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Farm Report: Park bangs three dongs in one day

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A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 28th, 2016.

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Park bang? Park bang!
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AAA: Rochester Red Wings 13, Pawtucket Red Sox 5

PARK BANG! PARK BANG! PARK BANG!

That’s right—1B Byung Ho Park hit not one, not two, but THREE home runs yesterday as the Red Wings trampled the Red Sox 13-5. As if that weren’t enough power for you, DH Daniel Palka and CF Logan Schafer hit dingers too.

SP Jason Wheeler pitched 5 innings and gave up three earned runs, but that doesn’t even really matter when your lineup is hitting home runs like it’s going out of style.

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AA: Chattanooga Lookouts 4, Tennessee Smokies 3

CF Zack Granite hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 9th inning to lift the Lookouts over the Smokies. RF Edgar Corcino—who went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored—scored the winning run.

1B Mitch Garver also went 2-for-4 in the game with an RBI. That RBI—Garver’s 62nd of the year—tied him with Daniel Palka for the team lead.

SP David Hurlbut had a stellar outing for the lookouts, pitching 7 innings while allowing only two earned runson four hits and one walk. He struck-out six.

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High A: Ft. Myers Miracle off

No game for the Miracle.

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Low A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 2, Kane County Cougars 0

Kernels SP Sam Gibbons and Cougars SP Max Duval held a pitchers’ duel yesterday in Kane County, and Gibbons came out the victor. Although Duval outlasted Gibbons, pitching 7 innings to Gibbons’ 6, he gave up an RBI single to Kenrels SS Nelson Molina that would be his undoing.

Molina, who is hitting .304 on the year, went 2-for-3 in the game with a double, a walk, the RBI, and a run scored.

As most pitching duels do, the game featured some stellar defense. Kernels 1B Zander Wiel made a game-saving play on a grounder in the 4th inning, and both teams combined for four double plays in the game (only one was by the Kernels, but whatever we still won.)

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Rookie: Elizabethton Twins 0, Bristol Pirates 0

The baby Twins and baby Pirates played one half inning of this game before they decided to reschedule it due to weather, because apparently they also have baby weathermen.

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