Make it back-to-back nights with a home run for former University of Kentucky star AJ Reed. He hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot, on Thursday for Class A Advanced Lancaster. And he followed that up with a two-run homer on Friday night.
Reed, a Houston Astros prospect, was 2-for-4 with the solo homer and a run-scoring double in Lancaster's 10-7 victory at High Desert on Thursday. He started Friday's game 0-for-4 before his two-run shot gave Lancaster a 9-2 lead in the eighth inning.
■ Former UK standout Andy Burns was 4-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his Triple-A debut.
Buffalo, which defeated Lehigh Valley 5-1, also got a scoreless inning of relief from former Central Hardin star Steve Delabar.
Burns, an infielder who hit .238 in six games at Double-A New Hampshire, was promoted to Buffalo on Thursday after the Toronto Blue Jays called up infielder Ryan Goins.
Burns batted .279 with 18 home runs and 63 RBI in two seasons at UK in 2009 and 2010. He was set to play at Arizona the next season, but he ended up going pro instead after getting drafted in the 11th round by the Blue Jays.
■ Mark Biggs, Kentucky's Mr. Baseball in 2011 while at Warren East, dropped to 1-1 after giving up one run in 1-1/3 innings of relief in Class A Lansing's 5-4 loss at Great Lakes. Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguer has a 3.86 ERA in three appearances.
Earlier this week
■ Joe Blanton, a former Franklin-Simpson and UK standout who spent 10 seasons in the majors before retiring in 2014, won his second start in his comeback bid at Triple-A Omaha on Thursday. He gave up four runs and struck out six in 5-2/3 innings in the Storm Chasers' 9-4 victory at Memphis.
Blanton, Kentucky's Mr. Baseball in 1999, is 1-1 with a 5.06 ERA for the Kansas City Royals affiliate.
■ Relief pitcher Chandler Shepherd earned his first win of the season in Class A Greenville's 8-4 win against Lexington on Wednesday.
The former Lawrence County and UK standout, now a Boston Red Sox prospect, pitched 2-1/3 innings of shutout relief with three strikeouts.
■ Andrew Albers, a former UK standout who spent part of the 2013 season pitching for the Minnesota Twins before playing in South Korea last year, earned his first win of the season on Wednesday for Triple-A Buffalo.
The Toronto Blue Jays prospect threw six scoreless innings and struck out five in the Bisons' 2-0 victory Wednesday against visiting Pawtucket. He is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA after two starts.