5/9 Minor League report
Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of three-run homers to back Chris Rusin and lead Iowa to a 13-2 win over Fresno Tuesday night. Rusin retired the first nine batters he faced and gave up three hits, two walks over six innings. The lefty struck out five. Rizzo connected in the first and the sixth, and he leads the Pacific Coast League in home runs with nine. This was his fourth two-homer game of the season. Josh Vitters had three hits, including a home run, and four RBIs.
Trey McNutt gave up three earned runs on five hits over three innings in Tennessee’s 6-3 loss to Birmingham. Justin Bour hit his fifth home run and Luis Flores had three hits, including a double.
Matt Loosen gave up one run on four hits over five innings in Daytona’s 12-4 win over Charlotte. Rubi Silva had two hits, including his second homer, and three RBIs.
Jose Rosario gave up two runs on 10 hits over five innings in Peoria’s 7-2 win over Quad Cities. Paul Hoilman extended his hitting streak to a record-tying 21 games, getting a hit in his last at-bat.
– Carrie Muskat