L – Simon (3-7) HR – Cruz (9)
42-41, 3.5 GB
Designated hitter Jason Botts (.319/.427/.536) was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, giving him 32 on the season.
Centerfielder Freddy Guzman (.266/.345/.364) was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk and second baseman Tim Hulett went 2-for-5 with two doubles.
Right fielder Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer for his only hit in four at-bats.
Starter Alfredo Simon gave up six runs – five earned – on eight hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out two.
W – Volquez (7-0)
SV – Ingram (17)
HR – Duran (16), Mayberry (4)
7-4, 1.5 GU
Starting pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed three runs on five hits in five innings of work, but he walked just two while striking out seven. The right-hander now has 45 strikeouts versus 19 walks in 45 1/3 innings with Double-A Frisco.
Right fielder John Mayberry raised his average to .271 with three hits – including a home run – in four at-bats. He also swiped his third base in as many tries.
Second baseman German Duran was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Left fielder Anthony Webster (2/5, SB), shortstop Casey Benjamin (2/4, 2B, BB), DH Steve Murphy (2/5, 2B), and centerfielder Brandon Boggs (2/3, 2B, BB) all had multiple hits. Boggs raised his average to .294.
Left-handed reliever Danny Ray Herrera didn't allow a hit in two innings of scoreless relief. He walked one and struck out three. The Odessa native has fanned 26 batters in his last 17 innings pitched.
Closer Jesse Ingram tossed two hitless innings for his 17th save in as many tries this year.
L – Giles (3-4)
HR – Davis (18)
4-8, 3.0 GB
Third baseman Chris Davis extended his hitting streak to 22 games with a game-tying two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning. He also added a single, going 2-for-5 on the night.
Steady catcher Taylor Teagarden was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. The backstop has a relatively modest 10 game hit streak.
J.B. Diaz scattered 11 hits over 6 2/3 innings, allowing four runs. He walked two and fanned two.
L – Slusarz (1-4)
5-6, 1.5 GB
Scuffling third baseman John Whittleman saw his average dip below .300 on Monday, as he was 0-for-4 with a strikeout and an error, his 22nd of the year.
Left fielder Chad Tracy and catcher Manuel Pina each went 1-for-4 with a double.
Jeremiah Haar surrendered three unearned runs in five innings. He gave up four hits – two home runs – while walking none and punching out five.
Relievers John Slusarz, Ivan Izquierdo, and Jon Hollis each allowed two runs in one inning of work.
W – Maxwell (1-0)
SV – Dennis (4)
HR – Gac (4) 7-7, 2.0 GU
Right fielder Victor Barrios, who had fallen into a slump, was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.
Shortstop Andres James and left fielder Steven Marquardt also went 2-for-4.
Making his professional debut, right-handed pitcher Hector Nelo struck out five in two scoreless innings. He gave up two hits.
Oregon State product Anton Maxwell picked up the win in his first game, hurling one shutout inning.
Closer Chris Dennis struck out two in a perfect ninth.
L – Hyatt (0-1)
5-4, 3.0 GB
Starting pitcher Wilmer Font, who turned 17-years-old in May, struck out six while walking none in four scoreless innings. He gave up four hits.
The AZL Rangers didn't record an extra base hit and no player had more than one knock. Creighton product Chad Ogden was the only player to reach multiple times, going 1-for-3 with a base on balls.