65-54, 8.0 GU
The RedHawks were off on Thursday.
W – Parker (3-1)
29-17, 2.0 GU
Zack Parker (3.38 ERA/.257 BAA) held his former team scoreless for six innings, giving up three hits and a walk. The left-hander struck out six batters.
Second baseman Jose Vallejo (3/5, 2B) and first baseman Dustin Majewski (1/3, 2B, 2 BB) both doubled.
Julio Borbon, Steve Murphy, Craig Gentry and Manny Pina all singled twice.
Relief prospects Beau Jones and Andrew Laughter both struck out one in a scoreless and hitless inning.
L – Swanson (0-2)
19-26, 7.5 GB
Glenn Swanson struggled on Thursday, surrendering five runs on 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Centerfielder Truan Mehl (2/4, 2B) and DH Grant Gerrard (1/4, 2B) both doubled.
Right fielder Erik Morrison (.258/.361/.452 in 31 at-bats) had two singles in four plate appearances.
Catcher Alberto Puello was hitless in four at-bats.
Josh Lueke (5.17 ERA/.275 BAA) struck out three batters in 2 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Left-hander Ryan Falcon fanned two in two shutout frames.
W – Santana (4-2)
SV – Ortiz (3)
HR – Santana (10)
24-22, 4.5 GB
Starting pitcher Jorge Quintero (6.19 ERA/.326 BAA) scattered six hits through six innings pitched, allowing two runs. He struck out two without issuing a base on balls.
Cristian Santana (.242/.308/.415) had a big night, going 3-for-3 with a home run and a walk. His two-run homer won the game for the L-Kings in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Catcher Carlos Dominguez (3/4) singled three times while Tim Smith (2/4, 2B) singled and doubled.
First baseman Mitch Moreland singled and walked twice.
Jonathan Ortiz (1.71 ERA/.157 BAA) recorded three groundouts in a perfect ninth inning en route to his third save.
W – Boscan (7-0)
37-13, 7.0 GU
Starting pitcher Neil Ramirez (3.42 ERA/.156 BAA) punched out three in two innings. He allowed zero hits and walked one.
Wilfredo Boscan (2.23 ERA/.235 BAA) picked up his seventh win after pitching five scoreless frames. He struck out five without walking a batter. Boscan has 48 strikeouts against just eight walks in 48.1 innings this season.
Third baseman Matt West (.289/.403/.386) was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, and three runs batted in.
Right fielder Eric Fry (2/3, 2B) doubled once and walked twice.
Mike Bianucci (2/2, 3 BB) and Dennis Guinn (1/2, 3 BB) both drew three walks.
Southpaw Corey Young (3.50 ERA/.194 BAA) struck out two batters in a scoreless inning. He has held left-handed hitters to a .080 batting average this season.
W – Eppley (2-1)
SV – Tufts (1)
7-3, 0.5 GB
Kyle Ocampo yielded five runs – just two earned – in four innings pitched. He walked two and struck out five.
Adam Cobb (1/3, 2B, BB), Clark Murphy (1/4, 2B), Aja Barto (1/4, 2B) and Alejandro Selen (1/4, 2B) all doubled.
Relief pitchers Eric Evans (2 IP), Cody Eppley (1 IP) and Tyler Tufts (1 IP) all held the Royals scoreless to lead the AZL Rangers to victory.
W – Barboza (3-0)
HR – Payano (2)
The Rangers pounded out 15 runs on 16 hits on Thursday morning.
Catcher Tomas Telis (.311/.386/.404) led the team with four singles in five at-bats. He is batting .477 [21-for-44] over his last 10 games.
Shortstop Junior Payano entered the game with just four extra-base hits on the season, but he went 3-for-5 with a double and a solo home run on Thursday.
RF Juan Polanco (3/6, 2B) and 1B Jhonny Gomez (1/5, 2B, BB) both doubled.
Slumping starter Ezequiel Rijo walked six batters in two innings pitched, leading to three runs.
Pepe Sibid was the most effective Rangers pitcher, as he threw two shutout innings, recording three punchouts.
Third baseman Emmanuel Solis (3/5) singled three times and drove in three runs.
L – Bryan (0-7)
Raul Mayora gave up one run on four hits and four walks in 5.1 innings. He struck out six.
Third baseman Miguel Moreno (1/3, 2B) doubled and knocked in two runs.
CF Ramon Mota (2/3, BB) and LF Miguel Montes de Oca (2/4) both singled twice.
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