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Tuesday in the minors: John Lamb runs shutout streak to 14

Left-hander John Lamb had another strong outing, scattering four hits over seven innings Tuesday as the High-A Wilmington won 6-0 at Carolina.

Lamb walked two and struck out five as his ERA dropped to 4.50. In his last two starts, Lamb has thrown 14 scoreless innings, giving up just seven hits, while striking out 13 and walking just three.

On Tuesday, second baseman Justin Trapp had two hits, including a home run, while center fielder Lane Adams and third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert each had two hits, including a double, and scored twice.

Designated hitter Jared Schlehuber and right fielder Geulin Beltre knocked in two runs.

Low-A Lexington

The good news is center fielder Bubba Starling hit his fifth home run of the year. The bad news is the Legends had just two hits and lost 13-1 to Kannapolis.

Colin Rodgers, 3-3, allowed nine runs (five earned) on seven hits and four walks in four innings. The homers (a solo shot and a three-run blast, came in a five-run fifth. The Intimidators added seven in the fifth.

Starling hit his homer in the seventh.

Class AAA Omaha

Oklahoma City jumped on Chris Dwyer early in a 5-2 victory against the Storm Chasers.

Dwyer allowed all five runs on four hits and four walks in two innings.

Omaha had just three hits, but walked eight times. Xavier Nady was one for three and has a 13-game hitting streak. He has a hit in 18 of his last 19 games. Third baseman Irving Falu had a double and scored a run in Tuesday’s loss.

Class AA Northwest Arkansas

Corpus Christi scored five runs in the seventh and beat the Naturals 6-3.

In the decisive seventh inning, Northwest Arkansas’ J.C. Sulbaran gave up a leadoff double, threw a wild pitch and walked a batter. After a sacrifice fly and a single, Matt Ridings replaced Sulbaran.

Corpus Christi greeted Ridings with three straight singles that scored three runs.

Catcher Manny Pina hit a solo homer for the Naturals, who scored the other runs after an errant pickoff throw and a double play.

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