W – Volquez (5-0)
SV – Astacio (2)
59-57, 2.0 GB
Edinson Volquez (2.03 ERA/.146 BAA) was magnificent in seven innings, giving up no runs on two hits and two walks. He struck out nine.
Victor Diaz singled twice in four at-bats while 2B Dave Matranga was 1-for-4 with a double.
Ezequiel Astacio closed out the shutout with two perfect innings of relief.
L – Kometani (2-4)
HR – Teagarden (1)
24-20, 1.0 GB
Doug Mathis yielded two runs – one earned – in six innings. He allowed six hits while walking and fanning three apiece.
DH Taylor Teagarden was 2-for-4 with a home run, his first at the Double-A level.
First baseman Emerson Frostad went 1-for-2 with two walks while Steve Murphy and Chris Davis each went 1-for-3 with a free pass.
L – Walker (6-12)
18-27, 10.5 GB
Centerfielder Craig Gentry (2/5), SS Elvis Andrus (2/4, BB) and C Max Ramirez (2/3) all singled multiple times for the Blaze on Wednesday evening.
Ace Walker was roughed around for eight runs, seven earned, on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Reliever J.B. Diaz didn't fare much better, as he coughed up seven runs in just two-thirds of a frame.
L – Kirkman (0-1)
HR – Ogden (1)
19-26, 8.5 GB
Michael Kirkman struggled in his first Single-A start of the season, giving up four earned runs on four hits and two walks in four innings.
Rice product Craig Crow allowed nine runs on eight hits in only 2 2/3 innings.
Second baseman Chad Ogden belted a two-run homer in his only at-bat of the game.
W – Falcon (3-1)
SV – Laughter (5)
21-27, 1.5 GB
Ryan Tatusko allowed only one unearned run on one hit in five innings, walking two and punching out six.
Right fielder Eric Fry fell a homer short of the cycle, as he was 3-for-4 with a single, a double, and a triple.
Ryan Falcon (2 IP), Tommy Hunter (1.2 IP) and Andrew Laughter (0.1 IP) added scoreless relief for the Indians.
L – Main (0-1)
HR – Beltre (1)
5-5, 2.5 GB
Michael Main surrendered his first runs as a professional, giving up two earned runs in three innings. He permitted five hits, walked one, and struck out three.
Centerfielder Engel Beltre was 1-for-5 with a three-run homer and third baseman Emmanuel Solis was 3-for-4 with a double.
Left fielder R.J. Anderson reached base three times with a single and two walks.
L – Sepulveda (2-5)
The DSL Rangers lost the game despite Amaury Sepulveda tossing 7 2/3 strong innings. He allowed one run on two hits, walking one and striking out six.