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In a 1-0 win, two players for Durham stood out Friday

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays-Media Day Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

On the same day Baseball America affirmed his status as one of the league’s top prospects, Willy Adames hit his seventh home run to make the difference in another Durham win.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (54-33)

Willy Adames and Yonny Chirinos led Durham to a 1-0 win over Toledo Friday. Adames’ seventh homer of the season came in the first inning and was the only run the Bulls needed. On the mound, Chirinos delivered another great start with six strikeouts in eight scoreless innings. Ryne Stanek completed the shutout with a scoreless ninth.

1B Jake Bauers: 0-for-4, 2 K
SS Willy Adames: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-3

RHP Yonny Chirinos: 8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
RHP Ryne Stanek: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (7-7)

Montgomery’s game was postponed.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (6-7)

Charlotte’s game was suspended.

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (9-7)

Bowling Green used 15 hits to hammer Great Lakes by a 12-3 score. The Loons went up 1-0 in the top of the second, but the Hot Rods responded with the next seven runs to blow the game open. Jesus Sanchez paced the team with four runs batted in, and Michael Brosseau doubled twice and drove in three. Angel Yepez started and struck out six in 3 2/3 innings, and Kenny Rosenberg struck out eight and allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 5 1/3 frames.

SS Lucius Fox: 3-for-5, 3 R, 1 SB
CF Josh Lowe: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K
OF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-4, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
OF Jesus Sanchez: 3-for-5, 2 R, 4 RBI
3B Adrian Rondon: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K
IF Michael Brosseau: 3-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI
IF Miles Mastrobuoni: 0-for-4, 2 K

RHP Angel Yepez: 3 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
LHP Kenny Rosenberg: 5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 8 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (6-10)

It took 15 innings, but Hudson Valley finally fell to Vermont by a 1-0 score. Matt Vogel was an out away from getting out of a jam exacerbated by his own error, but a two-out single won the game for the Lake Monsters. Each team had 10 hits. Nicholas Padilla threw six scoreless innings, Drew Strotman had four, and Hunter Schryver tossed three.

2B Vidal Brujan: 1-for-6, 1 2B, 1 K
SS Taylor Walls: 1-for-7, 4 K
3B Bill Pujols: 2-for-5, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 K

RHP Nicholas Padilla: 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K
RHP Drew Strotman: 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K
LHP Hunter Schryver: 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Rookie Princeton Rays (5-11)

Unearned runs cost Princeton in its 6-2 loss to Bluefield. Princeton was down just 2-1 in the eighth, and a double play had them an out away from ending the inning. However, a Moises Gomez error kept the inning alive, allowed a run to score and led to three two-out hits. Gomez singled and scored in the ninth. Starter Riley O’Brien struck out four and allowed a run in 4 1/3 innings.

C Ronaldo Hernandez: 2-for-4, 1 2B
OF Carl Chester: 3-for-5, 1 RBI

RHP Riley O’Brien: 4 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (2-9)

The GCL Rays came up short again in a 3-2 loss to the GCL Orioles. Starter Wilson Garcia allowed two runs — one earned -- in five innings, and he was followed by Jonny Venters continuing his rehab assignment. The veteran lefty struck out a batter in one inning. Kevin Padlo was 0-for-3 with a walk, and Luis Leon homered.

3B Kevin Padlo: 0-for-3, 1 BB
3B Carlos Vargas: 1-for-4, 1 2B
SS Luis Leon: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI
1B Vincent Byrd: 0-for-4, 3 K
OF Pedro Diaz: 0-for-4, 2 K
OF Tony Pena: 0-for-3, 3 K

RHP Wilson Garcia: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 0 K
LHP Jonny Venters: 1 IP,

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


Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Toledo 6:35 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Hunter Wood (2-1, 7.32) v. Myles Jaye (1-0, 0.00)

Montgomery v. Jacksonville 6:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Edwin Fierro (4-2, 3.16) v. Matt Tomshaw (8-4, 3.43)

Both games will be seven innings

Charlotte @ Florida 7:05 PM (radio stream) DOUBLEHEADER
Tyler Brashears (2-2, 5.84) v. Enderson Franco (2-4, 5.98)

Completion of suspended game followed by seven-inning game

Bowling Green v. Great Lakes 7:35 PM (radio stream)

Hudson Valley @ Vermont 6:05 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Argenis Blanco (0-2, 5.02)

Princeton @ Bluefield 7:05 PM (radio stream)
Easton McGee (0-0, 2.35) v. TBA

GCL Rays v. GCL Orioles 10 AM

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit)
40-45 (3rd in IL West)
Offense: 316 R (14th) .676 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 3.83 ERA (6th) 1.35 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: CF JaCoby Jones (6), RHP Joe Jimenez (11), RHP Myles Jaye (17)

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Miami)
8-6 (1st in SL South)
Offense: 292 R (7th) .681 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 3.57 ERA (4th) 1.29 WHIP (4th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Brian Anderson (4), LHP Dillon Peters (5), OF Austin Dean (8), RHP Tayron Guerrero (16), RHP Joe Gunkel (20), RHP Andy Beltre (27), OF John Norwood (29), SS Yefri Perez (30), OF Braxton Lee

Florida Fire Frogs (Atlanta)
6-8 (5th in FSL North)
Offense: 330 R (6th) .691 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.21 ERA (10th) 1.42 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B Austin Riley (11), RHP Touki Toussaint (12), OF Braxton Davidson (21), C Brett Cumberland (23), LHP Drew Harrington (24), OF Ray-Patrick Didder (27), C Alex Jackson (29), RHP Enderson Franco, coach Tomas Perez

Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
8-8 (T-4th in MWL East)
Offense: 362 R (10th) .668 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 3.53 ERA (6th) 1.29 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: SS Gavin Lux (9), RHP Jordan Sheffield (12), RHP Dustin May (13), C Keibert Ruiz (20), IF Oneil Cruz (27), OF Mitch Hansen (28), OF Cody Thomas (29)

Vermont Lake Monsters (Oakland)
10-6 (1st in NYPL Stedler)
Offense: 66 R (9th) .631 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.91 ERA (9th) 1.28 WHIP (6th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Oscar Tovar (25), SS Kevin Merrell

Bluefield Blue Jays
11-5 (2nd in AL East)
Offense: 93 R (1st) .770 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 4.10 ERA (5th) 1.35 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: None

GCL Orioles
5-6 (3rd in GCL South)
Offense: 42 R (10th) .651 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 4.40 ERA (11th) 1.28 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Michael Baumann