Durham Bulls 3, Pawtucket Red Sox 1
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Notes: Durham finally snapped their losing streak and improved to 39-32... Rehabbing Scott Kazmir got the win, allowing just a run in 6 innings of work. He struck out 6 and didn't walk a batter, throwing 55 of his 78 pitches for strikes... John Jaso hit his fourth HR of the season, a solo shot... Reid Brignac was 1-4... Matt Joyce's struggles continued, striking out twice as part of an 0-3 night... Jason Cromer and Dale Thayer combined to shut Pawtucket out over the last three innings...
Tennessee Smokies 2, Montgomery Biscuits 0
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Notes: Montgomery begins the second half of the season 0-1... Jeremy Hellickson returned from his shoulder injury without missing a beat, tossing four shutout innings. He struck out 6 and didn't walk a batter... The Biscuits offense managed just four hits... Desmond Jennings was 1-4... Both runs scored by Tennessee were unearned... Ryan Reid struck out all three hitters he faced in the 9th...
St. Lucie Mets 4, Charlotte Stone Crabs 3 (7 innings)
Charlotte Stone Crabs 9, St. Lucie Mets 5 (7 innings)
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Notes: Charlotte sits at 35-30 with the split... Darin Downs and Brian Flores combined in the first game, which was the completion of a suspended contest... Jeremy Hall got the win in game 2, getting some run support to help offset the 5 runs he allowed in 5 innings... Henry Wrigley homered off rehabbing Mets pitcher Oliver Perez...
Bowling Green on All-Star Break
Notes: Bowling Green returns to action Thursday in Lexington...
Hudson Valley Renegades 3, Brooklyn Cyclones 2
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Notes: Hudson Valley improved to 2-1... Alex Colome started and was terrific, shutting the Cyclones out for 5 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 1... Elias Otero, Burt Reynolds, and Mayobanex Acosta each collected two hits...
Durham Bulls - C John Jaso: 1-3 with a walk and HR. After an awful month of May, Jaso's hitting .278/.403/.519 in June.
Montgomery Biscuits - RHP Jeremy Hellickson: He was in fine form, shutting out the Smokies through 4 innings. He struck out 6 and didn't walk anyone.
Charlotte Stone Crabs - SS Shawn O'Malley: Combined 2-6 with two walks and three runs scored.
Hudson Valley Renegades - RHP Alexander Colome: 5 innings, 3 hits, no runs, 1 walk, and 4 strikeouts.
Durham Bulls - OF Matt Joyce: 0-3 with two strikeouts.
Montgomery Biscuits - Offense: Just four hits. Yikes.
Charlotte Stone Crabs - 1B Cody Cipriano: Combined 0-6.
Hudson Valley Renegades - DH Mark Thomas: 0-4.