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07/23/2014 | Marksberry marks territory for R-Braves
Matt Marksberry tossed seven one-hit innings, retiring 13 in a row at one point, to earn his third straight victory as Rome blanked Delmarva, 8-0, on Wednesday

07/23/2014 | D-Cubs' Vogelbach goes opposite field twice
The Florida State League has frustrated Dan Vogelbach, but the Cubs' prospect broke through Wednesday with two homers in Daytona's 6-2 win over Palm Beach.

07/23/2014 | 'Cutters' Leibrandt hurls six two-hit frames
Brandon Leibrandt allowed two hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings Wednesday night as Short-Season Williamsport blanked Batavia, 3-0.

07/23/2014 | Knights' Wilkins continues powerful tear
Andy Wilkins homered twice and drove in a career high seven runs in Triple-A Charlotte's 8-4 win over Indianapolis on Wednesday. He's gone deep nine times in seven games.

07/23/2014 | Austin starting to bring Thunder at plate
Yankees No. 5 prospect Tyler Austin continued his recent hot streak with a homer, a double and four RBIs Wednesday afternoon in Double-A Trenton's 5-2 win over New Hampshire.

07/23/2014 | Stock Watch: Berrios bounding up charts
After an inconsistent start, Minnesota right-hander Jose Berrios has hit his stride. In this week's Stock Watch, a look at how the 20-year-old is doing it.

07/23/2014 | Carolina notes: O's Davis healthy, producing
Frederick outfielder Glynn Davis turned an injury-plagued 2013 campaign into a breakout season this summer after working with Orioles hitting instructor Jeff Manto last winter.

07/23/2014 | Eastern notes: O's Berry building momentum
Tim Berry, a 50th-round pick in 2009, is aiming for a return trip to the Majors following a one-day call-up this season. The lefty has built on his success after spending time in the Arizona Fall League last year.

07/23/2014 | FSL notes: Tilson ready to play spoiler role
Although he grew up in Cubs territory, Charlie Tilson is not a fan, which turned out to be a good move when the Cardinals drafted him in the second round in 2011 out of New Trier High School.

07/23/2014 | Cal notes: JetHawks' Hader turning heads
Acquired in last year's deadline deal that sent Bud Norris to Baltimore, lanky left-hander Josh Hader has emerged as the most consistent starter in the Lancaster JetHawks' prospect-filled rotation.

07/23/2014 | Cubs promote blue chips Soler, Almora
Two top prospects moved closer to their big league dreams Tuesday as the Cubs promoted Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee and Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa.

07/23/2014 | 51s' Syndergaard adapting to PCL
Noah Syndergaard allowed four hits and struck out five over 6 1/3 innings en route to his eighth win Tuesday as Triple-A Las Vegas blanked Tacoma, 4-0, in the first game of a doubleheader.

07/23/2014 | Orem takes first-half Pioneer South title
Ryan Seiz went 3-for-5 with a homer and Bo Way tripled and doubled to help Rookie-level Orem clinch the Pioneer South Division title with an 8-4 win over Missoula on Tuesday.

07/23/2014 | Wilkins blasts two more for Knights
Andy Wilkins slugged his International League-leading 22nd and 23rd homers of the season, giving him seven in six games and powering Triple-A Charlotte to a 9-3 win at Indianapolis.

07/23/2014 | Segedin quickly acclimates to Triple-A
Rob Segedin homered and plated five runs in his second game with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre en route to the RailRiders' 7-0 victory over host Gwinnett on Tuesday night.

07/23/2014 | Mets' Taylor deploys new changeup in gem
Mets left-hander Blake Taylor -- acquired as the player-to-be-named for Ike Davis -- deployed a new changeup in Kingsport's 5-0 win over Greeneville on Tuesday.

07/23/2014 | Banuelos takes the fifth for Trenton
Manny Banuelos struck out five over five two-hit innings, the first time in two years he pitched that deep into a game, as the Thunder fell to the Fisher Cats, 3-0, on Tuesday.

07/22/2014 | Z's Heaney carries perfecto into seventh
Andrew Heaney carried a perfect game into the seventh inning but ended up walking in the game's only run Tuesday night as Triple-A New Orleans fell at Iowa, 1-0.

07/22/2014 | Glasnow gets comfortable, stays scoreless
Tyler Glasnow recorded 11 strikeouts and allowed four hits over six innings to win his third straight start Tuesday night as Class A Advanced Bradenton blanked visiting Dunedin, 1-0.

07/22/2014 | Bundy rebounds with three-hit outing
After allowing six runs in his last start, top Baltimore prospect Dylan Bundy went six frames in Frederick's 4-0 shutout of Myrtle Beach for his first victory since surgery.

07/22/2014 | Sanchez called up, joins Blue Jays' 'pen
Toop prospect Aaron Sanchez has been called up by the Blue Jays on Tuesday as the AL East contenders try to boost their bullpen for the stretch drive.

07/22/2014 | De Paula headed to Padres in Headley deal
The Yankees sent No. 15 prospect Rafael De Paula and third baseman Yangervis Solarte to the Padres in exchange for third baseman Chase Headley, according to multiple reports.

07/22/2014 | M's first-rounder Jackson takes liner to face
Seattle's 2014 first-round pick Alex Jackson was taken to the hospital for X-rays after taking a line drive to the face in Monday's Rookie-level Arizona League action

07/22/2014 | Manatees' jerseys support cancer survivors
Wacky theme jerseys are all the rage in the Minors this season, but the Brevard County Manatees' outfits this Saturday are serious about raising awareness and money for cancer care.

07/22/2014 | On the Road: A LeBron-sized burger in Akron
MiLB.com's Benjamin Hill suited up as a goose in a record-breaking game at Akron's Canal Park after being one of the first to witness the RubberDucks' new LeBron-themed burger.

07/22/2014 | Texas notes: Bedrosian not holding back
Cam Bedrosian never saw his father pitch in the Majors, but the Arkansas Travelers reliever can always say he played in the big leagues. The trick now is to get back there and stick.

07/22/2014 | Southern notes: Kivlehan on right course
Despite playing only one season of baseball during his four-year stay at Rutgers, Jackson's Patrick Kivlehan earned Big East Player of the Year and has continued to turn heads since being drafted in 2012.

07/22/2014 | Down to last day, Indians clinch NWL North
Paced by 10 strikeouts over seven innings by Derek Thompson, Spokane blanked Everett, 3-0, to capture the Northwest League North Division first-half crown Monday.

07/22/2014 | Ziomek fans career-high 11 batters for 'Caps
West Michigan starter Kevin Ziomek struck out 11 batters and limited Burlington to three hits over seven innings in the Class A Whitecaps' 2-0 win over the Bees on Monday.

07/22/2014 | Hursh makes adjustments in scoreless start
Jason Hursh, Atlanta's No. 4 prospect, scattered four hits and three walks over six scoreless innings in Double-A Mississippi's 4-3 win at Tennessee on Monday night.

07/22/2014 | Montoyo rules as Bulls' all-time wins leader
Charlie Montoyo -- in his eighth season managing Durham -- became the Bulls' all-time wins leader with 614 on Monday courtesy of a 5-1 victory over Rochester.

07/22/2014 | Blair gets best of friend Lively in debut
Opposite a close friend in Pensacola's Ben Lively, Aaron Blair scattered four hits and struck out nine over 6 2/3 scoreless innings in his Double-A debut, a 6-3 win for Mobile.

07/22/2014 | Cleveland promotes Lindor to Triple-A
Cleveland promoted top prospect Francisco Lindor from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus late Monday evening, putting him one step away from the Majors.

07/21/2014 | Kernels' Garver slams three home runs
Twins prospect Mitch Garver homered three times and drove home five runs on a career day in Class A Cedar Rapids' 8-1 win over Fort Wayne on Monday afternoon.

07/21/2014 | Pitchers of the Week
Savannah's John Gant is one of just four Minor League pitchers to record multiple shutouts this season.

07/21/2014 | Offensive Players of the Week
Baseball's top prospect Byron Buxton had a big four-game stretch for Fort Myers and Hudson Valley's Grant Kay had a special pro debut.

07/21/2014 | Jays' Cole enjoys career day with 12 K's
Right-hander Taylor Cole established a career high and took over the Minors lead in the category with 12 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings Monday during Dunedin's 3-0 win over Bradenton.

07/21/2014 | IL notes: Ranaudo focused on one goal
Having overcome a host of injuries in college and the Minor Leagues, Red Sox prospect Anthony Ranaudo has just one goal: making it to the Major Leagues.

