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Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: July 27

Derek Dietrich and Zack Cox both homered, while Kyle Drabek out-dueled Angel Sanchez in Dunedin.

Brad White

Triple-A: New Orleans Zephyrs
L 4-5 @ Albuquerque Isotopes

Full Box Score

Jordan Brown, LF: 2-for-3, R, 2 2B
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B: 1-for-3, R, HR

Rett Varner, SP: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO, HR

Jake Smolinski's double brought the Zephyrs within one run of tying the Isotopes, but it was followed up by a Bryan Petersen fly out and Chris Valaika strike out, sealing the win for Albuquerque. Ian Stewart's two-run homer in the fourth proved to be the difference maker.

Double-A: Jacksonville Suns
W 5-1 @ Montgomery Biscuits

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Derek Dietrich, 2B: 1-for-4, R, HR, 3 SO
Zack Cox, DH: 1-for-4, R, HR, SO
Jacob Realmuto, C: 0-for-4

Bryan Evans, SP: 7.0 IP, 2 H, R, ER, 5 SO, HR

Zack Cox hit just his his second home run in almost 200 plate appearances this year. The 24-year-old has hit well since returning from injury, batting .323/.432/.548 over the last ten games.

High Class A: Jupiter Hammerheads
L 1-11 @ Dunedin Blue Jays

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Brent Keys, LF: 1-for-4
Yordy Cabrera, RF: 0-for-2, 2 BB, SO

Angel Sanchez, SP: 4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 7 SO

The Hammerheads were soundly trounced in Dunedin, despite Angel Sanchez's respectable start. Former top Blue Jays prospect Kyle Drabek underwent Tommy John surgery last year, and has been recovering in high Class A. He easily cut down the Jupiter offense, striking out six batters in less than five innings pitched.

Low Class A: Greensboro Grasshoppers
L 2-3 @ Charleston RiverDogs

Full Box Score

Colin Moran, DH: 0-for-3, BB, SO
Jesus Solorzano, RF: 3-for-4, 3B

Ramon Del Orbe, SP: 7.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 4 SO

Jesus Solorzano collected his second triple as part of a three-hit night. The outfielder is now hitting .286/.326/.445, and has bat .353 in the past ten games.

Short-Season: Batavia Muckdogs
Game postponed

Rookie: GCL Marlins
W 8-4 vs. GCL Cardinals

Full Box Score

Ryan Aper, CF: 2-for-5, 2B, SO
Miles WIlliams, RF: 2-for-5, 2 R, HR, 2 SO
Ron Miller, 1B: 2-for-5, R, HR, 2 SO
Iramis Olivencia, 2B: 0-for-4, 2 SO

Elih Villanueva, SP: 3.0 IP, 4 H, R, ER, 3 SO

The Marlins took advantage of the Cardinals in multiple ways, racking up 11 hits and exploiting their defense. At one point, the Cardinals consecutively allowed a wild pitch, passed ball, and a fielding error. Another passed ball later in the game brought in a run as well.