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Valenzuela triples? Stiedlmayer starting again

Fernando Valenzuela

Clay Hensley returned to Texas for the Beavers first ever game with Round Rock. Brian Whitaker wasn't sharp in a rain shortened game. This is not a misprint - Fernando Valenzuela tripled - running his lap in 30.65 seconds (that last part is a misprint since it probably took longer). Luke Steidlmayer made his first start of the year after a successful tour in the bullpen.

Portland lost 3-1 Texas native Clay Hensley, pitching in front of friends and family, tossed six innings of three run ball allowing five hits, walking one and striking out six. Hensley has limited the opposition to a .188 batting average on the year but they are hitting .417 off him when runners are in scoring position. Four of the five hits he allowed came in the second inning. Jon Knott... Recommended Stories

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