Games Played Saturday
Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) - Winners 9-4 over Omaha
Blake Hawksworth picked up the win allowing one earned run in five innings of work. He walked three and struck out five.
Third baseman David Freese paced the offense going 3-for-5 with double and RBI and two runs scored to pace the offense.
RECORD: 71-63, 2nd Place, 8.0 GB
Springfield Cardinals (Double-A) - Winners 16-8 over Arkansas
Leadoff man, left-fielder Daryl Jones and third baseman Brett Wallace, combined for seven hits, each connected for three-run homers, helping Brandon Dickson to win his third game since joining the Cardinals.
RECORD: 35-26, 1st Place Tie
Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A) - Cancelled Rain
RECORD: 30-28, 4th Place, 5.0 GB
Quad Cities River Bandits (A) - Winners 4-0 over Wisconsin.
Quad Cities combined their victory with a loss by Cedar Rapids to pull to within three games of the Kernels in the race for the second-half wild card spot in the Midwest League-West.
Starter Richard Castillo dominated from the start, striking out a career-high eight and giving up just two hits over seven shutout frames.
RECORD: 31-30, 3rd Place, 8.5 GB
Batavia Muckdogs (SS) - Winners 4-3 over Williamsport in 12
Reliever LaCurtis Mayes improved to 4-0 on the season for the Muckdogs with a big 4-3 win in 12 innings for Batavia.
First baseman Xavier Scruggs led the offense, going 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored.
RECORD: 39-23, 1st Place
Johnson City Cardinals (R) - Winners 5-4 over Princeton in 15
The Cardinals only managed six hits on the day in 15 innings, but still come out on top with a 5-4 victory. Go figure.
RECORD: 35-29, 2nd Place, 5.0 GB
Gulf Coast League Cardinals (R) - Shutout by the Marlins 2-0
RECORD: 15-36, Last Place, 15.0 GB
VSL Cardinals (R) - Season Over
RECORD: 31-34, 5th Place, 13.5 GB
DSL Cardinals (R) - Lost to the Phillies 6-2
RECORD: 27-39, Last Place, 15.0 GB
Minor League Pitcher of the Day - Richard Castillo
Gave up just two hits in seven shutout innings for Quad Cities.
Minor League Player of the Day - Daryl Jones
Had a big day at the plate, going 4-for-6 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored.
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