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Jay Bruce
Bruce

Triple-A: Jay Bruce fell a triple short of the cycle and the Bats' bullpen imploded before leaving the bases loaded and securing a 6-4 win over Indianapolis. AAA ace Justin Lehr did it again, allowing 5 hits in six scoreless innings. Andy Phillips had two doubles and Adam Rosales was 2 for 2, but his error in the ninth open the floodgates to four unearned runs surrendered by Jim Brower. He was a disaster, but he still hasn't allowed an earned run this season. The Bats moved two games ahead of the Indians for first in the International League West. UP NEXT: Game 4 at Indy, 7:15 tonight.

Chris Valaika
Valaika

Double-A: Cody Strait hit a walk-off homer as Chattanooga beat Carolina 3-2 . Shaun Cumberland was 2 for 4, and Sam LeCure was impressive, striking out 5 and allowing just one run in 7 innings. So far Cumberland has been the only hitter for the Lookouts who has been encouraging, but this team has some arms. UP NEXT: Game 2 vs. Carolina, 7:15 tonight.

High A: Chris Valaika was 4 for 5 with 3 RBIs as Sarasota won 6-4 . Drew Stubbs was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, Justin Turner and Chris Heisey had two hits apiece and Juan Francisco's 0-for-4 night was the only offensive discouragement. Jordan Smith improved to 4-1, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) in his 6 innings. UP NEXT: Rubber match at Clearwater, tonight at 7.

Low A: Dayton had the day off and is traveling to Kane County for a 7:30 game tonight.