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Daniel Norris pitched in from of Alex Anthopoulos on Wednesday and the results were mixed. Norris was victimized somewhat by his teammates but he only had one strikeout. AA could have gone to AA to see John Anderson and two relievers shutout Portland. Dalton Pompey had two hits. AA could have gone to Lansing to see Chris Carlson hit a tenth inning go ahead and game winning home run.

Dunedin and Jairo Labourt were beaten up, Vancouver had no offense, Angel Perdomo had a Jekyll and Hyde start for Bluefield and the GCL Jays came out on the wrong end of a walk-off.

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The affiliates won three of eight on Canada Day Eve with two losses in extra innings. So, Kessel got traded!


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Only two wins out of six for the affiliates on Monday. Two losses were by one run and three were by two. The game I was at involved a converted touchdown spread.
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Does a team deserve to win when it gets just two hits? It does when the other team makes five errors.


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bears down on Hillsboro second baseman Fernery Ozuna, who cannot handle an errant throw from third base on a ground ball from Christian Vazquez. Davis advanced to third but was stranded to end the second inning.
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The Vancouver Canadians were able to make it two straight wins over Hillsboro with a come-from-behind victory at Nat Bailey Stadium Saturday night.

Daniel Lietz got the start Saturday and pitched three shutout innings before giving up three runs in the fourth.
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Such days it's tough to find something to headline, not on Sunday. First all the affiliates won. Bluefield were without a base runner through eight innings but scored seven runs in the ninth and won in the tenth. Vancouver had just two hits but scored six runs for the win. DJ Davis doubled in two runs in the bottom of the eighth to break a tie. Rowdy Tellez had his third straight home run game on Sunday and had a total of four RBI's on three hits. Casey Lawrence and Feliex Doubront were strong for the top two teams.
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The Vancouver Canadians won a home opener for the first time since 2011 as they beat the defending Northwest League champion Hillsboro Hops, an affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Four years ago, the C's beat the Yakima Bears in their first game as a Blue Jays affiliate. Yakima relocated to Hillsboro in 2013.


Blue Jays 2015 first round pick Jon Harris throws his first strike on his second pitch of the game at 93 miles per hour.
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Your affiliates were 3-5 on the night as the full minor league roster is underway.  Anthony Alford and Rowdy Tellez made debuts at High A and Richard Urena continues to hit homeruns.  Brad Glenn collected five RBIs in Buffalo.

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Seven games on the schedule on Wednesday, the affiliates won four and lost three. KC Hobson homered behind good pitching from Joel Pineiro in the New Hampshire win. Dunedin split a double header with no hitting in a game one loss and lots of hits in the game two win. Bluefield scored late for a walk off win. Jacob Brentz had a good start. The GCL Jays won a pitching duel 1-0, just like the big club.

Daniel Norris didn't like facing Russ Canzler and he lost, despite nine punch-outs. Vancouver had bad defense and bad baserunning in their loss. lansing are on their all star break.

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Just one win out of six for the affiliates on Tuesday night. However, the Lansing Lugnuts made an impact on this year's Midwest League All-Star Game. Dunedin's game was rained out.
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The affiliates won three of out five with two of the affiliates scoring five runs on five hits. Another affiliate scored five but they lost by five. Buffalo and Lansing took five, they had the night off.


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Lansing delivered the only win with a complete performance, lots of hitting and shutdown pitching, a good way to begin the all-star break. Jeff Francis shut out Syracuse through eight innings but the Bisons offense were also shut down. Buffalo lost in the tenth. Lane Thomas had two hits, including a home run, for Vancouver but they lost 2-1. Two Canadians were almost perfect over four relief innings. Nw Hampshire were rained out while Dunedin are still on their all-star break.
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Vancouver begins with a romp and Lansing clinches. Your affiliates were 3-2 on the night.
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Buffalo and New Hampshire suffered bad losses with multiple blown leads. The Bisons took a lead to the bottom of the ninth and lost. New Hampshire also took a lead to the bottom of he ninth and lost, in thirteen innings. Dunedin won as Matt Dean and Mitch Nay had good games. Lansing won a rain shortened affair and are now two games ahead of Bowling Green for a playoff spot with four games to play.
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The Lansing Lugnut Lumber Company provided the majority of the highlights as the affiliates won two of out six Tuesday night.


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