L – Astacio (2-5)
HR – Hulett (10), West (10)
67-64, 1.0 GB
Tim Hulett entered the 2007 season with three home runs spread out over parts of three minor league seasons.
The infielder hit his 10th home run of the season on Thursday, a two run shot in the top of the first inning. He also walked later in the game.
Kevin West also hit his 10th home run of the year. It was his only hit of the game.
Leadoff hitter Freddy Guzman singled twice, walked twice, and stole his 49th and 50th bases.
Spot starter Steven Rowe surrendered five runs in 4 1/3 innings.
W – Shoemaker (5-2)
SV – Ingram (25)
HR – Duran (22), Davis (9), Teagarden (4)
32-26, 1.0 GB
German Duran (.306/.358/.530) and Chris Davis (.324/.414/.757) hit back-to-back home runs off Padres prospect Will Inman in the fifth inning. Duran also tripled in the game.
Catcher Taylor Teagarden (.342/.410/.548) also went deep off Inman for his fourth Double-A home run.
Starting pitcher Scott Shoemaker allowed just one hit in seven innings. He gave up two runs while walking four and striking out seven.
Centerfielder Brandon Boggs (.265/.386/.505) was 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk.
W – Walker (7-13)
SV – Marte (10)
26-33, 9.5 GB
Andy Walker continued his on again, off again ways with six innings of seven hit, one run ball on Thursday. The starter walked one and struck out five.
Third baseman John Whittleman singled twice in four at bats to raise his High-A average to .274.
Freddie Thon had the team's lone extra base hit with his 24th double of the season.
Relief pitchers Ryan Knippschild, Josh Giles, and Jose Marte each hurled a scoreless inning.
L – Izquierdo (2-3)
Left fielder Chad Tracy (2/4, 2B) and DH Mauro Gomez (2/4) each had multiple hits while shortstop Marcus Lemon was 0-for-2 with two walks.
Kasey Kiker went three innings, yielding two runs on two hits. He walked two and struck out one.
John Slusarz gave up two hits in three shutout innings.
L – Hollis (2-6)
25-34, 12.5 GB
K.C. Herren singled and doubled for the 26th time this season in a losing effort on Thursday.
Mauro Gomez reached base in all three plate appearances. He singled, walked, and was hit by a pitch.
Making his second start in Clinton, Evan Reed allowed two runs on four hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out one.
Chris Dennis blew his third save in ten chances with the L-Kings. The Auburn product coughed up three runs on four hits in one inning.
L – Brigham (5-4)
29-33, 0.5 GU
Jacob Brigham allowed five runs, four earned, on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings on Thursday. The most encouraging part of the line was that he struck out seven without issuing a free pass.
Right fielder Victor Barrios doubled twice in four at bats.
Luke Salas added a two RBI pinch hit triple in the top of the ninth inning.
Neftali Feliz fanned four batters in 1 1/3 innings. He gave up two hits and walked one, but did not allow a run.
L – Henry (0-3)
HR – Beltre (4)
10-13, 4.0 GB
Centerfielder Engel Beltre raised his AZL average to .303 with a single and a home run from the top of the AZL Rangers' order.
Cristian Santana (3/4, 2B), Michael Ortiz (2/4, BB), Johan Yan (2/5), and R.J. Anderson (2/4) all had multiple hits.
Austin native Jake Kaase doubled, walked, and drove in three runs.
Ben Henry allowed five runs in three innings en route to his third loss in as many decisions.
Georgia Tech product Ryan Turner hurled 2 2/3 scoreless frames. He has yet to walk a batter in 25 1/3 AZL innings this season.
L – Ortiz (1-2)
34-34, 18.0 GB
Juan Grullon gave up two runs on two hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Wilfredo Boscan (1.75 ERA/.210 BAA) was even better, striking out five batters in 3 2/3 innings. He gave up no runs on two hits.
Young 5-foot-7 southpaw Joseph Ortiz fanned four in 1 1/3 innings. He gave up an unearned run despite not allowing a hit or a walk.