L – German (2-2)
HR – Cruz (11), Matranga (8)
45-49, 4.0 GB
After making a run at first place in their division two weeks ago, the RedHawks have dropped eight of their last nine games.
Oklahoma lost despite a strong start from Mike Wood, who surrendered two runs on seven hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out two.
Centerfielder Freddy Guzman was 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases, giving him a league-leading 34 this year.
Right fielder Nelson Cruz and third baseman Dave Matranga each went 1-for-4 with a home run.
L – Shoemaker (1-1)
HR – Duran (17), Mayberry (8)
14-10, 0.5 GB
Starting pitcher Scott Shoemaker coughed up five home runs in 3 1/3 innings on Monday night. But there was better news.
German Duran, who played shortstop in the game, went 2-for-4 with his 17th home run of the season.
Right fielder John Mayberry homered for the second consecutive day. He was 1-for-3 with a walk.
Centerfielder Brandon Boggs was 2-for-5 with a double and catcher Salomon Manriquez doubled twice and singled in four at-bats.
Jorge Vasquez gave up just one hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.
Danny Herrera struck out one in a hitless ninth inning.
W – Knippschild (3-4)
SV – Marte (1)
HR – Creswell (1)
10-15, 5.0 GB
Third baseman Chris Davis singled once in four at-bats, meaning he now has a 34 game hitting streak, just one shy of the all-time California League record.
First baseman Freddie Thon singled three times in four trips.
Starter Mike Ballard gave up 10 hits in six innings, but he permitted just three runs. Ballard walked two and struck out seven.
DH Reece Creswell added a solo home run, his first of the season.
W – Izquierdo (1-0)
SV – Lueke (2)
HR – Gomez (10)
10-13, 3.0 GB
Starting pitcher Kasey Kiker pitched one inning, but he is not injured.
Kiker was ejected after throwing inside on a batter to start off the second inning. It was the player who had hit the game-winning home run the night before.
Ivan Izquierdo (4.09 ERA/.235 BAA) returned from the disabled list to post three innings of three-hit, one run baseball and earn the victory. He walked none and struck out two.
First baseman Mauro Gomez (.256/.315/.396) was 3-for-5 with a double and a home run, his second in as many games.
Centerfielder David Paisano singled twice in four at-bats.
Right fielder K.C. Herren was 0-for-2, but he drew walks in each of his first three plate appearances.
Brett Zamzow (2.1 IP) and Josh Lueke (2.2 IP) finished it off with scoreless relief.
L – Kirkman (0-4)
HR – Smith (1)
10-17, 2.0 GB
Starter Michael Kirkman struggled with control once again, as he walked four batters and threw two wild pitches in two innings. He allowed seven total runs (two earned) on seven hits.
Centerfielder Tim Smith hit his first professional home run, a two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning.
First baseman Renny Osuna (1/3, BB) and right fielder Victor Barrios (1/3, 2B, BB) each reached base twice.
Relief pitchers Keisuke Ueno and Jose Jaimes didn't allow an earned run in three innings apiece.
Evan Reed gave up a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth. He also struck out one.
L – Wilkins (0-4)
HR – Fry (1)
8-12, 6.0 GB
Starting pitcher Bobby Wilkins (4.97 ERA/.321 BAA) gave up four runs – three earned – on four hits in three innings. He walked none and struck out one.
The AZL Rangers committed seven errors on Monday afternoon.
Left fielder Eric Fry (.290/.371/.452) had one of those miscues, but he also hit a solo home run.
Right fielder Miguel Velazquez (.323/.384/.431) and DH Miguel Alfonzo (.333/.400/.389) each singled twice.
Lefty Jesse Hall struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief.
W – Grullon (1-0)
SV – Ortiz (5)
The Rangers scored nine runs on four hits. Largely due to the eight errors committed by the DSL White Sox. All nine runs were unearned.
Left-hander Juan Grullon (3.00 ERA/.300 BAA) surrendered two runs – one earned – on three hits in five innings. He walked two and fanned five.
First baseman Alberto Puello (.307/.391/.430) was the only player to reach safely twice (not counting errors). He was 1-for-3 with a walk.