Around the minors 7.30.12

INDIANAPOLIS 6, BUFFALO 2: Returning to the rotation for the first time since June 9, Jenrry Mejia tossed 57 pitches. He went three innings, allowing one run on four hits and three walks. Dylan Owen suffered the loss in relief, allowing four runs in 3 1/3 innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis struck out as a pinch hitter for Mejia in the fourth in his return to Triple-A. Lucas Duda went 2-for-5 and drove in the game's opening run. Mike Nickeas went 4-for-4. Box

ST. LUCIE 8, CLEARWATER 3: Jack Leathersich and Taylor Whitenton contributed two scoreless innings apiece in relief of starter Chase Huchingson. St. Lucie overcame a 2-0 deficit with a four-run fifth that included RBI singles by Travis Taijeron, Robbie Shields and T.J. Rivera. Box


JOHNSON CITY 3, KINGSPORT 2: Akeel Morris surrendered a walk-off homer to Trevor Martin leading off the bottom of the ninth. Box

BROOKLYN 5, MAHONING VALLEY 1: Rainy Lara produced 10 strikeouts, becoming the third pitcher in Cyclones history to record double-digit strikeouts multiple times in the same season, and Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. The Scrappers did score against Lara in the first, but produced no additional damage. Tyler Naquin doubled with one out. After Joseph Wendle flied out for the second out, Charlie Valerio singled, scoring Naquin. Lara did not allow another batter to reach until two outs in the sixth. After Juan Gamboa singled to lead off the third inning for the Cyclones, he was thrown out trying to steal. Dimas Ponce then flied out. But Eudy Pina started a two-out rally by walking. Nimmo then singled and Richie Rodriguez walked to load the bases. Jayce Boyd singled, scoring Pina and Nimmo and giving the Cyclones a 2-1 lead. In the fifth, the Cyclones scored two more runs. Nimmo ripped a one-out double. Rodriguez hit a grounder to the third baseman Wendle, who was unable to field the ball cleanly, allowing Rodriguez to reach. Boyd's groundout moved Nimmo to third and Rodriguez to second. After Alex Sanchez walked to load the bases with two out, Stefan Sabol delivered a two-run single. The Cyclones tacked on a run in the sixth on Nimmo's RBI double. Lara tossed seven innings, allowing one run on three hits and no walks. Box

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