L - Mendoza (2-3)
HR - Richardson (7)
39-41, 2.5 GB
Designated hitter Josh Hamilton batted leadoff again and went hitless in five at-bats, striking out once. Hamilton is 1-for-16 in three games with the RedHawks on this rehab stint.
Catcher Kevin Richardson (.208/.296/.396) was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run. The round-tripper was his third in four games.
Casey Benjamin went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a base on balls.,br>
Starting pitcher Luis Mendoza surrendered three runs—two earned—in five innings.
L - Beavan (0-2)
3-5, 3.0 GB
Blake Beavan needed just 78 pitches to complete seven innings on Friday. He allowed two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out one.
Second baseman Marcus Lemon (.299/.362/.365) was 2-for-3 with his 14th double of the year.
Craig Gentry (1/4) and Renny Osuna (1/3) had Frisco's other two hits.
W - Murphy (6-6)
HR - Gomez (12), Greene (12), Butler (8, 9)
4-5, 3.0 GB
The always successful combination of solid pitching (three earned runs) and power hitting (four home runs) helped guide the Blaze to a victory on Saturday night.
Starting pitcher Tim Murphy went five innings, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks. He struck out two.
Right fielder Joey Butler blasted a pair of solo home runs in five at-bats.
Jonathan Greene (2/4, 2B, HR) and Mauro Gomez (3/5, 2B, HR) both doubled and homered.
Leadoff man Davis Stoneburner (2/4, 2B) and catcher Elio Sarmiento (1/4, 2B) also doubled.
Left-hander Beau Jones struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth inning. He has five strikeouts in two perfect innings since being sent back to Bakersfield.
W - Wieland (2-0)
SV - Eppley (2)
5-3, 1.0 GB
Joe Wieland (3.19 ERA/.266 BAA) struck out a season-high nine batters (and walked none) in five innings on Friday. He yielded three runs (only one earned) on two hits.
Left-hander Yoon-Hee Nam was also excellent, surrendering just an unearned run in three innings.
Matt West (2/4, 2B), Erik Morrison (2/4, 2B, BB) and Michael Hollander (1/4, 2B, BB) all doubled.
Right fielder Mike Bianucci singled twice in four at-bats.
L - Castner (0-1)
HR - Mendonca (1)
5-9, 7.0 GB
Things were looking good for the Indians until they surrendered a whopping eight runs in the bottom of the eighth.
Third baseman Tom Mendonca belted his first couple of extra-base hits, going 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run.
Starting pitcher Trevor Hurley walked three in four scoreless innings, but he allowed just one hit. The K-State product struck out six batters.
Pitching in his first professional game, righty Keith Campbell pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout.
Kevin Castner struggled again, allowing five runs (four earned) on three hits and two walks without recording an out.
Clark Murphy (2/4), Jared Prince (1/2, BB), Alberto Puello (1/3, 2B, BB) and Kyle Rhoad (1/3, BB) all reached base twice.
6-3, 1.0 GU
The AZL Rangers got the day off on Friday evening.
W - Mavare (1-1)
SV - Ogando (1)
Second baseman Luis Villegas led the way for the DSL Rangers1 on Friday, going 3-for-4 with two runs batted in.
DH Jose Mateo (1/3, 2B, BB) doubled and walked while LF Johan Santa (1/2, 2 BB) singled and walked twice.
Lefty Leonel Gil (1.80 ERA/.192 BAA) went three shutout innings, allowing one hit, walking one, and fanning two.
Alexi Ogando closed it out with two scoreless frames, striking out three.
L - Caraballo (2-1)
HR - Castillo (2)
The DSL Rangers2 suffered a very rare loss on Friday morning.
DH Yefry Castillo was 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his second of the season.
Esdras Abreu (2/4, 2B) and Santiago Chirino (1/4, 2B) both doubled.
Miguel De Los Santos hurled a scoreless innings, but, amazingly, he didn't strike anyone out. He now has only 41 strikeouts in 16.2 innings.
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