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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Brendan McKay strikes out 9 in 6.0 scoreless innings

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Christian Arroyo and Michael Brosseau homer for Durham

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Brendan McKay (Montgomery) made his season debut as a bulk guy with a scoreless 6.0 innings with nine strikeouts. Curtis Taylor (Montgomery) acted as the opener with two scoreless frames. Christian Arroyo and Michael Brosseau homered for Durham.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (27-17)

The Durham Bulls defeated the Norfolk Tides 8-4. The Tides rushed ahead 2-0 in the first. The Bulls answered with two in the third on RBI singles by Nick Ciuffo and Kean Wong. In the fourth Michael Brosseau put the Bulls ahead with a two run homer. After the Tides cut the lead to one the Bulls answered with two runs in the eighth. Christian Arroyo added two insurance runs in the top of the ninth with his sixth homer of the season.

Matt Duffy was scheduled to play seven innings, but pulled himself out of the game after his second plate appearance in the third inning. Duffy will head back to St. Petersburg to have his injured hamstring reevaluated.

SS Jake Cronenworth: 0-for-3, 2 K, 2 BB
LF Matt Duffy: 0-for-2, K
RF Kean Wong: 1-for-5, RBI, K
1B Nate Lowe: 1-for-4, 2B (14), 2 R, K, BB
DH Christian Arroyo: 3-for-5, HR (6), 3 R, 2 RBI
3B Michael Brosseau: 1-for-5, HR (9), R, 2 RBI, K
2B Nick Solak: 0-for-2, K, 2 BB
C Nick Ciuffo: 2-for-3, R, RBI, K

RHP Austin Pruitt: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
RHP Ricardo Pinto (W, 2-0): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 K, 3 BB
LHP Hoby Milner (H, 3): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Oliver Drake: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (29-16)

The Montgomery Biscuits shutout the Jackson Generals 3-0. Curtis Taylor opened with two clean frames ahead of the bulk guy Brendan McKay. McKay struck out nine in 6.0 innings while allowing only three base runners. A RBI triple by Miles Mastrobuoni and RBI double by Josh Lowe in the fifth gave the Biscuits all the runs they would need. Rene Pinto added a RBI single in the eighth.

CF Josh Lowe: 2-for-4, 2B (7), RBI, 2 K
1B Dalton Kelly: 0-for-3, K, BB
RF Jesus Sanchez: 0-for-4
3B Tristan Gray: 1-for-2, 2 BB, SB (1)
SS Lucius Fox: 1-for 3, R BB, 2 SB (16)
DH David Rodriguez: 1-for-4, R, K

RHP Curtis Taylor: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 HBP
LHP Brendan McKay (W, 3-0): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 9 K, 1 BB
RHP Phoenix Sanders (S, 4): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (25-21)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs defeated the Jupiter Hammerheads 4-1. The Stone Crabs sprinted out to a 2-0 lead with a first inning homer by Taylor Walls. With the bases loaded in the fourth the Stone Crabs scored two runs on an error by the second baseman to take a 4-0 lead. Jupiter got on the board in the bottom of the frame for their lone run. Tobias Myers picked up his fourth win of the year with a solid 5.0 inning outing.

2B Vidal Brujan: 1-for-4, R, 2 K
SS Taylor Walls: 2-for-4, HR (3), R, 2 RBI, K, SB (6)
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 1-for-4, 2B (4), 2 K
RF Carl Chester: 1-for-4, K, SB (6)
CF Tanner Dodson: 1-for-4, R, K, SB (3)
LF Garrett Whitley: 1-for-3, K, BB, CS (5)
3B Zach Rutherford: 0-for-4, 2 K

RHP Tobias Myers (W, 4-1): 5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 4 K, 1 BB
RHP Tommy Romero (H, 1): 3.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 2 BB
RHP Chandler Raiden (S, 3): 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (26-20)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods beat the West Michigan Whitecaps 3-2. The Whitecaps plated a run in the first to get out to the quick 1-0 lead. Teams traded zeros on the scoreboard until the seventh. Caleb Sampen put together another strong 6.0 inning start allowing one run. The Hot Rods took a 2-1 lead thanks to a RBI double by Jake Palomaki and RBI single by Beau Brundage in the top of the seventh. A bases loaded walk by Chris Betts in the eighth added an insurance run that ended up being the game winning run.

CF Michael Smith: 0-for-3, K, 2 BB
SS Osmy Gregorio: 1-for-5, K
2B Ford Proctor: 1-for-4, R, 2 K, SB (4)
LF Grant Witherspoon: 2-for-4, R, K
C Roberto Alvarez: 0-for-3, K, BB
DH Chris Betts: 0-for-3, RBI, BB
3B Jake Palomaki: 1-for-4, 2B (4), R, RBI, 2 K
RF Beaut Brundage: 1-for-3, RBI, BB, SB (4)

RHP Caleb Sampen (W, 3-2): 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 2 BB
RHP Nick Sprengel (H, 2): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Joel Peguero (S, 4): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB, 1 HBP

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