Minor League Report. Cortes dominates. Ex-MLB 1B Lee May dies.

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AAA: SWB (68-39) won 3-2. 2B Cito Culver 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 hits, CF Jake Cave (.370).

Cortes 4 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 7 K. 0.95.
Pena 1 1/3 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR. 6.75
Mantiply (W, 5-4, 3.10) 2 IP, 1 R, unearned, 2 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Gallegos (S, 3) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.93

AA: Trenton (72-34) won 3-2 in 11 innings on a bases loaded walk. 2 hits SS Abiatal Avelino. 3 Hits C Jorge Saez.

Acevedo 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 4 K. Gave up 1 HR,  2.24
Carter 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. 2.75
Coshow (W, 2-3, 3.97) 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 3 K.

High A: Tampa (63-43) lost 5-1. 2B Nick Solak (.303) 2 hits, RBI.

Hebert (L, 0-1, 3.86) 4 2/3 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR.
Tarpley 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00
Frare 1 Ip, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 6.39

Low A: Charleston (57-48) lost 2-0.  They got only 4 hits.

Vargas (L, 0-2, 2.37) 7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. gave up 1 HR
Harris 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.20

Ex-MLB star Lee May died at the age of 74. May played for the Reds 1965-1971 and was the 1B for the 1970 NL Champs, playing in the 1970 WS. He was with Houston 1972-1974. He was with the Orioles 1975-1980, playing with the Orioles in the 1979 WS. He finished his career with the Royals in 1981 and 1982.

He hit 354 HR in his MLB career. He was a 3x All-Star who finished in the top 10 of MVP voting in 1972 and 1976. Three times (1969-1971) he hit 30 or more HR in a season, and three times he drove in 100+ runs in a season, leading the AL in 1976.

His 162 g. average was .267-28-97, OPS+ 116. A Solid 1B/DH from 1965-1982.

In 13 postseason games, he hit .263-2-11. He was 7 for 18, 2 doubles, 2 HR, 8 RBI in five games in the 1970 WS.

His brother Carlos was a major leaguer, spending time in the 1970s with the White Sox and Yankees.

 

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