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Triple-A roundup: Locke stifles Bats
Walters shuts out Bisons; 'Topes' Van Slyke homers again
05/06/2012 2:07 AM ET
Jeff Locke ranks seventh in the International League with a 2.31 ERA.
Jeff Locke ranks seventh in the International League with a 2.31 ERA. (Bill Gentry)
Jeff Locke earned his third win after allowing four hits and striking out five over seven innings as Indianapolis blanked Louisville, 4-0. Gorkys Hernandez was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Matt Hague reached base three times and scored a run for the Indians. Chad Reineke took the loss, yielding four runs on 10 hits over five innings.

P.J. Walters tossed a four-hitter and struck out seven for his fifth career complete game as Rochester edged Buffalo, 2-1, in the first game of a doubleheader. Brian Dozier lifted a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the fifth for the Red Wings, while Omar Quintanilla singled home the Bisons' lone run.

Darin Mastroianni went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs as Rochester completed a doubleheader sweep by blanking Buffalo 5-0. Deolis Guerra earned his first Triple-A win after fanning four and allowing one hit over 2 1/3 innings of relief and Aaron Bates had two hits and scored a run for the Red Wings. Fred Lewis singled and stole a base for the Bisons.

Tyler Cloyd improved to 2-0 after yielding a run on six hits over seven innings as Lehigh Valley beat Syracuse, 4-1. Derrick Mitchell singled home a run and scored another, while Jake Diekman tossed two perfect innings to notch his fifth save for the IronPigs. Corey Brown supplied the Chiefs' offense with his fourth homer of the season.

Andy Oliver, the Tigers' No. 4 prospect, took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing an RBI double as Toledo held on to defeat Columbus, 2-1. Oliver struck out six over seven innings, while Brad Eldredand Jeff Frazier drove in the runs for the Mud Hens. Corey Kluber took the loss, despite striking out 10 over 5 1/3 innings.

Dan Johnson hit a two-run homer and scored twice to lead Charlotte to an 11-2 rout over Gwinnett. Tyler Kuhn drove in three runs for the Knights, while Greg Golson had two hits and scored twice. Jose Constanza smacked a pair of doubles to extend his hitting streak to six games for the Braves.

Mauro Gomez had two hits, including his 10th homer, and drove in two runs as Pawtucket cruised to a 9-3 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Che-Hsuan Lin added a two-run blast, while Lars Anderson doubled twice and collected two RBIs for the PawSox. Cuban defector Ronnier Mustelier was 2-for-5 with a run scored in his Triple-A debut for the Yankees.

Adeiny Hechavarria, David Cooper and Mike McCoy homered to power Las Vegas to a 4-2 victory over Salt Lake. The 51s got five one-hit innings from relievers Robert Coello, Evan Crawford and Ryota Igarashi.

Todd Linden led the way with a two-run homer in Fresno's 7-4 win over Colorado Springs. Roger Kieschnick one of the Pacific Coast League's hottest hitters, contributed two more hits to raise his batting average to .347.

Pinch-hitter Bryan Anderson sparked a four-run 10th inning that carried Memphis to a 5-1 triumph over Round Rock. Cardinals No. 8 prospect Matt Adams contributed three hits and an RBI and is batting .337. Shelby Miller, the Cards' top prospect, gave up a run and struck out eight over 5 1/3 innings but did not figure in the decision for the Redbirds.

Luke Montz hit a two-run homer, his fourth in five games, as New Orleans defeated Iowa, 7-3. Montz, Donovan Solano and Chris Coghlan each drove in two runs for the Zephyrs, while Tom Koehler fanned eight over six strong innings.

Johnny Giavotella smacked a towring walk-off homer in the 10th inning to give Omaha a 10-9 victory over Oklahoma City. Max Ramirez and Anthony Seratelli also went yard for the Storm Chasers, while Brett Wallace, Brad Snyder and Mike Hessman homered for the RedHawks.

Scott Van Slyke homered for the fourth time in three games and drove in two runs to help Albuquerque edge Nashville, 4-2. Isotopes starter John Ely limited the Sounds to two runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 frames but did not figure in the decision. Former first-round pick Mark Rogers gave up two runs on three hits in six innings for Nashville.

Randy Ruiz hit his eighth homer of the season to retain a share of the Pacific Coast League lead and help Reno top Tacoma, 11-10. Ruiz, Jake Elmore and Josh Bell each plated two runs for the Aces. In defeat, Rainiers second baseman Luis Rodriguez doubled, singled and drove in three runs.

Matt Clark homered twice as Tucson defeated Sacramento, 10-4, in the opener of a doubleheader. Like Clark, River Cats left fielder Grant Green went 3-for-3, falling a double short of the cycle.

Everth Cabrera went 2-for-3 with three RBIs as Tucson completed a doubleheader sweep with a 6-4 triumph over Sacramento. Matt Clark chipped in two more hits and scored a run for the Padres, while Brandon Hicks tripled, doubled and drove in three runs for the River Cats.

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