Brett Dowdy notched four hits, including a double, in five trips out of the leadoff spot. The second baseman scored a pair of runs and added drove in two – his first two RBI of the season. His four hits on Sunday were more than he had all season. Dowdy came into the game with three hits in 31 at-bats. He had also not scored a run since touching home once on Opening Day. Dowdy's four-hit night were the most by a Portland player this season.
Emil Brown produced three hits out of the two-hole in the lineup. The outfielder doubled twice, scored a run and notched an RBI. He was also credited with an outfield assist when he gunned down a runner at third base from his right field position. It was his fourth outfield assist of the season. Brown has an RBI in three of his past four and four doubles in his last five. He is hitting .375 when he bats second in the lineup and .269 when he hits elsewhere.
Wade LeBlanc surrendered five runs, four earned, on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings, striking out four. It was his throwing error that led to the unearned run. The southpaw also hit a batter and saw four of his six hits go for extra bases, including a homer. Twelve of the 26 hits he has yielded have gone for extras, including five homers in as many starts. LeBlanc has given up four runs or more three times this season.
San Antonio (9-14) lost 6-5 to Midland (A's)
Cesar Carrillo was on the hook for five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four in six innings. He also hit a batter and saw five of the hits he surrendered go for extra bases, including two homers. Fourteen of the 30 hits he has yielded this season have gone for extras. Carrillo has allowed 14 runs on 21 hits and eight walks over his last 16.2 innings. His four strikeouts were a season-high, but he has walked 14 in 26.2 innings.
Michael Collins tied the game up at 5-5 with a two-run bomb in the seventh – his first dinger of the year. It was his lone hit of the day and went for naught when the bullpen gave up a run in the bottom half. Collins was nicked with his second passed ball but did throw out the lone runner attempting to steal off him. Collins had just one RBI coming into the game and had been 1-for-12 with runners on base. Collins has thrown out 4-of-9 runners attempting to steal.
Luis Durango Had three hits in four trips – all singles – and scored a pair of runs. He also added his 15th stolen base but also was caught for the third time this season. He has already tie his successful stolen base total from last season , which occurred over 110 games. It is the second straight game he has notched three hits and the fourth time this season. Durango has been on base 44 times in 22 games and has notched a stolen base in five straight contests.
Craig Cooper extended his hitting streak to 18 games with his sixth inning single.
Lake Elsinore (14-10) lost 8-2 to Inland Empire (Dodgers)
Cha Seung Baek made his second rehab start with the Storm as he continues to recover from a strained right forearm. After pitching to the minimum through four, Baek allowed two walks and a homer in the fifth – the only hitters to reach. Baek finished with four strikeouts over five frames. The right-hander had allowed four runs on five hits and two walks across 3.2 innings in his first rehab outing.
Danny Payne notched both Storm RBI with a two-out single in the third. He also stole his fifth base of the season on a 1-for-4 day. The outfielder had been hitting .143 with runners in scoring position entering the game. Payne has been on base at least twice in four of his last six games while scoring six runs in his last seven.
Matt Teague was charged with two runs on four hits across two-thirds of an inning. He also saw two inherited runners score on his watch. Since stalling the first four runners he has inherited, the last three have scored. Teague has given up runs in four straight games and in six of his 10 appearances overall. Over his last 3.1 innings, the southpaw has given up eight runs on 11 hits.
Fort Wayne (17-6) won 4-3 over Dayton (Reds)
Simon Castro was on the hook for three runs on three hits and a walk over 4.2 innings. Castro was ejected by the home plate umpire with two outs in the fifth after hitting a batter on the heels of giving up a pair of homers in a span of three batters. TinCaps manager Doug Dascenzo was also tossed for arguing with the umpire. The right-hander has allowed just one homer and four extra base hits across his first four starts. He has struck out more batters than innings pitched in three straight outings.
Matt Clark had three hits and all went for extra bases. He doubled in the third and fifth, plating a run with his second two-bagger down the left field line and launched his second homer of the season – a solo shot over the center field wall and the eventual game-winner – in the seventh. Clark had been in an 0-for-15 slump on the heels of his last three-hit game. This was the first time he has notched multiple extra base hits in a single contest.
Zach Herr picked up his fourth hold of the year as part of a bullpen that tossed 4.1 scoreless innings. He set down the side in order, striking out one. Herr has not allowed a run in 11 innings of work, giving up just five base runners via two hits and three walks. He has struck out 18 over that span and has held the opposition hitless in 10 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
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