Omaha lost to Reno, 4-2 as Nate Adcock was the hard luck loser. He allowed two unearned runs on seven hits and one walk over eight innings. He struck out eight.
NW Arkansas lost to Arkansas, 2-1. The newest Natural, JC Sulbaran (who was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds), made his first start. He allowed one run on three hits and three walks over just four innings. He struck out two.
The Naturals collected six hits, with Paulo Orlando collecting half of them (3-for-4 with an RBI).
Wilmington lost to Salem, 6-5 in 11 innings. Blue Rocks reliever Antonio Cruz walked three in the 11th inning, as he walked in the winning run with two outs.
The Blue Rocks broke the 4-4 tie in the top of the 8th inning, only to see the Red Sox re-tie the game in the bottom of the inning.
The Blue Rocks 5-6 hitters, Orlando Calixte and Geulin Beltre, went a combined 4-for-9 with two doubles, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI. For Salem, Xander Bogaerts continues his hot streak against Wilmington, as he went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two walks, three runs scored, and an RBI. So far in the first two games of the series, Bogaerts is 7-for-8 with four doubles, five runs scored, and two RBIs.
Close to 10,000 fans were in attendance to watch Kane County lose to Cedar Rapids, 5-2. The Kernels scored all their runs over the first four innings. The Cougars bullpen duo of Jason Mitchell and Cody Fassold allowed just two hits and a walk over the final five innings. They combined to strike out four.
Bubba Watch: Bubba Starling hit his seventh homerun, a two-run shot in the 6th inning, as Burlington lost to Pulaski, 16-4. Starling went 1-for-3 and was replaced (like many of his starting teammates).
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