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Farm Report: Kennys Vargas hits grand salami

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from June 3rd.

Dairy Farming In Waikato
Is this an acceptable tractor color?
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AAA: Rochester Red Wings 5, Louisville Bats 0

1B Kennys "Big Butter Egg Man" Vargas hit a grand slam and LF Adam Brett Walker added a sacrifice fly for a five-run 3rd inning that was all the Red Wings needed.

Well, all they needed except a nice start by SP Andrew Albers, who pitched seven shut-out innings. He gave up five hits and one walk while striking out five. RP Marcus Walden and RP Sean Burnett both pitched shut-out innings as well.

2B Jorge Polanco has continued to stay hot, going 3-for-5 with two strikeouts and one run scored.

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AA: Birmingham Barons 3, Chattanooga Lookouts 2

SP Aaron Slegers pitched six strong innings, giving up only one earned run on three hits and three walks, but it wasn't enough for the win. RP Mike Strong came in and promptly gave up two more earned runs to blow a save and take the loss for the Lookouts.

1B D.J. Hicks had two hits and two walks. LF Zach Granite also had two hits, including a double and a run scored. RF Daniel Palka, who hit two home runs per game his past two games, went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.

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High A: Ft. Myers Miracle at Daytona Tortugas (postponed)

It's still raining in Florida, I guess. Yay for two 7-inning games tomorrow.

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Low A: Peoria Chiefs 13, Cedar Rapids Kernels 4

The Chiefs scored eight runs in the first two innings, essentially putting the Kernels in a hole they would never climb out of. The Chiefs scored five more runs in the top of the ninth just to make extra sure.

Kernels SP Miles Nordgren did stick it out to pitch 5.1 innings despite giving up the initial seven earned runs (one run was thanks to an error by 1B Zander Wiel). RP Kuo Hua Lo came in and pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, while RP Cam Booser and RP Sam Gibbons stringed together that five-run 9th (it was Booser's fault, BTW).

As far as hitting goes, LF Daniel Kihle and 3B Nelson Molina both went 2-for-4.

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