Shawn Wooten hit a two-run homer to key the Portland offense – his lone hit of the game. The backstop also was 0-for-1 in throwing out base runners attempting to steal. Wooten has thrown out six of the 12 base runners attempting to steal against him across two leagues. He has five RBIs across the last five games but is hitting just .200 for the season.
Clay Hensley picked up the victory – his first of the season – tossing six innings of three-run ball, allowing six hits, walking one and striking out one. He induced 10 ground ball outs while throwing 87 pitches. In seven starts, Hensley has just two decisions. He had not, however, pitched past four innings in any outing. Hensley is holding right-handed hitters to a .164 average.
San Antonio (1-2) lost 2-1 to Midland (A's)
Matt Buschmann took the loss to drop to 6-5 on the year after yielding two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out five in five innings of work. The right-hander gave up his 10th homer of the year and tossed a wild pitch in a 94-pitch outing. He has walked four or more in two of his last four outings and three times overall on the year.
Wilton Lopez worked two scoreless innings, giving up a pair of hits and striking out two. The right-hander has tossed scoreless ball over his last 9.2 innings, inducing three double play grounders and striking out six over his last 5.1. He has not walked a batter over his last 11.2 frames. His 4.92 ERA is his lowest since April 10.
Sean Kazmar extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single. He also was hit by a pitch and scored the only run of the contest. Kazmar did, however, ground into his eighth double play of the year. The shortstop is hitting .418 over the last 18 games with a .492 on-base percentage. He has upped his average from .196 to a season-high .253 over his last 16 contests.
Lake Elsinore (1-4) lost 9-8 to Lancaster (Red Sox)
Cesar Carrillo, in his second outing since returning from surgery, was much better. He worked two innings, allowing one hit and striking out one. The right-hander had given up six runs on six hits and a hit batsman across an inning of work in his first outing of the season on June 15.
R.J. Rodriguez allowed three runs on three hits – with the big blow being a three-run homer – while striking out two. He suffered his sixth blown save of the year in 18 opportunities and third loss. Rodriguez has blown two straight, giving up five runs on six hits, including two long balls, in an inning and two-thirds. He has surrendered runs in five of his last six and six of his last eight.
Rayner Contreras reached base three times via a walk, a single and a double. He also scored a run and drove in three from the two-hole in the lineup. Contreras also added his ninth stolen base of the season in 14 attempts. He has a seven-game hitting streak, going 13-for-28 with four extra base hits and seven RBIs. Contreras is hitting .388 with runners in scoring position.
Fort Wayne (0-2) lost 6-5 to Lansing (Blue Jays)
Andrew Parrino went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. He was the go ahead run in the eighth after his double plated a run. The infielder is hitting .346 with 18 hits in 52 at-bats over his last 15 games, netting 10 walks for a .452 on-base percentage. Parrino is hitting .308 with runners on base.
Yefri Carvajal blasted his third homer of the season – a two-run shot with two outs in the eighth to cap a four-run eighth inning and give the Wizards a 5-2 lead. He also drew a walk in four plate appearances. The base on balls was just his 12th of the season, giving him a .269 average but .299 on-base percentage. He has an extra base hit in three straight games.
Jackson Quezada was tagged for three runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning, taking his second blown save and third loss of the year. The right-hander has allowed runs in eight of his 31 appearances and two straight for the second time this year. Quezada has blown two of his last three save opportunities – the only two in 16 chances.
Eugene (2-2) lost 7-6 to Boise (Cubs)
Matt Means faced four batters in the seventh inning and did not record an out. He allowed to hits and two walks and was charged with four runs, three of them earned. The southpaw went 10-2 with a 1.85 ERA for Sonoma State this past season. He tossed a team-high 102 innings and turned in the second-most strikeouts in school history, 93.
Tyson Bagley worked two innings, allowing two inherited runners to score while not giving up any of his own. He allowed one hit and struck out four. Bagley, who was Dallas Baptist's closer before being selected by the Padres in the 11th-round, helped secure 15 victories for the Patriots by winning four games and saving 11 games. Bagley finished his season 4-2, with a 2.56 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 38.2 innings of work.
Sawyer Carroll hit his first homer of the season – blasting a three-run homer in the fifth inning. He also walked one and scored twice. The outfielder – who saw time at third base on Friday – has reached base nine times through four games with three extra base hits. He has also scored seven runs, touching home twice in three of the four contests.
DSL Padres (10-7) vs DSL Nationals 1 was not reported for inclusion
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