jeff Howell: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

A SS Jake Croneworth: 2-for-4, R, 2B (3), 3 RBI (6), BB
A 1B Joe McCarthy: 1-for-2, 2 RBI (7), 2 BB, K
A C Brett Sullivan: 1-for-4, R, HR (1), 2 RBI (6), BB, K
A OF Manny Sanchez: 1-for-4, 2 R
A DH Michael Russel: 2-for-4, R
A OF Angel Moreno: 1-for-4, 2 R

A RHP Cameron Varga: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 1 HR

Today's probables (All probables courtesy

Durham @ Charlotte 7:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Austin Pruitt (1-0, 1.50) v. Chris Beck (0-0, 1.80)

Montgomery v. Mississippi 8:05 PM ET (, radio stream)
Ryne Stanek (0-1, 6.23) v. Rob Whalen (0-0, 4.50)

Charlotte v. Tampa 6:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Greg Harris (0-1, 4.50) v. Gabriel Encinas (0-0, 0.00)

Bowling Green v. Lansing 7:35 PM ET (radio stream)
Michael Velasquez (0-1, 12.00) v. Francisco Rios (0-0, 3.00)

Scouting the opposition

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
2-5 (T-3rd in IL South)
Offense: 31 R (3rd),  .745 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 5.22 ERA (13th), 1.50 WHIP (12th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Tim Anderson (1), OF Jacob May (7), RHP Chris Beck (19), OF Jason Coats (20), 1B Danny Hayes (29), 3B Matt Davidson (30)

Mississippi Braves
1-7 (5th in SL South)
Offense: 14 R (10th), .552 OPS (10th)
Pitching: 2.89 ERA (6th), 1.36 WHIP (9th)
Top 30 Prospects: LHP Sean Newcomb (1), SS Ozzie Albies (4), RHP Lucas Sims (11), RHP Chris Ellis (13), OF Dustin Peterson (20), RHP Jason Hursh (21), SS Johan Camargo (25), RHP Mauricio Cabrera (27), RHP Andrew Thurman (28), RHP Rob Whalen (29)

Tampa Yankees
6-2 (1st in FSL North)
Offense: (Runs)(R Rank) (OPS)(OPS Rank)
Pitching: (ERA)(ERA Rank) (WHIP)(WHIP Rank)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Jorge Mateo (1), RHP James Kapriellan (4), 3B Miguel Andujar (12), LHP Jacob Lindgren (14), LHP Ian Clarkin (16), RHP Vicente Campos (20)

Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto)
3-2 (3rd in MWL East)
Offense: 26 R (11th), .755 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 2.83 ERA (2nd), .1.03 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Sean Reid-Foley (5), RHP Jon Harris (6), 3B Carl Wise (25), LHP Angel Perdomo (26)