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Hot Rods Sweep Captains, Clinch Playoff Berth

August 25, 2016 - Eastlake, OH - Finishing a five-game stretch in four days at Classic Park, the Bowling Green Hot Rods notched their sixth straight victory and clinch a spot in the Midwest League playoffs with a 14-2 win against the Lake County Captains on Thursday night. With their magic number to clinch a playoff berth at one coming into the game, the Hot Rods clinched their first playoff berth since 2013 by tying a season-high with 14 runs and 18 hits. Bowling Green starting off the rout in the second inning with four runs, led by a... Full Story

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Melendez Leads Blowout Win over Ogden

August 25, 2016 - Manny Melendez finished a triple shy of the cycle as the Grand Junction Rockies increased their lead in the South division to 1.5 games with a 12-1 lead over the Ogden Raptors Thursday night at Lindquist Field. Melendez finished 3-for-4 with four RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base as the Rockies improved to 14-9 in the second half, bouncing back from a 10-inning loss to the Raptors Wednesday. He started the game with a single, stole second and scored the game's first run when Roberto Ramos doubled him home. The ... Full Story

Snappers Walk off on LumberKings to Earn Series Split

August 25, 2016 - Beloit, WI - In what turned out to be a classic pitchers duel at Pohlman Field, the LumberKings had chances to break a scoreless tie in the ninth and the tenth innings against the Snappers, but couldn't do it. Beloit cashed in during the bottom of the tenth, as a leadoff hit by pitch scored on a two out single from Edwin Diaz, giving the Snappers the 1-0 extra inning win. It is the fourth time in the second half that the LumberKings have lost a game 1-0. Beloit's best chance to crack the ice came in the third, as with one... Full Story

Fast Start Spurs 5-2 Round Rock Win in New Orleans

August 25, 2016 - METAIRIE, Louisiana - The Round Rock Express (66-67) jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead and never looked back, topping the New Orleans Zephyrs (65-66) 5-2 in game two at Zephyr Field. DH Matt Duffy led the charge by driving in three runs with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate. Express reliever LHP Yohander Mendez (3-1, 0.64) earned the win after four hitless innings of relief. Mendez allowed just one walk while picking up a strikeout. New Orleans RHP Jake Esch (2-1, 5.70) suffered the loss, surrendering all five Round Rock r... Full Story

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