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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Wander Franco walks-off for Bowling Green

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Wander Franco hits a walk-off single.

Tampa Bay Rays

Wander Franco (Bowling Green) came through in the clutch with a walk-off single. Michael Perez (Durham) continued his rehab in AAA. Ian Gibaut (Charlotte) made a rehab appearance.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (35-26)

The Durham Bulls defeated the Gwinnett Stripers 12-3. A second inning two run homer off the bat of Emilio Bonifacio. Gwinnett quickly tied the game at two in the bottom of the frame. Durham put up a four spot in the fifth with RBI singles by Michael Perez and Nate Lowe. The Bulls put up four more in the seventh with an RBI double by Jake Smolinski being the big hit of the frame. Jose De Leon went 4.0 innings for the first time as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery.

SS Jake Cronenworth: 2-for-6, RBI
C Michael Perez: 1-for-4, R, RBI
3B Kean Wong: 2-for-5, 2 R, 2 K
1B Nate Lowe: 2-for-3, R, 2 RBI, 2 BB
2B Nick Solak: 1-for-5, R, RBI, K
DH Brendan McKay: 2-for-4, R, K, BB

RHP Jose De Leon: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 6 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
LHP Vidal Nuno (W, 1-0): 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
RHP Mike Franco: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
LHP Hoby Milner: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 1 BB
RHP Andrew Kittredge: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (37-23)

The Montgomery Biscuits defeated the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 3-2. Kevin Padlo hit a pair of solo homers to score the Biscuits first two runs and tie the game at two in the fourth. Jermaine Palacios hit the go ahead homer in the ninth. Brian Shaffer threw 5.0 scoreless as a bulk guy.

CF Josh Lowe: 0-for-4, 3 K, BB
RF Jesus Sanchez: 2-for-5, 3 K
3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-4, 2 HR (5), 2 R, 2 RBI, K, BB
SS Lucius Fox: 0-for-4, K
C David Rodriguez: 1-for-3, 2 K, BB
2B Jermaine Palacios: 1-for-3, HR (1), R, RBI, K, BB

LHP Matt Krook: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 K, 2 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Brian Shaffer: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 BB
LHP Ivan Pelaez (W, 2-1): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
RHP Phoenix Sanders (S, 6): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (31-30)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs fell to the Palm Beach Cardinals 12-5. Teams traded runs in the first. The Stone Crabs took a 3-1 lead with a RBI double by Taylor Walls and RBI single by Jim Haley in the third.

SS Taylor Walls: 2-for-4, 2 2B (5), 2 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SB (8)
C Ronaldo Hernandez: 0-for-3, K, 2 BB
RF Carl Chester: 1-for-4, RBI, SB (10), CS (2)
LF Garrett Whitley: 0-for-4, 2 K
3B Zach Rutherford: 0-for-3, K, HBP

RHP Stephen Woods, Jr.: 5.1 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, 5 K, 2 BB
RHP Ian Gibaut (L, 0-1)(BS, 1): 1.0 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 0 ER, 0 K, 1 BB, 1 HRA
RHP Jhonleider Salinas: 1.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 K, 3 BB
RHP Chandler Raiden: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (35-26)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the West Michigan Whitecaps 7-6. After falling behind 3-0 the Hot Rods rallied for three in the bottom of the fourth with Chris Betts’ two run single provided most of the damage. In the sixth the Whitecaps took a 5-3 lead before the Hot Rods answered with three in the bottom of the frame. The Whitecaps tied the game in the ninth. Wander Franco came up with a chance to walk it off. He took a pitch opposite field against the shift for the walk-off victory.

CF Michael Smith: 1-for-5, 2 R
SS Wander Franco: 2-for-4, 2 R, RBI, K
C Chris Betts: 2-for-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, K
RF Grant Witherspoon: 0-for-3, K, BB
3B Ford Proctor: 0-for-4, 2 K

RHP Easton McGee: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 K, 1 BB, 2 HRA
RHP Nick Sprengel (H, 4): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
RHP Joel Peguero (W, 1-0) (BS, 1): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 0 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 1 (3-3)

The DSL Rays 1 defeated the DSL Red Sox 1 4-2. The Rays 1 took a 2-0 lead with a RBI triple by Bryan Santos and RBI single by Cesar Aponte in the fourth. The Red Sox 1 tied it up in the sixth before the Rays 1 countered with two in the bottom of the frame on another Aponte RBI single and a bases loaded hit by pitch by Alejandro Pie.

SS Alejandro Pie: 0-for-2, RBI, 2 HBP
2B Alfredo Balbuena: 2-for-3, 2B (3), 2 R, BB
3B Cesar Aponte: 3-for-4, 2B (1), R, 2 RBI

RHP Victor Munoz: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB
RHP Henry Torres (W, 1-0) (BS, 1): 1.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
RHP Yosmer Curbata (H, 1): 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
RHP Luis Trinidad (S, 1): 1.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 K, 1 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 2 (3-3)

The DSL Rays 2 defeated the DSL Red Sox 2 3-1. The Rays 2 got on the board first with a RBI double off the bat of Dahiandy Johnson in the fourth. Oneill Manzueta drew a bases loaded walk in the fifth to take a 2-0 lead. Johnson added a solo homer in the eighth to extend the lead to 3-0. The Red Sox 2 rallied for one in the ninth, but just like their major league club they fell short.

2B Daury Del Rosario: 1-for-4, K
DH Oneill Manzueta: 0-for-1, R, RBI, 2 BB, HBP
RF Dahiandy Johnson: 2-for-4, HR (1), R, 2 RBI

RHP Over Galue (W, 1-1): 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 2 BB
RHP Johan Cuevas (H, 1): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Igor Kimura (H, 1): 2.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 K, 0 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Shuruendy Valeriano (S, 1): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB

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