Radhames Liz gave up one run on seven hits and three walks over five innings, striking out six in a 91-pitch effort. He saw base runners in every inning and men in scoring position in all but one. He held the opposition to one hit in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position. It is the fourth time in five starts he has allowed one run or less and the third time he has gone at least five innings.
Anthony Contreras went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored, singling in the ninth with one out and getting stranded at third with the bases loaded in a tie game. He also stole his first bag of the season. The infielder is 6-for-16 with a walk over his last five games.
Luis Durango reached base four times in six triples, notching a pair of singles and drawing two walks. He had a one-out walk in the 11th, stole his 12th base in 18 attempts, and came around to score the winning run on a Sean Kazmar single. Durango is hitting .295 this year with eight multi-hit contests. It was, however, just his eighth run scored. Just one of his 26 hits has gone for extra bases.
San Antonio (12-13) lost 6-4 to Frisco (Rangers)
Corey Kluber dropped to 0-3, giving up five runs on eight hits and a pair of walks across 4.2 innings, striking out six and hitting a batter. The right-hander has given up four runs or more in three of his five starts. Nine of the 13 earned runs he has allowed have come in the fifth or sixth inning of his starts – a three-run double powered a four run rally in the fifth off Kluber.
Andy Parrino doubled and tripled in four at-bats, driving in a pair of runs from the eighth spot in the order. The infielder had just three extra-base hits through his first 18 games of the season. Parrino is 10-for-19 when he is ahead in the count versus a .136 average when he is behind in the count.
Alexis Lara tossed scoreless ball across 2.1 innings, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out four. He also stranded an inherited runner in the process. Lara has allowed one earned run on eight hits across 12 innings for the Missions, a 0.75 ERA. He has given up just two hits in 17 at-bats to left-handed hitters.
Lake Elsinore (14-12) lost 10-4 to Inland Empire (Dodgers)
Jorge Reyes struck out Manny Ramirez to open the game but Ramirez came through with an RBI in the second – one of four runs to score in the frame. He would allow eight runs on nine hits, a walk and a hit batsman over 2.1 innings, fanning four in the loss. The hits and runs marked career-highs against. He had not allowed more than four runs in any outing and had given up two earned runs or less in four of his five games this year.
The Storm stole five bases off Jeff Weaver, one coming from Cole Figueroa – his fifth in six attempts. The second baseman went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, a double and two RBI on a day that saw the Storm go 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Figueroa has nine RBI over his last five games. He has a 14-to-10 walk-to-strikeout ratio this season and a .423 on-base percentage.
Zach Herr tossed a pair of scoreless innings, giving up one hit that he erased with a double play liner. As a result, he worked to the minimum. The left-hander has allowed runs in three of his last four outings but has tossed scoreless ball in seven of his 11 overall. This was the second time he has worked to the minimum in his appearance, working over an inning in six contests.
Fort Wayne (13-12) lost 5-4 to Bowling Green (Rays)
Jason Hagerty had a pair of his in four trips, collecting his first homer of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth. He threw out 1-of-2 base runners attempting to steal. The backstop committed a throwing error trying to gun down a runner at third, which led to the winning run crossing the dish. They had thrown a runner out at third base on a sacrifice attempt on the previous pitch. Hagerty has reached base in 11 straight games, notching a hit in 10 of those outings.
John Hussey allowed four runs on nine hits and a walk while fanning two across five innings in a no-decision. He induced seven ground ball outs on the day, including his sixth double play grounder of the year. It is the second time in three starts that he has given up four runs and at least eight hits. The opposition is hitting .417 off him with runners in scoring position.
Stiven Osuna yielded a walk in two innings of work, striking out four while pitching to one over the minimum. The right-hander has worked scoreless ball in six of his nine appearances. He has walked a batter in seven of his outings. Osuna has lowered his ERA from 7.04 to 4.26 by tossing five straight scoreless frames.
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