W – Ramirez (9-3)
SV – Calero (1)
53-42, 9.0 GU
Elizardo Ramirez worked at least seven innings for the fourth consecutive start on Thursday. He went seven even, allowing two runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Streaking second baseman Ryan Roberts (1/3, 2B, BB) and Travis Metcalf (1/4, 2B) both doubled.
Right fielder John Mayberry singled twice in four at-bats. He had one RBI.
Relief pitchers Bill White (1.2 IP) and Kiko Calero (0.1 IP) combined to strike out three batters in two perfect innings of relief. Calero recorded the game's final out for his first save as a member of the Rangers' organization.
L – Lee (1-1)
HR – Gentry (3)
14-5, 3.0 GU
Starting pitcher Derek Lee was knocked around for seven runs on 10 hits in five innings on Thursday night. He walked one and struck out two.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus raised his average to .298 with two home runs in four at-bats.
Centerfielder Craig Gentry was just 1-for-4, but he hit a solo home run off the scoreboard in left-center field. It was Frisco's only extra-base hit of the night.
Left-hander Zack Parker tossed two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and fanning one. He has not allowed a run in his last five appearances, spanning 9.1 innings.
Mike Ballard pitched the eighth inning and yielded two runs on two hits and a walk in the one inning.
W – Poveda (1-3)
8-13, 5.5 GB
Omar Poveda broke out of his slump with six excellent innings on Thursday. He surrendered two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out seven.
Third baseman John Whittleman (.252/.364/.396) was 3-for-3 with three doubles and a walk. Whittleman now has 28 doubles on the season.
DH Chad Tracy (1/4, 2B) hit his 29th double of the year.
Truan Mehl (3/3) singled three times while Marcus Lemon (2/4) singled twice.
Left-hander Beau Jones fanned three batters in 1 1/3 scoreless innings. He has 22 strikeouts in 18.1 innings out of the bullpen this season.
W – Turner (3-1)
9-12, 4.5 GB
Michael Main was decent in his first start with Single-A Clinton. He scattered seven hits in 4 2/3 innings, giving up just one run. He walked two and struck out three.
Leadoff hitter Engel Beltre went 2-for-5 with a triple – his eighth of the season. He also stole his 12th base.
Mitch Moreland (1/3, 2B, 2 BB) doubled and walked twice while Davis Stoneburner (1/2, 2B, BB) doubled and walked once.
Relief pitchers Ryan Turner (1.1 IP), Keisuke Ueno (2.1 IP) and Adalberto Flores (0.2 IP) combined to hold West Michigan scoreless for the remainder of the game.
W – Bleier (2-0)
SV – Schlecht (2)
17-6, 2.0 GU
Starter Richard Bleier (2.45 ERA/.200 BAA) gave up just one run in five innings of work. He allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out four.
Jason Ogata (2/5, 2B), Matt West (1/3, 2B, BB), Dennis Guinn (2/5, 2B) and Doug Hogan (2/4, 2B) all doubled once.
Shortstop Kyle Higgins singled twice and walked in four plate appearances.
Reliever Justin Gutsie struck out four batters in 1 2/3 shutout innings of relief. He gave up one hit and walked two.
8-7, 3.0 GB
The AZL Rangers were off on Thursday.
L – Rosario (0-4)
21-13, 3.0 GB
Starting pitcher Kelvin De Leon gave up just one unearned run despite surrendering six hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three.
Left fielder Edward Alfonzo was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and a stolen base, his eighth of the year.
Leadoff man and first baseman Jhonny Gomez was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Juvenal Lara had a pinch-hit double in his only at-bat of the game.
L – Bryan (0-3)
HR – Pimentel (2)
14-20, 10.0 GB
Melvin Bryan remained winless on the season despite yielding just one earned run in six innings of work. He gave up four hits, walked one, and struck out four.
Left fielder Guillermo Pimentel (.296/.491/.420) was 3-for-4 with his second home run of the season.
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