8/6 Minor matters
Jeff Samardzija improved to 9-1 with a win Thursday. Marquez Smith, Micah Hoffpauir and Bryan LaHair each homered to back Samardzija in Iowa’s 8-3 win over Memphis. Hoffpauir finished with four RBIs. Samardzija gave up one run on three hits and three walks over six innings, striking out three.
Chris Archer gave up two runs, one earned, on five hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 11-3 win over Montgomery. Matt Spencer hit two home runs and finished with seven RBIs. Archer has given up two earned runs over 39 1/3 innings.
Ryan Flaherty homered in Daytona’s 7-2 loss to Jupiter. Alberto Cabrera took the loss, giving up four runs on 10 hits over six innings.
Su-Min Jung threw five scoreless innings in Peoria’s 13-1 win over Wisconsin. The 13 runs were a season high for the Chiefs, who totaled 16 hits. Justin Bour hit a grand slam and drove in six runs in the game.
Alvaro Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 10 games with two hits in Boise’s 6-2 loss to Everett. Juan Yasser Serrano took the loss, giving up five runs, four earned, on seven hits over four innings.
— Carrie Muskat