McAnulty humming; Vandel earns win

Paul McAnulty has reached base eight times in two games in the PCL. Four errors in San Antonio lead to a loss. Cesar Carrillo and Derek McDaid are lit up for 14 runs between them. Six errors amount to Fort Wayne being thrashed. Geoff Vandel and Robbie Blauer help Eugene snap an eight-game skid. Deiber Sanchez has not allowed a hit this year and Miguel Tiburcio goes yard.

Portland (47-46) lost 6-5 to Tucson (Diamondbacks)

Paul McAnulty had three hits in his second game back in the Pacific Coast League while reaching base four times and has reached base eight times with five hits, a pair of walks, and getting hit by a pitch in 11 plate appearances. McAnulty hit .207 with seven doubles, a triple, three homers and 13 RBIs over 66 games with the San Diego Padres. He did, however, have just one hit in his final 22 at-bats with the big league club.

Clay Hensley was on the hook for five runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings, giving up two home runs which accounted for three of the runs. The right-hander has given up multiple home runs in three games on the year, including each of his last two starts. He had kept the opposition to three runs or less in five straight starts coming in and has given up four runs or more just twice in 10 starts.

San Antonio (11-9) lost 8-3 to Midland (A's)

Four errors led to six unearned runs, three coming against starter Manny Ayala who dropped to 4-2 on the year. Ayala surrendered four runs, one earned, on two hits and four walks while fanning four in 5.1 innings. The right-hander had not allowed an unearned run through his first 40 innings of work and his two hits allowed were his fewest surrendered in a start while his four walks were a season-high.

Neil Jamison was on the hook for one run on one hit over an inning of work, allowing both runners he inherited to score in his first outing since June 2. Jamison has given up runs in seven of his 26 outings on the season, allowing runs in two of his previous 13 outings. Jamison has allowed five of the seven runners he has inherited to score.

Seth Johnston drove in two with a double – his lone hit for the game but it was his 19th error of the year that helped lead to three unearned runs in the sixth. The Missions lead the Texas League in fielding percentage even with the night they had on Friday. Johnston is third among third baseman in errors this season. He came into the game with just two hits in his previous 22 at-bats.

Lake Elsinore (8-14) lost 17-8 to Lancaster (Red Sox)

Cesar Carrillo was hammered for seven runs, all earned on six hits and two walks in an inning and two-thirds. All seven runs came across in the second inning, as he left the game with the bases loaded and two of those men would score. The right-hander had given up five runs over his previous 15.2 innings coming into Friday. It is the second time he has yielded six or more runs in less than two innings.

Derek McDaid did not fare much better. The right-handed reliever was tagged for seven runs, all earned, on nine hits over 2.1 innings. He worked to three batters in the fifth and was removed after loading the bases. All three would score. He originally came in with the bases juiced and allowed two of the three inherited runners to cross. Since arriving in the California League, the right-hander has given up 12 runs on 17 hits over 7.2 innings. He has allowed a run in each of his four appearances with the Storm.

Jeremy Hunt racked up three hits – all doubles – while driving in half of the Storm's eight runs. The first baseman upped his two-bag total to 17 on the season. His four RBIs were a season-high, besting the three he knocked in on three different occasions. Hunt has two games with multiple extra base hits – both coming over his last 12 games. He did, however, have four RBIs over his previous 13 games.

Fort Wayne (8-14) lost 13-2 to Beloit (Twins)

Three errors in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth led to nine unearned runs. Lance Zawadzki had three of the errors while Andrew Parrino committed two. The Wizards committed seven on the day, upping their total to 129 for the year – the second most in the Midwest League, putting them second to last in fielding percentage. Zawadzki has 18 miscues in 39 games at shortstop, where he was on Friday.

Wynn Pelzer took the brunt of the errors, as he was charged with 10 runs, three earned, on eight hits and a walk over three-plus innings. The right-hander also hit two batters but did pick off one. It was the third time this year he has given up three or more unearned runs, accounting for three of the four times he has given up more than three runs in an outing. The eight hits allowed were a season-high, as he had given up 10 in his previous 17 innings.

Matt Teague came in with the bases loaded and nobody out in the fourth. All three men would score and he would be charged with two runs, one earned, on two hits, a walk, and a hit batsman, leaving the game after recording just one out. Teague had never entered a game with men on base in his career. The left-hander has a 4.50 ERA in eight relief appearances this season.

Eugene (8-16) won 4-1 over Boise (Cubs)

Geoff Vandel snapped an eight-game Eugene losing streak with five innings of no-run ball. The left-hander yielded three hits and a pair of walks while hitting a batter and striking out three, moving to 1-1 in Northwest League play. He has given up two earned runs or less in each of his five starts but has worked through five innings twice.

Rob Musgrave contributed two innings of scoreless relief. The right-hander faced the minimum over that span and recorded five of his six outs by way of the strikeout – a career-high. The left-hander has given up runs in two of his eight appearances, allowing a pair of runs over his last 12.2 innings. It is the second time he has retired each of the batters he has faced, and Musgrave has kept the opposition to a .140 average.

Robbie Blauer capped off a four-run Eugene second inning with a two-out home run – his first bomb of the year – that drove in three. He also added a pair of singles and stole his first base of the year and of his career. The homer was his first since going yard on August 26 last year for Eugene. He has five hits in his last two games and six RBIs over his last three.

AZL Padres (9-6) vs AZL Angels postponed due to wet grounds

DSL Padres (17-18) won 2-0 over DSL Tigers on Thursday

Carlos Garcia had two of the Padres five hits, notching the only extra base hit and the lone RBI. The outfielder also stole his fourth base of the season. It was the first RBI since June 11 for Garcia and just his third in 27 games on the year. Over his last 18 games, including Thursday, Garcia is 10-for-53, a .189 average.

Juan Oramas tossed blanks over five frames, pitching to two batters over the minimum. He allowed two hits and struck out one, notching 11 fly ball outs. Since giving up two runs in his first outing of the year, the Mexico native has not given up an earned run over 21 frames, allowing just eight hits while striking out 27 over that span. He is holding right-handed hitters to a .120 average through 75 at-bats.

Deiber Sanchez ran his streak without allowing an earned run to 7.1 innings, working a scoreless ninth to pick up his third save in as many opportunities. The right-hander fanned two and has struck out 12 on the year. Sanchez has yet to allow a hit and has given up just two walks while plunking a batter. He has only seen three at-bats with runners in scoring position on the year. Sanchez added a scoreless inning on Friday as well.

DSL Padres (18-18) won 7-1 over DSL Nationals on Friday

Pedro Hernandez struck out a career-high nine over five frames without a run allowed, giving up just two hits and a walk while pitching to three over the minimum. The left-hander has surrendered three earned runs in 23.2 innings as a starter, a 1.14 ERA. It is the fifth time he has worked at least five innings while allowing two runs or less.

Miguel Tiburcio hit his second home run of the year, a solo shot in the eighth that tied the game at one. He would also draw a walk and score a second run during a six-run ninth inning. Tiburcio's last – and his only – RBI came in his initial game when he hit his first homer of the year. Since then, the outfielder had gone 7-for-54, a .130 average.

Rosario Carrillo notched two hits in four at-bats while scoring a run. The outfielder also stole two bases, upping his total to three for the year in four attempts. He has attempted a stolen base in two games, trying twice in each contest. The multi-hit game was his first since his initial game of the year. After collecting hits in each of his first five games, Carrillo had a hit in six of his next 16 leading into Friday.

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