07/21/2014 | PCL notes: Healy takes short, winding road
No. 18 Athletics prospect Tucker Healy started at Division III, went through New England circuits, vaulted through the Minors and is a call away from the Major Leagues.

07/21/2014 | Baez extends hitting streak to 14 games
Javier Baez wasted no time extending the second-longest hitting streak of his career to 14 games, but it wasn't enough as Iowa fell in 12 innings at Round Rock, 4-3.

07/21/2014 | Mustangs' Aquino slugs two more homers
After ending his last game with two homers, Aristides Aquino hit two more and drove in a career-high seven runs on Sunday as Rookie-level Billings outslugged Ogden, 19-11.

07/21/2014 | Volcanoes' Reyes goes long into the night
Giants right-hander Jose Reyes spun eight one-hit shutout frames en route to his third win in as many decisions as Salem-Keizer topped Boise, 6-1, on Sunday.

07/21/2014 | Bucciferro comes painfully close to no-no
Tony Bucciferro described his one-hitter in Winston-Salem's 5-0 win at Frederick as "bittersweet" after he lost a no-hitter on Glynn Davis' one-out single in the ninth inning.

07/20/2014 | Barnes' power surge boosts Jacksonville
After going homerless in his first 35 Double-A games, No. 15 Marlins prospect Austin Barnes has three dingers in two games. He helped the Suns top the Blue Wahoos, 5-2.

07/20/2014 | Cubs' Russell gets pranked on a career day
Chicago's No. 3 prospect Addison Russell homered twice and plated a career-high six runs in Double-A Tennessee's 10-3 win over Huntsville on Sunday.

07/20/2014 | Bees' Clay turns in complete-game shutout
Caleb Clay recorded his second career nine-inning complete game, tossing a three-hitter on Sunday as Triple-A Salt Lake blanked Las Vegas, 3-0, at Smith's Ballpark.

07/20/2014 | Solbach goes the distance for Silver Hawks
Markus Solbach scattered three hits and struck out three batters over nine innings for his first career complete-game shutout Sunday in South Bend's 6-0 win over Peoria.

07/20/2014 | Sand Gnats' Gant flirts with no-no
John Gant took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and ended up striking out eight in a one-hitter Sunday in Class A Savannah beat Lexington, 5-0, in the first game of a doubleheader.

07/20/2014 | Threshers' Leiter tosses five-hit shutout
Mark Leiter, whose father spent 11 years in the Major Leagues, pitched a five-hitter for his first professional shutout Sunday as Class A Advanced Clearwater beat Charlotte, 5-0.

07/20/2014 | Cone paces attack in Spokane romp
Zach Cone -- the Rangers' first-round pick in 2012 -- homered and doubled twice as part of a 16-hit attack Saturday night as Short-Season Spokane rolled past visiting Everett, 12-3.

07/20/2014 | River Bandits' Feliz mows down Captains
Michael Feliz became the first Quad Cities starter to throw seven scoreless innings this season as he pitched the River Bandits to a skid-halting 6-0 win over Lake County.

07/20/2014 | PCL posing no problems for Aces' Weber
Garrett Weber went 3-for-4 with a homer, double and three RBIs on Saturday night to raise his average to .455 in 12 PCL games and help Triple-A Reno defeat visiting Tacoma, 7-1.

07/20/2014 | Swihart goes yard on four-RBI night
Blake Swihart drove in four runs and backstopped Red Sox's top prospect Henry Owens' ninth straight win Saturday as Double-A Portland cruised past New Hampshire, 10-3.

07/20/2014 | Hooks' Devenski takes no-no into seventh
Chris Devenski took a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Saturday, but Double-A Corpus Christi fell at Frisco, 2-1. The Hooks met a similar fate against the RoughRiders last month.

07/20/2014 | Sabourin completes cycle as Mudcats roll
Jerrud Sabourin's double down the third-base line in the ninth inning completed the 18th cycle in the Minor Leagues this season and capped Carolina's 17-2 romp over Myrtle Beach.

07/19/2014 | Redbirds' Petrick hurls two-hitter at Sky Sox
Zach Petrick pitched a seven-inning two-hitter and struck out six on Saturday as Triple-A Memphis blanked Colorado Springs, 1-0, in the first game of a doubleheader.

07/19/2014 | Smith shines in Florida State League debut
Caleb Smith allowed four hits over six innings in his Florida State League debut while twins Trent and Taylor Garrison were batterymates for two innings in Tampa's 5-0 win at Palm Beach.

07/19/2014 | Walker makes quick impact with Tides
Christian Walker went 3-for-3 and drove in his first two runs since a promotion to the International League as surging Norfolk beat Rochester, 4-2, on Saturday night.

07/19/2014 | Isotopes' Pederson back in the groove
Joc Pederson slugged his first PCL home run since June 14 and stole his fourth base in two games Friday night, helping Triple-A Albuquerque outslug Sacramento, 13-11.

07/19/2014 | San Jose's Flores outlasts Urias, Quakes
Kendry Flores allowed two hits over six innings in his fifth quality start in six outings Friday night as Class A Advanced San Jose blanked visiting Rancho Cucamonga, 3-0.

07/19/2014 | Sampson comes within two outs of history
Adrian Sampson lost a no-hit bid with one out in the ninth inning Friday night but settled for a complete-game one-hitter as Double A Altoona blanked visiting Bowie, 3-0.

07/19/2014 | Raptors' Chigbogu goes yard three times
Justin Chigbogu clubbed three home runs on a 4-for-4, four-RBI night Friday, powering Rookie-level Ogden to a 10-8 triumph over visiting Great Falls.

07/19/2014 | Buxton homers, survives hit-by-pitch scare
Byron Buxton homered again and collected four hits in a 17-inning marathon Friday night before Class A Advanced Fort Myers fell at Daytona, 11-7.

07/19/2014 | Gillaspie produces in Renegades' win
First-round pick Casey Gillaspie collected three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in a career-high five runs Friday as Short-Season Hudson Valley edged Auburn, 7-6.

07/18/2014 | Cubs' Tseng excellent again for Cougars
Taiwanese teenager Jen-Ho Tseng has some thinking he could fast-track it to Chicago. On Friday night, he allowed one hit over six scoreless innings in Kane County's 10-1 win at Lansing.

07/18/2014 | Voth puts on another show for P-Nats
Austin Voth held Wilmington to one hit over seven innings and struck out eight in another dominant performance Friday night before Class A Advanced Potomac fell, 3-0.

07/18/2014 | Hassan homers again for PawSox
Alex Hassan slugged a game-tying solo shot, extending his home run streak to four games and sparking Triple-A Pawtucket to a 4-3 victory over visiting Buffalo.

07/18/2014 | Seamstress for the Suns scorns sliding
The true (and funny) Minor League story of how a "human bowling alley" mishap led inexorably to Theresa Viets becoming the Jacksonville Suns' seamstress.

07/18/2014 | NWL notebook: Ems' Davis on a mission
In his second year with Eugene after being selected in the 24th round of the 2013 Draft, Padres prospect Marcus Davis is surging at the plate, hitting .355 with a team-high seven homers and 21 RBIs.

07/18/2014 | Davidson caps barrage for Charlotte
Top White Sox prospect Matt Davidson's solo homer sealed a six-homer game by the Knights as Charlotte bested Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 9-5, on Thursday.

07/18/2014 | LumberKings' Diaz deals dominant stuff
Edwin Diaz, the Mariners' No. 4 prospect, held Great Lakes to three hits during Clinton's 5-0 win, finishing with eight strikeouts and zero walks during his six innings of work.

07/18/2014 | Peterson homers three times for River Cats
Fresh off the Triple-A All-Star Game, A's prospect Shane Peterson hit three home runs and collected four RBIs to help Sacramento edge Albuquerque, 10-9, on Thursday.

07/18/2014 | Suns' Rogers spins one-hitter in twinbill
Jay Rogers allowed one infield single and struck out nine batters over seven innings to lead Jacksonville to a 2-0 win over Pensacola in the first game of Thursday's twinbill.

07/18/2014 | Mitsui hits for cycle in 27th career game
Arizona prospect Trevor Mitsui completed the feat with a single in the eighth inning as Rookie-level Missoula held off Grand Junction, 12-9, at Ogren Park Allegiance Field.

07/18/2014 | Russell's homer sparks Smokies to win
No. 3 Cubs prospect Addison Russell hit his first home run since the July 5 trade that sent him to the Chicago organization as Double-A Tennessee downed Huntsville, 4-1.

