AAA: SWB got two in the bottom of the 9th to win the opener of the best-of-five International League playoff series 8-7. With one out, Juan Miranda singled and went to 2nd on an error. PR Chris Basak scored on a double by Tim Battle, who spent the year at Tampa. After Ben Broussard was intentionally walked, Matt Carson grounded into a forceout before Eric Duncan’s single won it.
Chase Wright outdueled megaprospect David Price in this one. Both went 6 IP, Wright giving up two runs, Price four. The Yankees bullpen blew a 6-2 lead by giving up five in the 8th. David Robertson gave up 3 runs in 1 1/3 IP, while Zach Kroenke didn’t get anyone out in giving up 2 runs. The win went to Mark Melancon, who pitched a scoreless top of the 9th. Shelley Duncan had two doubles and two RBI, and Ben Broussard had a two-run HR. Juan Miranda had two hits and Nick Green had three, but what a hit for Battle, who had entered the game earlier as a PR for Shelley Duncan.
AA: Trenton trying to defend the Eastern League championship they won last season. Trenton won their opener 3-1. Eric Hacker gave up 1 run on just 3 hits in 6 IP. Michael Dunn and Jhonny Nunez combined for 3 scoreless innings of relief. Chris Malec with two hits and two RBI. Two hits and an RBI for Francisco Cervelli. Three hits for Ramiro Pena.