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Triple-A – St. Paul Saints 9, Columbus Clippers 2
Double-A – Akron RubberDucks 9, Altoona Curve 5
High-A – Lake County Captains 6, South Bend Cubs 5
Low-A – Myrtle Beach Pelicans 4, Lynchburg Hillcats 1


Aaron Civale (Akron, SP): W (1-0), 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 earned), 1 BB, 6 K – Civale threw 50 strikes in 71 pitches in what will hopefully be his final rehab start before returning to the Tribe rotation.  While Aaron’s journey back to the Progressive Field mound might be coming to a close, that of his fellow front-of-rotation guy Shane Bieber may just be kicking into high gear.  Per Andre Knott on last night’s Indians telecast, Shane threw a 25-30 pitch bullpen on Tuesday, utilizing his full arsenal of pitches.  The last part of that sentence gives hope that a rehab outing might be the defending Cy Young Award winner’s next step on his path back to health and the majors.


Steven Kwan (Columbus, CF): 2-5 – Kwan was impressive in a multi-hit Triple-A debut.

Andruw Monasterio (Columbus, 3B): 2-2, 1 R, 2 BB – Monasterio’s perfect evening at the plate was his third game with multiple total bases in his last four.  He is slashing .325/.426/.475 in eleven games since being called up from Double-A Akron.

Will Brennan (Akron, CF): 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Brennan has brought the quiet consistency that marked the start of his season in Eastlake with him to Akron.  He has at least one hit in 17 of his last 20 games (going back to August 7) with no multi-game hit droughts.

Brayan Rocchio (Akron, SS): 3-5, 1 R,  2B, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 SB – The calendar may have turned to September, but Rocchio is still dominating like he did in August.  His hitting has been a big reason why the RubberDucks’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot is down to 14 (couldn;t get it any lower tonight due to all of the other contenders being rained out).

Marcos Gonzalez (Akron, 1B): 2-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 K – Hopefully, Gonzalez has put his five-game 0-for-17 stretch behind him as he now has a three-game hitting streak including back-to-back multi-hit games.

Jose Tena (Lake County, SS): 2-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K – Tena started September by extending his hitting streak to eight games with the first multi-hit game of the streak.

Jhonkensy Noel (Lake County, 3B): 1-3, 1 R, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K – Noel;s two-run double (his first two-base hit in High-A) in the third inning proved crucial to the Captains’ victory last night.  He is now slashing ,326/.392/.478 with eleven RBI in twelve games for the Eastlake side.

Julian Escobedo (Lake County, LF): 1-3, 1 R, 1 HR,1 RBI, 1 BB,1 K, 1 CS – Escobedo only got one hit, but it was a big one.  His ninth-inning solo shot broke a 5-5 tie and scored the eventual game-winning run.

Quentin Holmes (Lake County,CF): 0-1, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 SB – Holmes increased his season walk total by 33% (from nine to twelve) 0n the night he stole his 13th base of the season (on 19 attempts in 55 games).

Petey Halpin (Lynchburg, CF): 2-4, 2 K, 1 CS – Halpin’s current streaks stand at eight (hitting) and twelve (on-base) games.

Angel Martinez (Lynchburg, 3B): 3-4, 1 R, 1 2B – Martinez scored the Hillcats’ only run on a night when they stranded fourteen runners (The Pelicans stranded 15 on a night largely bereft of clutch hitting).

Alexfri Planez (Lynchburg, LF): Planez drove in said run as part of his third multi-hit game in a row.  In those three games, Alexfri is 8-for-13 (.615) with four runs.

Andres Melendez (Lynchburg, C): 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K – Melendez also has a three-game multi-hit streak.  He is 7-for-13 (.538) during the streak with a double in each game.

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