TAMPA.- Yermín Mercedes and Jorge Bonifacio each hit home runs, but their teams had different luck on the day of the Triple A classification of the minor leagues of organized baseball in the United States.
Mercedes (.329) went 3-for-5 with her homers (6), a run scored and an RBI (12) for the Charlotte Knights (White Sox) in a 15-9 loss to Durham (Rays).
Also for the defeated Marco Hernández (.280) batted 3-1 and Ofreidy Gómez (6.59) pitched an inning.
Bonifacio (.316) went 3-1 which was his homer (1), scored and drove in one (3) with a walk for the IronPigs of Lehigh Valley (Phillies) who shut out Worcester 3-0 with a scoreboard ( Red Sox).
Sergio Alcantara (.333) walked 1-for-4 with the Iowa Cubs on a 6-5 backhand off Columbus (Indians).
Michael De Leon (.236) was 1-for-4 and Narciso Crook (.175) scored a four-time hit for the Louisville Bats (Reds) who lost 9-3 to Memphis (Cardinals).
Deivi Garcia (6.88) had nothing to do with the decision in the game started by the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) RailRiders in a 7-4 loss to Rochester (Nationals).
He worked in 4 innings, allowed 4 hits, 3 home runs, 3 earned runs with 4 walks and a strikeout. He faced 19 batters, got 3 grounded and 5 flies. Of 88 pitches, 51 were strikes.
In Class A Low, Yunior Severino (.245) went 4-1 with an RBI (53) and a walk in the victory of the Mighty Mussels of Fort Myers (Twins) who beat Daytona 6-5 (Reds).
Jeisson Rosario and Erick Aybar each had three hits, while Anderson Tejeda hit two home runs.
In Double-A, Rosario (.238) went 3-for-5 with a return scored by the Portland Sea Dogs (Red Sox) who outscored Harrisburg (Nationals) in 10 innings.
Tejeda (.197) was 4-3 with two homers (7), scored two and drove in three (15) for the Frisco Roughriders (Rangers) in an 8-1 hit over Amarillo (Diamondbacks).
Also for the winners, Fernery Ozuna (3.94) worked for two-thirds of the inning.
Dennicher Carrasco (.211) went 1-for-4 on a run scored with the Nortwest Arkansas Naturals (Royals) who lost a bulky 23-8 score to Tulsa (Dodgers).
In the Mexican League, Aybar (.311) batted 5-3 with two runs scored and one RBI (26) in the Acereros del Norte (Monclova) 9-3 loss to Dos Laredos.
Yeison Asencio (.265) went 2 for 1 with two walks for the Campeche Pirates who lost 3-2 to Tabasco.
Jonathan Aro (5.66) pitched an inning, allowed a strikeout hit for the Guadalajara Mariachis on a 7-4 backhand off Leon.
In Advanced Class A, Yasel Antuna (.197) went 4-2 with a double for the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Nationals) in a 5-4 loss to the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets).
For the losers, Ronny Mauricio (.243) connected 5-1.