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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Nick Solak homers twice

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Shane McClanahan shines in his Port Charlotte debut

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Nick Solak homered twice and Joe McCarthy hit his second homer of the season for the Durham Bulls. Shane McClanahan struck out 10 in his first start since being promoted to Port Charlotte.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (39-26)

The Durham Bulls defeated the Toledo Mud Hens 6-1. Nick Solak put the Bulls up 3-0 with a three run shot in the first. In the fifth Solak added a two run homer to extend the lead to 5-1. In the fifth Joe McCarthy hit his second homer of the season. Ryan Merrit and Casey Sadler combined to shut down the Mud Hen offense.

3B Kean Wong: 0-for-4, 3 K
RF Joe McCarthy: 1-for-3, HR (2), 2 R, RBI, K, BB
1B Nate Lowe: 0-for-2, 2 K, 2 BB
SS Michael Brosseau: 0-for-3, 2 R, BB
2B Nick Solak: 2-for-4, 2 HR (12), 2 R, 5 RBI
C Michael Perez: 2-for-4
DH Brendan McKay: 0-for-3, K, BB

LHP Ryan Merritt (W, 3-4): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 4 K, 0 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Casey Sadler (S, 1): 4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 0 BB

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (40-25)

The Montgomery Biscuits defeated the Chattanooga Lookouts 7-1. In the second Tristan Gray hit a two-run homer to put the Biscuits up 2-0. Brett Sullivan added an RBI double in the fourth. Later in the inning Sullivan stole home as part of a double steal with Lucius Fox. Fox hit an RBI triple in the sixth and scored on a Robbie Tenerowicz single to push the lead to 6-0. In the seventh Kevin Padlo hit an RBI double to cap off the scoring. Kenny Rosenberg threw 8.0 strong innings with the only damage coming on a solo homer.

CF Josh Lowe: 0-for-4, K
DH Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-3, R, K, BB
3B Kevin Padlo: 1-for-3, 2B (14), 2 R, RBI, K, HBP
2B Tristan Gray: 2-for-4, HR (5), 2 R, 2 RBI, K
LF Brett Sullivan: 1-for-4, 2B (12), R, RBI, K, SB (8)
SS Lucius Fox: 2-for-4, 3B (5), R, RBI, K, 2 SB (22)

LHP Kenny Rosenberg (W, 6-1): 8.0 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 5 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Tyler Zombro: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (34-31)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs defeated the Bradenton Marauders 5-3 in the completion of a suspended game from Tuesday evening. Carl Chester hit a RBI single in the third to tie the game at one. Taylor Walls gave the Stone Crabs their first lead with a sacrifice fly in the fourth. The Stone Crabs rallied for three runs in the sixth with a Moises Gomez sacrifice fly, Jim Haley RBI single, and Ronaldo Hernandez RBI double to take a 5-2 lead.

SS Taylor Walls: 1-for-2, R, RBI, K, 2 BB, 2 SB (11)
LF Moises Gomez: 0-for-4, RBI, K
DH Ronaldo Hernandez: 3-for-4, 2B (7), RBI, BB, SB (4)
RF Carl Chester: 2-for-4, 2B (9), RBI, 2 K, BB
CF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-4, 2 K
2B Zach Rutherford: 2-for-3, 2B (5), 2 R, BB

RHP Joe Ryan: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 7 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Alex Valverde: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 2 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Jhonleider Salinas (W, 3-3): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 3 BB
RHP Mikey York (S, 5): 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA

In game two the Stone Crabs fell to the Marauders 2-1. Shane McClanahan made his Florida State League debut with an impressive 10 strikeout performance. Ronaldo Hernandez put the Stone Crabs up 1-0 in the first with a sacrifice fly, but couldn’t hold as the Marauders hit a walk-off two run homer in the bottom of the seventh.

DH Taylor Walls: 1-for-3, R
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 1-for-2, 2B (8), RBI
RF Carl Chester: 2-for-3, 2B (10), K, CS (3)
LF Moises Gomez: 0-for-3, SB (1)

LHP Shane McClanahan: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 10 K, 2 BB
RHP Jack Labosky (L, 0-2)(BS, 1): 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (38-28)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods fell to the Fort Wayne TinCaps 5-3. The Hot Rods got on the board first with a first inning RBI single off the bat of Wander Franco. Grant Witherspoon cut the TinCaps 5-1 lead to two with a two-run homer in the seventh.

CF Michael Smith: 2-for-3, R, BB
SS Wander Franco: 2-for-4, BB, CS (7)
C Chris Betts: 1-for-4, R, 2 K
2B Ford Proctor: 0-for-4
LF Grant Witherspon: 1-for-4, HR (7), R, 2 RBI, K
DH Roberto Alvarez: 1-for-2, HBP

RHP Alan Strong (L, 4-3): 6.2 IP, 9 H, 5 ER, 3 K, 2 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Nicholas Padilla: 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 1 (6-4)

The DSL Rays 1 defeated the DSL Marlins 11-4. The Marlins were ahead 2-0 before the Rays 1 scored ten runs between the third and fifth innings to take a 10-4 lead. The Rays 1 tacked on an additional run in the eighth. Ismael Aguilar had a three hit game.

SS Cesar Aponte: 2-for-5, R, K
RF Stir Candelario: 1-for-3, RBI, K, BB, SB (1)
3B Angel Lopez: 1-for-5, 2 R
1B-2B Alfredo Balbuena: 1-for-5, 2B (4), 2 R
CF Ismael Aguilar: 3-for-4, 3 R, 3 RBI

RHP Samuel Cruz: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 K, 2 BB
RHP Anthony Molilna (W, 1-0): 2.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
RHP Yosmer Curbata (H, 2): 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 1 BB
LHP Rafael Nunez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 2 (6-4)

The DSL Rays 2 defeated the DSL Dodgers Shoemaker 19-7 in 11 innings. The Rays 2 couldn’t hold onto a 6-4 lead in the ninth. The teams traded single runs in the tenth before the Rays 2 burst out for 12 runs in the eleventh.

CF Johampher Arrendoll: 1-for-7, 2 R, 2 K
SS Johan Lopez: 3-for-6, 3B (2), 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SB (9)
1B Freddvil Chevez: 0-for-4, 2 R, RBI, K, BB, 2 HBP
DH Oneill Manzueta: 2-for-7, 2 2B (3), 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 K
RF Dahiandy Johnson: 2-for-6, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 K, BB, CS (2)
2B Daury Del Rosario: 2-for-5, R, RBI, K, BB
3B Ryson Polonius: 1-for-3, HR (2), 2 R, 4 RBI, 0 K, 2 BB

RHP Nomar Rojas: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Cristhian Nunez: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 1 BB
RHP Wilfry Urena (H, 2): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Shuruendy Valeriano (W, 2-1)(BS, 1): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
RHP Yonathan Gomez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB

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