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Mylz Jones lights up Portland in 5-2 Hartford win

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Hartford’s strong May continues with another win over the Sea Dogs

Since a troublesome 0-6 start to the season, the Hartford Yard Goats have put on a bit of a show in the Eastern League. They’re 25-14 since the winless week in April, putting them firmly back into the EL divisional race and showing the high level of talent the Rockies AA team contains.

Last night, 24-year-old Mylz Jones made his mark with a dominating offensive performance to carry the Goats over Portland on the road.

Jones went 3-for-3 with a home run Wednesday night, his fifth home run of the season, and scored three of the five runs. On a night where the Goats usual stars had quiet bats, Jones stepped up to ensure the club didn’t miss a beat, boosting his average to .270 in the process and keeping the Goats within three games of the division leading Fisher Cats

Other news and notes from the affiliates are below:

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Triple-A: Salt Lake Bees 7, Albuquerque Isotopes 6

Ryan McMahon (No.2 PuRP): 2-for-5, 2 RBI

Raimel Tapia: 2-for-5, 2B

Tom Murphy: 3-for-5

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 5, Portland Sea Dogs 2

Peter Lambert (No.4 PuRP): 5 23 IP, 5 K, 2 ER

Brendan Rodgers (No.1 PuRP): 0-for-5

Brian Mundell (No.13 PuRP): 1-for-5, HR

Class-A Advanced: Lake Elsinore Storm 4, Lancaster JetHawks 1

Colton Welker (No.5 PuRP): 2-for-3, BB

Alan Trejo: 3-for-4, RBI

Forrest Wall (No.16 PuRP): 1-for-4

Class-A: Greenville Drive 4, Asheville Tourists 3

Lucas Gilbreath: 5 IP, 6 K, 3 R (2 ER)

Ramon Marcelino: 2-for-4, 2B, HR

Chad Spanberger (No.29 PuRP): 1-for-4

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Thursday Probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: Showtime Almonte (1-1, 4.60 ERA) vs. Salt Lake

Double-A Hartford: Chris Jensen (0-0, 8.22 ERA) vs. Portland

Class-A Advanced Lancaster: Matt Dennis (3-6, 6.65 ERA) vs. Lake Elsinore

Class-A Asheville: Nick Kennedy (0-6, 7.46 ERA) vs. Greenville