Carrillo shelled; Cust connects

Cesar Carrillo was sent to the showers early but Jack Cust helped bail him out. Mike Baxter was the only offense in Lake Elsinore. Fort Wayne puts runners on base but nobody brings them home.

Portland won 10-9 over Fresno (Giants) in 12 innings

Cesar Carrillo was battered around in his three innings of work, surrendering nine runs on nine hits, including two homers, and three walks – in a no-decision. Only 31 of his 61 pitches were strikes and he also hit a batter. It was the worst outing of the right-hander's career. His previous high for runs scored came on September 5, 2005 while he was in the California League.

Jack Cust collected three hits in seven at bats, including a double and a three-run homer. It was his double off former Beaver Ryan Meaux that led to the winning run, thanks to a fielding error by the right fielder. Cust's four RBIs were his first four of the season. Cust had three games with four or more RBIs last year. After starting the season in an 0-for-17 slump, Cust has gone 7-for-16 over his last four contests. He has, however, whiffed 14 times in nine games this year.

Five relievers combined to throw nine innings of scoreless ball. Scott Strickland picked up the win, tossing two scoreless, giving up one hit and striking out one. The right-hander opened last season with 17 scoreless appearances for Triple-A Indianapolis. This year, he has given up runs in three of his five outings.

San Antonio suspended at 3-3 in seventh inning at Tulsa (Rockies)

The game will resume on Saturday with San Antonio batting with two outs and a runner on second in the bottom of the seventh.

Lake Elsinore lost 7-2 to High Desert (Mariners)

Mike Baxter was the only player to light the lamp for the Storm. He smashed a two-run homer in the fifth inning and was the sole player to record a multi-hit game. Baxter has four multi-hit games in his last six and his nine runs scored place him in the top ten in the California League. The outfielder hit three homers last season for Fort Wayne.

Richie Daigle took the loss after allowing four runs on six hits and three walks in four innings of work. The right-hander had not walked more than two in any outing last year – although he was used out of the pen in 2006. He has given up just one hit to right-handers this season bit lefties are batting .455 off him with ten hits in 22 at bats.

Greg Burke gave up his first runs of the year, surrendering a three run homer in the sixth. The right-hander has given up just five hits over seven innings this year but four have gone for extra bases. Burke pitched in 12 California League games last season, going 2-1 with a 5.79 ERA. He allowed 11 hits in 21 at bats with runners in scoring position a year ago and has limited the opposition to two hits in nine at bats in the same situations this year.

Fort Wayne lost 5-0 to Dayton (Reds)

Drew Miller dropped his Midwest League debut, yielding three runs, two earned, on five hits and a walk while whiffing six. He was on the hill for each of Dayton's three successful stolen base attempts but did pick a runner off second base. The opposition was successful in 6-of-7 stolen base attempts against Miller last year in the Northwest League. Miller allowed three runs or less in all but one of his seven starts for Eugene last year.

After going two scoreless in his first outing, Brooks Dunn gave up two runs in two innings on four hits. The left-hander split last year between starting and relief last season. In seven outings over 22.1 innings of relief for the Eugene Emeralds, Dunn surrendered just two earned runs and held the opposition to a .165 average.

Daryl Jones went 2-for-3 with a walk, extending his hitting steak to four games. After opening the year 0-for-5 with four strikeouts, Jones has whiffed three times while drawing three walks. The first baseman opened last year hitting .299 in April but managed to bat just .230 the rest of the way.


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