4/9 Minor matters
Andrew Cashner struck out 10 over 4 1/3 innings to lead Doube-A Tennessee to a 4-3 win over Mississippi on Thursday. Cashner struck out the first seven batters he faced. Starlin Castro had two hits, including a triple, and drove in a run and stole a base.
Ryne Sandberg is 0-1 after the Triple-A Iowa team dropped its opener, 6-3 to Nashville. J.R. Mathes took the loss, giving up five runs on nine hits over five innings. Bobby Scales walked three times and had a hit. Sam Fuld drove in a run.
Class A Daytona lost 3-0 to Brevard County despite solid pitching by Rafael Dolis. The right-hander gave up two hits over five scoreless innings, striking out five.
Greg Rohan hit a two-run homer to help Peoria beat Clinton, 5-4. Robert Whitenack gave up four runs on seven hits over five innings for the win.
– Carrie Muskat