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Blue Jays Minor League Report: Burns leads the Bisons

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Mar 30, 2016; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Andy Burns (1) scores a run during the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at CenturyLink Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 30, 2016; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Andy Burns (1) scores a run during the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at CenturyLink Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Toronto Blue Jays minor league scores and analysis for games played on Sunday, June 19th

Buffalo Bisons (37-33)   –   5
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (39-31)   –   3

Andy Burns powered the Bisons with a double and a home run in a 3-for-4 day. Jio Mier launched a two-run home run of his own in the top of the tenth, driving in the game-winning runs.

Wade LeBlanc didn’t have his best stuff, but still managed to limit the damage of 10 hits to three earned runs over six innings. Colt Hynes and Ben Rowen pitched a scoreless inning each before Aaron Loup earned the win, striking out two batter in his lone frame. Dustin Antolin picked up the save, his seventh of the season.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats (29-39)   –   1
Akron RubberDucks (41-29)   –   2

Roemon Fields went 2-for-4 with an RBI at the top of the Fisher Cats order, but a team total of six hits didn’t get the job done. Wilkin Castillo‘s double was New Hampshire’s only extra-base hit of the game.

Casey Lawrence was very strong in his start, striking out nine batters over six innings while allowing just four hits and one run. Jason Berken allowed one run over three innings of relief before Matt Dermody surrendered a walk-off triple to Jordan Smith in the bottom of the 10th.

Dunedin Blue Jays (30-36)
All-Star Break

The D-Jays get back to action on Monday night against the Brevard County Manatees at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Lansing Lugnuts (36-34)   –   5
West Michigan Whitecaps (39-28)   –   4

The two teams combined for 24 hits over 11 innings, ending in a Ryan Hissey walk-off double. Hissey went 3-for-6 and co-powered the offence with Ryan Metzler, who went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. Jake Thomas continued his strong start with the Lugnuts by going 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

Jordan Romano was on point again, striking out seven batters over five innings and allowing just one run. Starlyn Suriel (2.1 IP, 1 ER) and Danny Young (0.2 IP, 1 ER) took the Lugnuts to the ninth, where Dusty Isaacs was tagged with a blown save (1.0 IP, 1 ER) before Josh DeGraaf earned the win pitching the final two frames.

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Vancouver Canadians (2-1)   –   8
Spokane Indians (1-2)   –   1

Lance Jones had a dynamite Sunday, going 3-for-6 with four RBIs and a run scored. Bryan Lizardo was 3-for-5 with a pair of runs while catcher Andres Sotillo collected a pair of singles.

Juliandry Higuera pitched five innings, allowing seven hits but just one run while striking out three and walking three. Dan Lietz, Evan Smith, Jackson McClelland, and Mike Estevez all followed up with an inning of scoreless relief to shut down the Indians.

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