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Highlights from the Giants' farm: Juan Ciriaco homered while reaching base three times, David Mixon began his start with 6.0 scoreless IP, and Edwin Escobar had 1 ER and 8 K in 6.0 IP.

AAA: Fresno defeated Portland 5-1

Fresno: 3B Brock Bond: 2 for 5, 2B
Fresno: LF John Bowker: 2 for 4, BB, SO

Fresno: SP Osiris Matos: 2.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Fresno: RP Alex Hinshaw: 1.0 IP, 1 K
Portland: RP Luis Perdomo: 2.0 IP, 3 K

Bowker and Bond each had two of the Grizzlies' ten hits, raising their respective AVGs to .346 and .295.

With Madison Bumgarner scratched from his scheduled start for precautionary reasons, Matos got his first start in five years.  While throwing 39 pitches (25 strikes) in two innings, he retired just four of the eight batters he faced but finished with 2.0 scoreless IP.  Hinshaw was the only one of six Grizzlies pitchers not to allow a baserunner.  Perdomo, whom the Padres claimed off waivers from the Giants last spring, had 3 K in 2.0 perfect IP.

AA: Richmond defeated Erie 6-5
(taking a 6-0 lead before allowing five runs in the 7th inning)

Richmond: 3B Conor Gillaspie: 2 for 3, SF, SO
Richmond: 2B Juan Ciriaco: 1 for 2, HR, 2 BB

Richmond: SP David Mixon: 6.0+ IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K--1 HB
Richmond: RP Dan Turpen: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB

Ciriaco had his 2nd HR of the year.  Gillaspie was one of four Flying Squirrels with two hits, raising his AVG to .246.

Mixon began the game with 6.0 scoreless IP before he and Turpen did not retire any of the five batters they faced in the 7th inning.  All five runners scored.  Mixon's ERA is now 3.07.  Although it has not affected his ERA, he has been allowing more baserunners in June with a .293 BAA this month after a BAA below .220 in both April and May.

A+: San Jose lost to Modesto 3-2

San Jose: SS Ehire Adrianza: 2 for 5, 2 SO, SB
San Jose: 2B Charlie Culberson: 2 for 5, 2B, GiDP

San Jose: SP Kyle Nicholson: 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--2 HB
San Jose: RP David Quinowski: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K

The Giants' two middle infielders were two of their three hitters with two hits each.  Culberson had his 22nd double.

Nicholson had his longest start since early May.  With the quality start, he at least got his ERA back below 6.50.  Quinowski continues to rack up the strikeouts, this time striking out three of the seven batters he faced.

A-: Augusta defeated Kannapolis 9-3

Augusta: CF Evan Crawford: 2 for 5, 2 2B, 2 SO
Augusta: LF Nick Liles: 3 for 5, SO

Augusta: SP Jorge Bucardo: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K--1 HB, 1 WP
Augusta: RP Mitch Lively: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 4 K

Liles had a three hits game for the third time in his last five games.  He has hit .393 in June, raising his season AVG to .321.  Crawford was one of four other GreenJackets with a multi-hit line, and both of his hits went for extra bases--his 6th and 7th doubles.

Bucardo allowed 3 R in a start for the first time since at least early May after nine straight starts with less than three runs.  Still he had the quality start to improve his W-L record to 8-2 and keep his season ERA below 2.00.  Lively struck out four of the eight batters he faced.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Boise 9-1

Salem-Keizer: 2B Julio Izturis: 3 for 3, 2B, SH
Salem-Keizer: C Andrew Burg: 2 for 4, 2B, SO
Salem-Keizer: 1B Carlos Quintana: 1 for 4, HR

Salem-Keizer: SP Edwin Escobar: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
Salem-Keizer: RP Jake Dunning: 1.0 IP, 2 K

Izturis's three hits raised his AVG to .400 through five games.  Burg was one of five other Volcanoes with a multi-hit line.  In his third season in the U.S., Quintana had his 1st HR since playing in the DSL.

Aside from allowing one run, the 18-year-old Escobar was dominant in his second start in the Giants organization with 8 K and a 7/2 GO/FO line.  Dunning had 2 K in a perfect 9th inning.

R: Giants defeated Cubs 6-5

Scottsdale: CF Sundrendy Windster: 3 for 4, HR

Scottsdale: SP Austin Fleet: 2.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

Windster, who had 3 HRs in the AZL last summer, had his 1st HR of this summer.

In his pro debut Fleet did not quite make it through three full innings.

DSL: Giants defeated MarlinXXXs 6-5

Dominican: SS-1B Alberto Robles: 4 for 5, SO
Dominican: SP Joan Gregorio: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Robles (19.9 y.o.) had four hits to raise his AVG to .240 through 75 AB.  Gregorio (18.5 y.o.) continues to pitch very well.  With just 5 ER allowed over his five starts, his ERA is 1.71.