Craig Stansberry hit a game-tying homer with nobody out in the ninth inning, paving the way for a Portland victory later in the inning. It was the only hit of the day for Stansberry, who batted leadoff. He did, however, draw a pair of walks. The infielder has homered twice in his last seven games after not hitting a single one in his previous 23 games. His homer led to the Beavers eighth come from behind victory in the ninth inning this season through 88 games.
Clay Hensley got the starting nod in his first appearance since pitching in two innings for San Diego and being sent back down to Portland. Hensley allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while fanning five over six frames. All three runs scored via the long ball, as the right-hander surrendered two bombs. Hensley has allowed three homers over his last two starts after not allowing any in his first 30 innings in the Pacific Coast League.
Edwin Moreno picked up his fourth win by tossing a scoreless top of the ninth, striking out two while facing the minimum. The right-hander has worked 13 straight scoreless innings over his last 13 appearances, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out 14. He has given up runs in three of his 22 appearances in Triple-A and is holding the opposition to a .174 average. Left-handed hitters are batting a meager .124 off him.
San Antonio (10-6) lost 9-8 to Tulsa (Rockies) in 10 innings
Mike Baxter reached base four times with three hits and a walk. Playing first base to give Kyle Blanks a rest, he fell a triple shy of the cycle, scoring twice and driving in three. It is the first time since his first game in San Antonio on May 2 that he has collected multiple extra base hits in a game. His three homers with the Missions have all been solo shots. He has fanned just 17 times in the Texas League while drawing 27 walks.
Craig Cooper had three hits and all of them went for extra bases. The outfielder doubled twice (numbers 17 and 18) and hit a solo homer – his fifth – in the first inning. Cooper also scored twice. It is the second time this year he has notched multiple extra base hits in a contest but the homer was his first since May 29. Cooper has six extra base hits in his last four games, hitting four doubles, a triple and a homer.
Greg Burke did something he had not done all year – he blew a save opportunity. After converting each of his first 14 saves, the right-hander gave up two runs on two hits – both coming around to tie the game at 8-8 on a home run with one out. Burke had not given up more than one earned run since April 6. it is the ninth time in 37 appearances that he has allowed a run. Each of the last five runs to score have come across via homers.
Lake Elsinore (7-10) lost 8-5 to Bakersfield (Rangers)
Cesar Carrillo worked five innings and surrendered three runs, two earned, on four hits and three walks while striking out two. Three of the hits went for extra bases and one left the park. Carrillo did pick off two runners at first base. While he has held the opposition to a .167 mark with runners in scoring position, the leadoff man of an inning is reaching base at a .500 on-base percentage clop through his first 16 innings.
Mitch Canham went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs. It was his fifth multi-RBI game across his last 13, as he is hitting .307 with runners in scoring position. He also went 1-for-3 in throwing out base runners attempting to steal. Canham has nabbed 22-of-126 base runners that have attempted a stolen base against him on the year. He has 28 more stolen base attempts against than the next closest competitor in the California League.
R.J. Rodriguez was on the hook for three runs on three hits and a walk over an inning and two-thirds, striking out one. It is the ninth time over his last 13 appearances that the right-hander has yielded at least one run and he has surrendered multiple runs five times over that span. Rodriguez' ERA has risen from 3.99 to 5.60 during the process, and he has been taken out of the closer's role. Right-handed hitters have a .340 average off him.
Fort Wayne (7-11) lost 6-2 to South Bend (Diamondbacks)
Brad Chalk had one of the Wizards five hits, as they managed just a pair through the first eight innings. The centerfielder also drew two walks and stole his 12th base but did not figure into the scoring. Chalk has yet to be thrown out in his stolen base attempts. He is 20-for-54 over his last 14 games with nine walks for a .460 on-base percentage.
Aaron Breit dropped to 1-4 after being charged with six runs on five hits, two hit batsman, and five walks over 3.2 innings. Breit has allowed four runs or more over his last three starts, giving up 14 runs on 14 hits and 11 walks over a span of 12.1 innings. After not issuing a free pass in his first 14,2 innings, Breit has walked 11 over his last 12.1. Left-handed hitters are batting .321 off him while righties are hitting .188.
Dylan Axelrod worked 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up a pair of hits and striking out two. The right-hander did, however, allow two inherited runners to score. He has worked three run-free frames since joining Fort Wayne. Axelrod had stranded 11 of the 15 runners he inherited in California League play, posting a 2-1 record with a 5.29 ERA. He has given up runs in 17 of his 34 appearances this season.
Eugene (7-13) lost 5-3 to Spokane (Rangers)
Logan Gelbrich had three of Eugene's seven hits, collecting a double and a run scored. He has a five-game hitting streak after going hitless in his first eight at-bats with Sunday his first multi-hit contest of the year. The backstop also went 0-for-1 in throwing out base runners attempting to steal. Gelbrich has thrown out three of the 14 runners who have attempted a theft against him.
Tom Davis was on the hook for five runs on seven this and a walk while striking out a career-high nine over four innings. Four of his hits went for extra bases and three left the yard, accounting for all of his runs against with two solo shots and a three-run blast. It is the second time this year he has yielded up multiple homers in a game and his five bombs allowed lead the Northwest League.
Alexis Lara contributed three innings of scoreless ball, giving up a single and two walks while fanning two. The right-hander has allowed a single earned run over 15.2 innings this season and has held the opposition to a .137 average. Right-handed batters have three hits in 34 at-bats off him, a .088 average. He has also held the opposition to a .095 average with runners in scoring position. Lara has, however, walked 12 men on the year.
AZL Padres (6-6) lost 10-4 to AZL A's
Jose DePaula surrendered four runs on eight hits while striking out five over three innings, taking his first loss of the year. Three of the hits went for extra bases and one left the yard. The left-hander had allowed six hits over his first 6.2 innings of work. Right-handed hitters are batting .353 off him to begin the season and the opposition is hitting .364 with runners in scoring position.
Steve Goins worked three scoreless innings, giving up a single and a walk while striking out three. The right-hander has allowed one run and three hits over his first seven innings of work in the AZL. He has held right-handed hitters to one base hit in 16 at-bats. He has walked a batter in three straight and tossed his first wild pitch on Sunday.
Josh Davies gave up six runs, five earned, on five hits and a walk over two frames, seeing one ball leave the yard for a three-run homer. The right-hander out of Australia had allowed three runs over his first seven innings of work. In seven appearances, Davies has given up at least one hit in each. The opposition is hitting .395 off him and the leadoff man of an inning has reached base five times in the nine innings he has begun.
DSL Padres (16-15) had a scheduled day off
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