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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Chris Betts win Midwest League Home Run Derby

Then chucks his bat into the outfield.

Chris Betts
Chris Betts

On a short slate Chris Betts (Bowling Green) stole the show by winning the Midwest League Home Run Derby.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (42-27)

The Durham Bulls enjoyed a scheduled day off.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (44-26)

The Montgomery Biscuits enjoyed a schedule day off.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (35-31)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs scheduled game against the Fort Myers Miracle was postponed due to rain.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (38-28)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods are off for the their all-star break.

Chris Betts won the Midwest League Home Run Derby and ended it with a bat throw.

80-grade teammate Wander Franco was there in his role of cheerleader.

Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (1-3)

The Hudson Valley Renegades fell to the Lowell Spinners 9-2. After falling behind 1-0 in the top half of the first inning the Renegades tied the game up at one on a throwing error on a pickoff attempt in the bottom of the frame. The Renegades fell behind 6-1 through four and only managed to add a RBI single by Jacson McGowan in the eighth.

RF KV Edwards: 1-for-3, R, K, BB, 2 SB (3), CS (1)
C Jonathan Embry: 1-for-3, R, BB
1B Jacson McGowan: 1-for-3, RBI, BB

RHP Christopher Gau (L, 0-1): 3.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 6 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 2 HRA
LHP Michael Costanzo: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 6 K, 0 BB
LHP Steffon Moore: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 K, 1 BB

Short Season Princeton Rays (0-0)

The Princeton Rays kick off their season tonight against the Danville Braves.

Dominican Summer League Rays 1 (6-8)

The DSL Rays 1 defeated the DSL Braves 11-8. Through two the game was tied 1-1. The Rays 1 put up a four spot in the fourth to take a 5-1 lead. After allowing the Braves to tie it 6-6 in the seventh the Rays 1 offense responded with three runs in the eighth and added two insurance runs in the ninth after their lead was cut to one. Estanli Castillo led the way with three hits.

SS Alejandro Pie: 2-for-4, K, HBP, 2 SB (4), CS (3)
2B Alfredo Balbueno: 2-for-3, 2B (6), 3 R, K, 2 BB
LF Estanli Castillo: 3-for-5, 2 R, RBI
DH Angel Lopez: 2-for-3, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, HBP

RHP Daniel Santana: 3.1 IP, 2 ER, 3 K, 2 BB
RHP Roybell Santodomingo: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB
RHP Orlando Berrios: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 0 K, 2 BB
RHP Luis Trinidad (W, 1-1) (BS, 1): 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 K, 3 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Argenis Liriano (S, 1): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 2 (9-5)

The DSL Rays 2 fell to the DSL Indians/Brewers 10-4. The Rays got out to an early 2-0 lead with RBI singles from Freddvil Chevez and Dahiandy Johnson in the first. The Indians/Brewers countered with three runs in the fourth and never looked back. Johampher Arrendoll added solo shot in the seventh.

CF Johampher Arrendoll: 1-for-5, HR (2), R, RBI, 2 K
1B Freddvil Chevez: 1-for-4, RBI, K
DH Oneill Manzueta: 1-for-4, 2B (6), R, K
2B Duary Del Rosario: 2-for-4, 2B (4), R
C Nigel Calmes: 2-for-3, BB

RHP Raynalf Ruiz: 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 4 BB
RHP Jose De Los Santos (L, 0-1): 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Yonathan Gomez: 1.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
RHP Victor Lopez: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Dauris Lopez: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 K, 2 BB