65-65, 7.0 GB
The RedHawks and Cubs will play a doubleheader beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.
W - Garr (3-3)
SV - Hamilton (3)
HR - Murphy (8)
32-26, 2.0 GB
Making likely his last start before he joins Team USA at the World Cup of Baseball, Kasey Kiker allowed three runs on five hits in 4.1 innings, walking four and striking out two. He threw 97 pitches in the outing.
Right fielder Steve Murphy came up with a game-winning two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning. He also singled in the game.
Dustin Majewski (2/3, BB) and Marcus Lemon (2/4) both singled twice.
First baseman Chad Tracy doubled once and drove home a pair of runs.
The RoughRIders bullpen was outstanding, with Brennan Garr (2 IP), Beau Vaughan (1.2 IP), Beau Jones (0.2 IP), Clayton Hamilton (0.1 IP) combining for scoreless relief.
W - Murphy (9-10)
SV - Reed (20)
HR - Butler (12), Bianucci (11)
32-27, 9.0 GB
Tim Murphy allowed four runs in the first inning, but he settled down to work into the seventh. The lefty went six-plus innings, giving up five runs on 11 hits. He fanned four without issuing a walk.
Right fielder Joey Butler (.337/.413/.522 in August) was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, and three runs batted in.
Left fielder Mike Bianucci was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer.
David Paisano (2/3, BB) singled twice while Doug Hogan (1/3, 2B) doubled once.
Relievers Adalberto Flores, Justin Miller, and Evan Reed all worked a scoreless inning apiece. Reed struck out the side in the ninth inning.
L - Doyle (0-1)
26-32, 13.5 GB
Starter Joe Wieland allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out six.
Andrew Doyle's first Single-A appearance was a bit rough. The former OU Sooner gave up six runs (three earned) on five hits in just 1.2 innings.
Right fielder Aja Barto was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs batted in.
Shortstop Leury Garcia (.238/.296/.289) had a big night, singling three times and walking once in four plate appearances.
Mike Hollander and Leonel De Los Santos both singled once and walked once.
W - Hurley (6-2)
32-33, 7.0 GB
Trevor Hurley (3.28 ERA/.246 BAA) walked five batters in 6.2 innings, but he gave up just one unearned run on a pair of hits. The former K-State Wildcat fanned four.
Hurley is 5-0 with a 0.94 earned-run average in five August starts.
DH Jason Ogata singled three times in five at-bats, raising his batting average to .397.
SS Denny Duron was 2-for-4 with a double, his ninth of the summer.
Zach Zaneski singled twice and walked once.
Bobby Wilkins hurled 2.1 scoreless innings of relief. The San Diego native allowed two hits, walked zero, and struck out zero.
L - Arrendell (0-3)
11-15, 4.5 GB
Another day in the AZL, and more intriguing rehabbers took the field.
Engel Beltre batted leadoff and played centerfield. He was 1-for-2 with a hit-by pitch. Beltre stole a base.
DH Tim Smith singled once in four at-bats. He drove home one run.
Starter Juan Grullon had a rare rough outing, giving up three runs in 3.2 innings.
Ovispo De Los Santos pitched 1.1 hitless, scoreless frames.
Left-hander Robbie Erlin fanned three batters in two innings, yielding one run on three hits. The third-round pick has nine strikeouts in his first four professional innings.
Catcher Tomas Telis tripled, walked, and drove home a pair of runs.
18-45, 29.5 GB
The DSL Rangers1 failed to qualify for the Dominican Summer League playoffs.
47-15, 9.0 GU
The DSL Rangers2 won the San Pedro Division and they received a bye in the DSL playoffs. They'll play soon.
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