Hoskins looks to continue tear for IronPigs

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Hoskins drove in five runs with a pair of home runs for Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, though it wasn’t enough to keep the IronPigs from falling to Rochester, 10-8, to end their 12-game winning streak. The 24-year-old first baseman’s multi-homer performance was his second of the season and gives him three in his past two games. Hoskins now owns a share of the Minor League lead with 12 homers, as well as a .343/.430/.709 slash line through 40 games.

Matt Klentak on Rhys Hoskins

Pitcher to watch: Chance Adams (Yankees’ No. 7), Scranton/Wilkes-Barre vs. Rochester (6:35 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

Set to make his second start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Adams, MLBPipeline.com’s No. 99 overall prospect, fired five scoreless frames to record the win in his May 14 Triple-A debut. He allowed two hits, walked three and struck out six, throwing 57 of his 97 pitches for strikes in the performance. Adams, 22, was bumped up to Triple-A after going 4-0 with a 1.03 ERA and a .183 batting average against over 35 innings (six starts).

Top Prospects: Adams, NYY

Duel of the day: Dane Dunning (White Sox No. 10) vs. Freddy Peralta (Brewers’ No. 19), Winston-Salem vs. Carolina (Class A Advanced)

Dunning, 22, will look to get back on track after struggling in two straight starts for Class A Advanced Winston-Salem. He allowed three earned runs in each outing but also worked a total of 6 1/3 innings and issued seven walks. Dunning still has been excellent overall, posting a 1.69 ERA with a 0.91 WHIP, a .178 opponents’ average and a 51-to-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 37 1/3 innings (seven starts) between Class A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem.

Top Prospects: Dunning, CWS

Peralta’s stock is on the rise this season thanks to his strong start for Carolina. Working in a tandem starting rotation opposite Marcos Diplan (Brewers’ No. 11), the 20-year-old righty has pitched to a 3.00 ERA over seven appearances (three starts) totaling 30 innings, with 47 strikeouts and a .191 batting average against.

Friday’s Top 100 prospect probables
No. 13 Michael Kopech (White Sox No. 3), Birmingham vs. Tennessee (8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 33 Josh Hader (Brewers’ No. 3), Colorado Springs at Albuquerque (9:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 46 Kolby Allard (Braves’ No. 3), Mississippi at Jacksonville (7:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 60 Luke Weaver (Cardinals’ No. 3), Memphis at Fresno (10:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)
No. 78 Ian Anderson (Braves’ No. 6), Rome vs. Lexington (7 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

More top prospect probables
Chris Lee (Orioles’ No. 6), Norfolk vs. Charlotte (Triple-A)
Austin Voth (Nationals’ No. 7), Syracuse vs. Lehigh Valley (Triple-A)
Joan Gregorio (Giants’ No. 8) vs. Paul Blackburn (A’s No. 22), Sacramento vs. Nashville (Triple-A)
Rookie Davis (Reds’ No. 16), Louisville vs. Columbus (Triple-A)
Lucas Sims (Braves’ No. 18), Gwinnett at Durham (Triple-A)
Clay Holmes (Pirates’ No. 19), Indianapolis vs. Toledo (Triple-A)
Tyler Alexander (Tigers’ No. 4), Erie at Altoona (Double-A)
Alex Young (D-backs’ No. 11) vs. Greg Harris (Rays’ No. 27), Jackson at Montgomery (Double-A)
Connor Sadzeck (Rangers’ No. 10), Frisco vs. Corpus Christi (Double-A)
Domingo Acevedo (Yankees’ No. 13) vs. Trey Ball (Red Sox’s No. 29), Trenton vs. Portland (Double-A)
Austin Gomber (Cardinals’ No. 14), Springfield vs. NW Arkansas (Double-A)
Julian Merryweather (Indians’ No. 25), Akron at Hartford (Double-A)
James Naile (A’s No. 26), Midland vs. San Antonio (Double-A)
Beau Burrows (Tigers’ No. 3), Lakeland at Clearwater (Class A Advanced)
Oscar De La Cruz (Cubs’ No. 5), Myrtle Beach at Salem (Class A Advanced)
Jaime Barria (Angels’ No. 10), Inland Empire vs. Lancaster (Class A Advanced)
Matt Krook (Giants’ No. 12), San Jose vs. Modesto (Class A Advanced)
Brandon Miller (Mariners’ No. 19), Clinton vs. Burlington (Class A Advanced)
Foster Griffin (Royals’ No. 21), Wilmington at Frederick (Class A Advanced)
Jon Duplantier (D-backs’ No 8), Kane County vs. Quad Cities (Class A)
Matthias Dietz (Orioles’ No. 12), Delmarva at Greensboro (Class A)
Jose Paulino (Cubs’ No. 14), South Bend vs. Lansing (Class A)
Tony Santillan (Reds’ No. 14), Dayton vs. Bowling Green (Class A)
Adonis Medina (Phillies’ No. 15), Lakewood at Hagerstown (Class A)
Melvin Adon (Giants’ No. 24), Augusta at Charleston (Class A)
Trey Supak (Brewers’ No. 29), Wisconsin vs. Cedar Rapids (Class A)
Micah Miniard (Indians’ No. 29), Lake County vs. West Michigan (Class A)
Hansel Rodriguez (Padres’ No. 30), Fort Wayne vs. Great Lakes (Class A)

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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