Walter Silva was pulled after 3.1 innings, leaving with the bases loaded. The right-hander surrendered five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three, using 76 pitches to labor through. He gave up three extra base hits, including a homer. Silva has given up five homers in his last four starts and has allowed five runs or more four times in his last seven starts.
Matt Teague worked 2.2 innings, giving up one run on two hits while recording four ground ball outs. The left-hander entered the game with the bases loaded and saw one of those inherited runners score. Teague has stranded 15 of the 26 runners he has inherited across two leagues. He has given up eight runs on 12 hits across 7.2 innings in the Pacific Coast League.
San Antonio (14-20, 53-50) lost 5-3 to Corpus Christi
Luis Durango had three hits in five at-bats out of the leadoff spot. The outfielder scored a run and stole two bases, giving him 36 on the season in 52 attempts – the second most in the Texas League. He has been successful in six straight attempts – all coming over his last seven games. All but one of his last 27 hits has been singles and just 10 of his 104 on the season have gone for extra bases.
Gabe DeHoyos, in his first game back from rehabbing in Arizona, suffered the loss. The right-hander surrendered two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three across two innings. DeHoyos had allowed one run total over 16 innings with Triple-A Portland to begin the season. He allowed seven runs, three earned, on 11 hits and three walks in 8.2 innings with the AZL Padres.
Lake Elsinore (17-18, 56-49) won 5-4 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)
Craig Italiano was charged with an unearned run on four hits and two walks across 4.1 innings, hitting a batter and striking out eight. The right-hander did see two inherited runners score on his watch. Italiano was able to strand the only other runners he had inherited this season. The Ohio native has struck out 23 in 16.2 innings with the Storm and lowered his ERA to 2.16 with Lake Elsinore.
Sawyer Carroll had two hits in three trips, smacking his 13th double and second homer while driving in four. He was also intentionally walked in the bottom of the ninth just prior to James Darnell's game-winning single. The outfielder has an RBI in nine of his last 11 games and 13 of his last 17. He has 30 RBI in his last 26 games and 37 in 32 overall since joining the Storm.
Lake Elsinore manager Carlos Lezcano was ejected in the eighth inning.
Fort Wayne (27-5, 72-31) won 9-2 over Wisconsin (Brewers)
Adam Zornes had three hits, falling a triple shy of the cycle. The backstop hit his 13th double and added his fourth homer of the campaign, plating two and scoring once. It is the third time this season that Zornes has notched multiple extra base hits in a contest. The catcher went 0-for-1 in throwing out base runners attempting to steal and has snared 17-of-71 would be thieves on the season, good for 23.9 percent.
Dan Robertson had three hits – all singles – in five trips. He also scored a pair of runs out of the two-hole in the lineup. The outfielder has notched successive three-hit nights and upped his on-base percentage to .410 in the process – a mark that places him fourth in the league – with two teammates still ahead of him on that list. He is also seventh in the league in batting average and owns a .442 on-base percentage in his last 28 games.
Chris Fetter evened his record at 1-1 in Midwest League play, giving up two runs on six hits and a pair of walks while tossing a wild pitch and striking out four in five innings. He also recorded his second double play grounder of the season across two leagues. Fetter has allowed two runs or less in seven of his eight professional starts. He has held left-handed hitters to a .188 average since joining Fort Wayne.
Eugene (18-22) lost 7-6 to Spokane (Rangers) in 11 innings
Mario Tabachnik delivered three scoreless innings, giving up four hits and a walk while tossing a wild pitch and striking out a season-high five. It is the sixth time this year in 15 outings that he has gone at least two innings without allowing a run. The right-hander has, however, allowed multiple runs in six different outings and came into the game having allowed six runs in his previous seven frames.
Vince Belnome has two hits in five at-bats, cracking his ninth double of the year and plating a pair. The infielder has notched four multi-RBI games over his last six, registering nine RBI over that span. He is fourth in the Northwest League in extra base hits with 17 and is tied for the circuit lead with 32 RBI. He is hitting .327 with runners in scoring position.
Gary Poynter suffered the loss, allowing a walk and a pair of singles to consecutive hitters with one out in the bottom of the 11th. The right-hander has given up four runs on six hits and a walk over his last two innings and seven runs over his last 3.2 frames. He has surrendered runs in seven of his 12 appearances, as the opposition is hitting .375 off him with runners in scoring position.
AZL Padres (15-17) won 7-3 over AZL Rangers
Cameron Monger had four hits in five at-bats out of the leadoff spot, notching his seventh double, scoring a run and driving in two. The center fielder also stole his 16th bag in 18 attempts. He had gone three games without stealing a bag – matching his longest streak of the season. It was his 11th multi-hit game this season and the fifth time he has notched three or more hits.
Deiber Sanchez moved to 2-0, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out three and recording six ground ball outs across five innings. Both runs scored on a two-run homer. The right-hander has allowed three earned runs over his last 16.2 innings, striking out 19 over that span. He had not gone more than 3.2 innings in any outing but had worked at least three frames six times.
Rymer Liriano connected for his seventh homer of the season, a two-run blast in the opening frame. He also added a sacrifice fly to give him three RBI for the day. It is his fourth homer in his last four games and gave him 12 RBI over his last seven games. He is hitting .447 with runners in scoring position. The sacrifice fly was Liriano's second of the year and the team's 15th productive out.
DSL Padres (20-31) won 18-13 over DSL Nationals
Adan Velazquez set a number of career-highs on Thursday. He had five hits, notched three extra base hits and recorded six RBI. He also scored four runs. The infielder had a pair of doubles and hit his fifth homer of the season. Velazquez has notched 14 RBI over his last six games and has four multi-hit games over that span. He is hitting .410 in his last 16 games with 11 extra base hits and 18 RBI.
Manuel Nuno Had three hits in six at-bats, notching his 12th double and driving in three runs to give him 33 RBI on the season. Nuno also stole his fourth base in five attempts. Nuno came into the game with one hit in his previous 26 at-bats and two knocks in his previous 34, dropping his average from .268 to .214 before his three-hit affair. He has notched three or more RBI in six games this year.
Yair Lopez reached base four times via a pair of singles and two walks. He scored each time he reached. The outfielder also swiped his 14th bag in 21 attempts. Lopez extended his hitting streak to 15 games and has three straight multi-hit games and nine over the life of the streak. Lopez is hitting .414 over his last 15 with 14 runs scored. He has upped his average from .236 to .293 in the process.
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