L – Redman (1-3)
Lefty Mark Redman (6.06 ERA/.324 BAA) struggled on Sunday, giving up eight runs on 12 hits – three home runs – in just 5 2/3 innings.
Centerfielder Freddy Guzman and catcher Guillermo Quiroz each went 2-for-3. Guzman had a stolen bases while Quiroz hit his seventh double of the season.
W – Williams (2-1)
SV – Murray (3)
HR – Stewart (1)
36-39, 4.5 GB
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy had a successful rehab start, as he fired 4 1/3 scoreless innings. The Rangers hurler allowed three hits, walked none, and struck out six. He fired 63 pitches in all, 40 of which were in the strike zone.
Catcher Chris Stewart (.382/.371/.529) went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, and three runs batted in.
Left fielder Jason Botts (2/4, 2 2B), third baseman Desi Relaford (2/3), and centerfielder Kevin Mahar (2/3, 2B) had two hits apiece.
W – Herrera (3-0)
HR – Duran (15), Boggs (10), Frostad (7)
4-2, 0.0 GB
First baseman Emerson Frostad (.295/.362/.482) capped off a solid first half with four hits – including a home run – in five at-bats. The long ball was Frostad's second in as many days.
Not to be outdone, centerfielder Brandon Boggs (.280/.378/.553) was 3-for-5 with a double and a grand slam, giving him five RBI on the evening.
Second baseman German Duran (.328/.383/.576) singled and homered in five at-bats. The round tripper was Duran's 15th of the season.
Reliever Danny Ray Herrera (2.37 ERA/.275 BAA) improved to 3-0 at Double-A after tossing three innings of scoreless relief. The lefty gave up one hit, walked two, and struck out five.
L – Swanson (1-4)
0-4, 4.0 GB
Glenn Swanson had a rare bout with control on Sunday, as he walked six batters in 4 1/3 innings. The southpaw also allowed seven hits, leading to eight runs (six earned). Swanson also struck out eight.
Right fielder Jon Weber was 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs while left fielder Ben Harrison added a solo shot in the top of the ninth.
W – Poveda (8-2)
3-1, 0.0 GB
Omar Poveda (2.44 ERA/.212 BAA) spread three hits through six innings on Sunday, giving up no runs. The 19-year-old walked two and struck out five.
Every player in the lineup had at least one hit, with shortstop Marcus Lemon (2/5, 3B) and second baseman Jose Vallejo (2/5, 2B) recording two hits.
Third baseman John Whittleman (1/2, 2B, 2 BB), left fielder Chad Tracy (1/3, 2B, BB), and centerfielder David Paisano (1/4, 3B) also had extra base hits.
W – Castillo (1-1)
HR – Barrios (2), Gac (1, 2), Greene (1)
3-3, 1.0 GU
Fabio Castillo earned his first win as a professional despite yielding five runs on five hits in five innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out two.
Sidearming reliever Jordan Stewart gave up just one hit in three innings. He allowed no runs, issued no walks, and struck out two.
Right fielder Victor Barrios (.333/.417/.714) was 3-for-5 with a triple, a home run, and a walk.
University of Kansas product Kyle Murphy doubled and tripled in six at-bats.
Backstop Jonathan Greene doubled and homered while first baseman Ian Gac went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo shots.
L – Pimentel (0-1)
2-1, 0.5 GB
Shortstop Chad Ogden, an undrafted free agent out of Creighton University, picked up two singles in four at-bats.
Designated hitter Reece Creswell also singled twice in four trips.
Starter Carlos Pimentel yielded three runs on four hits in three innings. He struck out five without issuing a base on balls.
Rehabbing Kendy Batista also threw a scoreless inning, getting two strikeouts.