8/11 Minor League report
Jay Jackson gae up two runs on three hits over six innings in Iowa’s 7-6 win over Sacramento on Wednesday. Brett Jackson had two hits and one RBIs. Steve Clevenger extended his hitting streak to five games with two hits. Note: Bryan LaHair has 31 doubles to go with his 30 homers, and is the second player in franchise history to reach the 30-30 milestone. The other was Mel Hall, who had 34 doubles and 32 homers in 1982.
* Brooks Raley gave up two runs — one earned — on five hits over seven innings but took the loss as Tennessee dropped a 3-1 decision to Jacksonville. Blake Lalli had two hits, including his ninth home run.
* Daytona’s game vs. Lakeland was postponed because of unplayable conditions. The two teams will play a doubleheader Thursday.
* Austin Kirk gave up five runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 6-0 loss to Kane County. Taiwan Easterling extended his hitting streak to three games.
* Jose Rosario gave up two runs on four hits over five innings in Boise’s 4-2 win over Eugene. He struck out five. Dustin Harrington had three hits and two RBIs and Pin-Chieh Chen had two hits, one RBI and a stolen base.
Note: Kyler Burke, who was selected 35th overall in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft as an outfielder, is converting to a pitcher.
“It’s not easy,” Boise manager Mark Johnson said. “Kudos to him, because it’s tough.”
“It was a tough decision at first,” said Burke, who was the Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year. “But I think now, every day, it feels like the right decision.”
* Hunter Ackerman gave up one run on four hits over four innings and did not get a decision in Mesa’s 7-6 walkoff win over the Rangers. Kyung-Min Na had two hits and one RBI, extending his hitting streak to seven games.
– Carrie Muskat