Minor League Roundup - 7/8

Two of the Texas Rangers' affiliates went deep into extra innings on Thursday night, while High-A Bakersfield scored 14 runs. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma City 7 - (@) Round Rock 6 (12 innings)
W - Madrigal (2-0)
SV - Rapada (2)
HR - Garko (9)
47-38, 4.0 GU

On Wednesday night, Oklahoma City played a doubleheader at home, including 20 innings of baseball, with game two ending at 1:00 a.m.

Then they drove to Round Rock, arrived around 8:00 a.m., and played a 12-inning, 4-hour, 38-minute game on Thursday evening.

Guillermo Moscoso got the start, allowing four runs on six hits over five innings. He threw 115 pitches.

Moscoso was actually in control until he came out for the sixth and allowed all three batters to reach. All three later scored.

First baseman Ryan Garko was 3-for-6 with a homer and two runs batted in. His run-scoring single in the top of the 12th was eventually the game winner.

Craig Gentry (2/5, 2B), Endy Chavez (1/5, 2B), Mitch Moreland (2/5, 2B), Chris Davis (2/6, 2B) and Hernan Iribarren (1/6, 2B) all doubled once.

Infielders Matt Brown (3/5) and Gregorio Petit (3/6) both singled three times.

Though OKC only scored seven runs in 12 innings, they had 19 hits and left 11 men on base.

Player of the Game: 1B Ryan Garko
6 1 3 0 1 2 0 1 .256

AA: Frisco - (@) Springfield - PPD (Rain)
10-2, 4.5 GU

Frisco had its game postponed due to rain.

A+: Bakersfield 14 - Modesto 2
W - Boscan (5-8)
SV - Castillo (2)
HR - Bianucci (11), Morrison (6), Gradoville (3), Kaase (3)
11-4, 3.0 GU

Bakersfield extended its division lead to three games with a dominant victory on Thursday night.

The Blaze actually fell in an early hole when starter Wilfredo Boscan gave up two runs on three hits and a hit batter in the first inning, but he quickly settled down.

The red-hot Boscan (4.21 ERA/.292 BAA) ended up cruising through seven innings, allowing only those two runs. He permitted five hits while walking one and striking out five.

Third baseman Jake Kaase (3/4, 2B, HR) and DH Chris Gradoville (2/4, 2B, HR, BB) both doubled once and homered once.

Mike Bianucci (3/5, HR) and Erik Morrison (1/3, HR, BB) also went yard.

Leadoff man David Paisano was 2-for-5 with his 15th double.

Davis Stoneburner (3/5) and Miguel Velazquez (2/5) added multiple singles. Stoneburner stole a pair of bases, giving him 13 on the year.

In all, every hitter in the Bakersfield lineup notched at least one hit, and they scored 14 runs on 18 total knocks.

Player of the Game: 3B Jake Kaase
4 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 .313

A: Hickory 3 - Greensboro 7
L - Thompson (6-6)
7-8, 3.5 GB

Matt Thompson had perhaps his roughest outing of the season on Thursday, giving up six runs on nine hits over five innings. He fanned just one and, while Thompson only walked one, he plunked three more batters.

Centerfielder Jared Bolden, who hit in three three hole, singled four times in five plate appearances. He also gunned down a runner at third base.

Jared Prince (2/4, BB), Travis Adair (2/5) and Leonel De Los Santos (2/4) all singled twice.

Sam Brown continued his excellent start in Single-A ball with 1.2 perfect innings, including two strikeouts. He has 10 punchouts in seven innings with the Crawdads, giving up two hits and walking one.

Fireballing righty Ovispo De Los Santos tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his debut with Hickory.

Player of the Game: CF Jared Bolden
5 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 .321

SSA: Spokane 5 - (@) Everett 3 (15 innings)
W - Osborne (1-2)
10-9, 0.5 GB

Spokane finally overtook Everett after getting nine scoreless innings from the bullpen.

Starter Chad Bell pitched a career-high six innings, giving up three runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out eight.

The 21-year-old Bell has struck out eight batters in each of his last three starts with the Indians, giving him 29 punchouts in 19.2 frames.

Right fielder Yefry Castillo (.321/.356/.464) went 2-for-7 with a pair of doubles. It was his fifth consecutive multi-hit game.

Centerfielder Jake Skole (1/7, 2B) doubled once and struck out three times in seven trips.

Left fielder Jared Hoying singled three times and swiped his sixth base.

Tim Stanford [2 IP] and Ryan Rodebaugh [2 IP] both worked two scoreless innings, while Kevin Johnson had 1.1 innings of relief without allowing a run.

Louisiana-Lafayette product Zach Osborne was the star, hurling 3.2 innings of no-hit ball, walking one and striking out six. He earned his first professional win.

Player of the Game: RHP Zach Osborne
3.2 0 0 0 1 6 0 3.38

RK: AZL Rangers 7 - AZL Indians 9
L - Alvarez (0-2)
8-6, 1.0 GB

After getting knocked around in the first inning of his last outing, right-hander Richard Alvarez didn't make it out of the first inning on Thursday.

The 17-year-old allowed four runs [three earned] on three hits and a hit batter in one-third of an inning.

Once again, the AZL Rangers' offense played well, posting seven runs in the game.

Leadoff hitter Teodoro Martinez (.389/.424/.556) singled twice and stole his seventh base of the summer. He has hit safely in each of his last 10 contests.

Rehabbing shortstop Leury Garcia was 1-for-3 with a double, while DH Tomas Telis––who is coming off Tommy John surgery––was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Left-hander Paul Strong pitched well in relief, allowing one run on three hits in three innings, walking one and striking out two. He tossed two wild pitches and hit a batter, as well.

Right-handers Aaron Thompson and Jose Monegro added scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

Player of the Game: DH Tomas Telis
3 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 .207

DSL: DSL Rangers - OFF
16-16, 4.0 GB

The Dominican Summer League Rangers were off on Thursday.

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