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Midwest League

Prospect Of The Day

2008 first-round pick Brett Wallace (Cardinals) went 3-for-3 with two doubles for Quad Cities. After going 0-for-2 in his professional debut, Wallace has hit in five straight.

Prospect Nuggets

Dayton third baseman Neftali Soto (Reds) is making the most of his recent promotion. Soto went 2-for-4 with a double in his second game with the Dragons. . . Second baseman John Tolisano (Blue Jays) played a big role in Lansing’s win over Great Lakes. Tolisano went 2-for-4 and knocked in five of the Lugnuts’ six runs with a home run and a double.

What To Watch For

There are no games scheduled in the Midwest League tonight.

South Atlantic League

Prospect Of The Day

Left-hander Jeff Locke (Braves) eased his way through seven innings for Rome and getting the win to move to 4-7 on the season. Locke scattered three hits in seven innings and has allowed one earned run or less in each of his last four home starts, pitching at least 5 2/3 innings in each start and winning three of them.

Prospect Nuggtets

Kelvin De La Cruz (Indians) continued his South Atlantic League dominance by tossing five solid innings. He allowed one run on four hits, walked none and struck out seven. De La Cruz is now 6-1 with a 1.53 ERA in his last 10 starts. . . There is no slowing Rome left fielder Jason Heyward (Braves). Heyward went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and his 14th stolen base. He is 11-for-21 in his last five games and has been caught just once in 15 stolen base attempts on the season. . . Catcher Jesus Montero (Yankees) launched his eighth home run of the season, a solo shot in Charleston’s win over Lexington. It was Montero’s first home run in a month. . . Trying to dig himself out of a slump, Lakewood third baseman Travis Mattair (Phillies) went 3-for-4 with a double and a RBI. It was Mattair’s first multi-hit game since June 8.

What To Watch For

Two teams in the running for second-half division championships face off tonight when North-leading Lakewood hosts Augusta at 7:00 EDT.

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