Third to first

Third to first

Tyler Flowers just missed a three-run homer during Monday's 3-1 win over the Royals, but he made it out of the ballpark in time to be with his wife Nancy shortly after the contest for the birth of their son, Brantley Cole. The newest Flowers checked in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Flowers did not start on Tuesday, but he was available off the bench.

Matt Lindstrom remains on track to throw live batting practice to Avisail Garcia this weekend in Minneapolis. Lindstrom, who is recovering from an ankle injury, could depart for a Minor League rehab assignment by Aug. 3, according to Ventura.

• Advanced Rookie affiliate Great Falls won, 12-8, at Idaho Falls on Monday, clinching the Pioneer League North first-half title. The playoff appearance will be the eighth straight for the Voyagers.

• There still is no timetable for the return of pitching coach Don Cooper, who has been sidelined by vertigo.

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