Minors 7.23.13: Tons of runs in Vegas

LAS VEGAS 12, RENO 10: The 51s scored 10 runs in the third inning alone, and still barely won the game. Ruben Tejada went 3-for-5, and left fielder Mike Baxter, right fielder Jamie Hoffmann and catcher Juan Centeno had two hits apiece. (One of Baxter's hits was a homer, his fourth of the season.) Wilmer Flores returned from an ankle injury, started at first base, and went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Jordany Valdespin went 0-for-3 with two walks. Starter Jacob deGrom gave up five runs on eights hits in 3 2/3 innings, with six strikeouts and four walks. Reliever Greg Burke allowed three runs in two innings, including a pair of homers, but Robert Carson pitched a scoreless ninth to get the save. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, READING 3: The B-Mets scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning, and that was all they needed. Noah Syndergaard improved to 3-0 at Double-A, giving up two runs on four hits in five innings, with seven strikeouts and one walk. Second baseman Daniel Muno and center fielder Darrell Ceciliani had two hits apiece. Box


DAYTONA 7, ST. LUCIE 0: The Mets won the first game of the doubleheader. Starter Rainy Lara got the win, giving up two earned runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. Second baseman T.J. Rivera had two of St. Lucie's five hits. In the second game, which only went seven innings, Mets starter Domingo Tapia lasted just 2/3 of an inning, giving up three earned runs on two hits, with four walks. Box 1; Box 2

DELMARVA 9, SAVANNAH 2: Sand Gnats starter Luis Cessa allowed five runs on 13 hits in five innings. Center fielder Brandon Nimmo went 2-for-3, and fellow outfielder Eudy Pina drove home Savannah's two runs. Box

KINGSPORT 5, ELIZABETHTON 4: The Mets scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to win the game. Catcher Jeyckol De Leon went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and second baseman Jeff McNeil, right fielder Victor Cruzado and designated hitter Joe Tuschak had two hits apiece. Robert Whalen started and pitched 7 1/3 innings, giving up three runs on six hits, with 10 strikeouts and no walks. Box

LOWELL 2, BROOKLYN 1: Seth Lugo took the loss, giving up two runs on five hits in seven innings. Right fielder James Roche had two of the Cyclones' six hits. Box

GCL CARDINALS 4, GCL METS 3: Starter Octavio Acosta pitched well, giving up one run on seven hits in seven innings, with six strikeouts and one walk. But Ty Williams blew the save, giving up two runs in the bottom of the ninth. Right fielder Wuilmer Becerra and third baseman Jhoan Urena had two hits apiece. First-round pick Dominic Smith was 1-for-2, with a double and two walks. Box

Compiled from team reports