Ball Star

Friday in the minors: Duffy makes second rehab start

Updated: 2013-06-01T04:12:17Z

By PETE GRATHOFF

The Kansas City Star

In his second rehab start, left-hander Danny Duffy took the loss Friday as Class AA Northwest Arkansas fell 7-2 to San Antonio.

Duffy, who is returning from Tommy John surgery, allowed two runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and just one walk. He threw 75 pitches and 51 were for strikes. He got four groundouts and one flyout.

He tweeted: "Felt great tonight. Had a blast. #foulballsonfoulballsonfoulballs gets that pitch count up. Gotta do better 0-2. Thanks for the love! #build"

The Missions did most of their damage against Sugar Ray Marimon, who gave up four runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.

The Naturals were held to five hits, but catcher Manny Pina had two of them, including a double, with an RBI.

High A Wilmington

Left-hander Sam Selman took a tough loss as he gave up just two runs in five innings as the Blue Rocks fell 2-1 to Frederick.

Selman, 3-4, allowed both runs on six hits and walked two, but he struck out five.

Designated hitter Jared Schlehuber and shortstop Jack Lopez each had two hits for the Blue Rocks. Lopez scored Wilmington’s lone run on left fielder Tyler Chism’s sacrifice fly.

Low-A Lexington

It wasn’t his best effort of the season, but Bryan Brickhouse gutted out a victory as the Legends beat Hagerstown 6-3.

Brickhouse gave up seven hits and walked three in 5 1/3 innings, but he only allowed two runs while striking out five. His ERA inched up to 2.25.

First baseman Mark Donato hit a two-run homer in the second inning to give the Legends a 2-1 lead and they never relinquished it after that.

Donato, second baseman Kenny Diekroeger, designated hitter Fred Ford and left fielder Terrance Gore all had two hits as the Legends pounded out 11 in the game.

In seven games since returning from a suspension, Donato has hit .444 with two homers, six RBIs and a double. He has a 1.170 OPS.

To reach Pete Grathoff, send email to pgrathoff@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/pgrathoff

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