Opinion

Aaron Brooks bounces back with win at Omaha

In his first start since Saturday’s implosion in Toronto, Aaron Brooks gave up two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings and helped Class AAA Omaha win 6-3 over Oklahoma City.

Brooks issued one walk and struck out three. Casey Coleman allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings and Spencer Patton got his 12th save by throwing 1 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out three.

Justin Maxwell hit a two-run homer in the first inning as part of a three-RBI nice and Matt Fields had a solo shot an inning later.

Other games

Orlando Calixte hit a solo homer and had two RBIs, but Class AA Northwest Arkansas lost 6-4 to Tulsa. Starter Tim Melville allowed all six runs (five earned) on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked two. Calixte had two RBIs as did Juan Graterol, who had two hits.

Potomac scored twice in the top of the ninth and beat Class A-Advanced Wilmington 3-2. Mark Peterson blew his first save opportunity of the season. The Blue Rocks led 2-1, but Peterson allowed two doubles around a groundout as Potomac tied the game. After another out, Raul Mondesi made an error that allowed the go-ahead run to score. Christian Binford allowed just an unearned run in seven innings. He gave up five hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out seven. Mondesi and Hunter Dozier each had two hits.

Cody Reed allowed seven runs (four earned) in four innings and Class A Lexington lost 9-6 to Augusta. Reed, 0-6, gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out four. Catcher Frank Schwindel hit a two-run homer and had three RBIs. Schwindel also had a double and was one of four Legends with two hits.

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