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Monday, July 1, 2013
Minors 7.1.13: 'Clones shortstop pitches in

By Adam Rubin

FRESNO 14, LAS VEGAS 6: Matt den Dekker went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in his Las Vegas debut after recovering from a fractured right wrist suffered during spring training. Starter Rafael Montero (0-2) allowed four runs in five innings. D.J. Mitchell then surrendered nine runs (six earned) in the sixth as Fresno took a 13-1 lead. Box

BINGHAMTON 0, ALTOONA 0 (suspended): The game was suspended in the bottom of the first inning due to inclement weather. The B-Mets and Curve will resume the contest on Tuesday at 5:05 p.m. Torrential rain forced the scoreless game to be halted with two outs and the bases clear. The suspended game is scheduled to last nine innings. Tuesday’s regularly scheduled game then is set for seven innings. Following a 30-minute delay, Erik Goeddel made it through a scoreless top of the first. The Curve threatened however, loading the bases with the aid of a hit-by-pitch, error and walk. In the bottom half, Danny Muno led off with a hard-hit ball over the center fielder’s head. He attempted a triple, but slid past third base and was tagged out. Josh Rodriguez then struck out and the umpires pulled the teams off the field amid heavy rain. Box

ST. LUCIE at FORT MYERS (ppd.)

HICKORY 5, SAVANNAH 0: Luis Parra blanked the Gnats (5-6/48-32) through eight innings, allowing only three hits and two walks. Parra no-hit the Gnats through 4 1/3 innings, until Nelfi Zapata lined a single into left field. The Crawdads scored the game's opening two runs in the third against Savannah starter Jake Kuebler. Nick Williams tripled. After a walk to Nick Vickerson, Ronald Guzman bounced an RBI single into right field. Vickerson scored later in the inning on an error by third baseman Cole Frenzel. Kuebler lasted five innings. He allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and was charged with the loss to fall to 2-4. Hickory added an unearned run in the seventh against Savannah reliever Tyler Vanderheiden. A two-run homer from Guzman, his third of the year, in the ninth completed the game's scoring. The Gnats' offense collected just three hits -- all singles. Box

ELIZABETHTON 8, KINGSPORT 4: Starter Martires Arias fell to 0-3 after surrendering four runs on three hits and five walks in three innings. Jonathan Leroux went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the K-Mets (3-9). Box

STATEN ISLAND 8, BROOKLYN 7 (12 innings): In the first game of what was supposed to be a doubleheader at MCU Park, the game was scheduled to go just seven innings, but lasted 12. In the top of the 12th, Daniel Lopez hit a solo homer over the left-field wall off of Ismael Tijerina to give the Yankees the decisive lead. Tijerina started the game at shortstop, but moved to pitcher after left-hander Juan Urbina got into trouble in the top of the 11th. Lopez’s homer was in response to a game-tying two-RBI double from James Roche in the bottom of the 11th, which had evened the score at 7. The Cyclones ended their streak of the 23 consecutive scoreless innings, connecting for seven runs and 17 hits. Due to the length of the game and a league curfew, the teams were not able to get the second game started. Box

GCL CARDINALS 4, GCL METS 2: Michael Fulmer allowed four runs on six hits in six innings. Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with an RBI and played a full game at shortstop. Wuilmer Becerra's sacrifice fly scored Tejada in the first inning. Box

Compiled from team reports