7/29 Minor matters
Micah Hoffpauir hit his 17th homer but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 8-4 to Albuquerque on Wednesday. J.R. Mathes gave up six runs on nine hits over five innings and took the loss. Marquez Smith had three hits.
Chris Carpenter gave up six runs, five earned, on nine hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 8-5 loss to West Tenn. Tony Thomas, Brandon Guyer and Blake Lalli each had two hits.
Junior Lake and Rebel Ridling each hit home runs to lift Daytona to a 4-3 win over Palm Beach for its 10th straight win. Michael Brenly had two hits and now has reached base safely in 26 straight games. Ridling’s homer was a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth to give Daytona a 4-3 lead.
Ryan Searle gave up no earned runs in six innings as Peoria beat Wisconsin, 8-3. Searle struck out four and snapped a personal four-game losing streak with the win.
Alvaro Ramirez had three hits in Boise’s 5-3 loss to Vancouver. Wes Darvill had two hits and two RBIs in Mesa’s 7-3 loss to the Indians.
— Carrie Muskat