Minors 7.15.16: Rafael Montero effective in first Double-A start

IOWA 7, LAS VEGAS 2: 51 starter Sean Gilmartin (9-4) surrendered six runs on six hits and three walks in five innings as his ERA rose to 4.84. Michael Conforto went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a strikeout and is now hitting .333 since a demotion. Jim Henderson tossed a scoreless inning with one walk and two strikeouts. Henderson was working on a second consecutive day for the first time since his rehab appearance began. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, HARTFORD 2 (13 innings): Pinch-hitter Maikis De La Cruz delivered a walk-off RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 13th that plated L.J. Mazzilli. Rafael Montero allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks in six innings in his first Double-A start since June 8, 2013. Box

ST. LUCIE 8, DAYTONA 1: P.J. Conlon retired the opening 17 Daytona batters. A 2-2 pitch to ensuing batter Jonathan Reynoso with two outs in the sixth then just missed its mark as Conlon and his fielders took a step toward the dugout. After a ball was called, the at-bat continued and Reynoso blooped a hit into center field. Ronald Bueno followed with an RBI double. Conlon then retired Blake Trahan on a flyout to end his night. Conlon struck out four and allowed one run on two hits in six innings. He required only 70 pitches. St. Lucie produced four first-inning runs. David Thompson clubbed a two-run double and Luis Guillorme smacked a two-run single. Kevin Kaczmarski tripled home Patrick Biondi in the second to put the Mets ahead 5-0. The Mets scored three runs in the sixth to go ahead 8-1. Vinny Siena lifted a sacrifice fly and Tomas Nido had an RBI single in the frame. Kaczmarski, in his third game with St. Lucie, went 3-for-4 with a double and triple. Needing a homer for the cycle in the eighth, he walked. Nido went 3-for-5 and upped his batting average to .321, leapfrogging teammate Wuilmer Becerra for the Florida State League lead. Guillorme went 3-for-4. Box

ROME 3, COLUMBIA 0: Chase Ingram allowed three first-inning runs and the Fireflies never answered. Ingram did follow with five scoreless innings. Dash Winningham collected his 14th multi-hit game of the season in the loss, finishing 2-for-3. Fireflies relievers Craig Missigman and Tyler Bashlor combined for three scoreless innings with five strikeouts. Box

KINGSPORT 15, BRISTOL 3: Jose Maria and Franklin Correa had four RBIs apiece and Walter Rasquin drove in three runs. Box

LOWELL 7, BROOKLYN 3: Cyclones starter Merandy Gonzalez allowed five runs in six innings. Box

GCL CARDINALS 6, GCL METS 5: Josh Prevost allowed two runs in 1 2/3 innings in his first game action since May 31 with St. Lucie. Juan Uriarte's sacrifice fly in the eighth pulled the Mets within a run. Oliver Pascual then had a two-out single in the ninth, but Wagner Lagrange had a game-ending strikeout. Box

Compiled with team reports