7/1 Minor League report
Logan Watkins hit a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth to help Tennessee beat Birmingham, 3-2, on Saturday. Michael Burgess also homered for the Smokies. Kevin Rhoderick picked up the win in relief. Jae-Hoon Ha, who will play in the All-Star Futures game, had two hits.
Kyler Burke gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits over four innings in Daytona’s 5-2 loss to Dunedin. John Andreoli had two hits.
Zach Cates gave up four earned runs on six hits over four innings and struck out five in Peoria’s 9-5 loss to Wisconsin. Paul Hoilman hit a double, and now has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games.
Jose Arias gave up five runs on nine hits over five innings in Boise’s 12-6 win over Spokane. Stephen Bruno had two hits and one RBIs and Jeimer Candelario had three hits and two RBIs.
Justin Berg, making a comeback from Tommy John surgery, threw two scoreless innings in Mesa’s 12-8 win over the Royals. Carlos Penalver had three hits and three RBIs.
— Carrie Muskat