8/5 Minor League report
Josh Vitters hit a three-run homer to lift Iowa to a 5-1 win over Colorado Springs Saturday night and snap a seven-game losing streak. It was Vitters’ 17th home run. Chris Rusin did not get a decision but did post a quality start, giving up one run on four hits over seven innings and striking out eight. Brett Jackson reached base twice, and stole a base. He’s batting .256. Could we see Jackson and Vitters on Sunday in L.A.? Stay tuned.
Nick Struck gave up three runs on six hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 6-5 win over Jackson in the first game of a doubleheader. Justin Bour hit his 13th home run. Junior Lake had two hits and a stolen base. In the second game, Bour homered again, but it wasn’t enough as the Smokies lost, 8-7. Bour was batting .301. Michael Brenly had two hits and two RBIs.
Rebel Ridling hit his third home run in Daytona’s 12-5 loss to Dunedin. Matt Loosen took the loss, giving up four earned runs on four hits over two innings.
Joseph Zeller gave up five earned runs over 3 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 8-1 loss to Cinton. Chadd Krist hit his second home run, a solo shot.
Tayler Scott gave up one earned run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings in Boise’s 6-2 win over Spokane. Daniel Vogelbach had two hits and three RBIs and Jeimer Candelario reached base twice, hitting a RBI double.
— Carrie Muskat