L - Rapada (1-2)
61-56, 3.0 GU
Oklahoma City suffered its third consecutive one-run loss in Colorado Springs.
Starting pitcher Guillermo Moscoso (5.26 ERA/.286 BAA) bounced back from a couple rough outings to pitch seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out five.
Second baseman Esteban German (.276/.371/.366) went 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBI, and three stolen bases. The 32-year-old now has 40 steals in 45 attempts this season.
Craig Gentry (1/5, 3B) tripled while Chris Davis (2/5, 2B) and Max Ramirez (1/4, 2B) doubled.
Gentry and Davis struck out three times apiece. Davis, who was at third base, has played just two of his last 25 Triple-A games at first base.
Streaking left fielder Hernan Iribarren singled twice and walked once.
The eventual winning run scored on an Esteban German error for the second straight night.
L - Snyder (3-5)
HR - Jenkins (7)
21-24, 2.0 GB
Ben Snyder was knocked around for six runs (four earned) on nine hits in 4.2 innings. Though he didn't issue a walk, he threw 95 pitches in fewer than five frames.
The 25-year-old southpaw had a 2.89 ERA out of the bullpen, but he has struggled in three starts (7.36 ERA) since the Rangers' recent trades forced him into the rotation.
The Naturals blew the game wide open when they plated five runs against reliever Brennan Garr in 1.1 innings. He coughed up five hits and walked one.
Third baseman Andy Jenkins (.235/.310/.375) brought home Frisco's only run with a solo home run, his seventh of the season. The Oregon State product also singled.
Joey Butler (1/4, 2B) doubled while James Tomlin (0/2, 2 BB) walked twice.
Relievers Chris Mobley (2 IP) and Tim Murphy (1 IP) finished it out for the ‘Riders with three combined innings of shutout ball. Murphy needed just nine pitches (seven strikes) to get through his inning.
The UCLA alum has yet to surrender an earned run in 12.1 Double-A innings.
L - Boscan (9-10)
HR - Morrison (9)
28-17, 3.0 GU
Six of the eight hits Wilfredo Boscan surrendered on Wednesday went for extra bases. Three of them were home runs.
In all, the 20-year-old righty permitted seven runs (six earned) over five innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Third baseman Erik Morrison (.230/.271/.383) belted a solo home run––his ninth of the year––for his lone hit in five plate appearances.
Cody Podraza (3/4, 2B), Mike Bianucci (2/3, 2B, BB) and Chris McGuiness (2/4, 2B) all doubled once.
Podraza, a 22-year-old Houston native, is 20-for-50 (.400) with seven extra-base hits since joining the Blaze.
Second baseman Joe Bonadonna was 0-for-4 with two punchouts in his High-A debut.
Diminutive lefty Joe Ortiz also pitched his first game with the Blaze. He fanned two in a perfect inning of work.
25-18, 1.5 GB
Hickory returns to action by beginning a five-game set against Charleston on Thursday night.
L - Henry (2-3)
HR - Hoying (7)
8-6, 0.0 GU
The Indians fell behind early, as starter Ben Henry gave up six runs on nine hits in 3.2 innings.
Henry got his summer off to an excellent start, but he has seen his ERA skyrocket to 4.93 after two consecutive rough outings.
Leadoff hitter Jared Hoying (.313/.364/.522) extended his hitting streak to 10 games by going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and a walk.
Hoying has hit safely in 25 of his last 26 contests.
First-round picks Jake Skole (2/4, 2B) and Kellin Deglan (1/4, 2B) both doubled.
Mike Olt (1/3, 2 BB), Andrew Clark (2/4) and Clark Murphy (2/4) also reached multiple times.
Submarining righty Ben Rowen (1.57 ERA/.188 BAA) induced two groundouts and struck out one in a 1-2-3 inning of relief.
22-18, 3.0 GU
The Surprise Rangers got the day off. They lead the AZL West division by three games with 15 games remaining.
W - Moreno (6-0)
37-20, 4.0 GU
The streak continued with Wednesday's victory. The Dominican Rangers have 13 consecutive wins, and they've now won 17 of their last 18.
The game was scoreless through 13 innings, until the offense busted out for four runs in the top of the 14th.
The pitching staff held the Braves to only four singles––and six total baserunners––through the entire game.
Starting pitcher David Perez (1.41 ERA/.202 BAA) extended his scoreless streak to 26 consecutive innings, as the 17-year-old tossed five shutout innings. He gave up two hits while walking one and punching out six.
Right-hander Jose Jimenez (1.53 ERA/.239 BAA) provided four scoreless frames with three strikeouts in the middle innings.
But the star of the game was Venezuela native Luis Moreno, who finished it off with five no-hit innings of relief. He walked one and fanned a career-high six batters.
The DSL Rangers' offense pushed across 14 hits in the game, helping lead to 16 runners left on base.
First baseman Carlos Oropeza (2/4, 2B) doubled for the team's only extra-base hit.
Hanser Alberto (3/6, BB) and Francisco Lugo (3/7) both singled three times.
The game lasted so long that Alberto struck out and walked in the same game. He entered the contest with three walks and four strikeouts in 152 official at-bats this summer.
Chris Garia (2/7), Luis Mendez (2/5, BB) and Alex Gonzalez (2/6) had two knocks apiece. Gonzalez stole his 11th base.
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