Former Major Leaguer Daniel Cabrera allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings, but did not factor into the decision as Indianapolis beat Louisville, 4-2. Bats starter Brett Tomko allowed two runs and striking out six in six frames. Two runs scored on a wild pitch by Josh Judy and a single by Jake Fox in the eighth inning proved to be the difference.
The Lehigh Valley offense -- led by a 3-for-5, three-RBI performance from Hector Luna -- pounded Syracuse, 11-2. Five IronPigs collected at least two hits, including leadoff man Andres Blanco who went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Scott Elarton improved to 3-1 after allowing four hits in six shutout innings. Syracuse left fielder Xavier Paul went 2-for-4 with two doubles and one RBI.
Jose Lopez went 4-for-5 with three doubles and three RBIs for Columbus in his first game since being sent down as the Clippers thrashed Toledo, 8-1. First baseman Beau Mills homered and had four RBIs from the No. 7 spot in the lineup. Chris Seddon improved to 3-1 after allowing one run on three hits and two walks over six innings. The Mud Hens spoiled a solid start by Tigers' No. 17 prospect Adam Wilk, who allowed one run and struck out five over five innings.
Andy Pettitte gave up five runs -- three earned -- on eight hits over five frames in his first start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as the Yankees fell to Pawtucket, 7-5. Lars Anderson led the way for the Red Sox, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs. Boston's No. 11 prospect Jose Iglesias produced his fifth straight multi-hit game to improve his average to .253.
Center fielder Xavier Avery stroked a leadoff home run and added an RBI double in the eighth to lead Norfolk to a 5-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader at Durham. Chris Tillman allowed two runs over six innings in relief of Tides starter Jason Berken, who exited after only two innings. Catcher Stephen Vogt made it interesting with a two-RBI double in the bottom of the eighth.
The Bulls got their revenge in the second game of the twinbill with a 2-1 win over the Tides. Matt Mangini's homer in the bottom of the fifth -- his first of the season -- proved to be the difference. Lance Pendleton, who began the season as a reliever, allowed three hits over five shutout innings for his first win of the season. Norfolk first baseman Chris Robinson went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.
In the Pacific Coast League, Ryan Spilborghs doubled twice and drove in three runs and Michael Bianucci hit his sixth home run as Round Rock beat Memphis, 5-1. Michael Kirkman (2-1) allowed one run in six innings to earn the win for the Express. Matt Adams homered to bring in the Redbirds' only run.
No. 2 Marlins prospect Matt Dominguez collected three hits, including a double, and drove in four runs while Gil Velazquez homered, doubled and drove in two in New Orleans' 12-4 win over Iowa. Brett Jackson homered and scored twice for the Cubs.
Brandon Wood hit a walk-off sacrifice fly as Colorado Springs rallied in the ninth to beat Fresno, 6-5. Matt McBride had three hits to lead the Sky Sox and No. 6 Giants prospect Charlie Culberson went 3-for-4 with two doubles for the Grizzlies.
Cody Clark hit a three-run walk-off homer and Clint Robinson added a two-run shot as Omaha topped Oklahoma City, 10-7, for the Storm Chasers' 13th straight win at home. Brett Wallace had three hits and two RBIs for the RedHawks and both Scott Moore and Justin Ruggiano homered.
Aaron Laffey and Bobby Korecky combined for a three-hit shutout to lead Las Vegas over Salt Lake, 8-0. David Cooper homered twice and drove in three runs and No. 2 Blue Jays prospect Anthony Gose hit his first homer of the year for the 51s. No. 13 Angels prospect Andrew Romine paced the Bees with two hits.
Top Brewers prospect Wily Peralta tossed four one-run innings while Sean Halton doubled twice and drove in a run in Nashville's 4-3 win over Albuquerque. Elian Herrera homered, tripled and drove in two runs for the Isotopes.
Jake Elmore went 3-for-3, picked up three RBIs and scored twice and No. 16 Arizona prospect Adam Eaton had two hits in Reno's 9-4 win over Tacoma. Johan Limonta led the Rainiers with two RBIs.
Collin Cowgill homered and had three RBIs while Graham Godfrey (3-0) threw seven scoreless innings for Sacramento in a 7-1 win over Tucson. No. 6 Oakland prospect Grant Green added two hits for the River Cats. Everth Cabrera and Matt Clark each had three hits for the Padres. Clark is 8-for-10 in his last three games.