The prospect-rich heart of Trenton's batting order drove in three runs and scored three runs to back another solid start from lefthander Miguel Sulbaran in a 4-3 win over New Hampshire on Tuesday.
Rightfielder Aaron Judge was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored, first baseman Greg Bird went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and a run, and third baseman Eric Jagielo hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the Thunder (7-5), the Yankees' Double-A affiliate.
Catcher Gary Sanchez was 2-for-4 and broke an 0-for-13 slide with a single in the first.
Sulbaran struck out six in 5 1/3 innings, allowing four hits, one walk and two runs.
Elsewhere in the minors
TRIPLE-A SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE (6-7)
Leftfielder Slade Heathcott was 2-for-4, and first baseman Rob Segedin went 3-for-3 with a triple and a run scored off the bench, but the RailRiders fell to Lehigh Valley, 6-1.
Ramon Flores was hit by a pitch with one out in the first inning. Flores stayed in to run the bases and played rightfield in the top of the second. But he came out before the start of the third inning, with Heathcott shifting to rightfield and Jonathan Galvez moving to left. Segedin took Flores' spot in the lineup.
SINGLE-A ADVANCED TAMPA (6-7)
Shortstop Tyler Wade went 2-for-4, but the Yankees' lineup was otherwise stifled by Clearwater in a 3-0 loss. Tampa batters managed just six hits, all singles, didn't record a walk and struck out nine times.
SINGLE-A CHARLESTON (8-4)
Rightfielder Brandon Thomas led off the ninth with a single, was sacrificed to second and scored the go-ahead run on a fielding error in a 5-4 win over Augusta. Thomas and catcher Eduardo de Oleo were each 2-for-4 with a double and run scored.