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White Sox Minor League Update: April 26, 2018

Dane Dunning gets his first AA win, another Basabe bomb, and Matt Rose goes bananas

Basabe Bomb: You know you’re kicking ass in the minors when your club is calling your homers “bombs.”
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Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to

Birmingham Barons 7, Biloxi Shuckers 3

Zack Collins (.146): 1-for-3, R, BB, K

Eloy Jimenez (.207): 2-for-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI

Seby Zavala (.328): 1-for-2, 2 R, HR (6), 2 RBI, 2 BB, passed ball

Matt Rose (.328): 3-for-4, 2 R, 2 HR, 2 BB, 4 RBI **MVP**

Bryant Flete (.292): 2-for-3, BB, three errors at SS

Dane Dunning (1-0, 4.50): 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 57 GS, 90 pitches/61 strikes in first career AA start

A super sloppy game marked Dunning’s first start in AA, a win, as the Barons ended the game with seven unanswered runs. There were also seven errors between the two teams, and that doesn’t include a passed ball by Zavala.

Lynchburg Hillcats 7, Winston-Salem Dash 3

Luis Alexander Basabe (.321): 1-for-5, R, HR (3), 2 RBI, K **MVP**

Blake Rutherford (.349): 2-for-4, RBI, K, CS (4)

Micker Adolfo (.321): 0-for-4, 3 K

Gavin Sheets (.286): 0-for-2, 2 BB

Luis Martinez (0-1, 5.19): 5 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 2 K, 36 GS, 85 pitches/47 strikes

A terrible third inning did Dash starter Martinez in, as the Hillcats touched him for six runs. W-S struck out 14 times and walked just thrice.

Delmarva Shorebirds 4, Kannapolis Intimidators 3

Tyler Frost (.292): 0-for-5, 4 K

Craig Dedelow (.264): 2-for-4, R, 2 2B (6), K **MVP**

Carlos Perez (.308): 2-for-4, 2 2B, K

Kade McClure (2.48): 4 23 IP, 5 H, 2 R, K, HR, GS 44, 85 pitches/52 strikes

Jake Elliott (BS-1, 0-1, 1.59): 23 IP, 2 H, 2 R, K, HR

It’s a heartbreaker for Kanny, as the Intimidators weather a so-so start from McClure, only to see Elliott blow the save. Delmarva’s Zach Jarrett hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to win the game for the Birds.