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minor lines, 9/1/12

Saturday highlights from the Giants' farm: Craig Westcott allowed just an unearned run in 6.0 IP, both Emmanuel Burriss and Trevor Brown had four hits, and Devin Harris homered and doubled.

AAA: Fresno defeated Tacoma 4-3

Fresno: LF Emmanuel Burriss: 4 for 7, 2B
Fresno: CF Ryan Lollis: 2 for 4, BB, SH

Fresno: SP Eric Hacker: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
Fresno: RP Heath Hembree: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
Fresno: RP Dan Runzler: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 3 K

Burriss's four hits paced the Grizzlies' eleven-hit attack. His 7th double was their lone XBH. Lollis was one of two other players with two hits. He also threw out a runner at the plate.

Hacker came up just shy of a quality start in his final start of the year. His ERA crept just above 4.00. Hembree and Runzler eached struck out three of their five batters.

AA: Richmond lost to Akron 4-1

Richmond: DH Luke Anders: 2 for 4, SO

Richmond: SP Craig Westcott: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Anders had two of the Flyigng Squirrels' six hits. Since his promotion to the upper minors, he has hit just .209 in 86 AB.

In his final start of the season, Westcott allowed only an unearned run, lowering his ERA to 4.09 after 28 starts. He finished the year with a K/BB ratio of 1.19.

A+: San Jose defeated Modesto 3-2

San Jose: DH Carter Jurica: 2 for 3, BB, SO
San Jose: SS Joe Panik: 2 for 4, GiDP
San Jose: C Andrew Susac: 1 for 4, HR

San Jose: SP Kelvin Marte: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K--1 HR
San Jose: RP Edward Concepcion: 2.0 IP, 2 K
Modesto: SP Tyler Matzek: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K--1 HB

Susac had his 9th HR, driving in both of the Giants' runs. Panik and Jurica combined for four of the Giants' seven hits. Both are on the cusp of finishing the season with a .300 AVG.

Marte had his sixth straight start with 2 ER or less. Injury limited him to just ten starts in his sixth pro season. Concepcion had 2.0 perfect IP, getting his ERA below 6.00. Matzek, the Rockies' first round pick three years ago, had an inconsistent season but finished with a strong start to lower his ERA to 4.62.

A-: Augusta lost to Charleston 8-2
(allowing seven runs over the last two innings)

Augusta: 3B Jose Flores: 3 for 4, BB, CS
Augusta: RF Devin Harris: 2 for 5, HR, 3B

Augusta: SP Danny Sandbrink: 5.1 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Batting leadoff, Flores reached base four times. Harris had his 8th HR and 4th triple following his mid-season demotion to the Sally League.

Sandbrink finished his season with a strong start. After beginning the year with twelve Cal League appearances, he finished the year with three SAL starts, during which he allowed just 2 ER in 13.1 IP.

ssA: Salem-Keizer defeated Tri-City 7-6 (13 innings)
(winning their regular season finale in walk-off fashion)

Salem-Keizer: 1B Trevor Brown: 4 for 7, 2 2B, SO, GiDP
Salem-Keizer: 3B Mitchell Delfino: 3 for 6, 2B, BB, SO
Salem-Keizer: 2B Stephen Branca: 3 for 6, BB, SO, GiDP

Salem-Keizer: SP Joan Gregorio: 4.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 8 K--1 WP
Salem-Kiezer: RP Mason McVay: 1.0 IP, 1 K

Brown, Delfino and Branca each reached base four times as they combined for ten of the Volcanoes' sixteen hits.

Gregorio had a season-high 8 K but allowed hits to more than half of the other batters (8 of 15). His ERA rose above 5.50. As a reliever, McVay finished with impressive stats in his first season, including 23 H, 13 BB, 4 R and 43 K in 30.1 IP.

R: Scottsdale finished its season earlier this week

DSL: The Gigantes finished their season the previous week