Mahoning Valley Scrappers 4, Brooklyn Cyclones 1
Box Score · Scrappers improve to 11-10
After struggling mightily in his first two rehab stints, Danny Salazar was giving a test against Low-A competition and he passed with flying colors. Salazar shut out the Brooklyn Cyclones over five innings, giving up just two hits and walking two while striking out seven. The best part was his efficiency, needing just 71 pitches. He’ll need to translate that to a strong performance against better competition before the Indians activate him, but this was a very good sign.
Nolan Jones went 2-4 with a double while Samad Taylor blasted his second home run of the season to back up Salazar as the Scrappers got back over the .500 mark and ended their four-game losing streak.
DSL Indians 3, DSL Pirates 6
Box Score · Indians fall to 12-21
The DSL Indians outhit the DSL Pirates 9-7 but simply weren’t clutch when it mattered, going a crushing 2-18 with runners in scoring position.
Top prospect Marcos Gonzalez stayed hot, going 2-4 with a double, two runs batted in and a stolen base. Henderson De Oleo also had a multi-hit game with a home run.
Starting pitcher Luis Garcia was shutting the Pirates out through five innings, but ran into trouble without getting any outs in the sixth. Reliever Wilton Sanchez allowed two inherited runners to score and then gave up three more that inning en route to the loss.
Box Score · Indians/Brewers improve to 14-19
Christopher Cespedes blasted his first home run of the year while Julio Cabrera hit a triple and was hit by a pitch. Center fielder Derian Perez went 2-3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and three runs scored as the Indians/Brewers blasted off to a shootout victory.
Starting pitcher Jahir Varela had been great all season, giving up just one run combined in five previous starts, but he was teed off on for four runs in two innings
The Columbus Clippers and Akron RubberDucks are on All-Star break, the Lynchburg Hillcats, Lake County Captains and AZL Indians had a scheduled off-day.