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Josh Lowe was among several minor leaguers with three-homer weeks.

MLB: Spring Training-New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Durham, Bowling Green, and Charleston all lead their leagues in slugging percentage — Montgomery is third out of eight. Bowling Green and Charleston also lead their leagues in home runs.

Josh Lowe has been one of the top sluggers in the organization all season, and on Sunday, he joined the 20-homer, 20-steal club. He ranked third on our midseason top-30 prospect list, which you can check out here.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (61-34, 1st out of 7)

Archer finishes rehab assignment
Lowe’s walk-off homer saves Bulls
Lowe homers again in win
Bulls shut out Jumbo Shrimp in shortened game
Kelly’s walk-off homer caps rally
Durham drops finale despite major league relief parade

Vidal Brujan: 4-for-17, 5 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 4 BB, 2 K, 6-for-6 SB (.854)
Josh Lowe: 3-for-17, 4 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 4 BB, 2 K, 1-for-1 SB (.897)
Taylor Walls: 4-for-20, 5 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 7 K, 1-for-1 SB (.854)
Miles Mastrobuoni: 4-for-12, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 K, 1-for-2 SB (.885)

Nick Anderson: 2 23 IP, 7 H, 4 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 2 K
Chris Archer: 4 23 IP, 1 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
Pete Fairbanks: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
J.P. Feyereisen: 2 13 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
David Robertson: 3 23 IP, 4 H, 1 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 7 K
Ryan Thompson: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 5 K
Shane Baz: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K (2.10)
Tommy Romero: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K (6.95)
Brent Honeywell Jr.: 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (3.83)
Tobias Myers: 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K (5.32)

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (51-44, 2nd out of 4)

Biscuits allow 8 unanswered runs in McKay start
Biscuits allow 5 unanswered runs in Labosky start
Montgomery falls in doubleheader opener
Biscuits crushed in doubleheader sweep
Valverde sharp as Montgomery ends slide
Biscuits unable to complete doubleheader sweep

Xavier Edwards: 4-for-18, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 5 BB, 0 K, 3-for-3 SB (.739)
Greg Jones: 2-for-10, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 4 K, 1-for-1 SB (.519)
Blake Hunt: 1-for-9, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 K (.372)
Jonathan Aranda: 7-for-19, 2 R, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K, 0-for-1 SB (.961)
Ruben Cardenas: 3-for-18, 1 R, 1 2B, 0 BB, 8 K (.788)

Brendan McKay: 3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
Jayden Murray: 6 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K (2.54)
Alex Valverde: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K (4.26)

High-A Bowling Green Hot Rods (67-29, 1st out of 7)

Hollis, Qsar hit pairs of homers
Mead, Bradley lead Hot Rods win
Home runs help Hot Rods win again
Bowling Green’s rally falls short
Hogan, 2 relievers 1-hit Grasshoppers
Hot Rods unable to dig out of early hole

Curtis Mead: 7-for-21, 8 R, 1 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 2 BB, 4 K (.822)
Evan Edwards: 7-for-21, 7 R, 2 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 4 BB, 5 K (.839)
Jordan Qsar: 7-for-21, 3 R, 1 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 4 BB, 4 K, 1-for-1 SB (.919)

Taj Bradley: 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K (3.60)
Miller Hogan: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K (3.62)
Zack Trageton: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K (4.05)

Low-A Charleston RiverDogs (67-29, 1st out of 4)

RiverDogs’ 9th-inning rally falls very short
Charleston wins behind Brecht’s 4 no-hit innings
RiverDogs sweep doubleheader
Charleston hangs on after solid Gaston start
RiverDogs fall to Fireflies
Seymour dominant again in shutout
RiverDogs unable to dig out of early hole

Alika Williams: 7-for-27, 4 R, 4 RBI, 0 BB, 0 K (.659)
Osleivis Basabe: 6-for-16, 4 R, 3 RBI, 5 BB, 3 K, 1-for-3 SB (.648)
Beau Brundage: 6-for-15, 5 R, 1 2B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 7 BB, 5 K (1.124)

Seth Johnson: 8 13 IP, 6 H, 5 R (0 ER), 4 BB, 12 K (3.30)
Sandy Gaston: 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K (3.00)
Ian Seymour: 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K (2.55)

