Figueroa debuts in style; Vincent impressive

Nine runs in the 11th propel Portland to victory. Manny Ayala has been efficient in his outings. Drew Miller is tagged for five in three. Brad Chalk has not been thrown out this season. Nick Vincent is impressive, as is Cole Figueroa in his debut. Jose DePaula has his best start to date.

Portland (56-50) won 10-1 over Nashville (Brewers) in 11 innings

Cesar Ramos yielded three hits, a hit batsman and three walks over 6.2 scoreless frames, striking out seven in a no-decision. After allowing 12 runs on 16 hits over 10.2 innings, Ramos has not given up a run over his last 12.2 innings, striking out 15 – a season-high over any two-game span. Ramos has allowed two runs or less in seven of his 21 outings.

Luke Carlin came into the game in the seventh inning as part of a double switch and went 2-for-2 while getting hit by a pitch. His three-run homer in the 11th inning was the first of three Portland bombs in the frame. The backstop has two homers in his last three games in the Pacific Coast League and an RBI in five of his last six. Carlin hit .138 with three doubles, a triple and two RBIs in 30 games for the Padres.

Edwin Moreno singled in a run in the 11th inning – in his first at-bat of the season. His only other at-bats came in 2004 when he went 0-for-4 for Double-A Reading of the Eastern League. The right-hander also earned the win, pitching two innings of scoreless ball and pitching to the minimum – using just 18 pitches to cruise through both frames. He has held the opposition to a .177 average against.

San Antonio (20-15) won 3-1 over Frisco (Rangers)

Manny Ayala picked up his sixth win of the year in a 74-pitch effort over five innings. The right-hander allowed one run on two hits and three walks while fanning three. He did have three wild pitches, pushing his total to seven for the year. Ayala has allowed two earned or less in six of his last seven starts and is 5-1 over that span. He has walked three or more in five of his last nine.

Gabe Lopez reached base three times, drawing a walk, singling and adding a double. The leadoff hitter also scored twice for the second straight game. Lopez has fanned just once over his last 37 at-bats. Lopez is hitting .341 with a .431 on-base percentage in the first inning of games – all spent as the leadoff hitter. He has reached base 22 times in 51 innings to begin a game, scoring 13 first inning runs.

Lake Elsinore (17-20) lost 5-4 to Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Drew Miller took his sixth loss of the year after getting knocked out in three innings with five runs in on six hits and two walks. The right-hander also allowed his 15th bomb of the season, 14 coming over his last 14 outings. He also tossed his 11th wild pitch and has tossed one awry in seven of his last eight games. Miller has given up five runs or more six times in his last 12 outings.

John Madden struck out the side around a walk in his lone inning of work. He has thrown scoreless ball over his last eight frames, giving up just one hit. He has lowered his average against from .279 to .255 during that span. Madden has surrendered runs in 16 of his 41 outings, allowing seven earned runs over his last 20 appearances – sporting an ERA of 2.28 over 27.2 innings.

Fort Wayne (18-18) won 3-2 over Peoria (Cubs)

Brad Chalk went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. The outfielder also added his 16th stolen base without being thrown out this year but did commit his third error of the year. Chalk has successive three-hit games, his sixth game with three or more hits, and improved his average with runners in scoring position to .348.

Jeremy McBryde allowed two runs in the opening frame before blanking Peoria over his final five frames. He allowed six hits and walked one while striking out six to move to 5-7. It is the eighth time in 19 starts that he has allowed two earned runs or less, as the right-hander has won four of his last six starts. McBryde has struck out six or more in three straight games and eight overall.

Jackson Quezada picked up his 21st save of the season in 23 opportunities, giving up one hit and a walk while fanning one. He leads the Midwest League in saves and has held the opposition to under a .200 average since May 22. The leadoff hitter of an inning has a .184 on-base percentage off Quezada, reached base nine times in 49 innings. He has also held right-handed hitters to 15 hits in 106 at-bats.

Eugene (18-22) won 5-0 over Yakima (Diamondbacks)

Nick Vincent became the first Eugene pitcher to work six innings under the 75-pitch limit imposed on the staff. He tossed shutout ball over that span, yielding three hits and three walks while fanning two. He also induced a pair of double play grounders, doubling his rally killer total for the year and moving to 2-1 on the season. Vincent has a 2.57 ERA across three starts after posting a 5.19 ERA in eight relief appearances.

Cole Figueroa made his system debut, reaching base four times in five plate appearances. As the designated hitter, Figueroa collected a pair of hits, including a double, and drew two walks. He also added two RBIs. Figueroa hit .350 (78-for-223) with 12 doubles, one triple, nine home runs, 57 RBI, 61 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in 58 games at shortstop for the Gators this season. He was the only Gator to start all 58 games and he led the club in home runs, RBI, multi-hit games (24), multi-RBI games (15), total bases (119) and sacrifice flies (7).

Dean Anna reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 3-for-3 while getting hit by a pitch. He also added his fourth homer of the year – a solo shot – and collected two RBIs. Anna stole his ninth base in 10 chances, swiping his last nine and four in his last five games. Anna has homered in successive games and has five RBIs in his last three games while scoring a run in four straight.

AZL Padres (14-15) lost 1-0 to AZL Rangers

In his longest outing of the year, Jose DePaula pounded the zone over 5.2 innings, tossing shutout ball on four hits while striking out a season-high seven in a no-decision. It was the second time this season he has given up fewer hits than innings pitched but the left-hander has walked just three in 25 frames. It is the second time he has blanked the opposition for four innings or more.

Mario Tabachnik was on the hook for an unearned run – thanks to a Keisy Marte error – over 2.1 innings on two hits and a hit batsman, dropping to 2-3 on the season. He fanned two and stranded the lone runner he inherited. Tabachnik has held the leadoff hitter of an inning to four hits in 18 at-bats and a .263 on-base percentage.

DSL Padres (20-26) had a scheduled day off for the All-Star game

Jonathan Galvez had one plate appearance, drawing a walk. He was the lone representative for the DSL Padres.

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