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ST. LOUIS -- Triple-A Memphis scored last in a back-and-forth game, beating Round Rock, 5-3, on Thursday. Donovan Solano homered and Jon Jay doubled and drove in two runs. ... Double-A Springfield rallied in the final innings for a 4-3 comeback win over Frisco. Steven Hill singled, doubled and had two RBIs. ... Richard Castillo didn't allow an earned run (three unearned) in seven innings, but Class A Palm Beach fell to Jupiter in 10 innings, 7-6. Xavier Scruggs had three more hits, including a home run. Scruggs is 16-for-40 (.400) with six extra-base hits in his last 10 games. ... Jorge Rondon pitched six strong innings, and Frederick Parejo homered in Class A Quad Cities' 5-1 win over Beloit. ... Short-season Batavia was held to four hits in a 1-0 loss to Auburn. Alan Ahmady doubled and walked for the Muckdogs. ... Boone Whiting pitched brilliantly for rookie-level Johnson City, but it wasn't enough in a 3-2 loss to Elizabethton. Whiting allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits over five innings, striking out 10 against one walk.

Rondon is the player of the day. The 21-year-old right-hander allowed a run on six hits, striking out three and walking two. He's 3-4 with a 3.23 ERA, 42 strikeouts and 29 walks in 64 innings at Quad Cities this year. Rondon signed with the Cardinals as a non-drafted free agent in 2006.

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