Nick Green hit his third homer of the year and first in Portland, belting a two-run shot into the night in the second inning. He also added a double that scored a run, giving him three RBI in the game and 18 in the Pacific Coast League. The infielder has four multi-hit games across his first 11 with the Beavers with a .308 average after hitting .204 across 29 games with Albuquerque in the same league.
Luis Perdomo suffered the blown save and the loss, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk while hitting a batter, dropping to 3-4 with his fourth blown save. The right-hander has given up runs in five of his last eight games, surrendering eight runs on 12 hits and five walks across 8.1 innings. Prior to that, Perdomo had tossed scoreless ball in 11 straight appearances, spanning 16.1 frames.
San Antonio (17-22, 52-57) lost 8-6 to Corpus Christi (Astros)
Erik Davis was on the hook for five runs, four earned, across four innings in his Double-A debut. The right-hander gave up seven hits and two walks while hitting a batter and fanning four. Davis had gone 10-3 between Lake Elsinore and Portland, posting a 3.82 ERA with the Storm, allowing 102 hits in 99 innings while striking out 91.
Blake Tekotte led off the game with a homer and added a two-run double in five at-bats, giving him three RBI on the night. He also scored a pair of runs but did ground into a double play. The homer is his second in six games, giving him four multi-hit games across that span. Tekotte has scored 29 runs in 37 games for the Missions, touching home 70 times across two leagues and 90 contests.
Lake Elsinore (21-18, 67-42) won 5-4 over Rancho Cucamonga (Angels)
The squad was no-hit across the first five frames but Jaff Decker tied the game with two outs in the ninth, smacking a two-run homer, his 10th of the season. He then went on to add his 11th homer in the 12th inning, a solo shot. Decker had been in a 3-for-35 slump coming into play. Four of his last five hits have gone for extra bases and 10 of his last 17. He has four games with multiple extra-base hits this season.
Robert Lara broke up the no-hitter with a single in the sixth inning after a leadoff walk. He also added a double and scored a run. The backstop caught one of the three runners attempting to steal. He has gunned down 25-of-83 runners attempting thievery, good for 30.1 percent. Lara has three straight multi-hit games and a hit in eight straight, going 12-for-29 with six RBI and seven runs scored.
Fort Wayne (22-16, 58-50) won 5-0 over Lansing (Blue Jays)
Josh Spence and three relievers combined to post a three-hit shutout. The left-hander out of Arizona State worked three of the frames, giving up one hit and a walk while recording six of his nine outs by way of the strikeout. He also picked off a runner and saw his catcher net a caught stealing – meaning he worked to the minimum. He has allowed one run across two leagues and seven innings on the season.
Nate Freiman reached base four times with two singles, a walk, and his 32nd double of the year. He also scored a run during a three-run ninth. The first baseman has notched successive three-hit games and has 44 extra-base hits for the year, putting him in sixth place in the Midwest League in that category. After spending six games under .300 – his longest stretch of the year – he is back over the milestone.
Eugene (5-3, 20-24) won 10-4 over Yakima (Diamondbacks)
Rico Noel collected four singles in five at-bats out of the leadoff spot, scoring a run and driving in three runs to up his RBI tally to 12 on the year. Noel has reached base safely in eight straight games, collecting hits in all but one of those and netting three multi-hit games. He has an RBI in four of his last five, plating eight over that span.
Chris Tremblay delivered a pair of doubles, giving him 10 on the year. He went 2-for-4 with three runs scored from the six spot in the lineup. The shortstop had been in a 2-for-24 slump coming into play. Tremblay has 15 multi-hit games across 38 contests. He has notched multiple extra-base hits in two games and has held his average over .300 for all but one game this year.
AZL Padres (13-20) lost 6-4 to AZL Mariners
Daniel Garce doubled his RBI tally from two to four with a 2-for-4 night that included a double. The infielder has three multi-hit games in his last five and four RBI over that span as well. Splitting time between first and third, Garce has collected three doubles. Both of his errors have come at third base.
Stalyn Valdez suffered the loss, giving up two runs on two hits, a walk and a wild pitch across an inning and one-third. He did strand one inherited runner. The right-hander had allowed one earned run over his previous 13.2 innings. Valdez has, however, given up runs in seven of his 11 appearances. He has stranded three of the four runners he has inherited.
DSL Padres (19-31) lost 9-7 to DSL Diamondbacks
Alberth Martinez clubbed his sixth double and added a single, a run scored and his ninth RBI on Wednesday. The first baseman/outfielder has successive multi-hit games and five such contests in his last eight. Martinez is hitting .414 when he leads off an inning and .347 with the bases empty but that drops to .250 with runners in scoring position.
Andres Cornelio suffered his sixth loss without any victories, allowing five runs on four hits and five walks. Three of the runs came via the long ball and he struck out six across three frames. Cornelio has walked three or more in eight of his 10 outings, issuing 40 walks, hitting eight batters and tossing 13 wild pitches in 34.2 frames.
Duanel Jones will make his much-anticipated debut on Thursday after serving a 50-game suspension.
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