07/18/2014 | Indianapolis' Cumpton toughs out win
Brandon Cumpton surrendered two hits over eight innings to earn his first win since coming back to the Indians as Indianapolis blanked Columbus, 1-0, on Thursday.

07/18/2014 | Baez impresses with bat, at new position
Top Cubs prospect Javier Baez was part of three double plays in his first pro game at second base, and he homered and doubled to help Iowa to a 7-0 win at Round Rock.

07/18/2014 | Yastrzemski goes 4-for-5 in Bowie debut
Mike Yastrzemski went 4-for-5 with a triple and a run scored in his Double-A debut for Bowie on Thursday to help the Baysox rally past the host Altoona Curve, 8-6.

07/17/2014 | Threshers' Quinn ends slump, plates five
Phillies No. 4 prospect Roman Quinn went 3-for-4 with a season-high five RBIs as Clearwater edged Bradenton, 7-4, in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday night.

07/17/2014 | Veteran Adams suspended for 100 games
Ryan Adams, released earlier this month by the Dodgers, was given a 100-game suspension Thursday for a performance-enhancing drug by Major League Baseball.

07/17/2014 | Chihuahuas' uniforms the buzz of baseball
In a season full of memorable Minor League theme uniforms, the El Paso Chihuahuas have raised the bar with an eye-catching dog-faced jersey top.

07/17/2014 | Astros' Reed wins Golden Spikes Award
Astros second-round pick A.J. Reed was named the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner Thursday after leading the NCAA with 23 homers at the University of Kentucky.

07/17/2014 | MWL notes: Turner ready to move quickly
Trea Turner, the Padres' top pick in this year's Draft, has already earned one promotion to Class A Fort Wayne, where he's applying his experience from the ACC to jump-start his pro career.

07/17/2014 | Pioneer notes: McDowell learning on the fly
Major League veteran Jack McDowell is learning the nuances of managing this season at Ogden. "I'm just going to do the best I can, learn as much as I can, spread as much knowledge as I can this year," he said.

07/17/2014 | SAL notes: Crawdads seeking consistency
Akeem Bostick and the Crawdads are riding out a rough patch after a dominant June. The right-hander was 2-0 with a 1.27 ERA in four starts last month but has yielded 15 runs over his last two outings.

07/17/2014 | Appy notes: Unroe undaunted by dual role
Riley Unroe is growing accustomed to playing multiple roles with the Princeton Rays. The 2013 second-round pick knows splitting his time between both middle-infield positions is all part of the plan.

07/17/2014 | JetHawks' Vasquez swats three home runs
After hitting one homer through 81 games, Astros prospect Danry Vasquez went yard in three consecutive at-bats in Lancaster's 11-6 loss to Visalia on Wednesday.

07/17/2014 | Voyagers' Stone drops ERA to 1.21
In just his sixth start in the White Sox system, Dane Stone gave up three hits over eight innings to lower his ERA to 1.21 as Rookie-level Great Falls beat Ogden, 9-0, on Wednesday.

07/17/2014 | Red-hot Jones powering the Power
JaCoby Jones homered and reached base four times, extending his hitting streak to 17 games as Class A West Virginia defeated Hagerstown, 6-1, on Wednesday.

07/17/2014 | Gray works through discomfort in gem
Colorado's top prospect Jon Gray has had trouble finding a groove with his delivery, but battled through 5 2/3 one-hit innings in Tulsa's 2-0 win over Northwest Arkansas.

07/17/2014 | Lugo collects four hits on perfect night
After plating a career-high five runs Monday, Dawel Lugo went 4-for-4 and missed the cycle by a triple to help Class A Lansing to an 8-4 win over Kane County on Wednesday.

07/17/2014 | Buxton records first multi-hit game of '14
Byron Buxton went 3-for-4 with an RBI triple and a run scored in his first multi-hit game of the season Wednesday night, helping Class A Adv. Fort Myers defeat Daytona, 5-1.

07/16/2014 | Spikes' Nielsen unhittable in first pro start
After making only four pitching appearances in college, Trey Nielsen tossed four hitless innings in his first professional start Wednesday as Short-Season State College beat Vermont, 7-0.

07/16/2014 | Erie's Moya slams door on great week
Steven Moya capped a great recent stretch that included playing in the Futures Game and participating in a triple play with MVP honors at the EL midsummer classic.

07/16/2014 | With slider in tow, Grosser sinks Pirates
Using all of pitches, Alec Grosser yielded one hit and struck out seven over six innings Wednesday night as Rookie-level Danville blanked visiting Bristol, 4-0.

07/16/2014 | Hurlers lead West to EL All-Star win
Altoona's Ryan Beckman picked up the victory and teammate Kenn Kasparek notched the save as nine pitchers racked up 12 strikeouts in the 5-2 victory.

07/16/2014 | Hendriks sets the tone in IL All-Star win
With an eye on returning to the Majors, Buffalo's Liam Hendriks tossed two scoreless innings Wednesday to set the tone in the IL's 7-3 victory over the PCL in the Triple-A All-Star Game.

07/16/2014 | Patton wears old duds in All-Star Game
Traded to the Rangers organization earlier Wednesday, reliever Spencer Patton wore his Omaha Storm Chasers uniform during a brief appearance in the Triple-A All-Star Game.

07/16/2014 | Stock Watch: Peraza speeding up charts
In this week's Stock Watch, we take a look at the tape on Atlanta's second-base prospect Jose Peraza, who can impact the game in three phases with his speed.

07/16/2014 | Carolina notes: Danish's plan proves sweet
Tyler Danish suffered from growing pains when arriving at Winston-Salem earlier this season, but a more efficient approach to attacking hitters has translated into confidence and results.

07/16/2014 | FSL notes: Phils' Quinn quick to recuperate
The 2013 season ended early for Roman Quinn because of a broken wrist and the 2014 campaign started late after a ruptured Achilles, but Philadelphia's speedy No. 4 prospect has been playing catch-up.

07/16/2014 | Cal notes: A's Olson showing power, poise
Oakland prospect Matt Olson has vast power -- he leads the Cal League with 26 homers -- and is learning how to cut down on his strikeouts and take the ball to the opposite field.

07/16/2014 | Hawks' hero Baez extends hitting streak
Jeffrey Baez slapped a walk-off single in the 10th inning, capping a 3-for-6 night that extended his hitting streak to 18 games Tuesday as Short-Season Boise beat Spokane, 4-3.

07/16/2014 | Muncy does it again for RockHounds
A night after hitting his first professional grand slam, Athletics' No. 13 prospect Max Muncy slugged another to power Double-A Midland to a 6-3 victory over Corpus Christi.

07/16/2014 | Townsley channels inner reliever as starter
Left-handed Miami prospect Sean Townsley allowed three hits over seven innings in Greensboro's rain-shortened 4-0 victory over Delmarva on Tuesday evening.

07/16/2014 | Garcia's walk-off caps Ghostman Games
Playing in his home park, Altoona's Willy Garcia capped the EL All-Star Ghostman Games with a walk-off homer, ending a day of bubble-gum blowing, mascot dodgeball and more.

07/15/2014 | Cozens' new approach produces career night
Phillies No. 8 prospect Dylan Cozens has found a comfort leve with his new approach and homered twice on a 4-for-5 night as Class A Lakewood blanked Hickory, 7-0, on Tuesday night.

07/15/2014 | Dahl knocks in four runs for Tourists
Third-ranked Rockies prospect David Dahl drove in four runs and collected three doubles on Tuesday to grab the South Atlantic League lead and pace Class A Asheville to a 10-5 win over Savannah.

07/15/2014 | 'Topes forced to forfeit following roster flub
An incorrect roster addition of No. 2 Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson last week has forced Triple-A Albuquerque to forfeit its 7-6 win over El Paso.

07/15/2014 | Omaha to honor longtime skipper Jirschele
The Omaha Storm Chasers will honor longtime manager Mike Jirschele, who was promoted to Kansas City, while Ben Hill himself travels to Akron to play "Duck, Duck, Goose."

07/15/2014 | Southern notes: Kubitza inspired by All-Star
M-Braves third baseman Kyle Kubitza is trying to work his way to the Majors using former college teammate and two-time Major League All-Star Paul Goldschmidt as an example of what it takes.

07/15/2014 | Texas notes: Burns building on strengths
In his first year as a member of the Athletics organization following an offseason trade from the Nationals, Midland center fielder Billy Burns has raced to the top of the Texas League in steals with 44.

