10-10, 3.0 GB
Centerfielder Marcus Lemon (.333/.400/.556 in 36 at-bats) suddenly appears to be a power hitter.
The 21-year-old batted leadoff on Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk. In his last four starts, Lemon has a double, two triples, and a home run.
Designated hitter Taylor Teagarden singled once in four at-bats.
Brennan Garr worked the ninth inning, allowing one run on one hit. He walked one and struck out two.
Garr's fastball sat between 91-93 mph on Wednesday, and he got his strikeouts on an 82 mph split-change and a 93 mph fastball, both swinging. Of the 22 pitches he threw, he used two sliders and two changeups.
Catcher Jose Felix entered the game as a defensive replacement, and he grounded out in his only plate appearance.
Starting pitcher Luis Mendoza earned his fourth victory of the season after yielding one run on four hits in 5.2 innings. The right-hander walked four and struck out three.
In 29.1 innings with Obregon, Mendoza has posted a 3.68 ERA, allowing 26 hits, walking 10, and striking out 20.
DH Max Ramirez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, dropping his average to .239. He reached twice after being plunked a pair of times.
David Paisano got into the game as a pinch runner, but he didn't have a plate appearance. Pinch hitter Renny Osuna was 0-for-1 with a walk.
Omar Poveda pitched against La Guaira, coming out of the bullpen and suffering the loss. He gave up two runs on two hits in two innings, walking one and striking out two.
Toros designated hitter Esteban German batted third and singled once in four at-bats. Mauro Gomez appeared as a pinch hitter and struck out in his only at-bat.
Begins November 12
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