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Giants Minor League Affiliate Update

It was an eventful week for the Giants’ farm teams, with Fresno and San Jose maintaining their grips on first place in their respective divisions. On Saturday, Eric Hacker had a tremendous start for Fresno as he went seven innings giving up only one run and striking out six in a 10-4 victory over Round Rock.

AAA Fresno: Sunday night, Nick Noonan drove in eight runs with two homers including a grand slam as the Grizzlies defeated Round Rock 11-5. Roger Kieschnick has a 14-game hitting streak. Fresno currently stands at 30-13, first place in their division. Fresno travels to Albuquerque May 21-24.

AA Richmond: Completed a disappointing series against the Akron Aeros on Sunday night, having been swept in three games. Craig Westcott picked up the loss despite recording a quality start in the 3-2 loss. Gary Brown is racking up the stolen bases, with his total of 11 standing as fourth-best in the Eastern League. Richmond travels to Bowie May 21-24.

A+ San Jose: Have won 14 of 19 and remain in first place after defeating Stockton on Sunday night. Joe Panik drove in three runs and recorded a triple. San Jose has drawn the most walks in the California League this season. They finish their three-game set with Stockton on Tuesday night.

A Augusta: They sit in fifth place in their division with a record of 12-22. They lost to Savannah on Saturday and Sunday night. Their team batting average of .217 ranks second to last in their league, but OF Shawn Payne leads the team with a .297 average. They have a double-header with Rome Tuesday night and will finish the series on Wednesday night.