07/15/2014 | Reddick perfect in rehab start for Ports
Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick went a spotless 4-for-4 in his first appearance since being sidelined with a strained right knee as Stockton thumped San Jose, 11-1.

07/15/2014 | Lowell's Buttrey, Moore shine post-Fenway
A day after Lowell played at Fenway Park, Spinners pitcher Ty Buttrey pitched four no-hit innings and left-fielder Nick Moore hit two home runs to help claim an 8-5 win over Mahoning Valley.

07/15/2014 | Midland sluggers power past Corpus Christi
While an Oakland Major Leaguer won the Home Run Derby in Minnesota, Double-A A's Billy Burns, Max Muncy and Jefry Marte went yard in a 14-2 rout at Corpus Christi.

07/15/2014 | Zagunis completes cycle after first homer
Mark Zagunis legged out a double to achieve the third such feat of the day -- the second for the Cubs organization -- as short-season Boise beat visiting Spokane, 11-6.

07/15/2014 | Hinshaw drives in career-high five runs
Angels prospect Chad Hinshaw homered and doubled in a departure from his table-setter role as Class A Advanced Inland Empire rolled to an 11-1 win over Visalia.

07/15/2014 | Almora plays hero for D-Cubs with cycle
No. 4 Cubs prospect Albert Almora went 5-for-7 in hitting for the cycle, snapping a 13th-inning tie with a two-run triple as Daytona beat Jupiter, 13-8, on Monday evening.

07/15/2014 | Ceciliani quick on the draw for B-Mets
Mets outfield prospect Darrell Ceciliani smacked two long balls Monday for his second multi-homer game of the season as Binghamton topped Erie, 11-4.

07/14/2014 | Mets' Tapia puts up string of zeros
No. 12 Mets prospect Domingo Tapia scattered five hits and struck out seven over 5 1/3 shutout innings in St. Lucie's 6-1 win over Lakeland on Monday evening.

07/14/2014 | 51s' Dykstra walks off with Derby crown
Las Vegas' Allan Dykstra edged former teammate Francisco Pena to win the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night at Durham Athletic Park

07/14/2014 | Offensive Players of the Week
No. 3 Rangers prospect Nick Williams collected 11 hits and drove in six runs for Myrtle Beach. For his production, he was named one of the Offensive Players of the Week.

07/14/2014 | Pitchers of the Week
Mariners No. 6 prospect Victor Sanchez racked up the strikeouts for Jackson and Arquimedes Caminero kept down the walks for New Orleans.

07/14/2014 | Renegades' Kay cycles in professional debut
Grant Kay tripled in the eighth inning Monday to complete the cycle in his first game as a pro. He helped Hudson Valley defeat Batavia, 16-4, at home.

07/14/2014 | Giants' Lujan dominates in hometown
Giants prospect Matt Lujan took the ball in Stockton -- his hometown -- on Sunday and recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts in Class A Advanced San Jose's 4-1 win.

07/14/2014 | Pawtucket's Marrero plates career-high six
No. 13 Boston prospect Deven Marrero tallied career highs with four hits and six RBIs as Pawtucket recorded 22 hits for the first time in over 15 years to top Toledo, 13-8.

07/13/2014 | Gallo blasts U.S. to Futures Game win
No. 2 Rangers prospect Joey Gallo claimed Futures Game MVP honors after hammering a two-run homer in the seventh inning to rally the U.S. to a 3-2 win over the World team.

07/13/2014 | Mahle keeps going and going and going
Righty Cincinnati prospect Tyler Mahle recorded his longest start, then went four more innings for his first career shutout as Billings rout Ogden, 12-0, on Sunday.

07/13/2014 | Sisco extends streak with three more hits
Chance Sisco went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs to extend his hitting streak to 14 games and help Class A Delmarva roll to a 10-4 win at Lakewood on Sunday.

07/13/2014 | Impatient Velazquez breaks on-base mark
South Bend's Andrew Velazquez singled in the second inning Sunday to extend his on-base streak to 72 games, breaking the Minor League record shared by Kevin Millar and Kevin Youkilis.

07/13/2014 | Healthy Soler powers Smokies with blasts
No. 6 Cubs prospect Jorge Soler homered twice for the first time as a pro and drove in a career-high five runs as Tennessee defeated Jacksonville, 14-8, on Sunday.

07/13/2014 | McKinney hits first homer as D-Cub
Billy McKinney, acquired by the Cubs in the Jeff Samardzija deal earlier this month, hit his first homer with his new organization in Daytona's 6-2 win at Jupiter.

07/13/2014 | Tucker reaches 20-homer mark in style
No. 20 Houston prospect Preston Tucker whacked a pair of homers and added a pair of doubles as Oklahoma City beat Iowa, 5-2, on Thursday afternoon.

07/13/2014 | Generals' Sanchez toys with Barons
An exceptional changeup helped Victor Sanchez -- the Mariners' No. 6 prospect -- ring up a career-high nine strikeouts Saturday in Double-A Jackson's 7-1 win over visiting Birmingham.

07/13/2014 | Tapia gets five hits in Tourists' marathon
Raimel Tapia capped his second five-hit game of the season with a go-ahead double in the 15th inning Saturday night as Class A Asheville outlasted Kannapolis, 7-5.

07/13/2014 | Rockies' George cycles in 16th pro game
A month after he was drafted, Colorado native Max George hit for the cycle on Saturday night, going 4-for-4 with four RBIs in Rookie-level Grand Junction's 13-2 rout of Helena.

07/13/2014 | Mud Hens' McCann relaxed and ready
James McCann extended his hitting streak to eight games on Saturday night, going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs to lead Toledo to a 10-5 triumph over Pawtucket.

07/13/2014 | Velazquez ties record with late single
South Bend's Andrew Velazquez couldn't do anything against Kyle Lloyd, who struck out 13 in Fort Wayne's 6-1 win, but he singled off a reliever to extend his on-base streak to a record-tying 71 games.

07/13/2014 | Travelers' Bianucci continues power surge
Mike Bianucci hit two more homers, giving him four in his last four games and powering Double-A Arkansas to a 3-1 road win over Tulsa on Saturday night.

07/13/2014 | Senators' Skole homers, continues climb
Matt Skole homered for the first time since June 19 and maintained his recent hot streak Saturday as Double-A Harrisburg beat Altoona, 3-2, to split its doubleheader.

07/13/2014 | Power's Borden shines in finest pro start
Buddy Borden allowed one hit and struck out four over a career-high 6 2/3 innings on Saturday night, pitching Class A West Virginia to a 6-0 blanking of Greensboro.

07/12/2014 | Royals' Griffin perfect in fourth pro start
Royals' first-rounder Foster Griffin, the 28th overall pick in last month's Draft, retired all nine batters he faced Saturday night as Rookie-level Burlington bested visiting Johnson City, 3-1.

07/12/2014 | Aquino goes seven scoreless in Nuts' win
Jayson Aquino turned in his longest outing of the season on Friday night, allowing four hits over seven scoreless innings as Class A Advanced Modesto held off Bakersfield, 2-1.

07/12/2014 | Owlz's Strentz plates five on perfect night
In his eighth game as a pro, Michael Strentz went 4-for-4, fell a triple shy of the cycle, drove in five runs and scored three times Friday night as Rookie-level Orem beat Helena, 10-4.

07/12/2014 | Suns' Pivetta grabs SAL-leading 11th win
In becoming the first 11-game winner in the South Atlantic League, Nick Pivetta allowed three hits while fanning seven over six innings Friday as Hagerstown blanked Lexington, 5-0.

07/12/2014 | Velazquez extends streak to 70 games
Andrew Velazquez went 3-for-5 on Friday night to extend his on-base streak to 70 games, adding an RBI, two steals and a run scored in Class A South Bend's 9-2 victory at Fort Wayne.

07/12/2014 | Ross leads the way in Mississippi shutout
Greg Ross scattered two hits and four walks over seven innings in his fourth Double-A start on Friday night as Mississippi blanked visiting Mobile, 2-0.

07/12/2014 | Four knocks fall for Dahl in Tourists' win
David Dahl, the Rockies' No. 3 prospect, went 4-for-6 with a double and three RBIs on Friday night, helping Class A Asheville beat Kannapolis, 11-1, while raising his batting average to .301.

07/12/2014 | Naturals' Adam spins seven shutout frames
Jason Adam struck out seven batters and scattered five hits over seven innings in his second straight scoreless outing Friday as Double-A Northwest Arkansas beat Springfield, 3-1.

