Vince Sinisi notched three extra base hits, doubling twice and hitting a solo homer in five at-bats while scoring twice. It is the first time this year he has notched multiple extra base hits in a game and had just five over his first 32 games. Sinisi has a three-game hitting streak – his longest of the season, going 6-for-14 with three runs scored.
Will Venable hit a solo homer in the opening frame and added a run-scoring double later in the contest. The outfielder extended his hitting streak to 10 games with his two-hit night. He has collected nine extra base hits over the streak, notching six doubles and three homers. Venable has scored a run in six of his last eight and has an RBI in four of his last six.
Edwin Moreno lasted just one-third of an inning in his effort to save a Portland win. The right-hander, recently named to the PCL All-Star team, allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits and a walk to suffer his second blown save and the loss. It is the second straight save he has blown and the fifth time in 24 appearances in Triple-A that he has given up a run. In four of those, Moreno has surrendered multiple runs.
San Antonio (10-8) had a scheduled day off
Lake Elsinore (8-12) lost 8-5 to Lancaster (Red Sox)
Cedric Hunter notched three hits, including a double, while scoring a run and driving in one. Hunter extended his hitting streak to six games and his on-base streak to 16 in the process. Over his last 16, the outfielder has eight multi-hit games and is 24-for-74 with eight runs scored. Hunter is hitting .418 with runners in scoring position, 110 points higher than his season average.
Drew Miller gave up three runs on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings. The right-hander struck out eight and recorded seven ground ball outs. He did, however, see three bags successfully stolen on him. Miller and his catcher have thrown out just two of the 24 base runners attempting to steal off him. Miller also surrendered a homer – the 13th he has given up this year. Eleven of those bombs have been solo shots.
Chris Shaver was saddled with his third loss of the year, giving up two runs on three hits in an inning of work. He did strand one inherited runner and saw one run score after he left the game. The left-hander has given up runs in successive outings and three of his last four, allowing seven runs on 12 hits across his last five innings of work. The opposition is hitting .370 off him with runners in scoring position.
Fort Wayne (8-12) won 7-6 over Beloit (Twins)
Lance Zawadzki hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to put Fort Wayne ahead 6-4 and added a triple and two runs scored. The infielder came into the game with one hit in nine at-bats with the bases loaded – matching his bases juiced RBI total with one swing. His last homer came on April 20. The triple was his fourth and his 23 extra base hits sit third on the team.
Jackson Quezada picked up his 16th save in 18 opportunities but did allow a pair of runs on four hits while fanning one in his inning of work. The right-hander had pitched seven straight scoreless innings, giving up just two hits. He had not allowed multiple earned runs since his very first outing – a span of 36 games between. He came into the game holding the opposition to a .179 average but the opposition upped that number to .196 on Wednesday.
Eugene (7-15) lost 7-3 to Boise (Cubs)
Dan Robertson collected three of Eugene's seven hits and added a walk to reach base a fourth time. The outfielder also swiped his sixth base of the year but did not figure into the scoring. Robertson had gone 0-for-12 in his previous three games after seeing his 16-game hitting streak end. Robertson has nine multi-hit games this year in 21 overall. He has stolen a base in four of his last five games.
Ryan Hill's double in the eighth inning was his first hit of the game and drove in two. The outfielder also added a walk. The double was his third of the year but first since his second game of the year. He also matched his RBI total over his last 13 games with his effort on Wednesday. Hill does have a hit in six of his last seven games.
Pablo Menchaca took his second loss, giving up five runs, four earned, on six hits and two walks over just three innings. The right-hander has lost two straight, giving up eight runs on 15 hits over his last 7.2 innings. He had given up four earned over his first three starts. Menchaca had pitched through four innings in each of his first four starts.
AZL Padres (8-6) won 3-2 over AZL Rangers
Stiven Osuna picked up his first victory of the season, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings. While the opposition has a .419 average with runners on base, the right-hander has kept the leadoff man of an inning to a .267 on-base percentage. He has recorded a double play grounder in successive games – his first two of the year.
Brad Brach recorded five of his six outs over two scoreless frames by way of the strikeout. The only base runner came via a walk. The New Jersey native had fanned five over his first 6.1 innings of work. Brach has held left-handed hitters to a .182 average early in the year and has given up one hit to the leadoff man of an inning over eight frames. He has given up two runs over 8.1 innings.
Colin Lynch picked up his third save of the year in four chances, walking one and striking out one in a scoreless ninth. The right-hander has tossed four straight scoreless appearances after giving up runs in two straight. Three of his four walks have come over his last two outings. Lefties are 3-for-6 off him early in the year while righties are 4-for-20.
DSL Padres (16-18) lost 2-0 over DSL Nationals 1 in shortened 5.2-inning game
Pedro Martinez dropped to 2-3 after allowing two runs on two hits and four walks while striking out a career-high seven in five innings of work. The left-hander was called for a balk while recording seven fly ball outs. Martinez has walked three or more in five of his eight outings, issuing a free pass to 23 in 25.1 innings. He has, however, kept the opposition to a .160 average against with just 13 hits allowed.
Jorge Minyeti had one of the four DSL Padres hits, notching a triple in the third – the second time he would reach third base with less than two outs and fail to score. Leading off the game, he drew a walk and went to third on an error with nobody out, failing to score. Minyeti is 14-for-33 over his last nine games, a .424 average, with eight walks. He has reached base safely in 16 straight contests and sports a .453 on-base percentage for the year.
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