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Angels Minor Leagues Burst With Power

On a night that the Angels went 8 and 2/3 innings without scoring, their minor league teams combined to score 40 runs ... on a night that two of those teams were off and one got shutout!

The Orem Owlz of the short season Pioneer League won their second game of the season 23-1. Pil Joon Jang pitched 6 innings of one-hit ball and is getting promoted to Cedar Rapids. RECAP

Cedar Rapids (Low-A) and Inland Empire (High-A) were on their all star breaks yesterday, but Travis Witherspoon of the CR Kernels won the Midwest League All Star Homerun Derby - SERIOUSLY.

The Texas League (AA) Arkansas Travelers won Tuesday's game 17-6 and sewed up a first-half title. Luis Jimenez hit 2 HR on a 3 for 4 night. Gabe Jacobo went 3 for 6 with 5 RBI. RECAP

BUT BACK TO REALITY: Closest to the bigs, the Salt Lake Bees (AAA) lost a 2-0 complete game 2-hit shutout to the highest paid pitcher in the minor leagues. Fresno Grizzlies starter Barry Zito showed some promise to crack the Giants rotation later this season. RECAP