Omaha lost the opener as Albuquerque broke open a 1-1 game with three in the seventh. Chris Dwyer (6.0 IP+3, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO) had a no-hitter until allowing a leadoff homer in the fifth. Christian Colon's single in the sixth tied the game at 1-1. Johnny Giavotella led Omaha with two hits. A pair of seven-inning games were scheduled for today, beginning at 12:05 Central.
NW Arkansas Naturals (26-45)
NW Arkansas 4, Arkansas 0
WP: Sugar Ray Marimon (4-8)
Sugar Ray Marimon tossed 7.0 shutout stanzas to lead the Naturals to a fourth straight win and third over Arkansas. Marimon scattered two hits and three walks while fanning seven. Matt Fields recorded three RBI, including a two-run single in the third. He is batting .440 (11-for-25) with four home runs and 11 RBI over his last eight games. Brett Eibner added two hits and two runs. KC's second-round pick in 2010 is batting .355 (11-for-31) over his last eight games.
Wilmington Blue Rocks (33-37)
Carolina All-Stars 12, California All-Stars 2
WP: Luke Jackson (1-0)
HR: Jeremy Farrell (1)
Carolina's All-Star squad posted five runs in both the fourth and fifth en route to a lopsided win over the California League team in San Jose. Wilmington pitcher Kyle Smith recorded the game's final out on a grounder to short. The Blue Rocks will host this game in 2014.
Lexington Legends (33-35)
North All-Stars 2, South All-Stars 1
LP: Chris Stratton (0-1)
HR: Levi Hyams (1)
Lexington's Christian Binford, Alec Mills and Raul Mondesi were members of the South squad at the South Atlantic League All-Star Game. Binford needed just four pitches for a scoreless second inning. Mondesi was 2-for-2 after entering in the fourth, while Mills did not pitch due to injury.