07/11/2014 | Frazier homers twice on career night
Clint Frazier went 5-for-5 with a pair of homers, four runs scored and three RBIs on Friday night, leading Class A Lake County to a 14-3 romp over visiting Great Lakes.

07/11/2014 | Voth drops ERA to 0.35 in P-Nats' win
Nationals No. 16 prospect Austin Voth took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and lowered his ERA to 0.35 in his second Carolina League win Friday as Potomac beat Frederick, 4-0.

07/11/2014 | NYPL notes: Leyba embraces opportunity
Dominican-born Domingo Leyba is getting his first taste of baseball in the States, and though home sickness tugs at him, the opportunity to play every day is fueling the fire for the Tigers' No. 7 prospect.

07/11/2014 | NWL notes: Fields racing to prominence
One year ago, Roemon Fields was working at the post office after going undrafted. Now, the 23-year-old outfielder, who signed with the Blue Jays, leads the Northwest League with 20 steals.

07/11/2014 | Charlotte trio broadens broadcast audience
Ernesto Hurtado, a producer for the Charlotte Knights' Spanish-language radio team, is part of small family of broadcasters looking to reach more fans around the Minor Leagues.

07/11/2014 | Ports turn triple play in win over Nuts
No. 3 A's prospect Matt Olson made the final out of a fourth-inning triple play that quelled a rally as Class A Advanced Stockton downed Modesto, 7-2, on Thursday night.

07/11/2014 | Chiefs' Souza ties career high with four hits
Washington prospect Steven Souza went 4-for-5 with a career-high three doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored in Syracuse's 11-6 win over Charlotte on Thursday.

07/11/2014 | Cats' Vasquez hurls first shutout in six years
Minnesota's Virgil Vasquez scattered five hits and fanned eight while tossing his first shutout since 2008 as New Britain blanked New Hampshire, 4-0, on Thursday.

07/11/2014 | Cron upholding family name in Missoula
Though he hails from a baseball family, Kevin Cron is carving his own path with Rookie-level Missoula. He homered twice and plated five in an 11-5 victory at Grand Junction.

07/11/2014 | Kelly slams his way to a career night
Mariners prospect Ty Kelly belted a grand slam and a three-run homer to rack up a career-high seven RBIs in Tacoma's 18-2 rout of Salt Lake on Thursday.

07/11/2014 | Lindor strikes again for RubberDucks
Three weeks after suffering an injury to his face, Francisco Lindor had three hits for the second time in five games and scored a run as Akron beat Richmond, 9-2, on Thursday.

07/11/2014 | Renegades' Slaton spins six no-hit frames
Right-handed Tampa Bay prospect D.J. Slaton ran his scoreless-inning streak to 23 frames as short-season Hudson Valley defeated Mahoning Valley, 4-1, on Thursday.

07/11/2014 | Hawks' Weller steals spotlight with no-no
D-backs prospect Blayne Weller threw a no-hitter and Andrew Velazquez reached base in his 69th straight game as South Bend beat Dayton, 7-1, on Thursday.

07/11/2014 | Kingham carries perfecto bid into sixth
Nick Kingham held Columbus to two hits and a walk over six innings in the Triple-A Indians' 1-0 victory over the Clippers in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

07/10/2014 | In pitchers' duel, Senzatela doesn't blink
Antonio Senzatela never faltered in Asheville's 1-0 win at Kannapolis on Thursday night, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out nine across seven innings.

07/10/2014 | BlueClaws' crab cake takes Food Fight crown
Lakewood's Triple C crab cake sandwich narrowly edged Round Rock's Grilled Cheese Hot Dog for the 2014 Food Fight crown when voting ended on July 10.

07/10/2014 | MWL notes: A's Covey overcoming diabetes
Former Brewers top pick Dylan Covey has no regrets about giving up first-round money in 2010 when he was diagnosed with diabetes. The A's righty has recovered and seen success with Beloit this year.

07/10/2014 | Pioneer notes: O'Hearn feasting on fastballs
Idaho Falls first baseman Ryan O'Hearn is focused on having quick hands and staying relaxed at the plate, a plan that has the Royals prospect batting .420 with four homers in 16 games as a pro.

07/10/2014 | SAL notes: Asheville's Prime slugging away
McCormick Field's cozy dimensions have made it difficult for some sluggers to repeat their numbers after they move up from Asheville. Correlle Prime hopes his approach will help to defeat those odds.

07/10/2014 | Appy notes: Krietemeier kick-starts career
Danville first baseman Tanner Krietemeier sat out the start of the season after a routine exam revealed an irregular heartbeat, but the Oklahoma State product has opened strong since joining the club.

07/10/2014 | Fresno's Escobar rebounds with five zeros
No. 2 Giants prospect Edwin Escobar allowed three hits over five shutout innings in Triple-A Fresno's 6-2 loss to visiting Sacramento on Wednesday night.

07/10/2014 | Moon inspires JetHawks comeback
Leadoff hitter Chan Moon went 5-for-6 with a homer, four RBIs and the go-ahead hit as Lancaster overturned an 8-0 deficit to topple Inland Empire 66ers, 15-12, on Wednesday

07/10/2014 | Rockies' Freeland makes scoreless debut
Kyle Freeland, whom the Rockies picked with the eighth overall pick this year, threw two scoreless innings in Rookie-level Grand Junction's 12-2 win over Missoula.

07/10/2014 | Tampa's Sulbaran extends scoreless streak
Yankees southpaw Miguel Sulbaran extended his scoreless streak to 14 frames after he yielded three hits over seven innings before Clearwater rallied to top Tampa, 6-5.

07/10/2014 | Sixth hit is the charm for Garcia, Legends
Kansas City infield prospect Carlos Garcia went 6-for-8 and drove in the final two runs of the game as Lexington outlasted Hickory, 10-7, in 14 innings Wednesday.

07/10/2014 | Reds' Stephens delivers five healthy frames
After a close call on an elbow injury this spring, Cincinnati's No. 15 prospect Jackson Stephens dominated again for Dayton in a 5-4 win over South Bend.

07/10/2014 | SeaWolves turn club's third triple play
No. 20 Tigers prospect Steven Moya started a triple play in the seventh inning Wednesday evening as Double-A Erie rallied to beat host Altoona, 6-4.

07/10/2014 | R-Braves' Gil shines in rain-shortened gem
Atlanta southpaw Yean Carlos Gil allowed just a fourth-inning single over seven innings as Rome blanked Asheville, 4-0, in a rain-shortened game Wednesday.

07/09/2014 | Knuckleballer Wright rides wind to win
The wind was blowing out in Columbus on Wednesday, and that was great news for Boston knuckleballer Steven Wright as the Red Sox shut down the Clippers, 3-1.

07/09/2014 | Lockwood remains hot by staying cool
Hunter Lockwood went 5-for-5 with a career-best two homers and six RBIs in short-season Hudson Valley's 11-3 win over Mahoning Valley on Wednesday evening.

07/09/2014 | Red Sox call up Vazquez for Majors debut
The Red Sox have promoted No. 10 prospect Christian Vazquez to take over the Major League catching job after designating A.J. Pierzynski for assignment Wednesday.

07/09/2014 | Carolina notes: Renda rises with hard work
Potomac second baseman Tony Renda may be 5-foot-8, but he doesn't worry about his height. Instead, he focuses on improving the talents that made him a second-round pick in the 2012 Draft.

07/09/2014 | Stock Watch: P-Nats' Voth in command
In this week's Stock Watch, a look at Washington's 2013 fifth-rounder Austin Voth, who is dominating the lower levels with exceptional command.

07/09/2014 | FSL notes: Arcia flashes Major League talent
Orlando Arcia's older brother reached the big leagues at just 21, and Milwaukee's No. 4 prospect may be following in those footsteps, showing outstanding defense and a steady bat with Brevard County.

07/09/2014 | Cal notes: Dodgers not rushing young Urias
Still just 17 years old, Rancho Cucamonga left-hander Julio Urias has impressed his pitching coach with his mound presence, an ability to reach a "different gear" and leadership skills that belie his age.

07/09/2014 | Spokane's Spivey in the swing of things
Seth Spivey went 4-for-5 with an RBI on Tuesday night to boost his Northwest League-leading batting average to .380 and help Short-Season Spokane clobber Tri-City, 16-4.

07/09/2014 | Grizzlies' Duvall back at it with two homers
In his third game back with Fresno, Adam Duvall homered twice and tied a career high with six RBIs on Tuesday night to power the Grizzlies to a 14-2 rout of visiting Sacramento.

