All of the Rays affiliates were victorious scoring exactly five runs a piece. Blake Snell had a good start for the Bulls. Andrew Velazquez led all offensive performers with three hits including a homer for the Biscuits.
Triple-A Durham Bulls (31-20)
The Durham Bulls beat the Rochester Red Wings 5-1 behind a strong start by Blake Snell. Blake Snell allowed one run in 6.2 innings on 113 pitches while striking out eight and issuing two walks. Shane Peterson put the Bulls on the board with a two run homer in the second inning. Willy Adames capped off the scoring with a two run single in the seventh.
SS Willy Adames: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 K
DH Jake Bauers: 0-for-3, BB
1B Casey Gillaspie: 0-for-4, K
3B Patrick Leonard: 1-for-4, R, 2 K
OF Johnny Field: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, K
C Curt Casali: 1-for-3, K, BB
2B Kean Wong: 1-for-3, R, K
LHP Blake Snell: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 8 K, 2 BB
Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (28-24)
The Montgomery Biscuits beat the Tennessee Smokies 5-3 with an eighth inning rally. The only offense of note early in the game was a solo homer by Andrew Velazquez in the third. With the Biscuits trailing 3-1 entering the bottom of the eighth the Biscuits went on to score four to pick up the victory. Joe McCarthy drove the first run of the inning in with a double. Michael Russell picked added a two run double. Cade Gotta added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly.
2B Michael Russell: 1-for-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
1B Joe McCarthy: 2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI
C Nick Ciuffo: 0-for-4, 2 K
OF Braxton Lee: 1-for-2, 3 BB
OF Justin Williams: 0-for-5, 3 K
SS Andrew Velazquez: 3-for-3, HR, R, RBI, BB, SB
RHP Mike Franco: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 6 K, 3 BB, 2 HRA
RHP Diego Castillo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K, 0 BB
Class A-Advanced Port Charlotte Stone Crabs (24-26)
The Port Charlotte Stone Crabs defeat the Tampa Yankees 5-4 despite falling behind 3-0 in the first. In the third inning the Stone Crabs cut the Yankees lead to 3-2 behind a triple by David Olmeda-Barrera and a RBI double by Thomas Milone. Brad Miller picked up a walk in his first rehab appearance. The Stone Crabs added three runs in the fourth behind doubles by David Rodriguez, Dalton Kelly, and Jim Haley.
2B Brad Miller: 0-for-3, BB
2B Brandon Lowe: 1-for-1
SS Jake Cronenworth: 2-for-5, RBI, K
DH Brett Sullivan: 0-for-4
C David Rodriguez: 1-for-4, 2B, R
OF David Olmeda-Barrera: 2-for-4, 3B, R, SB
1B Dalton Kelly: 2-for-4, 2B, R, RBI
LHP Travis Ott: 5.0 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 4 K, 5 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Joe Serrapica: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K, 0 BB
RHP Drew Smith: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K, 1 BB
Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (19-25)
The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the Fort Wayne TinCaps 5-1. The Hot Rods offense scored single runs in the first four innings and the seventh. Ethan Clark had a strong six inning start. He allowed two hits and picked up six strikeouts in his scoreless outing. Robbie Tenerowicz was the offensive standout picking up two hits including his sixth home run of the season.
C Rene Pinto: 1-for-3, 2 RBI
OF Josh Lowe: 2-for-4, 2B, RBI, BB
C Jonah Heim: 0-for-4, RBI, 2 K
OF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-3, R, K, BB, SB
OF Eleardo Cabrera: 2-for-4, 3B, R, 2 R, K
3B Adrian Rondon: 0-for-3, 2 K, BB