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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Bowling Green outfield stays hot

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All three of Bowling Green’s outfield prospects contributed in Saturday’s win

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Josh Lowe recovered after a slow start to the season
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Prior to Saturday’s games, here are the stats for Bowling Green’s outfield trio:

Jesus Sanchez: .297 average, .342 on-base percentage, .807 OPS, 6.7 BB%, 15.6 K%
Josh Lowe: .252 BA, .307 OBP, .695 OPS, 7.6 BB%, 29.4 K%
Garrett Whitley: .262 BA, .366 OBP, .814 OPS, 12.0 BB%, 27.8 K%

Lowe’s numbers don’t look great on the surface, but he put himself in such a huge hole at the start of the season. Since June 1, he’s batting .298.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (60-39)

Michael Roth was knocked around again in Durham’s 9-1 loss to Lehigh Valley. Like his other two starts with the Bulls, he allowed four-plus runs, this time giving up five on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. All four Durham pitchers allowed runs.

DH Rickie Weeks Jr.: 0-for-5, 1 K
OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-5, 3 K
1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-4, 1 K

LHP Michael Roth: 4 13 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
RHP Chih-Wei Hu: 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (16-13)

Montgomery made a late comeback but couldn’t get over the top in a 7-4 loss to Pensacola. Down two in the eighth, the Biscuits re-tied the game on Cade Gotta’s two-out single, but Kyle Winkler couldn’t maintain the tie in the ninth. The Blue Wahoos scored three with two outs to go back in front. Logan Darnell struck out 10 and allowed three runs — two earned — in six innings.

OF Joe McCarthy: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 K
OF Justin Williams: 0-for-4, 1 K
C Justin O’Conner: 0-for-4, 2 K

LHP Logan Darnell: 6 IP, 9 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 10 K
RHP Kyle Winkler: 1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (14-14)

Peter Maris homered and reached base five times in Charlotte’s 5-2 win over Palm Beach. His two-run homer capped a three-run second, and he walked and scored for a second time in the seventh. With four strikeouts in six scoreless innings, Brandon Lawson delivered a nice start.

C David Rodriguez: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K
IF Peter Maris: 3-for-3, 2 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB
OF Angel Moreno: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB
OF David Olmedo-Barrera: 0-for-5, 2 K

RHP Brandon Lawson: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (18-11)

Miles Mastrobuoni’s walk-off double lifted Bowling Green to an 11-inning, 8-7 win over Peoria. After Eleardo Cabrera struck out with no outs trying to bunt two runners over, Mastrobuoni picked up his teammate with his 10th double of the season. The Hot Rods trailed by two entering the ninth, but Jonah Heim’s two-run homer evened the score and sent the game to extras. Starter Chris Pike allowed four runs in six innings.

SS Lucius Fox: 2-for-5, 1 BB, 1 K
DH Josh Lowe: 4-for-6, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K, 2 SB
CF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-5, 1 BB, 2 K
OF Jesus Sanchez: 3-for-6, 2 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
C Jonah Heim: 1-for-6, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 K
1B Bobby Melley: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
2B Robbie Tenerowicz: 3-for-6, 1 BB, 1 K
IF Miles Mastrobuoni: 4-for-5, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB

RHP Chris Pike: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 0 K
RHP Peter Bayer: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (13-18)

Hudson Valley’s offense was shut down in its 2-0 loss to Staten Island. All six of the Renegades’ hits were singles. Starter Austin Franklin struck out three and allowed two runs — one earned — in 5 13 innings.

