Patrick Kivlehan, the Mariners' No. 19 prospect, hit two home runs Thursday to help Class A Advanced High Desert to an 8-4 victory at Lancaster.
Ian Kennedy took a no-hitter into the sixth before running into trouble in a three-run seventh, and the Padres couldn't rally in a 3-1 loss to the Rockies on Thursday at Petco Park.
If Thursday was left-hander Cole Hamels' final test before joining the Phillies, it would seem he passed with little difficulty.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle challenged a play at second base in the seventh inning of Thursday's game against the Brewers, and the umpires ruled that the call would stand after replay review. The Pirates attempted a double steal with one out. Andrew McCutchen took third, but Pedro Alvarez was thrown out at second base by Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
Right-hander Ben Lively, the Reds' No. 13 prospect, continued his dominant start to the season Wednesday. He struck out a career-high 10 batters in six shutout innings, helping lead Class A Advanced Bakersfield to an 8-3 victory at Stockton.