Vladimir Guerrero Jr. put on a show for New Hampshire FC in Hartford. That's among the many highlights that saw the affiliates win three out of four Monday night.
Buffalo 4 Pawtucket 3 (12 Innings)
The Bisons were able to prevail under the new overtime rules that see each half-inning begin with a runner in scoring position. Jason Leblebijian scored on a Tim Lopes single after Roemon Fields bunted him over to third. Danny Jansen went 4-for-4 with a home run and Dwight Smith Jr. also went deep. Rowdy Tellez singled and walked. The hitters had trouble making contact by striking out 20 times with sombreros going to Leblebijian and Reese McGuire.
Joe Biagini gave up an unearned run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Carlos Ramirez pitched 2-1/3 shutout innings with one walk and two whiffs. Sam Moll got the win.
New Hampshire 11 Trenton 1
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered, doubled and drove in six runs as part of a 3-for-3 night with a walk. Bo Bichette also had three hits that included a double and added a walk and a stolen base. Jonathan Davis had two hits, two hit by pitches and two stolen bases.
Jon Harris put in a workman-like five innings in which he yielded one run on four hits and a walk. He struck out three and induced seven ground ball outs to get the win. Conor Fisk (2-1/3 innings) struck out four and Danny Young (1-2/3 innings) added two more in shutout relief.
Palm Beach 9 Dunedin 1
Justin Dillon was jolted for three solo home runs over four innings—including one to former Jays farmhand J.B. Woodman—and Nick Hartman gave up two more long balls.
Anthony Alford had a single and a hit by pitch. John La Prise singled, walked and scored on an Eduardo Pinto single but struck out twice and committed three errors at third. Logan Warmoth had the night off.
Lansing 10 Fort Wayne 1
Kevin Smith went 3-for-4 with a home run, a walk and a stolen base while Cullen Large went deep for the first time in his professional caree as part of a two-hite gamer. Ryan Noda doubled, singled, was hit by a pitch and stole a base. Kevin Vicuna had a two-hit evening. Samad Taylor singled, walked twice and swiped a bag. Reggie Pruitt singled and walked and stole two pillows.
Maverik Buffo gave up an inside-the-park home run to start the game but that was all over four innings in which he rung up six batters. Donnie Sellers pitched a three-hitter over five frames and struck out 12 to get the win.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Donnie Sellers, Lansing
2. Danny Jansen, Buffalo
1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., New Hampshire