Carter plates two; Pitches rule in deuce

Mike Adams comes off the DL for the win and Dirk Hayhurst gets a rare two-inning save. Mike Ekstrom is shelled while Drew Macias runs his consecutive streak to seven. Sam Carter pelts a pair of doubles and nets two RBIs. The Wizards split two games, despite allowing just one run.

Portland (10-12) won 5-4 over Oklahoma (Rangers)

Dirk Hayhurst picked up a two-inning save, his first save of the year. He allowed a walk and struck out three, throwing 20 of his 29 pitches for strikes. The right-hander had two saves across three levels last year. He has surrendered runs in two of his seven relief appearances, going at least two innings in all but one of those contests. Hayhurst has worked eight straight scoreless frames.

Mike Adams returned form his stint on the disabled list to even his record at 1-1. He worked an inning and two-thirds, giving up a single hit and tossing just 14 pitches. He also stranded two inherited runners. Adams, who last pitched on April 12, had given up five runs over his previous three innings. Tuesday was the second time in his last four outings that he has averaged less than 10 pitches per inning over a two-inning stint.

Edgar Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. He was, however, thrown out trying to steal for the third time this season. Four of his nine RBIs have come over his last three games. He has five multi-hit games in 18 contests and has gone hitless in just three starts. Gonzalez has 18 hits on the season but just two have gone for extra bases.

"Playing different positions helps keep me more focused because I have to put in a little more work every day. Hitting wise, it's all about just being relaxed,' said Gonzalez.

Chasse Headley was ejected in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes – the first Beaver to get tossed this season.

San Antonio (12-12) lost 11-9 to Frisco (Rangers)

Drew Macias has reached base in seven straight plate appearances dating back to Monday. He went 2-for-2 with four walks on Tuesday out of the leadoff spot, scoring a run and plating one. He also swiped his second base of the season. The outfielder has reached base safely in each of his last nine games, touching first base 22 times over that span. Macias has raised his on-base percentage from .219 to .340 during his recent stretch.

Mike Ekstrom tossed 86 pitches over three innings, surrendering seven runs, six earned, on eight hits and a walk to drop to 1-2 on the year. Four of the hits went for extra bases and Ekstrom uncorked a wild pitch. Thirty-nine and a half percent of the hits he has given up have gone for extra bases. It is the third time in six starts he has given up five runs or more.

Seth Johnston collected three hits in five at-bats with a pair of doubles. He also scored two runs and drove in one via a sacrifice fly. Johnston has four sacrifice flies on the year. Fourteen of his 22 hits have gone for extra bases this season, including 13 of his last 18. He has an RBI in seven of his last nine games. He did commit his fifth error of the season.

Lake Elsinore (14-12) won 4-2 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Sam Carter cracked a pair of doubles and reached base four times, adding a single and a walk. He also drove in two and scored a run. It was his first multi-hit game since collecting five such games in a row from April 11-17. It was Carter's second multi-extra base hit game and gave him a hit in six straight. Carter has an RBI in five of his last six games, plating 10 over that span.

Brooks Dunn earned his first victory of the season against two losses, throwing six innings of two-run ball while giving up eight hits and two walks and fanning four. The left-hander has given up just three runs over his last two starts after allowing 17 runs over his first 14.2 frames. Dunn has allowed seven hits or more in three of his starts.

R.J. Rodriguez picked up his third save of the season but it wasn't easy. He allowed four baserunners via a hit batsman, two walks and a double but got help from Aeden McQueary who picked off a runner and a game-ending double play. Since blowing two straight, Rodriguez has successfully saved his last two. A man has reached base in 10 of his 12 appearances on the season.

Fort Wayne (10-15) won 2-0 over Kane County (A's) in game one, lost 1-0 in game two

Ali Solis collected his first double of the year and drove in one of the two runs for the Wizards in game one. The catcher also threw out the only runner attempting to steal. The backstop came into the game with two hits in his first 24 at-bats this season. He does, however, have six RBIs in eight games, despite just three hits to his credit. Solis has thrown out six of the 10 runners attempting to steal on him this season.

Geoff Vandel worked 4.1 innings of the combined three-pitcher shutout, giving up four hits, a hit batsman, and a pair of walks while striking out two. The southpaw had allowed 14 runs over his first 17.1 innings coming into the game with four homers allowed. He had walked just two batters coming into the contest. Vandel has a 4.38 ERA as a starter and a 7.71 mark as a reliever in the piggyback rotation.

Luis Durango had two of the Wizards four hits in the nightcap and also stole second base twice but Fort Wayne could not push him across the plate. He ended the day with three hits and a run scored and has been on base nine times over his last four games. His average has gone from .200 to .254 in the last four games and he has scored four times over his last three. The nightcap gave him five multi-hit games through 19 contests. He has now been successful in six of his seven stolen base attempts and has swiped six straight after being caught in his first attempt - with four coming over his last three games.

Brandon Gomes took the loss and dropped to 1-1 on the year, giving up the only run Fort Wayne surrendered on the day. The right-hander worked three innings, allowing the lone run on four hits, and a walk. He also hit a batter and tossed a wild pitch - both firsts for the year. Gomes has a 5.06 ERA as a reliever and a 1.13 ERA in two starts.

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