L – Rowe (3-5)
HR – Gold (14), Arias (3)
53-43, 8.5 GU
Steven Rowe was roughed up for nine runs – five earned – in three innings on Friday. He walked five and allowed two home runs.
Designated hitter Nate Gold (.286/.375/.571 in 11 July games) was 3-for-4 with a double and a home run.
Shortstop Joaquin Arias (1/3, HR, BB) belted his third home run of the season. It was a monster shot to left-center field.
Nelson Cruz singled and walked twice.
Left-hander Yukinaga Maeda allowed one run on three hits in three innings. He fanned five without issuing a walk.
Brandon Puffer and Kea Kometani both added scoreless innings.
L – Schlact (6-6)
HR – Harrison (16)
14-6, 3.0 GU
Michael Schlact coughed up 10 runs on 13 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out three.
DH Ben Harrison (.323/.399/.572) was 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk.
Shortstop Corey Ragsdale tripled in his only at-bat while Jose Vallejo was 1-for-4 with a double.
First baseman J.T. Restko singled twice in four at-bats.
Infielder Adam Fox tossed a perfect eighth inning on just nine pitches.
L – Phillips (5-6)
8-14, 6.5 GB
Zach Phillips continued Friday's trend of poor starts by giving up seven runs in only three innings. He allowed eight hits, walked two, and struck out three.
Left fielder Chad Tracy was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a walk. He now has 29 two-baggers on the year.
Marcus Lemon and Manny Pina were both 2-for-5 with a double.
Renny Osuna (2/3, 2 BB), Grant Gerrard (1/2, 2 BB) and John Whittleman (0/3, 2 BB) all walked twice.
Southpaw Ryan Falcon punched out three in two shutout innings.
W – Beavan (6-5)
SV – Flores (7)
HR – Alfonzo (5), Beltre (5)
10-12, 5.0 GB
Blake Beavan (2.62 ERA/.241 BAA) had a very Beavan-esque start, as he hurled six scoreless innings while walking none and fanning one. The big right-hander gave up five hits.
Centerfielder Engel Beltre (.313/.327/.479 in 10 July games) went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run.
Miguel Alfonzo was 3-for-4 with a solo home run. He is 10-for-22 with two doubles and three home runs in July.
Mitch Moreland (1/3, 2B, BB), Cristian Santana (1/4, 2B) and Carlos Dominguez (2/4, 2B) all doubled.
Adalberto Flores earned his seventh save with two hitless innings. He walked two and struck out two.
W – Springston (1-1)
SV – Young (2)
18-6, 2.0 GU
Carlos Pimentel gave up two runs in four innings for the second consecutive start. He allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out two.
Left-hander Tim Murphy (3.09 ERA/.175 BAA) came to the rescue to hurl 2 2/3 of scoreless relief. He allowed one hit, walked two, and fanned three.
First baseman Dennis Guinn was 1-for-3 with a triple and three runs batted in.
Tim Rodriguez singled twice in four at-bats while DH Joey Butler singled and walked.
Cliff Springston (1.1 IP) earned the victory while Corey Young (1 IP) got credit for the save. Neither pitcher surrendered a run.
L – Evans (0-1)
8-7, 3.0 GB
The Rangers were rained out on Friday morning.
L – Bermudez (1-1)
21-14, 3.5 GB
The DSL Rangers1 had just four hits, all of which were singles.
Stanly Vizcaino (2/4), Edward Alfonzo (1/2, 2 BB) and Juvenal Lara (1/3, BB) had the base hits.
Dominant starter Ezequiel Rijo lowered his ERA to 0.44 with seven excellent innings. He yielded just one unearned run, allowing four hits. He struck out seven while walking just one.
W – Urbina (1-2)
SV – Alvarez (2)
HR – Moreno (1)
15-20, 9.5 GB
Eleno Soto (4.24 ERA/.242 BAA) didn't allow a hit in five innings. He walked three and struck out zero.
Third baseman Miguel Moreno (.198/.325/.260) belted his first home run of the season. He was 2-for-3 with the home run and a walk.
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