- Giants outfielder Gary Brown hit an eighth-inning home run that turned out to be the difference on Thursday night, according to The Seattle Times. It was the 12th home run of the season for Brown who has had a disappointing season but had a strong June which he is trying to continue into July.
- After spending almost two months in the Braves major league bullpen, Alex Wood is back in the minors and in Triple-A for the first time, striking out five batters in as many innings in his first start. Wood will almost certainly be back in the majors at some point this season.
- In the latest minor league edition of #killthewin, Brian Flynn took his 10th loss of the season despite allowing just three runs and keeping his ERA at 3.65 on the year.
- Christian Yelich collected three hits to help lead his fellow Marlins to victory on Thursday, notes The Florida Times-Union. Yelich has missed a lot of time this season, but when he's been on the field he's had no problem adjusting to Double-A and now has an .860 OPS on the season.
- Jameson Taillon allowed three runs in seven innings of work, which was enough for the Pirates top prospect to earn his fourth win of the season, writes Tom Reisenweber of The Erie Times-News.
- Jesse Biddle allowed just two runs (one earned) over seven innings of work and got all the run support he would need from Phillies teammate Sebastian Valle, who blasted a pair of home runs. While Biddle has been excellent this season, Valle has been disappointing, hitting just .211 on the year.
- Blue Jays prospect Aaron Sanchez piggybacked on J.A. Happ's rehab start, allowing just one run over four innings while striking out six but still taking a loss.
- Coming off of perhaps his best start of the season, Royals left-hander Sam Selman struggled, allowing eight hits and three runs without getting out of the fourth inning.
- Lucas Sims has been strong in his first year of full-season ball, but the Braves prospect allowed four earned runs for his second straight outing on Thursday night.
- Padres prospect Max Fried earned his fourth win of the season, striking out five batters in as many innings and allowing two runs (just one earned).
- Victor Roache, the Brewers 2012 first-round pick, collected three hits including his 11th home run of the season.