Florida Complex League Rays (26-13, 1st out of 8)

Jimenez pitches FCL Rays back on track
Feyereisen, Thompson rehab in doubleheader sweep
FCL Rays fall to FCL Twins
FCL Rays rebound against FCL Twins
FCL Rays shut out by FCL Braves
FCL Rays turn tables on FCL Braves in doubleheader split

Kyle Manzardo: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K (.839)
Freddvil Chevez: 4-for-13, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 3 K (.763)
Jelfry Marte: 5-for-16, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K, 1-for-2 SB (.601)

J.P. Feyereisen: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
Ryan Thompson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
Antonio Jimenez: 5 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 10 K (1.65)

Stats are from Baseball Reference.

This week’s games

Durham

Tuesday, Aug. 24 @ Charlotte 7:04 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, Aug. 25 @ Charlotte 7:04 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, Aug. 26 @ Charlotte 7:04 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, Aug. 28 @ Charlotte 1:04 p.m. ET, 7:04 p.m. ET DOUBLEHEADER (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, Aug. 29 @ Charlotte 5:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Montgomery

Tuesday, Aug. 24 @ Birmingham 8:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, Aug. 25 @ Birmingham 8:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, Aug. 26 @ Birmingham 8:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, Aug. 27 @ Birmingham 8:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, Aug. 28 @ Birmingham 7:30 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, Aug. 29 @ Birmingham 5 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Bowling Green

Tuesday, Aug. 24 vs. Rome 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, Aug. 25 vs. Rome 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, Aug. 26 vs. Rome 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, Aug. 27 vs. Rome 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, Aug. 28 vs. Rome 7:35 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, Aug. 29 vs. Rome 3:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Charleston

Tuesday, Aug. 24 @ Augusta 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Wednesday, Aug. 25 @ Augusta 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Thursday, Aug. 26 @ Augusta 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Friday, Aug. 27 @ Augusta 7:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Saturday, Aug. 28 @ Augusta 6:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)
Sunday, Aug. 29 @ Augusta 5:05 p.m. ET (MiLB.TV)

Florida Complex League Rays

Thursday, Aug. 26 vs. FCL Orioles Orange 12 p.m. ET
Friday, Aug. 27 vs. FCL Braves 6 p.m. ET
Saturday, Aug. 28 @ FCL Braves 10 a.m. ET
Monday, Aug. 30 @ FCL Orioles Orange 12 p.m. ET

Scouting the opposition

Charlotte Knights (White Sox)
36-59 (7th out of 7)
Offense: 476 R (8th out of 20) .766 OPS (9th out of 20)
Pitching: 5.47 ERA (18th out of 20) 1.47 WHIP (15th out of 20)
Top-30 prospects: 1B Gavin Sheets (8), 3B Jake Burger (9), RHP Jimmy Lambert (12), RHP Jonathan Stiever (13), SS Romy Gonzalez (17), OF Micker Adolfo (18), OF Blake Rutherford (20)

Birmingham Barons (White Sox)
51-44 (1st out of 4)
Offense: 469 R (3rd out of 8) .763 OPS (2nd out of 8)
Pitching: 4.15 ERA (3rd out of 8) 1.28 WHIP (4th out of 8)
Top-30 prospects: OF Yoelqui Cespedes (2), 2B Yolbert Sanchez (15), SS Lenyn Sosa (16), RHP Jason Bilous (21), RHP Caleb Freeman (30)

Rome Braves
42-53 (5th out of 7)
Offense: 389 R (11th out of 12) .656 OPS (11th out of 12)
Pitching: 4.03 ERA (3rd out of 12) 1.33 WHIP (6th out of 12)
Top-30 prospects: OF Michael Harris (3), LHP Jared Shuster (9), OF Jesse Franklin (12), RHP Darius Vines (19), RHP Trey Riley (25), SS Luke Waddell (28)

Augusta GreenJackets (Atlanta)
40-56 (4th out of 4)
Offense: 430 R (9th out of 12) .701 OPS (9th out of 12)
Pitching: 5.34 ERA (10th out of 12) 1.49 WHIP (10th out of 12)
Top-30 prospects: RHP Ryan Cusick (8), IF Vaughn Grissom (15), RHP Joey Estes (17), SS Cal Conley (22), LHP Dylan Dodd (30)