Minors 4.29.16: Rainy Lara, Beck Wheeler combine on two-hitter for B-Mets

LAS VEGAS 14, TACOMA 6: Marc Krauss finished 4-for-5 with a double, homer, three RBIs and three runs scored. Gavin Cecchini was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. Rafael Montero recorded the victory despite allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits and a walk in five innings. He threw 99 pitches. Box

BINGHAMTON 4, NEW HAMPSHIRE 1: Rainy Lara and Beck Wheeler combined on a two-hitter as the B-Mets won their fifth straight game. Dominic Smith contributed a two-run homer with two outs in the first inning. Binghamton grabbed a 3-0 lead in the third when Niuman Romero's two-out single plated Jared King, who narrowly dodged a tag from catcher Wilkin Castillo. Matt Oberste opened a four-run lead in the fifth with an RBI single. Lara (2-2) surrendered a solo homer to Rowdy Tellez in the bottom of the fifth for New Hampshire's lone hit and run against him. Lara tossed a season-high seven innings to pick up his first win since his season debut. He faced one over the minimum, walked two and struck out three. Wheeler tossed two scoreless innings to earn his second save. Box

PALM BEACH 3, ST. LUCIE 1: Andrew Sohn produced a two-run homer in the second inning against Ricky Knapp to open a 3-0 lead. The Mets cut the deficit to two runs in the seventh when Kevin Taylor reached second base on an error and scored on Wuilmer Becerra’s two-out single. The Mets attempted to rally in the eighth and ninth innings but hit into double plays in both frames. Matt Pearce retired the first 14 batters he faced for Palm Beach. He earned the win after limiting the Mets to an unearned run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings. Knapp pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and three earned runs. Box

COLUMBIA 9, KANNAPOLIS 2: Vicente Lupo tripled and drove in three runs and David Thompson and Jeff Diehl each contributed two RBIs. Diehl produced his third homer of the season. Fireflies starter Kevin Canelon (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits in six innings. Columbia announced that Tucker Tharp would undergo surgery for multiple facial fractures suffered when he was hit by a pitch Thursday against Lexington. Box

Compiled with team reports