L – Hurley (2-5)
HR – Diaz (9)
57-56, 4.0 GB
Eric Hurley served up three gopher balls in five innings on Sunday, leading to six runs. He gave up four total hits, walked four, and struck out five.
Left fielder Victor Diaz raised his average to .351 with a double and a homer in four at-bats.
Centerfielder Freddy Guzman also had two hits, as he was 2-for-4 with his 19th double of the season.
Steven Rowe (2 IP) and Scott Feldman (1 IP) each hurled scoreless relief.
W – Vasquez (2-1)
SV – Puffer (1)
HR – Mayberry (11), Fox (6), Davis (3)
24-18, 1.0 GU
Third baseman Chris Davis (.368/.409/.947 in 19 Double-A at bats) went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run, his third in just six Texas League games.
First baseman Adam Fox (.292/.352/.436) had a similar night, as he was 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, and four RBI.
John Mayberry also went deep for the 11th time this season as a member of the RoughRiders. He has hit 27 home runs between Bakersfield and Frisco this year.
Vicente Padilla allowed two runs in two innings in his rehab start, but the bullpen was able to shut the door on the Missions.
Jorge Vasquez (2 IP), Kenneth Chenard (0.2 IP), Bill White (1.1 IP) and Brandon Puffer (3 IP) combined to allow zero runs.
L – Wagner (1-1)
18-26, 10.0 GB
Left-hander Mike Ballard turned in an outstanding start, as he surrendered only two runs on six hits in eight innings on Sunday. The Virginia native walked two and struck out six.
Despite playing just 14 innings, the Blaze had only two extra base hits. They came from John Whittleman (2/5, 2B) and Matt Smith (2/6, 2B).
Centerfielder Craig Gentry, C Max Ramirez, DH Freddie Thon and RF Truan Mehl all singled twice.
L – Phillips (10-4)
HR – Gomez (20)
19-23, 6.5 GB
Mauro Gomez (.268/.323/.471) hit his 20th home run of the season in the first inning on Sunday. It would be his only hit of the day.
Streaking second baseman Jose Vallejo (.273/.332/.337) singled and doubled in four at-bats. He has four doubles and one triple in his last four contests.
Starting pitcher Zach Phillips (2.93 ERA/.245 BAA) yielded four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, walking none and striking out three.
First baseman Chad Tracy picked up two more singles to raise his average to .258.
L – Hunter (0-1)
HR – Greene (8)
20-25, 1.5 GB
Evan Reed was impressive once again on Sunday, as he fanned six batters while allowing just one run on two hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Right-hander Tommy Hunter made his professional debut, pitching in his first game since late-May. He gave up four hits and two runs in one inning of work.
First baseman Mitch Moreland, a product of Mississippi State, also made his professional debut. He added two singles in four at-bats.
Catcher Jonathan Greene went 2-for-5 with a home run while right fielder Eric Fry singled twice in five at-bats.
W – Santana (2-0)
HR – Creswell (1)
3-3, 2.5 GB
Starter Jorge Quintero scattered four hits through four scoreless innings, walking and striking out one each. The 20-year-old Venezuelan has allowed just 13 hits and two earned runs in 21 AZL innings this season.
A couple of players who were off to slow starts – R.J. Anderson and Jake Kaase – continued to pick up the pace.
Anderson was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and a stolen base while Kaase singled twice in four trips.
DH Reece Creswell went 1-for-3 with a home run and a base on balls.