On a day when the San Diego Padres made two significant trades to bolster their team for the future,…
Giles Pays Dividends in 10-2 Win
Phil Nevin hit a grand slam and Ryan Klesko had a three-run homer were the main run producers in the win.
Brian Giles was 2-for-4 with an RBI in his first start for the Padres, who obtained him Tuesday from Pittsburgh. He had singles in his first two at-bats. Maybe it was his insertion into the lineup that sparked the Friars bats to come alive.
Brian Lawrence (7-14) allowed two runs and five hits, walking two and striking out four in 7 2-3 innings. Luther Hackman finished the game off without allowing a baserunner.
Jason Bay doubled with two outs in the second off Brad Penny (11-10) and scored on Jose Hernandez's double in his Pittsburgh Pirates debut. Bay's run-scoring single finished a three-run third that made it 4-0 and reached base in his first three plate appearances.
Donaldo Mendez slugged a three-run homer, Jon Knott hit a solo shot and Wiki Gonzalez finished 4-for-4 with two RBI for Portland, which rallied for six runs in the seventh and one in the ninth before falling short, 9-8. Mike Bynum (7-11) surrendered seven runs -- four earned -- and eight hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two, to suffer the loss, falling to 0-3 vs. Tacoma.
Duncan McAdoo (5-8) gave up three runs, two earned, and eight hits in eight strong innings, striking out five and walking one in a tough 3-1 loss to Chattanooga.
Lake Elsinore got shutout by Rancho Cucamonga 3-0.
Battle Creek shut out Fort Wayne 7-0. Tom Lipari (7-6) had his toughest outing of the year, allowing six runs, five earned, on 12 hits.
Vancouver beat Eugene 6-4.
Idaho Falls lost both halves of their doubleheader vs. Provo, 6-3 and 4-3.
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