Rick VandenHurk (1-0) worked five scoreless innings in relief, scattering five hits and striking out four to pick up his first win as Indianapolis edged Norfolk, 1-0. Jeff Clement led the Indians with two hits. Steve Johnson (1-3) took a tough-luck loss for the Tides, working an eight-inning complete game and surrendering just one unearned run on three hits and a walk while striking out eight.
Corey Brown homered and doubled and Xavier Paul added three hits as Syracuse topped Rochester, 6-4. Rehabbing Nats hurler Chien-Ming Wang (2-0) allowed four runs over eight innings to pick up the win for the Chiefs. Sean Burroughs led the Red Wings with three hits.
Matt LaPorta hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run fifth as Columbus beat Pawtucket, 5-3. Eric Berger (1-1) allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six innings to pick up the win for the Clippers. Lars Anderson homered and plated two runs for the Red Sox.
Alex Cobb threw five scoreless innings while striking out eight and three relievers combined to finish the shutout as Durham beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 1-0. Juan Miranda's solo shot in the seventh provided the only run of the game. Yankees starter Adam Warren (2-2) surrendered just one run on four hits and three walks, striking out six over seven innings in the loss.
In Game 1 of a doubleheader, Sean Gallagher (2-3) threw six one-run innings and Bill Rhinehart drove in two runs to lead Louisville over Lehigh Valley, 5-1. In Game 2, John Suomi had three hits and Tug Hulett picked up two RBIs to help the IronPigs strike back with a 4-3 win. Rhinehart homered and had two more hits for the Bats.
Gwinnett's Eric Junge scattered two runs on seven hits and a walk while fanning three over six innings as the Braves beat the Toledo Mud Hens in Game 1 of their doubleheader, 3-2. Ernesto Mejia went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs to lead the G-Braves. Toledo earned a doubleheader split in Game 2 with a 7-4 victory. No. 5 Tigers prospect Casey Crosby (4-2) allowed four runs and struck out nine over six innings and Ryan Strieby went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs for the Mud Hens.
In Pacific Coast League action, Michael Fiers earned his first win of the season, allowing three hits and striking out five over seven innings as Nashville beat Reno, 5-0, in the first game of a doubleheader. Eric Farris was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Logan Schafer reached base four times and Martin Maldonado hit a solo homer for the Sounds. Cole Gillespie had two hits and threw out a runner at home for the Aces.
David Winfree homered and drove in two runs as Reno avoided a doubleheader sweep, by beating Nashville, 5-1. Adam Eaton was 2-for-4 with two runs scored to raise his average to a league-leading .402 and shortstop Taylor Harbin collected two RBIs for the Aces. Sean Halton had two hits in a losing effort for the Sounds.
Travis d'Arnaud, the Blue Jays' No. 1 prospect, was 2-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored as Las Vegas slipped by New Orleans, 5-3, in 11 innings. Ruben Gotay and Mike McCoy gave the 51s the lead with back-to-back bases-loaded walks in the top of the 11th inning and Chad Beck notched his sixth save with a scoreless bottom half of the frame. Scott Cousins plated a pair of runs and Wade LeBlanc struck out 12 over eight innings for the Zephyrs.
Guillermo Moscoso improved to 2-3, yielding three runs on seven hits and fanning nine over 6 2/3 innings as Colorado Springs beat Memphis, 5-3. Andrew Brown contributed three RBIs and leadoff hitter Hernan Iribarren reached base three times and scored three times for the first-place Sky Sox. Mark Hamilton hit his second homer of the season for the Redbirds.
Brad Snyder hit a walk-off solo homer in the ninth inning to give Oklahoma City a 4-3 win over Tucson. Jimmy Paredes tied the game with a two-run blast in the eighth and Adalberto Glorez was credited with his second win after hurling 1 2/3 perfect innings of relief for the RedHawks, who have won four straight. Shortstop Everth Cabrera had two hits and scored twice for the Padres, raising his average to .336.
Jerry Sands, who was promoted to Los Angeles following Monday's game, homered and finished a triple shy of the cycle as Albuquerque fell to Salt Lake, 3-2. Garrett Richards earned his fourth win, allowing two runs on four hits over seven innings and Kole Calhoun was 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Bees.
Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs' No. 1 prospect, slugged his 12th homer of the year as Iowa defeated Sacramento, 3-1. Veteran hurler Rodrigo Lopez picked up the win after surrendering one run on three hits and fanning four over five innings and Brett Jackson stole a pair of bases for the Cubs. Brandon Hicks was 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored for the River Cats.
Clint Robinson was 2-for-5 and drove in four runs as Omaha rallied to beat Fresno, 8-5. Anthony Seratelli slugged a solo homer and Derrick Robinson had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth for the first-place Storm Chasers. Andrew Kown gave up two runs on four hits over seven innings, but did not factor into the decision for the Grizzlies.
Scott Savastano doubled three times and drove in three runs as Tacoma scored seven times over the first two innings en route to a 13-6 win over Round Rock. Carlos Peguero slugged a two-run homer and Luis Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Rainiers. Veteran outfielder Ryan Spilborghs homered and drove in three runs for the Express, losers of six straight.