2B Vidal Brujan: 0-for-4
1B Brendan McKay: 1-for-4, 1 K
SS Deion Tansel: 0-for-4, 2 K

RHP Austin Franklin: 5 1/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K

Rookie Princeton Rays (13-17)

Kevin Santiago tripled and scored the winning run on Jose Tonton’s sacrifice fly in Princeton’s 10-inning, 8-7 win over Kingsport. It was another slugfest for the P-Rays. After Ronaldo Hernandez’s third-inning homer gave them a 3-2 lead, Kingsport scored five times in the fourth. Santiago and Seaver Whalen went deep in the bottom of the fourth, and Whalen’s RBI single in the sixth tied the game. Starter Cristopher Sanchez was charged with all seven Kingsport runs — four earned. Jeffrey Rosa and Tyler Day combined for 6 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

C Ronaldo Hernandez: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
IF Justin Bridgman: 0-for-5
C Joey Roach: 4-for-4, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
SS Kevin Santiago: 3-for-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
3B Seaver Whalen: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K

LHP Cristopher Sanchez: 3 23 IP, 7 H, 7 R (4 ER), 0 BB, 3 K
RHP Tyler Day: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (8-16)

The GCL Rays needed more offense in their 2-1 loss to the GCL Orioles. Although they outhit the GCL Orioles 7-3, the GCL Rays did not score until they were down 2-0 in the eighth when Jonathan Aranda tripled and scored on a groundout. Arturo Mujica started and allowed a run in 3 23 innings.

SS Carlos Vargas: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 K

LHP Arturo Mujica: 3 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

The preceding stories were not generated by the Associated Press computer using data from, and in cooperation with, MLBAM.

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Today's games (probables courtesy of milb.com)

Durham v. Lehigh Valley 5:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (9-7, 4.27) v. Ben Lively (7-1, 2.27)

Montgomery v. Pensacola 6:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Genesis Cabrera (3-1, 2.42) v. Domingo Tapia (3-4, 3.59)

Charlotte @ Palm Beach 1 PM (radio stream)
Brock Burke (1-3, 4.70) v. Jordan Hicks (0-1, 3.86)

Bowling Green v. Peoria 5:05 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Ian Oxnevad (3-8, 3.94)

Hudson Valley v. Connecticut 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. Brad Bass (1-2, 3.12)

Princeton v. Kingsport 5 PM (radio stream)
Joel Peguero (1-1, 6.75) v. Christian James (1-1, 0.74)

The GCL Rays are off

*Listed as TBA on milb.com

Scouting the opposition

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia)
62-38 (2nd in IL North)
Offense: 464 R (3rd) .753 OPS (2nd)
Pitching: 3.71 ERA (5th) 1.29 WHIP (5th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS J.P. Crawford (1), C Jorge Alfaro (3), 1B Rhys Hoskins (6), OF Roman Quinn (8), 2B Scott Kingery (9), OF Dylan Cozens (10), RHP Ben Lively (18), RHP Mark Appel (20), RHP Tom Eshelman (25), OF Andrew Pullin (31)

Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Cincinnati)
15-14
Offense: 325 R (9th) .650 OPS (8th)
Pitching: 2.91 ERA (1st) 1.19 WHIP (1st)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Nick Senzel (1), OF Aristides Aquino (9), 1B Nick Longhi (14), 2B Shed Long (16), RHP Keury Mella (19), RHP Zack Weiss (27), SS Blake Trahan (28), OF Tyler Goeddel

Palm Beach Cardinals
15-13
Offense: 361 R (7th) .666 OPS (9th)
Pitching: 3.35 ERA (5th) 1.31 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Jake Woodford (17), RHP Connor Jones (18), RHP Junior Fernandez (21)

Peoria Chiefs (St. Louis)
16-13 (2nd in MWL West)
Offense: 383 R (12th) .708 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.00 ERA (9th) 1.33 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Dylan Carlson (18), OF Nick Plummer (24), RHP Ronnie Williams (25)

Connecticut Tigers
15-14 (2nd in NYPL Stedler)
Offense: 118 R (12th) .642 OPS (12th)
Pitching: 3.13 ERA (4th) 1.29 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Matt Manning (1), OF Reynaldo Rivera, C Joey Morgan

Kingsport Mets
12-16 (4th in AL West)
Offense: 175 R (3rd) .789 OPS (3rd)
Pitching: 4.46 ERA (4th) 1.44 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: None