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Laforest with three; Madden on track

John Madden

Pete Laforest hits three homers in a doubleheader split. Josh Howard is much better in Double-A. John Madden is back on track after early struggles saw him sent to Arizona. Aaron Breit loses control while Brandon Gomes impresses. Luis Durango has a first but not a last and Rey Garramone and Jeremy McBryde are nasty. Keoni Ruth continues his tear while Jose Mayi hopes he has just started his.

Portland won 11-1 over Colorado Springs (Rockies) in game one, lost 9-4 in game two Jack Cassel notched a seven-inning complete game in the opener, allowing one run on six hits and two walks while striking out five to even his record at 7-7. It was his second complete game of the year and the fifth time in his last eight starts he has gone seven or more innings. The right-hander also went... Recommended Stories

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