6/4 Minor matters – Wednesday’s games

Joe Gardner retired 18 of the first 19 batters he faced and Dustin Geiger hit his seventh home run, a two-run shot, to lead Tennessee to a 4-1 win over Birmingham. Gardner gave up three hits over 6 2/3innings.

* Four Kane County players were named to the Midwest League All-Star Game, which will be played June 17 in Grand Rapids, Mich. They include catcher Will Remillard, infielder Jordan Hankins, pitcher Jose Arias and pitcher Paul Blackburn. Blackburn was named the Cubs’ Minor League pitcher of the month for May earlier Wednesday.

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