DURHAM, N.C. – The Buffalo Bisons’ Liam Hendriks was the beneficiary of a four-run lead after two innings, and that got him the pitching win for the International League in a 7-3 victory over the Pacific Coast League Wednesday before 10,274 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Hendriks pitched the first two innings, allowing only one hit to go with four strikeouts. He was the first of 11 IL pitchers. The 10th was fellow Bison Bobby Korecky, who pitched the ninth inning and allowed one run in ∏ of an inning. He couldn’t close it out, so Merrill Kelly of Durham got the final out.
Hendriks is 7-1 with a 2.19 ERA for the Bisons, who resume IL play tonight at Pawtucket (7:05 p.m., Radio 1520).
Syracuse’s Jhonatan Solano had a two-run homer in the second inning for the IL, while Louisville outfielder Felix Perez had a double and triple and two RBIs.
Albuquerque’s Joe Pederson had a solo homer for the PCL.
Royals trade for Frasor
ARLINGTON, Texas – The Kansas City Royals have gotten some relief help, acquiring veteran reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers for Triple-A right-hander Spencer Patton.
The trade was made Wednesday, the same day Patton was in the Triple-A All-Star game. The Rangers assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
Frasor was 1-1 with a 3.34 ERA in 38 appearances this season, his second in Texas. The right-hander spent nine seasons with Toronto (2004-12), returning to the Blue Jays after being traded to the White Sox in July 2011 and finishing that season in Chicago.
Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels said catcher Geovany Soto will be activated from the disabled list before Friday’s game at Toronto and set for his season debut in the majors after knee surgery.
The injury-plagued Rangers (38-57) went into the All-Star break with the worst record in the major leagues. They were 21 games behind AL West-leading Oakland.