L – Ramirez (9-5)
HR – Gold (21), Arias (5)
65-55, 7.0 GU
Starter Elizardo Ramirez (4.41 ERA/.289 BAA) allowed five runs on nine hits in 6.2 innings, walking one and striking out two.
Leadoff hitter Joaquin Arias (.289/.321/.408) was 2-for-5 with a double and a home run. Although Arias isn't generally a power hitter, he has six extra-base hits over his last six contests.
DH Nate Gold (3/4, 2B, HR, BB) also doubled and homered.
Chris Shelton (2/5), Ryan Roberts (2/5) and Ben Harrison (2/4) all singled twice. The hits were Harrison's first at the Triple-A level.
Playing in his first Triple-A game, centerfielder Craig Gentry singled once in four at-bats.
Reliever Bill White (4.02 ERA/.254 BAA) struck out one without walking a hitter in 1.1 scoreless innings.
L – Feliz (2-1)
HR – Tracy (1)
29-18, 2.0 GU
Neftali Feliz held the Drillers scoreless for three innings before allowing two runs in the fourth. He surrendered two total runs on three hits in four innings, walking two and striking out eight.
In 27.1 Double-A innings, Feliz has racked up 32 strikeouts while limiting opposing hitters to a .202 batting average.
First baseman Chad Tracy played in his first Double-A game and went 1-for-2 with a home run and a walk.
RF Steve Murphy and DH Dustin Majewski both went 1-for-4 with a triple.
Manny Pina (.308/.357/.385 in 26 Double-A at-bats) had one single and one sacrifice bunt in four plate appearances.
Brandon Puffer was forced to bite the bullet for the Riders, as he allowed eight earned runs in one inning pitched.
W – Phillips (7-8)
SV – Giles (1)
20-27, 7.0 GB
The Blaze scored all five of their runs in the top of the third inning.
Catcher Chris Gradoville (.309/.344/.425) went 2-for-4, driving in two of the team's runs that inning.
Third baseman John Whittleman (2/4, 2B) extended his hitting streak to seven games while hitting his 34th double.
Second baseman Renny Osuna (2/4) singled twice while Marcus Lemon (1/4, 3B) hit his fourth triple of the season.
Starter Zach Phillips held Modesto to two runs in five innings pitched despite surrendering seven hits and four walks. He struck out two.
Tanner Roark was excellent in relief, recording six strikeouts in three innings. He gave up one run in a solo homer.
Scuffling first baseman Ian Gac went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. He has fanned multiple times in seven of his last nine contests.
W – Beavan (9-6)
SV – Flores (12)
HR – Santana (11), Lawson (5)
25-22, 3.5 GB
Red-hot Blake Beavan dropped his ERA to 2.28 with six scoreless innings on Friday night. He surrendered just three singles, walked one, and struck out nine.
Second baseman Matt Lawson (1/2, HR, 2 BB) and DH Cristian Santana (1/3, HR) both went deep for the L-Kings. It was Santana's second home run in as many games.
Shortstop Davis Stoneburner (2/2, 3B) tripled while leadoff man Engel Beltre (2/4, 2B) hit his 24th double.
Tim Smith stole two bases, giving him 19 on the season. He has not been caught in seven attempts over his last four games.
L – Schlecht (3-2)
37-14, 7.0 GU
Matt Nevarez filled up his pitching line on Friday, giving up three runs on four hits [including a home run] in three innings. He walked three and struck out six.
Relievers Tim Murphy (2.15 ERA/.150 BAA) and Trevor Hurley (3.71 ERA/.223 BAA) both tossed two hitless innings. Murphy fanned three without walking a batter while Hurley struck out five and issued two walks.
Centerfielder David Paisano led the Indians with three hits in five at-bats.
Joey Butler (1/4, BB), Dennis Guinn (1/2, BB) and Zach Zaneski (1/2, BB) all singled and walked.
W – Wieland (3-1)
8-3, 0.0 GU
All of the excitement in this game happened early, as the two teams combined to score all nine of their runs in the game's first two innings.
Left-hander Miguel De Los Santos (3.86 ERA/.211 BAA) pitched four innings, allowing two runs [one earned] on four hits. He struck out four and walked two.
The 20-year-old De Los Santos has 27 strikeouts versus just nine walks in 18.2 innings this season.
Joe Wieland punched out six batters in three scoreless innings. He yielded one hit and walked one.
Right fielder Rafael Hill (.307/.391/.533) was 3-for-4 with a double, his eighth of the year.
Geuris Grullon struck out four batters while allowing zero hits in two innings pitched.
W – Bermudez (4-3)
38-19, 0.5 GB
Starter Anyenil Mendoza (2.27 ERA/.239 BAA) got the no decision, giving up one run in five innings pitched. He struck out five and walked three.
The Rangers collected seven hits on the day, all of which were singles.
Third baseman Stanly Vizcaino (1/4) had the team's only run batted in.
Relievers Denny Peralta (2.1 IP) and Reinier Bermudez (1.2 IP) pitched scoreless ball out of the bullpen.
L – Bryan (0-7)
19-39, 20.0 GB
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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