(AAA) Sacramento River Cats (26-38) - L 11-3
After defeating the El Paso Chihuahuas the first two games of their four-game set, the River Cats fell face first Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, the team was outhit 13-6. Starting pitcher Ty Blach allowed seven runs (five earned) in 5 2/3 innings and gave up two long bombs as well. Angel Pagan, in his second game of a rehab stint for his hamstring, led off for the Cats and went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Only four other Giants players would earn hits for the day. While the Cats had some opportunities to make the game more of a contest, they shot themselves in the foot going 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position and had four errors. The River Cats begin a four-game series against the Fresno Grizzlies Monday at Raley Field.
(AA) Richmond Flying Squirrels (24-39) - L 7-1
The Flying Squirrels had their wings clipped on Sunday as they dropped the finale against the Portland Sea Dogs and lost the three-game series two games to one. The Squirrels only had two hits as their only run came in the seventh inning. Starter Andrew Suarez went six innings and allowed four runs. Second baseman Ali Castillo went 0 for 3 and snapped his nine-game hitting streak. Richmond will have Monday off before facing the Binghamton Mets on Tuesday in a three-game series. The Squirrels will also see the Sea Dogs in another three-game series which will begin Friday.
(A+) San Jose Giants (35-27) - W 2-1 in 11 innings
Third baseman Brandon Bednar was the hero for the Giants as his solo shot in the top of the 11th inning provided the winning run for San Jose against the Modesto Nuts. With the win, the Giants salvaged a split in the four-game series. Bednar went 2 for 5 on the day for the Giants and third baseman Jonah Arenado went 2 for 4. Rodolfo Martinez, who boasts a 0.70 ERA for the Giants earned his 17th save as he closed the bottom of the 11th for San Jose. Martinez was able to work out of a jam as he gave up a single and a walk and threw a wild pitch which allowed the runners to advance o second and third. But, with two outs, Martinez got Collin Ferguson to fly out to end the threat and the game. The Giants now prepare for the Inland Empire 66ers in a three-game series.
(A) Augusta GreenJackets (32-20) - L 11-8
Augusta got off to a fast start in Greenville as they dropped a six-spot on the Drive in the first inning, but the Drive coasted ahead and scored in each of the first six innings to earn the win and earn a series split. Right fielder Seth Harrison had a big day for the GreenJackets as he went 3 for 4 with a run and a double. Center field Johneshwy Fargas also contributed going 2 for 4 with a grand slam in the first.Ryan Halstead took the L for the GreenJackets who will now travel to Charleston to face the RiverDogs in a three-game midweek series.