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Farmers only: Cumberland stays sharp

Shaun Cumberland

Triple-A: Shaun Cumberland went 3 for 4 with a triple in the Bats' 6-1 win over Charlotte. Matt Maloney started the game but left after one batter due to an oblique strain. Rob Mackowiak added a homer, and he's sporting a .951 OPS since joining Louisville. Can't be too long before we see him in a Reds uni.

Double-A: Danny Dorn (who had 2 homers in an 8-7 loss on Wednesday) singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th as the Lookouts won 3-2. Sean Henry hit his eighth homer for Chattanooga, and Sean Watson struck out the side in order in the 6th. Chris Valaika was 1 for 3 and is now batting .299.

Juan Francisco

High A: Juan Francisco was 3 for 5 with a triple and 4 RBIs as Sarasota rolled 10-2. Todd Frazier was 2 for 4 to push his average up to .300. And a nice start by Alexander Smit, who might have been overlooked in the prospect rankings.

Tony Brown

Rookies: Tony Brown hit his 7th homer in 24 games as Billings won 9-3. That matches his total from last season, his first after being drafted in the 23rd round in 2006 out of powerhouse Okaloosa-Walton College. David Sappelt and Tyler Stovall also doubled, and Alex Buchholz was 1 for 3. ... The Dominican Reds beat the D-Reds-D-Backs 10-8.