Sanchez hit his first home run of the season for Bowling Green on Thursday night while Montgomery and Durham completed come back wins.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (9-5)
After struggling to score for most of the game, Durham came out on top of the Indianapolis Indians, 4 to 1. The Indians rode Clay Holmes and Johnny Barbato for eight shutout innings before the Bulls offense came alive in the ninth. Jake Bauers led off the top of the ninth with a single, followed by a Casey Gillaspie single and a Patrick Leonard walk, all against Cody Dickson. With A.J. Schugel now on the mound, Curt Casali singled in Bauers and Cade Gotta (who pinch ran for Gillaspie). A two-run home run from Mike Marjama later in the inning stretched the lead to 4-1. On the pitching side, Ryan Yarborough was brilliant in seven innings of work, allowing zero walks and one run, albeit with just the three strikeouts. Ryne Stanek took care of the final two innings, picking up the victory. Willy Adames saw a day of rest.
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (8-6)
The Biscuits managed to overcome three home runs allowed by Yonny Chirinos to defeat the Jackson Generals, 9 to 5. Montgomery trailed for much of the ball game after Chirinos surrendered three home runs and four runs, but the Biscuits' eight spot in the eighth inning proved to be the decisive blow. Justin O'Conner's RBI single set up Nathan Lukes to deliver a game tying two-run double to even the game at four. A passed ball from catcher Oscar Hernandez gave Montgomery a 5-4 lead. Later in the innings, Braxton Lee cleared the bases with a three-run double to put the Biscuits up 8-4. The victory was their third in the last four days and clinched the series victory over Jackson. Edwim Fierro received the win.
Class-A Advanced Port Charlotte Stone Crabs (5-10)
Port Charlotte recorded the only loss in the Rays' organization tonight, falling at the hands of the Daytona Tortugas by a score of 5 to 4. Jake Cronenworth stole home to open the scoring, and Ryan Boldt drove in a tying run after Shed Long sent a two-run home run over the wall. With a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning, pinch-hitter Brett Sullivan delivered what was a go-ahead RBI single, driving in 3B Kevin Padlo to make it 3-2. The Tortugas retook the lead on the strength of a Gavin LaValley two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth. Brandon Lowe responded with a home run of his own in the ninth to tie the game at four. Into extra innings, the Tortugas walked it off on a Narciso Cook double to win the ball game, 5-4. The loss continued Charlotte's slow start to the season, dropping them to 5-10.
Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (7-6)
Bowling Green rode Sanchez and Burke's strong performances to an easy 6-0 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts. Nathaniel Lowe's first inning sac fly would get the Hot Rods started, taking an early 1-0 lead. Rene Pinto doubled Joshua Lowe in to score, and Pinto was driven in by a sac fly to extend the lead to 3. Jesus Sanchez's two-run home run woud run the lead up to five, and the Hot Rods were able to coast through Brock Burke's strong five shut out innings.
Ryan Yarborough: 7 IP 6 H ER 0 BB 3 Ks
Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-4 2 Ks
Jake Bauers: 1-for-4 R
Ryne Stanek: 2 IP H 0 ER B 2 Ks W
Mike Marjama: 3-for-4 HR 2 RBI R
Kean Wong: 2-for-4 K
Justin O'Conner: 3-for-4 2 RBI
Nick Ciuffo: 0-for-5 K
Nathan Lukes: 2-for-4 2B 2 RBI BB K
Michael Russell: 2-for-4 R
Justin Williams: 2-for-5 R K
Yonny Chirinos: 6 2⁄3 IP 6 H 4 R (3 ER) 0 BB 6 Ks
Brandon Lowe: 3-for-5 HR RBI R 2B SB K
Jake Cronenworth: 1-for-4 R 2 SB
Ryan Boldt: 2-for-5 2B RBI SB
Kevin Padlo: 1-for-4 R BB 2 Ks
David Rodriguez: 0-3 BB K
Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-4 HR 2 RBI 3 R BB
Garrett Whitley: 0-for-4 RBI 2 Ks
Joshua Lowe: 1-for-3 R BB 2 Ks
Lucius Fox: 0-for-3 BB SB R
Brock Burke: 5 IP 6 H 0 ER 0 BB 4 Ks
Michael Brosseau: 2-for-4 2B K SB