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The Futures Game is one of the biggest events on baseball’s calendar

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At 4 pm Sunday, be sure to catch Brent Honeywell and Lucius Fox on MLB Network or in the 2017 Futures Game. They’ll be opposing each other with Honeywell representing the U.S. and Fox representing the Bahamas on the World squad sponsored by Wayne Enterprises.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (55-33)

Durham scored six times in the second on its way to a 6-4 win over Toledo. After Patrick Leonard reached on an error to start the inning, Casey Gillaspie’s two-run homer made it 2-0. Jake Bauers capped the scoring with a two-run single. Starter Hunter Wood struck out four and allowed two runs in five innings.

SS Willy Adames: 0-for-5, 2 K
OF Jake Bauers: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 K
1B Casey Gillaspie: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB

RHP Hunter Wood: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
RHP Chih-Wei Hu: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
LHP Jose Alvarado: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (9-7)

Montgomery only needed one big inning in its 6-4 win over Jacksonville in Game 1 of its doubleheader. Justin Williams’ sacrifice fly with one out started the rally, and the next five batters reached base. That hit parade included a two-run triple from Michael Russell and an RBI double from Riley Unroe. Genesis Cabrera allowed all four runs in six innings.

Johnny Wholestaff shut down Jacksonville in the Biscuits 3-0 win in Game 2. After Hunter Adkins tossed four scoreless frames, Kyle Bird, Ian Gibaut and Mike Broadway each threw clean innings to complete the shutout. Nathan Lukes doubled and scored in the first inning, and Justin Williams’ home run later added insurance.

OF Joe McCarthy (1): 1-for-3
OF Joe McCarthy (2): 0-for-3, 1 RBI
OF Justin Williams (1): 0-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 K
OF Justin Williams (2): 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K
C Nick Ciuffo (2): 0-for-2, 1 K

LHP Genesis Cabrera (1): 6 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 1 K
RHP Hunter Adkins (2): 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K

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

Charlotte jumped out to a large lead and held on for a 12-7 win over Florida in the resumption of their suspended game. Before the game was called Friday, the Stone Crabs led 10-3, in large part thanks to a five-run second inning when five straight hitters delivered extra-base hits. Eduar Lopez allowed three runs in 2 23 innings. Zack Mozingo, just drafted in the 23rd round last month, made a spot appearance and threw 2 2/3 scoreless frames.

The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was postponed.

OF Ryan Boldt: 4-for-5, 3 R, 1 3B, 3 RBI
C David Rodriguez: 0-for-4, 1 BB, 2 K
SS Jake Cronenworth: 2-for-5, 3 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K
OF Angel Moreno: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 K

RHP Eduar Lopez: 2 23 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Class-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (10-7)

Garrett Whitley and Bobby Melley went deep to help Bowling Green to a 5-2 win over Great Lakes. Whitley’s sixth dinger of the season gave the Hot Rods a 1-0 lead in the fourth, and Melley’s three-run shot two innings later extended the lead. For five innings, knuckleballer Chris Pike kept the Loons off the scoreboard with four strikeouts and four walks.

DH Josh Lowe: 0-for-3, 2 BB, 2 K
CF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 K
OF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
3B Adrian Rondon: 1-for-4, 3 K
1B Bobby Melley: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI

RHP Chris Pike: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 4 K

Short-Season Hudson Valley Renegades (6-12)

Hudson Valley continued to not score in a 7-0 loss to Vermont. The Renegades have not scored since the eighth inning in Thursday’s loss, and that includes Friday’s 15-inning game. It only took two batters for the Lake Monsters to score the only run they needed. Resly Linares allowed three runs — two earned — in four innings, and Garrett Fulenchek struck out three and walked none in two innings of relief.

2B Vidal Brujuan: 0-for-3, 1 BB
OF Emilio Gustave: 0-for-4, 4 K

LHP Resly Linares: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 6 K
RHP Jose Disla: 2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

Rookie Princeton Rays (5-12)

A seven-run inning did Princeton in in its 10-5 loss to Bluefield. Princeton trailed by just one run entering the sixth, but Jeffrey Rosa faltered in relief of starter Easton McGee. Bluefield piled up seven runs, including six with two outs. He was charged with five runs — four earned — in the inning. McGee allowed three runs -- two earned — in five innings.

C Ronaldo Hernandez: 0-for-5, 1 K
1B Billy King: 2-for-3, 1 BB
3B Seaver Whalen: 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 SB

RHP Easton McGee: 5 IP, 7 H, 3 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K
RHP Jeffrey Rosa: two-thirds IP, 1 H, 5 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 1 K

Rookie Gulf Coast League Rays (3-9)

The rehabbing Kevin Padlo played a key role in the GCL Rays’ 6-5 win over the GCL Orioles. His RBI single in the first opened the scoring, and he came around to score to make it a 2-0 game. In his next at-bat, he tripled and scored. In the seventh, he reached base a third time with a walk. Starter Angel Rodriguez allowed three runs in four innings.

3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
SS Carlos Vargas: 0-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K
1B Vincent Byrd: 2-for-2, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB
C Roberto Alvarez: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB

RHP Angel Rodriguez: 4 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
RHP Trevor Charpie: 2 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

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 5:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
TBA v. Buck Farmer (2-3, 4.40)

Montgomery @ Tennessee 5:30 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Benton Moss* (1-3, 4.30) v. TBA

Charlotte @ Florida 5:05 PM (radio stream)
Travis Ott (3-1, 3.26) v. Oriel L Caicedo (0-0, 3.60)

Bowling Green v. Great Lakes 5:05 PM (radio stream)

Hudson Valley @ Vermont 5:05 PM (radio stream)
TBA v. Parker Dunshee (0-2, 5.02)

Princeton @ Bluefield 6:05 PM (radio stream)
Cristopher Sanchez (0-2, 13.50) v. TBA

GCL Rays are off

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit)
40-46 (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)

Tennessee Smokies (Cubs)
9-7 (T-2nd in SL North)
Offense: 343 R (4th) .700 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 3.79 ERA (6th) 1.31 WHIP (7th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Trevor Clifton (8), RHP Duane Underwood (15), 2B David Bote (26)

Florida Fire Frogs (Atlanta)
6-9 (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)
8-9 (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)
12-6 (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
12-5 (2nd in AL East)
Offense: 93 R (1st) .770 OPS (4th)
Pitching: 4.10 ERA (5th) 1.35 WHIP (3rd)
Top 30 Prospects: None