L – Hurley (0-1)
36-40, 5.5 GB
The Omaha Royals spoiled Eric Hurley's Triple-A debut, as he surrendered five runs – four earned – on six hits in five innings. The top prospect walked two and struck out four.
Right fielder Nelson Cruz had two singles while catcher Guillermo Quiroz was a perfect 2-for-2 with a double and a walk.
Playing in his first game of the season, shortstop Joaquin Arias was hitless in three at-bats.
4-2, 0.0 GB
The RoughRiders are currently on their All-Star break. They will return to action on Wednesday evening.
L – Ballard (0-1)
HR – Davis (13), Cadena (3)
0-5, 4.0 GB
Starter Mike Ballard's High-A debut was not a good one, as he yielded six runs on seven hits in just 3 1/3 innings. The Virginia product walked two, struck out three, and surrendered two home runs.
Third baseman Chris Davis (.268/.310/.513) helped to bring the team back with a grand slam in the top of the eighth inning. It was his only hit of the night.
Catcher Taylor Teagarden (.321/.458/.604) had a perfect night at the plate with three hits – including a double – in three at-bats. He also walked once.
Centerfielder Truan Mehl (2/4, 2B, BB) and designated hitter Nick Cadena (2/4, 2B, HR) also had two hits.
3-1, 0.0 GB
The LumberKings enjoyed a day off on Monday. They resume their homestand on Tuesday night.
L – Kirkman (0-2)
HR – Gac (3)
3-4, 1.0 GU
Starter Michael Kirkman struggled for the second consecutive start, allowing six runs in 3 2/3 innings. He gave up six hits while walking three and punching out two.
Keisuke Ueno was solid in relief, as he surrendered one unearned run on one hit in 2 1/3 innings. He walked none and struck out two.
Designated hitter Kenneth Smith was a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles while first baseman Ian Gac doubled, homered, and walked in five trips.
2-1, 0.5 GB
The little Rangers had their first off day of the season.