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Rays prospects and minor leagues: Chris Betts hits 17th homer of the year

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Kevin Padlo continues to hit in Durham.

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Kevin Padlo (Durham) continues his strong season with two hits including a two-run double. David Rodriguez (Montgomery) provided all their offense with a two-run homer. Chris Betts (Bowling Green) picked up three hits including his 17th homer of the year in the blowout victory.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (62-46)

The Durham Bulls defeated the Gwinnett Stripers 6-1. The Stripers were the first on the scoreboard scoring on a wild pitch in the third inning. Nathan Lukes put the Bulls on the board with a bases loaded triple that scored three runs to take a 3-1 lead in the seventh. Kevin Padlo drove two home with a double in the eighth to extend the lead to 5-1. Daniel Robertson’s RBI single added an insurance run in the ninth. Aaron Slegers and Ryan Merritt combined to hold the Stripers offense to one run on three hits.

1B Dalton Kelly: 1-for-5, R, K
SS Daniel Robertson: 1-for-4, RBI, 2 K, BB
2B Kean Wong: 0-for-4, 3 K, BB
LF Joe McCarthy: 1-for-5, R, 2 K
3B Kevin Padlo: 2-for-3, 2B (3), R, 2 RBI, K, BB
DH Brendan McKay: 1-for-4, R
RF Jesus Sanchez: 1-for-3, 2 R, K, BB
CF Nathan Lukes: 2-for-4, 3B (3), 3 RBI, 2 K

RHP Aaron Siegers: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 5 K, 3 BB, 1 HBP
LHP Ryan Merritt (W, 4-4): 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (70-38)

The Montgomery Biscuits lost to the Birmingham Barons 6-2. Trailing 3-0 David Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the eighth for the only runs of the game for the Biscuits.

SS Vidal Brujan: 0-for-4, K
CF Josh Lowe: 0-for-4, 3 K
C David Rodriguez: 2-for-3, HR (4), R, 2 RBI

RHP Paul Campbell (L, 6-3): 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 2 K, 0 BB, 2 HRA
RHP Phoenix Sanders: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 BB
LHP Dalton Moats: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 K, 0 BB, 1 HRA

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (63-42)

The Charlotte Stone Crabs had a scheduled day off.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (59-42)

The Bowling Green Hot Rods shutout the Lake County Captains 10-0. Chris Betts doubled home the first two runs of the game in the second inning. In the third Jonathan Aranda’s RBI double extended the lead to 3-0. Grant Witherspoon drove home a run on a groundout and Betts capped off scoring in the third with a RBI single to extend the lead to 5-0. Witherspoon added a RBI double in the fifth. Witherspoon’s RBI groundout in the seventh extended the lead to 7-0. Betts hit a two run homer to cap off the scoring in the seventh and give the Hot Rods a 9-0 lead. Osmy Gregorio’s RBI double in the eighth put the Hot Rods up 10-0. Caleb Sampen threw 6.0 scoreless innings.

SS Ford Proctor: 1-for-5, 2B (21), R, K
3B Osmy Gregorio: 2-for-4, 2B (11), 2 R, RBI, BB
2B Jonathan Aranda: 1-for-5, 2B (9), R, RBI, K
CF Grant Witherspoon: 2-for-4, 2 2B (17), R, 3 RBI
C Chris Betts: 3-for-4, 2B (13), HR (17), R, 5 RBI, K

RHP Caleb Sampen (W, 8-4): 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 BB
RHP Nicholas Padilla: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
LHP MIchael Costanzo: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 1 BB

Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades (24-17)

The Hudson Valley Renegades had a scheduled day off.

Short Season Princeton Rays (18-20)

The Princeton Rays had a scheduled day off.

Gulf Coast League Rays (13-14)

The GCL Rays lost to the GCL Twins 4-1. Oneill Manzueta doubled home a run for the Rays in the second to give them an early 1-0 lead. Unfortunately that would be the end of the scoring for the Rays as the Twins scored four unanswered to comeback for the victory.

CF Daiwer Castellanos: 1-for-4
SS Abiezel Ramirez: 1-for-3, 2 K, BB
1B Freddvil Chevez: 1-for-4, R
RF Oneill Manzuetta: 2-for-3, 2B (4), RBI

RHP Seth Johnson: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB
RHP Neraldo Catalina (L, 2-2): 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 2 K, 1 BB
RHP Wilfry Urena: 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 7 K, 1 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 1 (19-30)

The DSL Rays 1 fell to the DSL Dodgers Bautista 5-4. The Rays 1 took an early lead with on an error in the second inning. The Dodgers Bautista scored the tying run in the fourth and then scored two runs in the seventh to take a 3-1 lead. In the eighth Alejandro Pie drove in a run on a RBI single and Stir Candelario converted a RBI groundout to tie the game at three. In the tenth the Dodgers Bautstia scored two runs, but the Rays 1 fell short only scoring one.

SS Alejandro Pie: 1-for-5, R, RBI
DH Estanli Castillo: 3-for-5, 2 2B (8), R

RHP Anthony Molina: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
RHP Orlando Barrios: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 K, 3 BB
RHP Juan De Los Santos: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 BB
RHP Rafael Prensa (L, 1-4): 2.0 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 2 BB

Dominican Summer League Rays 2 (31-17)

The DSL Rays 2 defeated the DSL Indians 5-4. The Rays 2 scored all four runs in the third inning. Roimer Bolivar stole third base and scored on the overthrow for the first run. Dahiandy Johnson doubled home the second run and Angel Lopez hit a two-run homer to give the Rays 2 a 4-1 lead. Bolivar singled home a run in the sixth to extend the lead to 5-1. The Indians tightened the game with three runs in the seventh, but weren’t able to plate the tying run.

RF Roimer Bolivar: 4-for-5, 2B (8), R, K, SB (8)
1B Alfredo Balbuena: 1-for-3, R, K, 2 BB, 2 SB (10)
DH Dahiandy Johnson: 1-for-3, 2B (4), R, RBI, K, BB, HBP
3B Angel Lopez: 1-for-4, HR (4), R, 2 RBI, K

RHP Cristhian Nunez: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 1 BB
RHP Raynalf Ruiz (W, 2-1): 3.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 4 K, 1 BB, 1 HBP
RHP Yonathan Gomez (H, 2): 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
RHP Jonathan Cuevas (S, 1): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 K, 0 BB

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