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Aug 27, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Rogers Stadium and the CN Tower before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Rogers Stadium and the CN Tower before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Boston Red Sox. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Scores and analysis for Toronto Blue Jays minor league games played on Wednesday, June 15th

Buffalo Bisons (35-31)   –   6
Durham Bulls (30-38)   –   4

Roberto Hernandez was solid in his start, allowing three earned runs on six and a third innings, striking out six. After the recently-optioned Pat Venditte walked a pair and allowed a run in his two-thirds of an inning, Ryan Tepera took over for a six-out save, striking out four.

Jesus Montero led the way offensively, driving in two runs with a pair of singles and bringing his average back to .300. Catcher Tony Sanchez was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored while Junior Lake and David Adams both went 1-for-3 with a base on balls.

No baseball for the Bisons on Thursday, who open up a three-game weekend set against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at Coca-Cola Park tomorrow night at 7:05 ET. Chris Leroux (4-4, 3.36 ERA) gets the start for Buffalo.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (29-35)   –   9

Altoona Curve (34-30)   –   3

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The top of New Hampshire’s lineup was dynamite on Wednesday with their top five batters in the order combining for 13 hits. Catcher Ryan Lavarnway led the way going 3-for-4 while Melky Mesa and Dwight Smith Jr. both drove in a three runs with 2-for-5 days. Roemon Fields was 2-for-5 with a double out of the leadoff spot and Ian Parmley (1-4) drove in two.

Jason Berken gave the Fisher Cats what they needed, pitching five innings of two-run ball before handing off to Matt Dermody who threw one and a third scoreless. Murphy Smith took the final two and two-thirds, allowing one run and striking out four. Murphy’s ERA now sits at 1.03 through 20 appearances.

Dunedin Blue Jays (29-36)   –   2
Charlotte Stone Crabs (33-33)   –   4

Francisco Rios took the loss for Dunedin but pitched well, throwing five innings of one-run ball and striking out six. Adonys Cardona was first on in relief (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER) before Conor Fisk (2 H, 1 ER) took over for the final two frames.

Gunnar Heidt‘s seventh home run of the season was the offensive headline as the D-Jays recorded just nine hits, though they did walk six times.

GAME TWO
Lansing Lugnuts (34-31)   –   10
Great Lakes Loons (27-38)   –   1

Ryan Borucki had one of his best career outings, striking out nine batters over six innings of three-hit, one-run ball. Danny Young pitched a clean seventh, striking out a pair.

JC Cardenas hit his first home run of the season in the first inning to kickstart the Lugnuts. It was a three-run shot, and Cardenas drove in four on the day. Jake Thomas continued to rake in his 10th game, going 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs to bring his average to .436, while Josh Almonte went 2-for-3 with an RBI of his own.

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GAME TWO
Lansing Lugnuts (34-32)   –   3
Great Lakes Loons (28-38)   –   6

The scoreboard makes this one look closer than it actually was as the Lugnuts were out-hit 11 to 2, but aided by three Great Lakes errors. Josh Almonte singled and Cardenas hit his second home run of the season – a big day for the shortstop – in the seventh inning.

Patrick Murphy was hit hard, allowing four earned runs on eight hits. Ryan Cook pitched two scoreless innings before Dusty Isaacs allowed two runs, both unearned, on two hits in the seventh.

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