Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) took the loss, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk in five innings, for the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) in a 4-0 defeat to the Peoria Chiefs in the Class-A Midwest League on Thursday. DeCecco is 5-6 with a 4.24 ERA in 13 starts.

Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) got a run-scoring pinch-hit single in the seventh inning and finished 1-for-2 for the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) in 3-2 loss to the Mississippi Braves in the double-A Southern League. Szczur, who stayed in the game and played left field, is hitting .289 with 37 runs scored, 28 RBIs and 15 stolen bases in 61 games.

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Darren Ford (Vineland) did not play for the Indianapolis Indians (Pirates) in a 10-7 loss to the Durham Bulls (Rays) in the triple-A International League. Ford is hitting .202 with 22 hits, 11 runs scored, nine RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 33 games.

A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) is 3-4 with a 4.43 ERA in 13 starts this season for the Lynchburg HillCats (Braves) in the Class-A Advanced Carolina League. He has struck out 45 and walked 34 in 69 innings. His next start has not yet been announced.

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