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Friday, July 5, 2013
Minors 7.5.13: Jeyckol 3-run HR lifts K-Mets

By Adam Rubin

TUCSON 3, LAS VEGAS 2: Justin Hampson surrendered a pair of ninth-inning runs as Tucson claimed a walk-off victory. Las Vegas started Matt Fox tossed six scoreless innings. Ruben Tejada was 1-for-3 with a walk. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Fisher Cats second baseman Ryan Schimpf launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth to hand the B-Mets (52-31) their first road loss in more than two weeks. Facing reliever Ryan Fraser with two on and two outs, Schimpf produced his league-leading 17th long ball. Fraser (0-1) suffered his first blown save. Darrell Ceciliani and Blake Forsythe had produed consecutive solo homers a half-inning earlier to stake Binghamton to a 5-3 lead and chase New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire. It was Ceciliani's first homer since May 26, snapping a 26-game drought. B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon struck out five while allowing three runs on three hits over five innings in a no-decision. In the first, A.J. Jimenez homered against Cohoon. Binghamton tied the score in the second against McGuire on Forsythe's bases-loaded, run-scoring groundout. In the third, Rhyne Hughes forced in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk. Travis Taijeron staked Binghamton to a 3-1 lead with a sacrifice fly. The Fisher Cats broke through in the fifth against Cohoon. After a hit batsman and single, Kevin Ahrens laced an RBI single. Adam Loewen followed with a run-producing fielder’s choice, tying the score at 3. Chase Huchingson struck out three in two scoreless innings to close Binghamton’s pitching tab. Box

JUPITER 4, ST. LUCIE 1: St. Lucie starter Matt Bowman (4-2) surrendered four runs on six hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. Marlins prospect Christian Yelich produced a solo homer against Bowman in the first inning. St. Lucie's lone run came in the seventh on consecutive doubles by Nelfi Zapata and Charley ThurberBox

GREENVILLE 8, SAVANNAH 4: Reliever Tyler Vanderheiden (4-1) surrendered four runs while recording only one out in the sixth as Greenville overcame a 4-3 deficit. Eudy Pina contributed a solo homer in the loss. Box

KINGSPORT 5, JOHNSON CITY 3: Jeyckol De Leon produced a three-run homer in a four-run fifth for the K-Mets (5-9). Yoan Gonzalez earned the win in relief, allowing one run in four innings. Robert Coles earned his first save with a scoreless ninth. He allowed a pair of hits, but stranded both runners in scoring position by coaxing a game-ending lineout from Ronnierd Garcia back to the pitcher. Box

ABERDEEN 6, BROOKLYN 5 (11 innings): The Cyclones (6-12) forced extra innings with a four-run eighth, highighted by Anthony Chavez's three-run homer. But Shawn Teufel surrendered a leadoff double to Jared Breen in the bottom of the 11th. Breen scored the winning run when first baseman Alex Sanchez had a throwing error on Kris Richards' ensuing sacrifice bunt. Box

GCL NATIONALS 7, GCL METS 6: Starter Jenrry Mejia, returning from a forearm issue that nagged him since spring training, allowed two runs on five hits and a walk and issued two wild pitches in four innings. Trailing 7-4, the Mets (2-9) got a two-out, two-run double in the top of the ninth from first-round pick Dominic Smith. But after Oswald Caraballo pinch-ran for Smith, Wuilmer Becerra struck out swinging against Michael Boyden to end the game. Mets second baseman Leon Canelon went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and scored twice. Box

Compiled from team reports