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Farm Report: Hector Santiago struggles in rehab start for Red Wings

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from July 25th, 2017.

Maryland Tobacco Farm Begins Harvest Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Triple-A: Indianapolis Indians 5, Rochester Red Wings 2

Bad news: SP Hector Santiago made his rehab start here for the Twins and gave up four runs, He only made it 1 inning.

Good news: One of the four runs was unearned. It came thanks to an error by suppodely-slick-fielding SS Engelb Vielma. So that good news? I don’t even know.

But yes, Santiago sucked it up in his rehab start. Luckily, RP Drew Rucinski was able to come in and mop things up pretty nicely, pitching 4 perfect innings.

As far as at the plate, LF Matt Hague had quite a day, going 3-for-4 with a solo home run.

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Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 9, Birmingham Barons 4

The Lookouts scored six runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to seal the deal on this one. DH Andy Wilkins also hit a solo-dinger in the 2nd inning to get the part started. He went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored overall.

Top prospected SP Stephen Gonsalves made the start and got the win for the Lookouts. He pitched 5.2 innings and gave up two earned runs on three hits and three walks. He has a 2.78 ERA and 88 strikeouts over 74.1 innings pitched in Double-A this year.

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High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle 4, Lakeland Flying Tigers 1

Pinch-hitting hero Nelson Molina made the difference in this one, hitting a two-run double to put the Miracle ahead in the 13th inning of this game. LF Zander Wiel then scored the fourth run on a passed ball.

SP Cody Stashak started for the Miracle, but apparently left the game due to injury after pitching 2 innings.

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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels off

The Fightin’ Tommy Watkins’ were scheduled off yesterday.

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Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 9, Pulaski Yankees 3

Not as big as yesterday;s 19-run game, but still a rout of the baby Yankees. DH Shane Carrier hit a two-run dong and 1B Kolton Kendrick got a solo one, which were the biggest hits in the game. CF Akil Baddoo also hit a triple and drove in two runs.

SP Melvi Acosta got the win on the mound for the baby Twins, giving up just two earned runs over 5.2 innings. That’s especially good in rookie ball.

[Box Score]

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