W – Littleton (2-0)
SV – Madrigal (1)
HR – Mayberry (3)
22-17, 1.0 GU
Right fielder John Mayberry picked up the pace after a tiny slump, going 2-for-4 with a home run.
|Mayberry hasn't stopped hitting. b>|
Starting pitcher Steven Rowe gave up three runs – one earned – on seven hits in three innings. He struck out two without issuing a walk.
Right-hander Wes Littleton earned the win with two perfect innings of relief.
Marlon Byrd (1/4, 2B) and Nate Gold (1/2, 2B, BB) each doubled in the game.
Closer Warner Madrigal got the final out of the eighth inning after inheriting two runners before striking out the side in the ninth. Madrigal did allow a solo home run in the ninth inning between the three strikeouts.
L – Schlact (1-3)
23-13, 2.5 GU
|Batista has been pitching well. b>|
The Riders were held to just four hits on the night. Elvis Andrus (1/4, 2B) and Dustin Majewski (1/3, 2B) each doubled.
Chris Davis (1/3, BB) and Ben Harrison (1/3) both had singles.
Relief pitcher Andrew Laughter surrendered one run in 1 2/3 frames. He allowed one hit, walked one, and fanned two.
Kendy Batista pitched a scoreless eighth inning, striking out two.
W – Reed (3-1)
SV – Stewart (4)
HR – Vallejo (5), Gradoville (1)
23-15, 3.0 GB
Evan Reed earned his third win in four High-A decisions by allowing one run in six innings. He gave up five hits, walked one, and struck out eight.
|Reed appears to have adjusted to the Cal League. b>|
Catcher Chris Gradoville (1/4) also went yard for his first homer of the season.
Julio Borbon's hitting streak went to 17 games with two hits – including a double – in four at-bats.
DH John Whittleman (.277/.405/.454) was 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout. He has 28 walks and 39 punchouts in 36 games.
Josh Lueke struck out three in two scoreless innings. He yielded one hit and walked one.
W – Gomez (6-0)
SV – Sattler (2)
HR – Greene (4)
25-8, 2.5 GB
|Greene has provided some power lately. b>|
Third baseman Jonathan Greene doubled, homered, and was hit by a pitch in four plate appearances.
Engel Beltre and Ian Gac each went 2-for-5 with a double.
Matt Lawson (3/5) and Tim Smith (1/2, 2 BB) both reached base three times. Smith has 15 walks, versus 12 strikeouts, in 30 games this season.
Reliever Fabio Castillo (3.77 ERA/.239 BAA) gave up one earned run on two hits in three innings, walking one and punching out two.
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