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Farm Report: Royce Lewis hits three-run dinger in Kernels win

A recap of the Twins' minor league affiliates' results from August 21st, 2017.

Severe Drought Threatens Midwest Corn Crops Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Triple-A: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 4, Rochester Red Wings 3

1B ByungHo Park homered for the second day in a row, but that was basically all the good news out of yesterday. The Park Bang was the only extra base hit the Red Wings had, and Park was also the only Red Wing with more than one hit.

SP David Hurlbut gave up two runs over 5.0 innings and RP Yohan Pino gave up another two over the next 3.0 innings. That’s more runs than the Red Wings batters could score, hence the loss.

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Double-A: Chattanooga Lookouts 3, Mississippi Braves 2

The Lookouts scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th inning thanks mostly to a throwing error and a triple by 3B T. J. White to steal this one away from the Braves. It wasn’t even a big day at the plate overall for the Red Wings (LF Edgar Corcino was 2-for-3, though), but they made it work.

That’s because SP Zack Littell had yet another great start for the Lookouts. The hot new prospect went 6.0 innings giving up only one run on two hits and four walks.

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High-A: Ft. Myers Miracle off

Doug Mientkiewicz got the day off. Hope he went fishing.

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Low-A: Cedar Rapids Kernels 5, Beloit Snappers 4

Oh HELL YEAH! SS Royce Lewis hit a three run home run in the 5th inning yesterday to help propel the Kernels over the Snappers/It was his only hit in the game but he sure made it count!

SP Tyler Wells, in his first start since returning from the GCL Twins, did pretty well, giving up two runs over 6.0 inning.He has a 2.27 ERA over 67.1 innings this year at Low-A.

You may also be interested to hear RP Hector Lujan pitched a scoreless 9th inning to earn his league-leading 16th save of the year, if you’re the kind of person who cares about saves.

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Rookie League: Elizabethton Twins 8, Johnson City Cardinals 1

Here’s a fun fact: The baby Twins had only four hits this entire game, and none of them were for extra bases. Yet, they scored eight runs, which was enough for the win.

How did they do it? By walking TWELVE times—combined with Cardinal 2B Irving Lopez committing two errors, plus an incredible meltdown of an 8th inning where Cardinals RP Paul Salazar threw five wild pitches in a row (mixed in with a passed ball by C Alexis Wilson).

Rookie ball is fun.

SP Nick Brow had a nice day, though. He lasted 6.0 innings, giving up only one earned run on hour hits and two walks. Plus, he did not throw any wild pitches!

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