OF Matt Szczur (Lower Cape May Regional) went 1-for-5 with a triple and an RBI as the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs) lost 7-2 to the Jackson Generals (Mariners) in the double-A Southern League on Tuesday night. Szczur has tripled twice in as many games and is hitting .176 in 13 games since being promoted to Double A.

OF Darren Ford (Vineland) went 0-for-3 with two walks for the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners) in a 5-3 loss to the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins) in the triple-A Pacific Coast League. Ford is hitting .290 with 27 runs scored and 23 stolen bases in 46 games.

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OF Alexi Colon (St. Augustine Prep) was not in the starting lineup for the Eugene Emeralds (Padres) in a late game against the Yakima Bears (Diamondbacks) in the short-season Class A Northwest League. Colon entered the game hitting .185 with two homers and 14 RBIs in 65 at-bats over 30 games.

LHP Scott DeCecco (Middle Township) is 1-2 with a 3.96 ERA for the Everett AquaSox (Mariners) in the Northwest League. DeCecco has 37 strikeouts and 13 walks in 361/3 innings this season — five starts and six relief appearances. His next start likely will be Saturday against the Spokane Indians.

RHP A.J. Holland (Holy Spirit) is 2-7 with a 4.52 ERA in 12 appearances — 11 starts — for the Rome Braves in the South Atlantic League. His next start likely will be Saturday.

From Press staff reports

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