AAA Colorado Springs: W 5-3 (75-68, 2nd, 5 GB)
Nick Schmidt was brilliant in his final outing of the 2012 season, as he went seven innings and allowed just one unearned run on four hits. He struck out five and walked two. Mike Ekstrom struggled to close out the game, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks in two innings. However, he was able to shut the door by striking out Blue Jays prospect Anthony Gose with a runner in scoring position.
Troy Tulowitzki went 0-for-2 with a walk before being replaced by Hernan Iribarren. Charlie Culberson had a great day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double and a couple of runs scored. Chad Tracy and Omir Santos homered in support of Schmidt, who notched his seventh Triple-A win.
RK Grand Junction: W 4-0 (40-32, 2nd, 2 GB)
Ryan Warner had a very encouraging outing on Sunday, as he tossed four scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while not walking a batter and striking out five. Alving Mejias, Raul Fernandez and Scott Oberg combined for five shutout relief innings, allowing just two hits between the three.
Carl Thomore had two hits (including a double), while Julian Yan doubled, walked, and scored two runs. David Dahl also doubled for his only hit of the day, while Chris Cowell homered and drove in two.
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AA Tulsa: W 3-1 (74-64, 2nd, 3.5 GB)
Corey Dickerson, Angelys Nina, and Lars Davis had two hits apiece to pace the Drillers offense. Nina also walked twice, while Davis blasted his ninth home run of the season.
Brandon Hynick tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing just six hits while striking out six and not walking anybody. He won his seventh game with Tulsa, while seeing his ERA drop to 2.11.
A+ Modesto: L 8-3 (73-66, 2nd, 1 GB)
Kennil Gomez allowed 10 hits in five innings, and San Jose took advantage of three Modesto errors to score four unearned runs on their way to a victory.
Juan Crousset was the only Nuts player to have more than one hit, as Modesto's offense was only able to muster up seven hits overall.
A Asheville: W 7-3 (87-52, 1st)
Daniel Winkler was very good on the mound for the Tourists, allowing three runs on seven hits in seven innings. He walked two and struck out seven. Kenneth Roberts and Russell Brewer got the job done in relief, as the solid duo combined for three strikeouts in two scoreless frames.
David Kandilas had three hits (including two doubles) and three runs batted in to pace the Tourists' offense, while Taylor Featherston and Brian Humphries contributed two hits apiece.