07/09/2014 | Voyagers' Freudenberg fires six scoreless
Chris Freudenberg yielded three hits over six scoreless innings to lower his Pioneer League-leading ERA to 1.35 on Tuesday as Rookie-level Great Falls edged Ogden, 3-2.

07/09/2014 | Barons' Ravelo extends hit streak to 25
Rangel Ravelo's eighth-inning single was enough to extend the first baseman's hitting streak to a Minor League season-high 25 games Tuesday as Birmingham fell to Tennessee, 7-3.

07/09/2014 | Redbirds' Gast perfect for 5 2/3 innings
John Gast fired 5 2/3 perfect innings and weathered the first storm, but he was reduced to a spectator following a second rain delay as Triple-A Memphis dropped a 4-2 decision to Nashville.

07/08/2014 | Braves' Castro collects five hits, first homer
Braves middle infield prospect Daniel Castro lifted his average to .355 after collecting five hits, including his first Double-A homer, in Mississippi's 7-4 win over Montgomery.

07/08/2014 | 'Cutters' Sanchez dominates in first win
Feliberto Sanchez pitched five innings Tuesday night as Short-Season Williamsport took a no-hitter into the eighth in an 8-3 victory over Mahoning Valley.

07/08/2014 | Molina, Cyclones one-hit Renegades
Mets prospect Marcos Molina struck out six and allowed only one hit over five innings Tuesday afternoon in Brooklyn's 3-0 win over Hudson Valley in the first game of a doubleheader.

07/08/2014 | Verlander homers twice, plates seven
Outfielder Ben Verlander set career highs with two home runs and seven RBIs Tuesday afternoon as Class A Short Season Connecticut routed Tri-City, 18-4, on the road.

07/08/2014 | Hessman, Dykstra to take hacks in Derby
IL home run king Mike Hessman and reigning Mets Co-Minor League Player of the Year Allan Dykstra are just two of the six sluggers participating in the 2014 Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby.

07/08/2014 | Marauders honor Chambers through charity
The Bradenton Marauders will celebrate the life of Evan Chambers, a former Pirates prospect who died in his sleep this past December. In Toledo, the Mud Hens salute Mike Hessman.

07/08/2014 | Texas notes: Asher shows his durability
Alec Asher underwent Tommy John surgery at the age of 14 and had his pro career delayed by a bone spur, but the 22-year-old right-hander is putting his durability on full display this year with Frisco.

07/08/2014 | EL notes: Norris not resting on his laurels
Daniel Norris has come out firing in his first three starts with the Fisher Cats, making use of a four-pitch repertoire with great success. "All my pitches have been my go-tos this year," he said.

07/08/2014 | Southern notes: Peterson packs punch
The 12th overall pick in 2013, D.J. Peterson realized a short-term goal when he was named to the Futures Game shortly after being promoted to Jackson, but the slugger has even higher aspirations.

07/08/2014 | Ports' Nunez plates career-high six runs
Oakland's No. 4 prospect Renato Nunez continued his hot second half with two home runs as Class A Advanced Stockton rolled by San Jose, 7-0, on Monday night.

07/08/2014 | Blaze trio goes back-to-back-to-back
Jeff Gelalich, Sean Buckley and Sebastian Elizalde blasted consecutive homers in a seven-run fifth inning, but Bakersfield fell to Modesto, 9-8, on Monday.

07/08/2014 | Rehabbing Gonzalez paces Sky Sox to win
Rehabbing Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez belted a three-run homer and doubled as Triple-A Colorado Springs edged Round Rock, 6-4, on Monday night.

07/08/2014 | Dash's Danish gets aggressive, hurls gem
After giving Carolina League hitters too much credit early, Tyler Danish hurled six three-hit scoreless innings in Winston-Salem's 6-2 win over Myrtle Beach.

07/08/2014 | Newcomer Nola learns from veteran Lee
Aaron Nola fanned five batters over five one-hit frames to complete Cliff Lee's rain-shortened rehab start as Clearwater blanked Brevard County, 3-0, on Monday.

07/07/2014 | Thunder returns to All-Star O'Brien's bat
Two weeks without a homer were long enough for Eastern League All-Star Peter O'Brien, who dialed long distance twice in Double-A Trenton's 10-3 rout of Reading.

07/07/2014 | Almora homers in both ends of twinbill
No. 4 Cubs prospect smacked a solo homer in Game 1 and added a two-run long ball in Game 2 as Daytona swept a doubleheader in Lakeland on Monday.

07/07/2014 | Liriano finds stride in first rehab outing
After a shaky start, Pittsburgh left-hander Francisco Liriano settled in and struck out the final five batters he faced in Indianapolis' 1-0 win over Lehigh Valley on Monday

07/07/2014 | Mets' Becerra, Lupo arrested for drag racing
Mets outfield prospects Wuilmer Becerra and Vicente Lupo were arraigned Monday morning after both were arrested and charged with drag racing last week.

07/07/2014 | A's outfielder Powell suspended 50 games
Stockton outfielder Boog Powell, who earned a promotion last month after winning the Midwest League All-Star MVP award, was suspended for 50 games on Monday for using a banned substance.

07/07/2014 | Offensive Players of the Week
Wilmer Flores went deep six times for Las Vegas and Pirates prospect JaCoby Jones had five homers for West Virginia to highlight Players of the Week.

07/07/2014 | Pitchers of the Week
Montgomery right-hander Dylan Floro was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season.

07/07/2014 | Owens, Lindor lead Eastern League All-Stars
Henry Owens and Francisco Lindor -- both of whom rank among MLB.com's top-100 prospects -- highlight the Eastern League All-Star rosters, the league announced Monday.

07/07/2014 | IL notes: Knebel learns big league lessons
Corey Knebel made it to the Major Leagues in less than two seasons. Back with the Toledo Mud Hens, he's applying the lessons he learned with the Tigers.

07/07/2014 | PCL notes: Syndergaard rounding out game
Top Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard admits he struggled early with expectations at the Triple-A level, but he's mixing up his pitches and learning how to take the last step to the Majors.

07/07/2014 | Cotton brothers square off in Lancaster
For the first time in their careers, Jharel and Jamaine Cotton faced each other, with the former coming away with the win in Rancho Cucamonga's 17-4 rout at Lancaster.

07/07/2014 | Burns gets more than he could ever ask for
After giving New Hampshire a 9-7, 10-inning win over Trenton with a walk-off homer, Blue Jays prospect Andy Burns proposed to his girlfriend, Kate Schmeling, who agreed to marry him.

07/07/2014 | Storm's Eflin turns in six scoreless innings
Zach Eflin allowed just hit over six innings in his first scoreless appearance since April, and Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore blanked High Desert, 9-0, on Sunday at Heritage Field.

07/06/2014 | Miracle's Buxton makes long-awaited return
Baseball's top prospect Byron Buxton made his much-anticipated return to Fort Myers on Sunday after a wrist sprain kept him out of action for nearly two months.

07/06/2014 | Smokies' Soler homers in first game back
Cubs No. 6 prospect Jorge Soler came off the disabled list and homered and singled Sunday as Double-A Tennessee cruised to a 9-1 romp at Birmingham.

07/06/2014 | Jones has definitely got the Power
No. 15 Pittsburgh prospect Jacoby Jones went 4-for-5 with two homers and a double, but Class A West Virginia fell to Greensboro, 9-6, on Sunday afternoon.

07/06/2014 | Peterson homers in second straight game
No. 2 Seattle prospect D.J. Peterson smacked a three-run homer -- his 20th long ball of the season overall -- to lead Jackson to an 8-5 win over Huntsville on Sunday.

07/06/2014 | Davis unloads as 'Cats complete sweep
After driving in three runs on Friday and two more on Saturday, J.D. Davis homered and collected five RBIs on Sunday as Short-Season Tri-City completed a sweep of Lowell with an 11-3 win.

07/06/2014 | Owens matches career highs in K's, innings
Red Sox top prospect Henry Owens tied a career high with 11 strikeouts over eight innings en route to his Minors-best 12th win Sunday as Double-A Portland beat New Britain, 6-1.

07/06/2014 | 'Wolves' Collier has close call with no-no
Tommy Collier fell one out shy of a no-hitter Saturday but came away with a seven-inning shutout as Double-A Erie one-hit Binghamton, 2-0, in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

07/06/2014 | Franco continues hot streak for IronPigs
Maikel Franco homered for the first time since June 5 while recording his third consecutive multi-hit game Saturday as Triple-A Lehigh Valley outlasted Rochester, 9-8, in 16 innings.

