Young rehabs; Sanchez no hits to date

Manny Ayala pitches well but Greg Burke drops the game. Chris Young is back on the hill and Barry Gunther debuts. Jeremy McBryde takes his seventh loss of the year. Geoff Vandel is chased early in an Eugene loss. Steve Goins and Matt Means are pummeled in the AZL. Juan Chavez and Juan Oramas pitch well, earning a DSL Padres split in the last two days.

Portland (50-46) had a scheduled day off for the All-Star game

Edwin Moreno pitched just one-third of an inning in a scoreless tie in the seventh inning, giving up two hits, a wild pitch, and a walk while striking out one. He left the game with the bases juiced. Two of the three would score and be charged to the righty.

San Antonio (13-12) lost 3-2 to Frisco (Rangers)

Manny Ayala held the opposition to one run on three hits while walking two and striking out five over six innings and was in line to pick up the win. It is the fourth time in five starts he has given up one earned run or less. Ayala has surrendered four hits or less in five of his nine starts. He has given up nine hits in 47 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Greg Burke did not record an out in his bid for a save. The right-hander surrendered three hits, including a two-run double that resulted in his fifth loss and second blown save of the year. Burke has given up runs in three of his last five outings and four of his last eight. He had surrendered runs in seven of his first 33 appearances. Burke's ERA went over the 2.00 mark for the first time since May 4.

Lake Elsinore (11-15) won 12-3 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Chris Young made his first rehab appearance since being struck in the face with an Albert Pujols liner. Young suffered a skull fracture and several facial fractures on that May 21 game. Young went 3.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits, including a solo homer, while striking out four. Young went 4-4 with a 4.50 ERA across 10 starts for the Padres this season. The right-hander has allowed 50 hits and walked 30 across 54 innings, striking out 51.

Barry Gunther made his system debut in relief of Josh Bard on Wednesday. He singled in a pair in his first and only at-bat of the game, adding a sacrifice fly later in the contest. Gunther was in the San Francisco Giants chain and went 1-for-7 with an RBI for Triple-A Fresno before being released. The backstop hit .261 over 175 career minor leagues games with 22 doubles, four homers and 73 RBIs. He also drew 66 walks compared to 100 strikeouts.

Cedric Hunter had three hits out of the leadoff spot in five at-bats, adding two RBIs and a run scored. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games in the process and his on-base streak to 22 contests. Hunter has six multi-hit games in his last seven and an RBI in three of his last four. Hunter is hitting .382 over his last 15 games with seven extra base hits and is hitting .383 out of the leadoff spot through 18 contests.

Fort Wayne (10-16) lost 6-1 to Clinton (Rangers)

Luis Durango reached base three times, going 2-for-2 with a walk out of the nine-hole in the lineup. Playing as the designated hitter, he plated the only run of the game. Durango also stole a base and was caught once. He has swiped 13 bags in 19 chances this season. Durango is hitting .417 over his last 10 games, striking out twice over his last 13 contests. He has, however, played in just eight July games.

Jeremy McBryde suffered his seventh loss of the campaign, giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out six in 5.1 innings. Three of the runs came in the sixth, as he allowed his second homer of the contest in that frame. It is the first time since April 8 that he has allowed multiple bombs in an outing. The right-hander has given up 14 runs over his last three starts on 25 hits. He is allowing 11.7 hits per nine innings.

Omar Gutierrez allowed two runs on three hits while plunking two batters in his lone inning of work, recording all of his outs by way of the strikeout. The right-hander has allowed runs in four straight outings in the Midwest League after tossing scoreless ball over his first six appearances. He has held the opposition to a .159 average with Wednesday the first day he has allowed more than one hit in an outing.

Eugene (11-18) lost 9-4 to Everett (Mariners)

Geoff Vandel was on the hook for seven runs, all earned, on nine hits and two walks over 2.2 innings. The southpaw struck out three and eight of the nine hits were singles while one left the yard. Vandel had kept the opposition to two earned runs or less in each of his first five starts with the Emeralds. He has given up five or more runs in three outings across two leagues this year.

Cooper Brannan allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over 2.1 innings, one of those hits leaving the yard for a homer. It was the fourth time this year in eight outings he has allowed a run and each time multiple runs have crossed the dish. Brannan has not registered a strikeout over his last eight innings of work and has allowed seven runs on 11 hits over his last four innings.

AZL Padres (11-8) lost 13-4 to AZL A's

Junior Veras threw scoreless ball over the first four innings but was on the hook for four runs, three earned, over the next one-third of a frame. The right-hander surrendered one hit and walked three while striking out two to drop to 2-2. It is the second time in four starts he has allowed four or more runs, giving up one in the other two. His three walks doubled his season output in that category.

Steve Goins inherited a bases loaded situation with one out and all three would score. He would give up three runs of his own in the same frame and yielded three hits and a walk in an inning and two-thirds. All five runners he has inherited this year have scored. Goins has allowed runs in three of his last four appearances after tossing scoreless ball in his first two. He also has thrown four wild pitches in his last three outings.

Matt Means surrendered four runs on four hits and two walks in an inning and one-third, striking out two and seeing a pair score after he exited the contest. The left-hander has given up 23 runs over eight innings across two leagues, surrendering runs in seven of his nine appearances. Means has walked a batter in seven of the nine games as well.

DSL Padres (19-20) won 7-2 over DSL Nationals 2 on Tuesday

Juan Chavez improved to 2-1 after allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out three in six innings. He recorded 10 groundball outs in the contest. The right-hander hasn't allowed an earned run in nine frames, giving up three hits over that span. The right-hander has held right-handers to a .208 average against righty batters, giving up 16 hits in 77 at-bats.

Deiber Sanchez continued to keep his ERA at 0.00 with two-thirds of an inning of relief, earning his fourth save of the season. He also stranded three inherited runners in the process. The Colombian right-hander has yet to allow a hit in nine innings of work, walking just two over that span. He has struck out 13 and stranded four inherited runners.

Rosario Carrillo contributed a walk and a double, scoring twice and driving in a pair of two out runs. The hit gave him a four-game hitting streak, reaching base eight times over that span and scoring at least once in every game. He went 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's game, striking out three times. Carrillo has fanned in 33 percent of his at-bats.

DSL Padres (19-21) lost 5-1 to DSL Nationals 1 on Wednesday

Juan Oramas gave up one run over four innings, yielding a single hit but walking five and striking out six. The left-hander out of Mexico had not given up an earned run since giving up two in his first outing of the season. Oramas had walked six over his previous 24 innings. He has struck out 12.54 batters per nine innings through 28 frames. He has held right-handers to a .114 average.

Jose Paulino reached base three times via a single and two walks. Playing third and second base in the game, he scored the lone DSL Padres run but was caught stealing in his lone attempt and committed his eighth error. Paulino had stole six straight bases without getting caught. The infielder had three hits in his previous 28 at-bats.

Juan Rosario dropped to 0-2 on the year after allowing four runs on a half dozen hits while striking out one in three innings of work. It is the third time this year that the right-hander has allowed six hits or more. Left-handed batters are hitting .351 off him this season and opponents are hitting .333 with runners in scoring position.

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