Three runs crossed the dish after four batters were faced by Carlos Guevara in the top of the 11th. He would record one more out before exiting with two men on and three runs in on three hits and two walks, dropping his record to 0-3. After not allowing runs in his first 10.2 innings with the Beavers, Guevara has given up 13 runs on 13 hits and seven walks over his last 7.1 innings.
Chip Ambres returned to the Pacific Coast League and promptly homered in his first at-bat, giving him 17 for the season, and ended the night 3-for-4 with two RBIs and his 25th double. Despite spending nearly a month in San Diego, Ambres leads Portland with 47 extra base hits. The outfielder went 2-for-17 with two walks and eight strikeouts in eight games for the Padres.
Paul McAnulty punched in his 24th RBI of the season in 22 games with a third inning double and ended the night 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. The outfielder has driven in a run in 12 of his Triple-A contests, knocking in a run in five of the last seven and eight of his last 11. He has collected seven extra base hits over his last seven games and has 10 multi-hit contests.
San Antonio (21-21) lost 8-0 to Frisco (Rangers)
Steve Garrison was pummeled for seven runs over 4.2 innings on nine hits – including four of the extra base variety – and a walk while striking out three. It was the most runs he has allowed since yielding seven on April 28 and only the fourth time all year he has given up four or more runs. It is the fifth time that Garrison has not made it through five innings.
Mike DeMark came in with a pair of inherited runners on and allowed both to score. He would go on to work 2.1 innings without a run notched to his ledger, striking out four and allowing one hit. The right-hander has stranded 15 of the 23 runners he has inherited across two leagues. Since joining the Missions, DeMark has pitched shutout ball over 7.1 innings, yielding four hits.
Lake Elsinore (21-22) lost 8-7 to Bakersfield (Rangers)
Nathan Culp suffered his shortest outing of the campaign, giving up six runs, four earned, on nine hits while hitting a batter. It is the eighth time in 22 starts that the left-hander has given up four or more hits. Culp has allowed more hits than innings pitched in 15 of his starts, giving up nine hits or more on five occasions.
Kellen Kulbacki extended his hitting streak to 17 games and his on-base streak to 34 contests, going 2-for-4 with his 20th homer and three RBIs. Thirteen of his homers have come across his current on-base streak and the outfielder has seven over his last 11 contests. Kulbacki has compiled 10 multi-hit games during his current hit streak and is batting .388 over his last 54 contests.
Javis Diaz reached base three times with a pair of singles and a walk while also scoring a run and driving in one. The outfielder also notched two outfield assists, hitting his relay man Jesus Lopez in the second to snare a runner at home plate and hitting his catcher an inning later to corral a second runner at the dish. Diaz has scored 60 runs this season – 53.6 percent of the time that he reaches base.
Fort Wayne (20-23) lost 6-4 to Burlington (Royals)
The first Wizard hit came with one out in the fourth – a solo homer off the bat of Lance Zawadzki – his sixth. The shortstop would fall a double shy of the cycle, hitting his fifth triple while also adding a pair of singles and two RBIs. Zawadzki did, however, commit his 27th error of the season, leading to an unearned run. It is the second time this year he has collected four hits in a contest and fifth time with three or more hits. He has reached base safely in 24 straight games.
Luis Durango reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. The outfielder also swiped his 14th bag of the season in 20 attempts and was credited with an outfield assist when he fired a strike to catcher Luis Martinez to nab a runner at home. Durango has reached base in 17 straight games, collecting nine multi-hit games over that span. Since the All-Star break, Durango is hitting .375.
Corey Kluber took his second loss in Fort Wayne and seventh overall after allowing six runs, five earned, on seven hits, two walks and three hit batsman over 5.1 innings. Kluber has plunked five batters over his last three starts – more than he hit in his first 21 outings, including 18 starts, over two leagues. It is the 12th time he has given up four or more runs in a start.
Martinez was ejected in the second inning.
Eugene (23-23) won 12-2 over Salem-Keizer (Giants)
The Emeralds closed within a game of first place with their win on Sunday and brought their record to .500 for the first time since June 22 when they were 3-3. Eugene has won 11 of its last 13 games, as Simon Castro worked six innings for the first time this season to pick up his second win. He allowed five hits and one run while striking out a season-high seven. It was the first time this year that he did not issue a walk, although he did hit a batter. Castro has given up six runs over his last five starts, spanning 21.1 innings.
Cole Figueroa pounded out four singles in five trips to the dish and scored three times, as the bottom of third of the order scored five runs and plated five. The infielder has reached base safely in each of his six games, scoring as many times on Sunday as he had in his previous five. Figueroa has reached base 14 times to start his professional career.
Jeudy Valdez had three hits out of the seven-hole in the lineup, scoring twice and driving in one. It was his third three-hit night of the year and extended his hitting streak to four games – his longest since a six-game streak to open the year. Valdez has scored five runs over his last four games.
AZL Padres (18-16) won 13-8 over AZL Brewers
Mat Latos got the start and worked two innings as he continues his comeback from a strained oblique that has negated most of the year. The right-hander gave up one run on four hits and a walk while striking out two. Latos surrendered 12 runs, nine earned, on 24 hits while fanning 23 in 24.2 innings of work in Fort Wayne.
Drew Cumberland returned to the diamond for the first time since June 25 after suffering a fractured rib. He also missed roughly two weeks in late May due to injury. The shortstop went 2-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI before being replaced in the sixth inning. Cumberland did commit an error – his 20th in 54 games across two leagues. Cumberland was hitting .432 over his last 12 games with the Wizards before succumbing to injury.
Kevin Hansen extended his on-base streak to 10 games on Sunday, notching a single in each of the first three innings and coming around to score each time. He also walked and scored in the sixth – his fourth reaching base and touching home. He drew a second walk to reach base a fifth time but would not score. Hansen also stole his fourth base and notched an RBI while committing his fourth error of the campaign. Hansen has 12 runs scored and seven RBIs over his current on-base streak with 12 hits and 10 walks.
DSL Padres (23-30) had a scheduled day off
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