07/06/2014 | 51s' Flores slugs fifth homer in three days
Wilmer Flores homered in both games of Triple-A Las Vegas' doubleheader on Saturday night and has gone yard five times over the last three days.

07/06/2014 | Red-hot Way leads Owlz to win
Seventh-round pick Bo Way went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs, falling a triple shy of the cycle, as Rookie-level Orem outslugged Grand Junction, 9-7, on Saturday night.

07/06/2014 | Daytona's Dorris continues to rack up zeros
Nathan Dorris extended his scoreless streak to 15 innings Saturday as he limited Lakeland to one hit over six frames in Class A Advanced Daytona's 4-1 victory.

07/06/2014 | Underwood doesn't give inch in shutout
Two of the three hits Duane Underwood allowed came in the same inning, but he managed to avoid any damage and went on to pitch six scoreless in Kane County's 4-0 win at Clinton.

07/06/2014 | Long works deep into RockHounds' shutout
A's prospect Nate Long gave up three hits while striking out eight over 6 2/3 dominant innings Saturday in Double-A Midland's 1-0 blanking of Arkansas.

07/05/2014 | Yastrzemski completes cycle in Keys' rout
Mike Yastrzemski completed the cycle by tripling in the ninth inning of Frederick's 17-3 win at Lynchburg on Saturday, a game in which he also hit his first Carolina League home run.

07/05/2014 | Dickson turning things around for Power
Cody Dickson allowed four hits and tied a career high with seven strikeouts over seven scoreless innings Saturday night as Class A West Virginia beat Greensboro, 5-1.

07/05/2014 | Conway continues cruising on hitless night
Joshua Conway turned in his second consecutive hitless outing, going three scoreless innings in his fourth start of the season in Boise's 7-1 loss to visiting Eugene.

07/05/2014 | Robertson, Ports rake on wild day in system
Newly minted A's top prospect Daniel Robertson homered and drove in a career-high six runs Friday night, powering Class A Advanced Stockton to a 17-6 thumping of San Jose.

07/05/2014 | Montero knocks in six runs for Tacoma
Jesus Montero went 5-for-5 with a homer and a career-high six RBIs on Friday night, helping Triple-A Tacoma outslug Fresno, 11-7, at Chukchansi Park.

07/05/2014 | Moya's blasts help 'Wolves win marathon
Steven Moya slugged his Eastern League-leading 19th and 20th homers and drove in four runs, helping Double-A Erie outlast Binghamton, 9-6, in 16 innings on Friday night.

07/05/2014 | McMahon delivers for Asheville faithful
After notching four RBIs in three innings on Friday, Rockies prospect Ryan McMahon waited until the ninth to nab his fifth, which gave Class A Asheville a 7-6 home win over Lexington.

07/05/2014 | Blue Rocks' Sparkman flirts with no-hitter
Glenn Sparkman did n ot allow a hit until the seventh inning and recorded a career-high nine strikeouts Friday night as Class A Advanced Wilmington blanked Winston-Salem, 5-0.

07/05/2014 | Kernels' Mildren thriving on reduced rest
For the second straight start, Ethan Mildren pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits as Class A Cedar Rapids blanked Beloit, 3-0, on Friday night.

07/04/2014 | Blackburn, Squirrels post double donuts
Clayton Blackburn came off the disabled list and tossed five innings in Double-A Richmond's 2-0 win over Reading after Kelvin Marte hurled a shutout in the opener of the doubleheader.

07/04/2014 | Cunningham leads Gwinnett with bat, glove
Todd Cunningham went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and ended the game with a diving catch Friday night as Triple-A Gwinnett held on for a 3-2 victory over Durham.

07/04/2014 | A's shipping Russell, McKinney to Cubs
The A's have agreed to trade top prospects Addison Russell and Billy McKinney along with pitcher Dan Straily to the Cubs for veteran right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

07/04/2014 | Tigers' Turley takes no-hitter into seventh
Lakeland's Josh Turley took a no-hitter into the seventh in a pitchers' duel with Miguel Sulbaran on Friday, but Tampa edged the Flying Tigers, 1-0, in 12 innings.

07/04/2014 | Cutters' Gueller turns in best start of career
Mitch Gueller held Auburn to four hits over seven dominant innings in the first game of a doubleheader Friday afternoon, earning the shutout in Williamsport's 2-0 victory. The righty took a no-hitter into the fifth and struck out five of the 24 batters he faced.

07/04/2014 | NYPL notes: Gillaspie finding his groove
After being drafted 20th overall this June by Tampa Bay, first baseman Casey Gillaspie started off sluggishly but has batted .364 with a pair of homers over his last nine games for Hudson Valley.

07/04/2014 | Baseball runs deep in Merullo family
Aberdeen IronBirds second-year manager Matt Merullo has a father who was signed by the Pirates and a grandfather who played in the World Series. Last week, the Orioles signed his son, Nick.

07/04/2014 | NWL notes: Indians' Cone working way back
Rangers 2011 first-rounder Zach Cone is back with Class A Short Season Spokane and has plenty to work on to get back to the higher levels of the Minors.

07/04/2014 | Blaze's Wright strikes out career-high 11
Cincinnati right-hander Daniel Wright scattered four hits without a walk over seven innings as Class A Advanced Bakersfield blanked Visalia, 5-0, on Thursday night.

07/04/2014 | Schugel carries perfecto into sixth
Arizona righty A.J. Schugel retired the first 17 batters he faced before Brock Hebert singled in the sixth inning Thursday, and Mobile hung on to beat Jackson, 4-3.

07/04/2014 | Severino strikes again with six solid frames
Coming off six no-hit innings, Yankees prospect Luis Severino permitted two hits over six shutout frames in Tampa's 4-3 win over Lakeland on Thursday night.

07/04/2014 | Wahoos' Winker walks off once again
No. 3 Reds prospect Jesse Winker blasted a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, his second walk-off hit in as many days, as Pensacola edged Jacksonville, 3-2.

07/04/2014 | Gallo's 30th homer proves to be clutch
In lofting an eighth-inning solo homer, Joey Gallo became the first player in baseball to reach 30 homers this year as Frisco blanked Arkansas, 2-0, on Thursday.

07/04/2014 | Rojas plates five off bench in Indy's win
After adjusting his swing with runners in scoring position, Mel Rojas Jr. plated a career-high five runs off the bench in Indianapolis' 9-3 win over Louisville on Thursday.

07/04/2014 | No raining on Tracy's parade in Trenton
Matt Tracy gave up one hit and struck out three over five innings despite having to sit through an hour-long rain delay as Trenton blanked Portland, 8-0, on Thursday.

07/04/2014 | Lovegrove rebounds with hitless outing
Right-handed Cleveland prospect Kieran Lovegrove struck out five and walked two over five hitless innings as Mahoning Valley beat Auburn, 4-2, on Thursday evening.

07/03/2014 | Flood surrounds Modern Woodmen Park
Flooding in the Mississippi River has threatened the River Bandits' ballpark in Davenport, Iowa, although Quad Cities remains confident about hosting games this weekend.

07/03/2014 | Dash's Hawkins placed on seven-day DL
No. 5 White Sox prospect Courtney Hawkins was moved to the DL after he suffered a concussion Wednesday as the result of making a great catch in left field for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem.

07/03/2014 | Yankees' Aceves suspended 50 games
Yankees right-hander Alfredo Aceves, who has made seven appearances at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, was suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse.

07/03/2014 | Prospect trio heads PCL All-Star squad
MLB.com's top-100 prospects Joc Pederson (Albuquerque) Arismendy Alcantara (Iowa) and Jimmy Nelson (Nashville) are some of the big names headed to the Triple-A All-Star Game.

07/03/2014 | Pioneer notes: DeMuth delivers with hit tool
Dustin DeMuth is showing the refined eye and gap-hitting approach at the plate that made him an attractive fifth-round pick last month, posting "video game" numbers for Helena.

07/03/2014 | MWL notes: Peterson's hands draw praise
A second-round pick in 2013, Dustin Peterson turned down a chance to play at Arizona State to sign with the Padres, and his talent for delivering in the clutch has been a bright spot for the TinCaps.

07/03/2014 | Appy notes: Goedert ready for the grind
With an older brother playing in his ninth pro season, Greeneville's Connor Goedert said he's well aware of the positives and pitfalls of Minor League life after being drafted in the 15th round by the Astros.

