Vandel victorious; Lopez' bat comes alive

Cesar Ramos pitches a gem but Carlos Guevara suffers the loss. Drew Macias nets four hits but the Missions lose in 13. Jesus Lopez homers and drives in three for the Storm. Jeremy McBryde is very good; Aaron Breit is not. Geoff Vandel is on point and Blake Tekotte provides the pop. Jose DePaula is coming around – as is Edinson Rincon. Erick Ojeda has pitched well all year.

Portland lost 4-1 to Albuquerque (Marlins)

Cesar Ramos yielded an unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out three over seven innings in a 94-pitch effort. The southpaw has not allowed an earned run over his last 19.2 innings, giving up 13 hits and striking out 18. Despite not allowing one run over his last two starts, he has not earned the win in either.

Carlos Guevara took his second loss in the Pacific Coast League, giving up three runs on three hits and a walk over two frames while fanning a pair. The right-hander has allowed runs in three of his 15 appearances but 10 runs have scored in those three games on 10 hits – all coming over his last 6.2 innings. In his other 12 appearances, Guevara has allowed just three hits.

San Antonio lost 7-4 to Frisco (Rangers) in 13 innings

Drew Macias' solo homer in the seventh inning tied the game at 4-4 and eventually sent the game into extra innings. He reached base five times with four hits and a walk while scoring twice. Macias also added his 15th stolen base of the season in 20 attempts and gunned down a runner at second base for his 11th outfield assist. He has reached base in 28 straight games.

Gabe DeHoyos kept he game tied in the ninth and tenth frames, giving up one hit and a walk while recording five of his six outs by way of the strikeout. The right-hander has struck out 11.9 batters per nine innings for the year, putting him in the top 20 among all relievers in minor league baseball. He has allowed four runs over his last 22.1 innings.

Philip Barzilla took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out the side in his inning of work. The left-hander has given up five runs on four hits and a walk over his last inning and one-third. He has surrendered runs in six of his 23 appearances and had held the opposition to a .186 average coming into the contest.

Lake Elsinore won 5-2 over Bakersfield (Rangers)

Jesus Lopez singled in a run in the fourth inning, added an RBI groundout in the sixth and hit his second bomb of the year – a solo shot – in the ninth. Lopez has a season-high nine-game hitting streak with five multi-hit games coming over his last seven. Both of his homers have come across his last four games. Lopez has driven in eight over his last four.

Jeremy Hunt put the first Storm run on the board with a solo homer to open the second – his 11th dinger of the season. He added a double – his 20th - and a second run scored. Hunt is hitting .303 over his last 25 games with 10 extra base hits and 16 RBIs. The first baseman has eight multi-hit games over his last 18.

Wilton Lopez picked up his 10th save, giving up a single to open the frame before wiping that runner out with a double play grounder. The right-hander has given up one run over 18 appearances and 18.2 innings, sporting a 0.48 ERA. Across two leagues, he has surrendered just one run over his last 26.2 frames. Lopez has notched four double play grounders in the California League.

Fort Wayne lost 10-1 to Burlington (Royals)

Aaron Breit was hammered to the tune of eight runs – all earned – over one-third of an inning. He surrendered seven hits and a walk and both runners left on base after his exit from the contest wound up scoring. Breit had allowed two runs over his last 15.1 innings and saw his ERA rise from 4.42 to 6.32. Even as a starter, Breit had not allowed as many hits or runs in an outing.

Jeremy McBryde turned in another solid performance, giving up a single run on two hits, a walk and a hit batsman while fanning seven over six innings in a no-decision. The right-hander has allowed three runs over his last three starts, spanning 18 innings. Over his last four starts he has fanned 27, putting him in the top five in the Midwest League with his 111 strikeouts.

Felix Carrasco reached base three times but was on base for a full inning just once. The first baseman singled and added two walks but was picked off first base twice. After drawing a walk 15 times in his first 45 games, Carrasco has drawn 34 over his last 50 – which includes six games with multiple free passes drawn.

Eugene won 4-1 over Everett (Mariners)

Geoff Vandel tossed bullets over six frames, working to one over the minimum thanks to a pair of double play grounders induced. He allowed three hits and walked one while fanning four, evening his record at 2-2. The left-hander has not allowed a run over his last 11 innings, giving up five hits. He has allowed one earned run or less in four of his last five outings.

Kyle Heyne provided a pair of scoreless frames, giving up two hits while recording four ground ball outs and striking out one for his fourth hold of the season. The left-hander has surrendered two runs over his last 13 innings of work, lowering his ERA from 9.45 down to 4.12. He has held the opposition to a .197 average.

Blake Tekotte led off the game with a solo homer and ended up reaching base four times. The centerfielder drew two walks and added a double, scoring three runs. Tekotte has eight multi-hit games over his first 17 games and has twice notched multiple extra base hits in a contest. He has been on base 10 times over his last four games with an RBI in three of his last four and six of his last nine.

AZL Padres won 11-2 over AZL Mariners

Jose DePaula picked up his first victory of the season, not allowing a run over five innings. The left-hander yielded two hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. DePaula has not allowed a run over his last 10.2 innings, giving up six hits. His two walks set a season-high, as he had walked just three in his first 25 innings. He has lowered his ERA by over two runs in his last two contests.

Edinson Rincon plated a run with a sacrifice fly – one of three sac flies for the AZL Padres – and notched his first hit of the year two innings later, a run-scoring single. He added two more RBIs with a single in the seventh and also drew a walk. Rincon had one RBI coming into the contest and had been 0-for-8. Rincon had never knocked in more than two runs in a game – his last coming on July 1, 2007 with the DSL Padres.

Edgar Garzon collected three hits in five at-bats, doubling, scoring a run and plating a run. His three hits were a season-high, as he has collected multiple hits five times but never more than two in a game. Garzon came into the game with two hits in his previous 18 at-bats. He had gone without an RBI since July 7.

DSL Padres lost 4-3 to DSL Nationals 2 in 10 innings

Hans Wilson reached base in each of his five plate appearances on Friday but did not figure into the scoring, going 3-for-3 with a pair of walks. The backstop also threw out one of the two base runners attempting to steal. Wilson has reached base eight times in his last two games and has been on base in seven straight, going 8-for-19 with seven walks while getting hit by a pitch.

Erick Ojeda tossed one-run ball over a half dozen innings, giving up three hits and two walks while fanning three in a no-decision. The right-hander out of Colombia has allowed three earned runs over 23.2 innings to begin the year and has not yielded an earned run over his last 13 frames. He has held the opposition to a .195 average against on the season.

Deiber Sanchez struck out six over three innings but was on the hook for three runs and the loss on three hits and two walks. He allowed a two-run blast in the eighth inning before the DSL Padres tied the game in the top of the ninth to send it into extras. Sanchez would allow a run in the tenth to drop to 3-3.

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