Radhames Liz had a no-hitter through 6.2 innings before giving up ground-rule double. He retired nine in a row to open the game and then another eight straight until an error in the sixth. The right-hander went 7.2, giving up the one hit while walking a pair and striking out eight. Liz had given up four runs or more in five of his previous six starts coming in. He had also seen the leadoff hitter of the inning amass a .407 on-base percentage.
Cedric Hunter broke up the dueling no-hitter with a one-out single to center in the sixth. The outfielder went 2-for-4, scoring an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth after a single. He also stole his fourth base in five attempts with Portland, two coming over his last five. Hunter has collected six multi-hit games over his last eight.
San Antonio (17-20, 52-55) won 4-2 over Frisco (Rangers)
Simon Castro moved to 6-5, allowing one run on five hits without walking a batter and striking out three. He also notched six ground ball outs, including his ninth double play grounder, with the lone run coming on a solo homer. Castro has given up homers in three straight games. It is the 10th time in 20 games overall that he has given up one earned run or less.
Colt Hynes earned a hold, working a pair of scoreless frames, yielding two hits and a walk while netting three ground outs. The left-hander has allowed two earned runs across 11.2 innings with the Missions. While the opposition is hitting .429 with the bases empty, Hynes has limited them to a .182 mark with runners in scoring position.
Lake Elsinore (19-18, 65-42) had a scheduled day off
Fort Wayne (20-16, 56-50) won 4-1 over Great Lakes (Dodgers)
Matt Lollis allowed one run on seven hits across 6.1 innings, striking out seven to improve to 2-0 in the Midwest League. He also induced five ground ball outs. Lollis has allowed two earned or less in each of his first three starts for the TinCaps and seven of nine overall. He has struck out seven or more three times this year across two leagues.
Daniel Meeley reached base four times in five trips, going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks. The outfielder also scored a run and notched an RBI. He was, however, caught stealing for the first time. Meeley has reached base 53 times in 30 games for Fort Wayne, collecting 12 multi-hit games and three games with two walks. Over his last four games, he is 10-for-13 with four walks.
Eugene (4-2, 19-23) won 8-7 over Yakima (Diamondbacks)
Emmanuel Quiles delivered a pair of doubles, his fourth and fifth, while contributing three RBI to push his tally to 10 for the year. The backstop also scored a run and was 1-for-2 in catching base runners attempting to steal. He extended his hitting streak to eight games with three multi-hit contests. Quiles has six RBI over that span with two runs scored.
Rymer Liriano collected a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly in his four at-bats, scoring a run and driving in one. He also added his 16th stolen base in Northwest League play. The outfielder had been in a 2-for-21 slump with 11 strikeouts coming into play. It was his third sacrifice fly across two leagues. Liriano is hitting .372 with the bases empty but .235 with runners in scoring position.
AZL Padres (12-19) had a scheduled day off
DSL Padres (18-28) won 3-2 over DSL Twins in game one, lost 7-3 in game two
Bryan Rodriguez tossed a seven-inning complete game, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks while fanning two to improve his record to 4-1. Since giving up six runs in a June 8 start, Rodriguez has posted a 2.25 ERA in his subsequent eight outings, spanning 44 frames. He has limited the opposition to a .203 average against but has walked three or more five times.
Fabel Filpo was the lone player to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored. It was his fourth three-bagger of the season. The outfielder has three straight multi-hit games, the first time he has managed more than one in a row, with four extra-base hits, five runs scored and four RBI over that span. He went 1-for-2 with a walk in the nightcap. His .198 average is the highest it has been since Opening Day.
Ivan Marcano was on the hook for three runs, one earned, on one hit, six walks, and a hit batsman across three-plus innings. He also tossed three wild pitches. It is the second straight game that has seen him walk six batters, giving him 12 free passes issued over his last 3.1 innings. He has walked 28, plunked eight, and tossed 17 wild pitches in 17.1 innings overall.
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