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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Wander Franco launches first homer of the season

Christian Arroyo and Mike Brosseau homer for Durham.

Adam Sanford

Wander Franco (Bowling Green) extended his hitting streak to ten games with his first homer of the season while picking up two walks. During his hit streak he is hitting .378 (14-for-37) with five doubles, one triple, and a homer while being issued six walks and being hit by a pitch and striking out only three times.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (8-10)

The Durham Bulls defeated the Louisville Bats 4-2 in a rain shortened game. Durham fell behind 2-0 through two frames. Homers by Christian Arroyo and Mike Brosseau led the Bulls comeback. Aaron Slegers was credited with the five inning complete game.

SS Jake Cronenworth: 0-for-2, BB
2B Kean Wong: 2-for-3, 3B (1), 2 RBI
DH Nate Lowe: 0-for-3, 2 K
1B Mike Brosseau: 1-for-3, HR (4), R, RBI, K
3B Christian Arroyo: 1-for-2, HR (2), R, RBI, K

RHP Aaron Slegers (W, 1-0): 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (11-8)

The Montgomery Biscuits defeated the Mississippi Braves 6-4. The Biscuits went ahead 3-0 thanks to single runs in three of the front four frames. The Braves cut to lead to 3-2 before the Biscuits put up a three spot in the eighth to put the game away. Jesus Sanchez picked up two hits including a double. Robbie Tenerowicz hit a homer.

SS Lucius Fox: 1-for-4, R, BB, CS (3)
CF Josh Lowe: 0-for-2, 2 R, BB
3B Tristan Gray: 1-for-3, RBI, 2 K, HBP
RF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-4, 2B (2), 2 RBI
DH Brendan McKay: 1-for-4, 2 K
LF Brett Sullivan: 1-for-4, 2B (3), RBI, K
1B Robbie Tenerowicz: 1-for-4, HR (1), R, RBI, 2 K
C David Rodriguez: 1-for-3, R, K, BB

LHP Josh Fleming (W, 2-1): 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 7 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA
LHP Ivan Pelaez (H, 2): 1.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
RHP Phoenix Sanders (S, 1): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (7-13)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs defeated the Tampa Tarpons 5-3. Trailing 3-2 in the sixth, Carl Chester tied the game with a RBI double ahead of the go ahead single by Zach Rutherford. Chester collected three hits including two doubles.

2B Vidal Brujan: 0-for-4
DH Moises Gomez: 0-for-2, 2 K, BB, HBP
RF Carl Chester: 3-for-4, 2 2B (3), 2 R, 2 RBI, K
SS Zach Rutherford: 1-for-4, RBI, 2 K
LF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-4, 2B (4), R, RBI, 2 K

RHP Paul Campbell (W, 2-2): 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 K, 2 BB
RHP Orlando Romero (H, 1): 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Simon Rosenblum-Larson (S, 1): 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (11-9)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods vanquished the Fort Wayne TinCaps 9-2. Wander Franco continued his hot streak launching his first homer of the season and walking twice. Kaleo Johnson homered twice as part of a three hit effort. Michael Plassmeyer went six strong innings in picking up the win.

2B Ford Proctor: 1-for-5, RBI, 2 K
SS Wander Franco: 1-for-2, HR (1), 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, SB (4), CS (2)
C Chris Betts: 1-for-4, R, RBI, K, BB
1B Kaleo Johnson: 3-for-4, 2 HR (3), 2 R, 4 RBI, K, BB
CF Grant Witherspoon: 1-for-3, 2 BB, SB (6)
DH Roberto Alvarez: 1-for-5, R

LHP Michael Plassmeyer (W, 1-1): 6.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 7 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Cristofer Ogando: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
LHP Trey Cumbie: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 K, 0 BB