Here's how the Tribe's minor league teams fared Tuesday:
Triple-A Columbus (35-17) - Clippers RHP ZACH MCALLISTER (7-1, 2.42 ERA) suffered his first loss of the season in a 4-1 loss to host Durham. McAllister allowed three runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out three in eight innings...Columbus got on the scoreboard first with INF LUIS VALBUENA’s RBI single in the third inning, but McAllister gave up a solo home run in the fourth inning to tie the game...With two on and one out in the sixth inning, McAllister dished up another homer, this time a three-run shot to the reigning International League player of the year in INF DAN JOHNSON that accounted for the game’s final three runs...Meanwhile, the Clippers hitters managed just two hits against Bulls starter and RHP BRIAN BAKER (4-3, 5.44 ERA), who struck out six in seven innings to earn the win...In addition to Valbuena, C PAUL PHILLIPS had the Clippers only other hit - a double in the third inning. After Phillips came home on Valbuena's hit to score Columbus’ only run, the Clippers were hitless after the third inning.
Double-A Akron (25-28) - The Aeros lost 4-2 in their series opening game at Reading at FirstEnergy Stadium...LHP T.J. MCFARLAND (1-3, 5.09 ERA) took the loss, having given up three runs on eight hits while striking out three in six innings...Akron didn’t put a run on the board until the top of the sixth inning when 1B BEAU MILLS hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot that tied the game at 2-2. However, former Aeros SS and now Reading 3B CARLOS RIVERO, broke up the tie with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth that put the Phillies up for good...CF JORDAN HENRY lead the Aeros offense, going 3-for-5.
High Class-A Kinston (26-24) - The K-Tribe won a pitcher's dual 1-0 against Wilmington...LHP Giovanni Soto (4-3, 2.44 EAR) tossed six scoreless innings while allowing just two hits and two walks while recording 10 strikeout...LHP JUSTIN MARKS (2-3, 4.80 ERA) worked through eight innings for the Blue Rocks, striking out seven....But with two outs in the seventh inning, Marks walked INF JEREMIE TICE, who scored the game-winning run on DH ADAM ABRAHAM’S double...But it was RHP JOSE FLORES (2-3, 5.70 ERA) who recorded his second win of the season bystriking out four in 1 2/3 innings of relief...RHP PRESTON GUILMET picked up his 12th save - which is tied for first in the Carolina League.
Low Class-A Lake County (24-28) - The Captains relied on their offense in a 9-4 victory over Kane County, taking the first of a three-game series...RHP COLE COOK (2-5, 4.76 ERA) recorded the win in limiting the Cougars to three runs (two earned) on six hits and four walks...RHP LEONEL SANTIAGO (4-5, 3.09 ERA) struggled in his start for Kane County, dishing up six runs on 10 hits in just 5 1/3 innings...Lake County C ALEXANDER LAVISKY capped a four-run sixth inning with his first of two home runs on the night - a three-run shot. Lavisky smacked another homer over the fence in the eighth inning—this one a two-run longball - to give him five RBI on the night...INF RONNY RODRIGUEZ made it back-to-back homers and RHP SANTIAGO GARRIDO finished the game allowing three runs on three hits and a walk in 2 2/3 innings of relief...OF CARLOS MONCRIEF also contributed to the home run parade a two-run homerun in the third inning, and DH ALEX MONSALVE went 3-4 with two runs scored. RHP JORDAN COOPER (1-1, 2.79) recorded his first save of the season, allowing one run in two innings of relief.