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Contreras finds power; Howard finds the mound

Rayner Contreras

Things got so bad in Portland that Josh Howard was on the mound, again. Mike Thompson had another bad outing. Mike Ekstrom bounced back from a tough first but San Antonio still lost. Rayner Contreras finds a part of his game that he has been searching for.

Portland lost 11-3 to Colorado Springs (Rockies) Josh Howard made his second appearance of the year as a pitcher. After not allowing a run in his first go-round on the bump, Howard allowed a two-run homer in his one inning of work on Monday. Howard had never pitched in a professional game until this season. He also drew a walk and scored a run, just his second run scored in 16 games this...

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