Minor League Baseball

                  === Laird leads PCL to All-Star victory ===
 Sacramento,  CA  (Sports Network) - Gerald  Laird belted a grand slam and Matt
 Watson  added a  two-run shot  to lift  the Pacific  Coast League  to an  11-5
 victory  over the  International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game at Raley
 Laird,  a  member of  the Oklahoma  RedHawks, went 2-for-3  in the game, while
 Watson  of  the hometown Sacramento  RiverCats finished 1-for-3 with three RBI
 and two runs scored.
 Jeff  Liefer  of the Buffalo Bisons  hit a two-run homer for the International
 League and Louisville's Edwin Encarnacion added a solo blast.
 Chris Gissell of the Memphis Redbirds threw two innings to get the victory.
 Jason Scobie was handed the loss after yielding five runs in his one inning of
 The  International  League  took  a  brief 1-0  lead  on  John-Ford  Griffin's
 sacrifice  fly in the top of the first, but the PCL answered with five runs in
 the bottom half.
 Conor  Jackson tied  the game  at  1-1 with  and  RBI single  and Laird  later
 delivered his blast over the wall in left to make it 5-1.
 Encarnacion  hit a solo homer for the IL in the second, but two runs scored on
 Andy Green's double in the bottom half to make it 7-2.
 The  score remained  that way until the  PCL added four more runs in the sixth
 inning.  Watson's blast over the wall in left-center keyed the inning and gave
 the PCL the 11-2 cushion.
 The  International  League scored  a  run  in  the  seventh on  Chris  Coste's
 sacrifice fly and cut it to 11-5 on Liefer's homer in the eighth.
 07/14 01:25:05 ET

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