7/29 Minor matters – early edition
Javier Baez hit two home runs but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 8-5 to Birmingham on Sunday. Baez hit a two-run homer in the first and a two-run shot in the ninth. After batting .274 with 17 home runs at Class A Daytona this year, Baez now is batting .232 with 10 home runs with the Double-A Smokies.
C.J. Edwards had quite a debut Sunday at Daytona. The right-hander struck out the first seven batters he faced, and finished with eight Ks over five scoreless innings, giving up one hit and walking one in a 2-1 win over Palm Beach. The Cubs acquired Edwards in the Matt Garza deal with the Rangers.