Peter Ciofrone had four of Portland's nine hits and was responsible for three of its runs. Playing third base and batting second, Ciofrone scored twice and drove in a pair. He hit a solo homer in the second inning – his ninth – and singled in the eventual winning run in the eighth. He also doubled, falling a triple shy of the cycle. Ciofrone has a 15-game hitting streak, collecting six multi-hit games over that span with 13 RBIs.
Kevin Cameron worked a scoreless frame in the continuation of his rehab process. The right-hander did not allow a base runner, retiring the side in order. It is the first time this year he has pitched to the minimum in Portland. Cameron has, however, allowed a single run on four hits across 10.1 innings, spanning two leagues. Cameron has given up one hit to right-handed batters since his rehab assignment started.
Dirk Hayhurst pitched to the minimum over two scoreless innings, striking out a pair to pick up the win. The right-hander had been 0-3 prior to his last two appearances but has won both. He has surrendered three runs over his last 15.1 innings, striking out 18. Hayhurst has allowed runs in 16 of his 34 contests, working at least two innings on 22 occasions.
San Antonio (14-13) lost 4-1 to Midland (A's)
David Parrish accounted for the lone San Antonio run with a homer in the seventh inning. He also drew a walk in four plate appearances. The homer was his second this year and first since June 30 with Double-A Tulsa. The backstop also threw out the only runner attempting to steal. Parrish has drawn a walk in three straight games and has been on base in all six of his games with the Missions, drawing seven walks and notching three hits.
Steve Garrison surrendered three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five across five innings. A three-run homer accounted for all of the runs against, as he tossed 93 pitches on the day. The left-hander has allowed a homer in four straight games – his longest stretch of the year. This is the second time this year he has given up three runs or more in three consecutive starts.
Gabe DeHoyos worked a scoreless frame, giving up one hit. All three of his outs came by way of the strikeout. The right-hander has allowed two runs across his last 16.1 innings. DeHoyos has allowed runs in 10 of his 40 appearances overall. He is averaging 12.0 strikeouts per nine innings pitched. Over his last 48 innings, he has notched a 1.50 ERA.
Lake Elsinore (13-15) won 9-2 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)
Cesar Carrillo had his finest outing to date, tossing bullets over five frames and giving up five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. It is the third time in four starts that he has gone five innings but first time he has allowed less than three runs. Carrillo had given up 20 runs on 35 base runners across his first 17.1 innings of work. His four strikeouts set a season-high after netting two in a game just once.
Evan Scribner made his system debut after being acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a trade for Tony Clark. The right-hander struck out the side around a double. With South Bend of the Midwest League, Scribner went 2-3 with eight saves in as many opportunities. Across 23 games, he posted a 1.57 ERA, striking out 52 in 34.1 innings. With Visalia of the California League, he went 0-1 with one save and a 1.86 ERA over five games. He added another 10 strikeouts in 9.2 innings. Scriber has stranded 11 of the 12 runners he has inherited on the year across both leagues.
Jeremy Hunt went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to seven games in the process. The first baseman has scored a run in five straight games, touching home seven times over that span. He has also added nine RBIs over the streak, going 11-for-27 with three doubles and two homers.
Cedric Hunter extended his hitting streak to 14 games with another three-hit affair.
Fort Wayne (12-16) won 5-4 over Clinton (Rangers)
Corey Kluber was back in the rotation for his second start in the Midwest League. After skipping the league entirely and beginning the year in Lake Elsinore, Kluber was sent back down to help stabilize the rotation and give him some success. The right-hander had success on Friday, giving up two runs, one earned, on two hits and a walk while striking out four in six innings. He did, however, allow his third homer in two starts and the 12th he has allowed across two leagues.
Bryan Oland allowed a on-run lead to slip away in the bottom of the eighth, giving up a run on two hits and a walk. It is the first time this year that the right-hander has given up runs in successive games. Oland has allowed runs in five of his 25 outings, never allowing more than one run in any contests and yielding just four earned. His ERA has not been higher than 1.17 this season and sits at 1.11 after Friday.
"He has some filthy stuff," Eugene pitching coach Dave Rajsich said. "I kept telling them he was ready – much better than when I saw him last year."
Andrew Parrino had a pair of doubles on Friday and a run scored. His double in the fourth plated a run but it was his two-bagger in the ninth that broke a 3-3 tie. The infielder came into the game with six hits in his previous 50 at-bats – a .120 average. His overall average dropped from .273 to .244 with his recent stretch. On the plus six, six of his last eight hits have gone for extra bases.
Eugene (12-19) won 4-3 over Vancouver (A's)
Simon Castro allowed one run on three hits and three walks over three innings. The right-hander also struck out six and tossed a wild pitch while pitching into a lot of deep counts. It is the fifth time in his last six starts that he has allowed two runs or less and the second time he has not gone at least four innings. Castro has walked three or more on four occasions this season. His six whiffs tied a season-high.
"Really good arm but does not have command of his fastball right now," manager Greg Riddoch said. "Three innings and he is out of there after 75 pitches. Sorry, limit is up."
After going yard on Thursday and scoring twice, Jeudy Valdez delivered a triple into the right-centerfield gap on an 0-1 fastball with the bases loaded in the sixth inning. The triple was his first since Opening Day. Valdez came into the game with nine RBIs on the season and had been 5-for-25 with runners in scoring position and 0-for-2 with the bases loaded.
"I was looking for a fastball in the zone because they were throwing me breaking balls down in the zone and I was swinging at them," Valdez said through an interpreter. "I was waiting to get a good pitch to hit so I could drive it."
"Big time hit," Riddoch said. "And for him cutting his swing down. A lot of times, the head flies, everything flies. When you swing from your butt not a lot of good things happen. To be able to sit back and hit that ball to right-center. It was a nice easy swing. It was like he was playing pepper."
Sawyer Carroll reached base three times and scored once. The outfielder singled, walked and tripled – pushing his on-base streak to a Northwest League leading 25 games. He has been on base in every single game he has played and is second on the team with a .400 on-base percentage. Carroll also paces the club with 14 extra base hits and 24 RBIs while he is tied for the team lead with 19 runs scored.
AZL Padres (11-9) had a scheduled day off
DSL Padres (19-22) DSL Nationals 2 was not available for inclusion in this report
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