- Darin Ruf broke out at the plate on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs, notes Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com. The Phillies outfielder has gotten off to a slow start, and even with his big game is hitting just .244/.302/.462 on the season.
- Brett Oberholtzer picked up a win in five innings of work thanks to a pair of hits and a home run from fellow Astros prospect Jonathan Villar, says Tim Grubbs of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Jacob Turner took the loss, but the Marlins right-hander allowed only three runs in six innings, which is an improvement on his struggles this season.
- Nick Franklin homered in support of his Mariners teammate James Paxton, who struck out five in 4 2/3 innings, reports Todd Dewey of The [Tacoma] News Tribune.
- Brett Jackson hit his first home run of the year, and the Cubs outfielder didn't strike out in the game.
- Red Sox prospect Drake Britton battled through some early trouble to strike out nine on Sunday, reports Mike Ashmore of ThunderBaseball.com.
- Jesse Biddle didn't strike out 16 batters this time out, but he did reach double-digits again, as the left-hander fanned 10 on Sunday, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Kevin Gausman took a hard-luck loss as the Orioles right-hander struck out eight batters over 7 2/3 innings of work, allowing just one run.
- Pirates right-hander Nick Kingham struck out a career-hith 13 batters on Sunday over six scoreless innings of work, says Jake Seiner of MiLB.com.
- The Lakeland Tigers were led to victory by a two-run single by first baseman Aaron Westlake, reports The Lakeland Ledger.
- Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard struck out seven batters in as many innings in the longest outing of his professional career, reports Jonathan Raymond of MiLB.com.
- Bubba Starling hit his third home run of the season, but perhaps more impressively, the Royals prospect drew a pair of walks. The 2011 first-rounder has been painfully over-aggressive at the plate in his career and has just seven walks to 31 strikeouts on the season.
- Joey Gallo has many of the same strike out issues as does Starling, and they showed on Sunday as the Rangers prospect went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts, now giving him 35 in 24 games.