Kinston (Indians) 4, Salem (Astros) 2
The Indians scored early and often enough to drop the Avalanche. Second baseman Adam Davis led the team with two RBIs. All nine Indian hits were singles. John Drennen was 3-for-5 while Beau Mills’ slump continues after an 0-for-4 night. He is now 4-for-35 in his last 10 games.
Lynchburg (Pirates) 7, Myrtle Beach (Braves) 3
Outfielder Gorkys Hernandez was 2-for-4 with a double, triple, run scored and an RBI, but the Hillcats scored four in the fourth and held onto the lead. Catcher Steven Lerud hit his second home run of the season for Lynchburg. Hernandez is day-to-day after being hit by a pitch.
Florida State League
Brevard County (Brewers) 2, Vero Beach (Rays) 0
Another good outing by Jeremy Hellickson was spoiled when the Manatees collected a run in the seventh and ninth innings.
Hellickson went five innings, allowing just four hits, while walking one and striking out seven.Third baseman Taylor Green collected both RBIs for Brevard County.
Sarasota (Reds) 8, Dunedin (Blue Jays) 4
Shortstop Chris Valaika was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, while Jason Louwsma collected three RBIs in the win.
Catcher J.P. Arencibia collected two hits and an RBI for Dunedin.
Clearwater (Phillies) 6, Tampa (Yankees) 0
The Threshers posted 10 hits and took advantage of three Yankee errors in the shutout. Outfielder Matt Spencer was 3-for-3 with a double, triple and run scored in the contest. Quintin Berry added a hit and RBI of his own.
Fort Myers (Twins) 10, Lakeland (Tigers) 4
Kevin Slowey made a rehab start for the Miracle, but Deolis Guerra relieved him after three innings and earned the victory. Slowey went three innings, allowing just one run on one hit (a home run), while striking out five and walking one.
Guerra tossed four innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on four hits. He walked two and struck out three. Jonah Nickerson was tagged with another loss after throwing 5 1/3 for the Flying Tigers and allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits. He struck out three and walked two.
Palm Beach (Cardinals) 6, St. Lucie (Mets) 4
The Cardinals were able to hold off a late rally and preserve the win for righthander Tyler Herron, his first of the season. Herron went five innings, allowing three hits and one run. He struck out six and walked none.
The Mets were down 6-1, but scored a run in he eighth and two in the ninth before righthander Jon Mikrut came in to close the door.