07/03/2014 | SAL notes: Marlins' Romero stays red-hot
After making a transition to second base, Marlins prospect Avery Romero has been filling up the box score with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, batting .328 with four homers and 27 RBIs.

07/03/2014 | Devenski looks for sequel to his no-no
Houston prospect Chris Devenski allowed two soft hits without a walk while striking out eight over seven innings in Lancaster's 10-0 shutout of Stockton on Wednesday.

07/03/2014 | Mitchell totals 14 bases on career night
Jared Mitchell blasted two homers, tripled twice and drove in three runs Wednesday night, helping Double-A Birmingham edge Chattanooga, 7-6.

07/03/2014 | With velocity, less is more for Travieso
Aided by an effective changeup, No. 7 Cincinnati prospect Nick Travieso allowed three hits over six scoreless innings in Dayton's 7-2 victory over Fort Wayne on Wednesday.

07/03/2014 | Calm Franco has confidence-building night
Phillies top prospect Maikel Franco snapped out of a 1-for-13 slump with his first four-hit game in over a year as Lehigh Valley defeated Syracuse, 2-1, in 10 innings on Wednesday.

07/03/2014 | Bradenton's Kuhl cools off Fort Myers
Pirates prospect Chad Kuhl spun seven two-hit frames against the top-scoring offense in the Florida State League as Bradenton topped Fort Myers, 6-5, in 10 innings.

07/03/2014 | Pagnozzi's homers back Sounds' Nelson
Matt Pagnozzi homered twice off Greer Stadium's guitar-shaped scoreboard to support batterymate and top Brewers prospect Jimmy Nelson as Nashville blanked Memphis, 5-0.

07/03/2014 | Surging Brinson powers Crawdads' win
Lewis Brinson homered twice, giving him six in his last five games, and Nomar Mazara also went yard twice Wednesday as Class A Hickory defeated West Virginia, 5-1.

07/02/2014 | Johnson dominates in Smokies' return
No. 7 Cubs prospect Pierce Johnson allowed one hit over 7 1/3 innings in Double-A Tennessee's 7-0 win over Montgomery on Wednesday evening.

07/02/2014 | Souza, Hessman highlight IL All-Star squad
Nationals prospect Steven Souza and home run king Mike Hessman are just two of the big names that will represent the IL at the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 16 in Durham.

07/02/2014 | Stock Watch: Bauers' bat worth watching
Jake Bauers, a seventh-round pick by San Diego in 2013, is leading the Minors in batting average. In this week's Stock Watch, a look at how he's doing it.

07/02/2014 | Crooked Numbers: Squirrels love Miley Cyrus
The Richmond Flying Squirrels have found a winning formula on Sundays -- listening to Miley Cyrus. Meanwhile in Dunedin, the Blue Jays were doing backflips after a playoff-clinching win.

07/02/2014 | Cal notes: Rondon growing defensively
Angels prospect Jose Rondon has always been an advanced contact hitter, but this season the shortstop is working to make sure his glove catches up to his bat with Inland Empire.

07/02/2014 | FSL notes: Crawford cruising on fast track
The 16th overall pick in the 2013 Draft, shortstop J.P. Crawford followed up last month's South Atlantic League All-Star appearance with a Futures Game selection and a promotion to Clearwater.

07/02/2014 | Carolina notes: Merritt maintains control
Carolina's Ryan Merritt has improved greatly this season, but the left-hander said he didn't make any major mechanical changes. Instead, he's simply learning more about the process of pitching.

07/02/2014 | Mavs' Kittredge fans five in one inning
Mariners right-hander Andrew Kittredge struck out five in a single inning and took the loss as High Desert fell to Rancho Cucamonga, 10-7, on Tuesday night.

07/02/2014 | Dust Devils turn triple play in loss
Short-season Tri-City turned the first triple play at Gesa Stadium in nearly nine years on Tuesday night, but it wasn't enough as visiting Boise pulled away for a 14-3 win.

07/02/2014 | Mets' Smith continues hot second half
No. 3 Mets prospect Dominic Smith went 4-for-4 with a walk and a run scored as Savannah rallied to beat Charleston, 9-8, in walk-off fashion Tuesday evening.

07/02/2014 | Yankees' Judge plates career-high five runs
Aaron Judge smacked a grand slam for his second homer in as many games and drove in a career-high five runs Tuesday as Class A Advanced Tampa thumped Lakeland, 14-2.

07/02/2014 | Squirrels' Crick blanks Sens for five again
In his last two starts, top San Francisco prospect Kyle Crick has fanned 15 over 10 scoreless innings against the Senators. The Flying Squirrels won, 3-2, on Tuesday.

07/01/2014 | Jones carries another no-no bid deep
Christian Jones carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning Tuesday evening, helping Class A Augusta shut down Rome, 3-1, at State Mutual Stadium.

07/01/2014 | Clearwater's Nola turns up the heat
In his home debut, Philly first-round pick Aaron Nola brushed off his tough first start and spun four one-hit frames before Dunedin edged out Clearwater, 1-0, on Tuesday.

07/01/2014 | BlueClaws' Rios takes no-hitter into eighth
Yacksel Rios is new to the starting rotation, but the Phillies prospect left his mark by flirting with a no-hitter Tuesday night in Class A Lakewood's 2-1 win over visiting Hagerstown.

07/01/2014 | Colabello, Ramirez fuel Wings' slugfest win
Chris Colabello and fellow Major League veteran Wilkin Ramirez combined for seven hits and seven RBIs as Rochester held off Norfolk in a 15-11 victory on Tuesday afternoon.

07/01/2014 | Astros call up outfielder Santana to bigs
The Astros have called up No. 7 prospect Domingo Santana along with infielder Enrique Hernandez and right-handed reliever Kevin Chapman to the Majors on Tuesday.

07/01/2014 | Cyclones' real, spectacular 'Seinfeld' promo
The Brooklyn Cyclones have organized the baseball world's most elaborate tribute to Seinfeld and former Met Keith Hernandez, while Charleston salutes the late Harold Ramis.

07/01/2014 | Texas notes: Russell healthy, optimistic
Athletics top prospect Addison Russell has battled through a pair of hamstring injuries this season at Double-A Midland, but he understands the value of not rushing his development.

07/01/2014 | Southern notes: Goforth makes his move
Brewers pitching prospect David Goforth put up All-Star numbers as a starter last season in the Florida State League and has carried that success into his long-planned switch to the bullpen with the Stars.

07/01/2014 | EL notes: Sox's Swihart develops swiftly
Portland's Blake Swihart was pegged as the future backstop of the Boston Red Sox when he was drafted 26th overall in 2011, but it would've been hard to predict how quickly he'd round out his game.

07/01/2014 | Kaminsky hurls seven scoreless frames
Rob Kaminsky, the Cardinals' No. 3 prospect, scattered three hits across a career-high seven innings Monday as Class A Peoria beat visiting Quad Cities, 8-2.

07/01/2014 | Bryant's slam, Ramirez's blast pace I-Cubs
Kris Bryant slugged a grand slam while player/coach Manny Ramirez had three hits, including his first homer of 2014, as Iowa outlasted Omaha, 7-6, in 10 innings Monday.

07/01/2014 | Belt tightens up offense with Fresno
Brandon Belt went 3-for-3 with his second homer in two games, three RBIs and the Grizzlies took a no-hitter in the sixth in Fresno's 4-3 win over Sacramento on Monday.

07/01/2014 | Sweeney homers in three straight at-bats
Darnell Sweeney doesn't think of himself as a home run hitter, but he kept dialing long distance for the Lookouts in Chattanooga's doubleheader split with Birmingham.

07/01/2014 | Rebounding Davidson lofts Knights to win
Top White Sox prospect Matt Davidson began to put a slow start behind him with two homers, including a two-run walk-off shot, in Monday's 7-5 win over Gwinnett.

07/01/2014 | Relieved Hessman sets IL homer record
What Mike Hessman felt most was relief as he became the all-time International League home run leader in Toledo's 9-1 win over Indianapolis on Monday night.

07/01/2014 | Ranaudo simply superb for Pawtucket
Boston's No. 8 prospect Anthony Ranaudo allowed three hits and fanned five over seven innings en route to his fourth straight win as Pawtucket beat Durham, 10-0, on Monday.

06/30/2014 | Dash's Marin spins eight two-hit innings
White Sox righty Terance Marin allowed two hits and a walk while striking out four batters over eight innings in Winston-Salem's 3-0 win over Carolina on Monday.