Zawadzki sizzles; Decker leads off

Walter Silva is back but the bullpen is the story with Gabe DeHoyos and Greg Burke starring. Mike Baxter, Cedric Hunter and Luis Durango pushed San Antonio to victory. Lance Zawadzki hits his seventh homer and Wynn Pelzer wins his fourth straight. Jaff Decker hits out of the leadoff spot while Stiven Osuna has his worst start ever.

Portland (13-12) won 4-2 over Colorado Springs (Rockies)

Walter Silva, who has been on the disabled list with a strained right forearm since April 14, got the nod for the Beavers. He tossed 51 pitches across 2.2 innings, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one. Silva saw action in two games with San Diego before heading to the DL, going 0-0 with a 6.52 ERA. In 9.2 innings he allowed seven runs on 10 hits and seven walks.

Gabe DeHoyos earned his first victory of the year, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings. He yielded one hit and two walks while plunking a pair and striking out one. The right-hander has hit three batters this season after plunking one all of last season in 83.2 innings. DeHoyos has allowed just one run across 16 innings of work for a slim 0.56 ERA. He has, however, walked nine on the season.

Greg Burke picked up his sixth save of the year, earning a two-inning close while stranding two inherited runners. He retired all six batters he faced. It was the first time this year he has worked more than one inning to earn a save and the first time he has come in with men on base. The right-hander had come into the game with runs allowed in consecutive appearances – the first time it had happened this year.

San Antonio (10-15) won 5-2 over Frisco (Rangers)

Mike Baxter had three hits in five trips, notching a pair of doubles, scoring twice and driving in two. The outfielder has been on base in eight straight games with three multi-hit games. This was his second game this season with multiple extra base hits. Baxter is hitting .314 with runners on base and .318 with the bases empty this year.

Cedric Hunter notched his first three-hit night of the season – 23 games into his Double-A career. The outfielder went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and two runs scored. It was his first multi-hit game since notching three such games in his first four to begin the season. Hunter has struck out just nine times in 97 at-bats while notching eight walks.

Luis Durango collected three hits out of the leadoff spot – his third three-hit night in the past four games. The outfielder also stole his 16th base of the season but was thrown out for the fourth time. He has bested his stolen base total from last season when he had 15 across 110 games and two leagues. Durango has played in just 24 games this season. He is 11-for-21 over his last five games.

Craig Cooper extended his on-base streak to 20 games, a night after his 18-game hitting streak ended.

Lake Elsinore (15-11) won 10-4 over Lancaster (Astros)

Lance Zawadzki hit his seventh homer of the season, placing him in a tie for second most in the California League. He has accomplished the feat in just 15 games. Zawadzki has homered in successive games for the second time this year and has homered in three of his last four. Ironically, all of his extra base hits have left the yard. Zawadzki had two hits and netted four RBI – three coming on his sixth inning homer. He has five games with multiple RBI.

Robert Perry had one hit – a two-run homer in the seventh that capped the scoring for Lake Elsinore. He also added a sacrifice fly, giving him three RBI on the day. Perry, who has been hit by six pitches in 18 games, had four RBI coming into the day. He has collected just two hits in 21 at-bats with runners on base and one hit in 13 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Wynn Pelzer moved his record to 4-0 by going seven innings and allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight. The right-hander also recorded nine ground ball outs. Pelzer has won each of his last four starts, giving up eight earned over that span. Pelzer has held right-handed hitters to a .184 average this year.

Every batter in the lineup notched a hit and Logan Forsythe extended his on-base streak to 36 games in the process.

Fort Wayne (18-7) lost 10-8 to Kane County (A's)

Jaff Decker went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and an RBI out of the leadoff spot – the first time in his professional career that he has batted first in the order. He has been on base in eight straight games and has drawn a walk in seven straight. Decker has been on base 19 times over the life of the streak and has drawn two walks in three straight. The outfielder has a .583 on-base percentage with the bases empty along with a .412 avergae but is hitting .143 with runners on.

Stiven Osuna suffered the worst lost of his career. The right-hander was pummeled to the tune of eight runs, six earned, on eight hits and a walk. Seven of the eight hits went for extra bases, including two balls that left the yard. Osuna had allowed just six extra base hits across his first five games across 17.1 innings. The homers were his first allowed this year. Osuna has given up 13 runs on 14 hits across his last 7.1 innings.

Kevin Hansen, who was sent down to extended spring for a brief stint after beginning the year with the TinCaps, went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Hansen has three multi-hit games in his last four contests, upping his average from .200 to .278. Hansen has been on base in nine of his 10 games played and is hitting .364 with runners in scoring position.

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