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Sunday, June 15, 2014
Minors 6.15.14: d'Arnaud again homers

By Adam Rubin

OKLAHOMA CITY 13, LAS VEGAS 9: Travis d'Arnaud slugged a three-run homer and now has five long balls in 29 at-bats since a demotion from the major league club. He finished 2-for-5 as the DH and is hitting .414 with Vegas. Oklahoma City had already built an 11-1 lead before d'Arnaud's shot. Starter Giancarlo Alvarado allowed eight runs in four innings. Reliever Erik Goeddel allowed four runs in 2 2/3 innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis slugged his 10th homer with the 51s this season during a 2-for-4, two-RBI game. Box

ERIE 5, BINGHAMTON 3: Binghamton went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and had a six-game winning streak snapped. Eric Young Jr. was 0-for-3 but walked and scored in his third rehab game with the B-Mets. With two outs in the top of the first, Devon Travis doubled against B-Mets starter Angel Cuan. Ramon Cabrera then grounded to second baseman Brian Burgamy, whose throw was low and scooted away from first baseman Matt Clark. Travis scored from first. Binghamton answered in the bottom half against Wilsen Palacios. Young walked to lead off and moved to second on Burgamy's single. Young moved to third on Matt Reynolds' flyout and scored on Clark's sacrifice fly. The SeaWolves quickly retook the lead. Francisco Martinez had a leadoff double in the second. Aaron Westlake then singled to put Erie ahead, 2-1. In the bottom of the second, Dustin Lawley smashed his seventh homer to even the score at 2. The tie again was short-lived. Erie scored in the next half-inning to take the lead for good. After Travis worked a one-out walk, Ramon Cabrera homered for a 4-2 lead. In the seventh, T.J. Chism surrendered a one-out double to Dixon Machado. After Machado moved to third on a flyout, Jason Krizan blooped an RBI single, kicking Erie’s lead to three runs. The B-Mets inched closer in the bottom half. With Slade Smith pitching, Burgamy doubled and Reynolds singled to cut the deficit to 5-3. It was the only hit with a runner in scoring position for the B-Mets. Binghamton had one last threat in the eighth, putting two aboard with one out. Jose Valdez entered and struck out Travis Taijeron and induced Kyle Johnson to bounce into a fielder’s choice. Box

AUGUSTA 4, SAVANNAH 2: Augusta scored three unearned runs against Ricky Knapp over the final three innings to overcome a one-run deficit. Knapp had a one-out fielding error in a two-run seventh. Second baseman Jorge Rivero had an error in the eighth as Augusta tacked on a run. All four Augusta runs on the afternoon were unearned thanks to four Gnats errors. Box

STATEN ISLAND 2, BROOKLYN 1 (9 innings)
BROOKLYN 3, STATEN ISLAND 2: 2013 third-round pick Casey Meisner limited Staten Island to one unearned run in 4 1/3 innings in his Cyclones debut in a no-decision in Game 1. Edioglis Villasmil issued four walks in the bottom of the ninth, forcing in the winning run with a free pass to Ty McFarland. In Game 2, the Cyclones broke a 2-all tie in the sixth on Michael Bernal's RBI double. Marcos Molina limited the Yankees to two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk in six innings and earned the win. Juan Urbina, son of former major league reliever Ugueth Urbina, earned his first save with a scoreless seventh. Amed Rosario went 4-for-9 in the doubleheader. Box 1, Box 2

Compiled with team reports