Carvajal high-five; Lara rocked

Josh Banks throws too many pitches in too short a time but keeps his team in the game. Portland's offense doesn't comply. Ernesto Frieri pitches well but the bullpen is hit hard. Yefri Carvajal sets two career-highs and Corey Kluber continues his fine season. Alexis Lara lasts one-third of an inning and getting one out was the lone highlight.

Portland (11-10) lost 6-1 to Reno (Diamondbacks)

Eliezer Alfonzo was one of two Beavers to notch a multi-hit game and the only one to score a run. The backstop was 1-for-3 in throwing out base runners attempting to steal. Alfonzo extended his hitting streak to six games. He is 9-for-19 over that stretch and has scored a run in five straight games. He has three multi-hit games in his last four after netting one in his first 10.

Josh Banks suffered the loss – his second – after taking 94 pitches to make it through four-plus innings. He gave up just two runs on eight hits and four walks while fanning four – seeing runners in scoring position in each inning pitched. Banks had yielded just two hits over his previous seven innings – all scoreless. Banks has walked seven over his last nine frames.

Gabe DeHoyos continued to run through a perfect season. The right-hander worked two scoreless innings, giving up a single walk and striking out two. He has begun the year with 12.2 scoreless frames. He has held the opposition to a .128 average against with just five hits allowed in 39 at-bats. He has allowed the leadoff runner of an inning to reach base in just one of the 11 innings he has started.

San Antonio (8-12) lost 10-2 to Frisco (Rangers)

Ernesto Frieri held Frisco to one run on four hits and a walk over five innings, striking out five. The lone run came on a solo homer during a 79-pitch effort. Since allowing four runs in his first start of the year, the Colombian native has given up three runs over 14 innings of work. Frieri held the opposition to two runs or less in 11 of his 21 starts a season ago across three leagues.

Derek McDaid pitched just an inning but saw two balls leave the park – both solo shots – and yielded three hits overall. He suffered his second blown save and first loss of the year. The Canadian allowed three homers all of last season across two leagues but has given up three bombs already this year in 12.2 innings. He has allowed multiple runs in five of his 10 innings.

Christopher Britton continues to struggle. The right-hander surrendered six runs on six hits and two walks over two innings. Four of the hits went for extra bases, including a three-run homer in the ninth. Britton has allowed nine runs on 11 hits over his last three innings and has surrendered runs in six of his eight appearances overall.

Lake Elsinore (12-9) won 6-4 over Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)

Yefri Carvajal set a career-high with his five hits – besting the four hits he notched on July 17, 2007 while with the AZL Padres. The outfielder notched five singles, scored a pair of runs and added two RBI. He upped his average from .190 to .250 in one night. The outfielder also swiped three bases – his first three of the season – besting the two he thieved on July 12, 2007. Carvajal has notched seven RBI over his last three games after netting four in his first 15.

Neil Jamison worked an inning and one-third in his first appearance with the Storm since his demotion from San Antonio. The right-hander faced four batters and struck out each of them, stranding an inherited runner in the process. Jamison had given up six runs on 11 hits and a hit batsman in six innings of Double-A action. The opposition claimed a .393 average off him and he had struck out just one batter on the year.

Corey Kluber ran his string of allowing two runs or less while going five innings or more to four games on Thursday. The righty was on the hook for two runs on six hits and four walks over 5.2 innings, striking out two and recording nine ground ball outs. He has allowed five earned over his last four starts, spanning 23.2 innings. Kluber had not given up more than four hits in any outing prior to this start.

Fort Wayne (15-5) lost 10-0 to Clinton (Mariners)

Alexis Lara was rocked for five runs – all earned – on three hits, a walk and a hit batsman over one-third of an inning. The right-hander surrendered a two-run homer and saw three runs marked on his ledger after he left the game. Lara also saw the lone runner he inherited score. After not allowing a run in his first five outings, Lara has given up runs in three straight – surrendering a homer in each of those contests.

Erik Davis pitched to a single batter and that one hitter brought home three runs with a base clearing double, meaning all three runners he inherited would score. He would not see any runs be charged to him. It was the first time this season that the right-hander came in with runners on base. He allowed two of the four runners he inherited last season to score. Davis has held right-handed hitters to a .087 average on the year.

Stiven Osuna dropped to 1-2 after he allowed five runs on six hits, three walks, a hit batsman and a wild pitch over 4.1 innings, striking out four. The right-hander had allowed four runs total and only two earned over his first four outings spanning 13 innings. The leadoff man of an inning, however, is reaching base at a .526 on-base clip off Osuna.

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