All three affiliates in action scored at least 10 runs but it wasn't enough for one of them to get in the win column Tuesday. Dunedin's game in Palm Beach was rained out.
Buffalo 12 Lehigh Valley 2
Kevin Smith belted a three-run home run that put the Herd ahead to stay in the third inning against the Phillies affiliate. Smith is now sporting an OPS of .956 on the season. Rowdy Tellez also went deep as both he and Smith had two-hit nights along with Cullen Large and Logan Warmoth. Alejandro Kirk and Danny Jansen were both 0-for-2 with two walks apiece.
T.J. Zeuch was an out short of six innings, giving up a pair of runs on eight hits to get the win. He struck out five, walked nobody and got eight outs on the grass. Jeremy Beasley got the final out of the sixth. Kirby Snead, Dany Jiménez and Curtis Taylor contributed a scoreless frame apiece.
New Hampshire 10 Portland 9 (10 Innings)
The Fisher Cats rallied with three runs in the bottom of the 10th to pull out a come-from-behind win over the Red Sox affiliate. L.J. Talley walked it off with an RBI single to cap off a three-hit night with a walk and two RBI. Sherwood Park, Alberta's Tanner Kirwer belted his first Double-A home run off his former Vancouver Canadians teammate Josh Winckowski and brought in another with a sacrifice fly.Otto Lopez. Chavez Young and Jordan Groshans had two hits apiece with Lopez driving home three runs. Lopez, Kirwer and Young also took one for the team. Samad Taylor was on base three times with a hit and two walks.
Johnny Barbato gave up a converted touchdown over 5-1/3 innings with all but one of those runs being earned. The damage was done on 10 hits and three walks. Barabato struck out a pair.Fitz Stadler stopped two Barbara runners from scoring as he pitched 1-2/3 shutout innings followed by two goose eggs from Kyle Johnston who struck out three. Brody Rodning was the winning pitcher.
Everett 15 Vancouver 10
Cameron Eden hit a three-run homer in the first to give the C's the early lead but the Mariners affiliate responded by scoring eight runs in the first. C.J. Van Eyk was vandalized for seven runs in two-thirds of an inning on four hits and three walks while striking out one. That ballooned his ERA to 5.84. Brandon Eisert failed to strand the lone runner he inherited as he was roughed up for three rims over two innings. Willy Gaston gave up a run over 2-1/3 innings and Cobi Johnson was jolted for four runs over two frames. Only Alex Nolan pitched a scoreless frame in the eighth.
Eden walked twice to go with his home run and stole three bases to give him a High-A West leading 30 steals. Ryan Gold had three hits, including a home run and a double , and Spencer Horwitz also went yard to go with a single and a walk. Tanner Morris was on base three times with a two hits and a free pass and Luis De Los Santos had a 2-for-5 night.
*** 3 Stars!!! ***
3. Kevin Smith, Buffalo
2. L.J. Talley, Newe Hampshire
1. Cameron Eden, Vancouver