Germano returns; Contreras going extra

Rayner Conteras

Justin Germano returns to Portland and takes a loss. Rayner Contreras falls a homer shy of the cycle. Matt Teague is hammered in a Fort Wayne loss. Juan Chavez takes a loss in his season debut in the DSL.

Portland (29-28) lost 6-1 to Las Vegas (Dodgers)

Justin Germano made his first start since being designated for assignment, taking the loss. The right-hander tossed 105 pitches over six innings, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight. Germano went 0-3 with a 5.98 ERA across 12 appearances, including six starts, for the San Diego Padres. In 43.2 innings, he allowed 54 hits, walked 13 and struck out 17. Right-handed hitters batted .330 off him in the big leagues.

Edwin Moreno was tagged for three runs - all coming on a one-out homer - across an inning of work, giving up three hits and striking out one. The Venezuelan native has given up runs in three of his nine appearances with Portland, allowing multiple runs in each of those contests. Eight of the 10 runs he has surrendered have come over his last 2.1 innings. In the six outings where no runs have crossed, Moreno has given up four hits across eight innings.

Chip Ambres provided the only Portland run, hitting his 11th homer in the seventh inning. He also drew a walk in four plate appearances, as the Beavers managed just four hits. Seven of his 11 homers have come with the bases empty. The outfielder has homered in two of his last three games and extended his on-base streak to 10 games. Ambres has scored a run in five straight games and has a .314 average over his last 34 games.

San Antonio (28-28) had a scheduled day off

Lake Elsinore (29-29) won 7-4 over Inland Empire (Dodgers)

Rayner Contreras reached base with three hits and a walk, falling a homer shy of the cycle. With a double and a triple – it marked the first time this year he has notched multiple extra base hits in a game. After netting two extra base hits over his first 24 games, Contreras has registered seven extra base hits over his last 11 games. Contreras also stole his fourth base of the year. He has scored a run in four straight games.

Closer R.J. Rodriguez picked up his 10th save in 13 opportunities, giving up one hit. The right-hander has tossed six straight scoreless outings but has allowed a base runner in each. The opposition is hitting over .300 against him for the year. Rodriguez has given up runs in five of his 25 appearances on the season, giving up multiple runs four times. He dropped his ERA below 4.00 for the first time April 15.

Sam Carter went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and an RBI. The outfielder upped his hitting streak to six games, collecting three straight multi-hit games. He is 9-for-26 over the life of the streak with four RBIs. Carter is tied for third in the California League in RBIs with 43 and is hitting .318 with runners in scoring position this season.

Fort Wayne (30-28) lost 9-4 to Great Lakes (Dodgers)

Matt Teague was pummeled over four innings, suffering the worst outing of his career. The left-hander allowed career-highs in hits (13) and runs (9) while walking one. Teague had allowed four runs over his last three starts, spanning 15.2 innings of work. His ERA jumped from 3.96 to 5.17 after Tuesday. The opposition is hitting .419 off him with runners in scoring position.

Tyler Davis pitched to the minimum across two innings, striking out one and recorded three ground ball outs. The sidewinding right-hander came into the game having allowed runs in three of his last four outings. Davis has given up runs in seven of his 22 appearances overall. He has kept the leadoff hitter of an inning to a .238 average against.

Davis was assigned to short-season Eugene after the game to make room for the addition of Aaron Breit.

Felix Carrasco was one of two Wizards to notch a multi-hit night. The first baseman went 2-for-4 with two runs scored while also belting his 10th homer of the season – a two-run blast in the eighth inning. He is tied for third in the Midwest League in homers. Carrasco has scored a run in six straight games, touching home 10 times over that span. He has also knocked in a run in five of the last six, plating 11 over that span.

DSL Padres (1-1) lost 7-1 to DSL Nationals I

In one game, Jose Paulino collected 25 percent of the RBIs he had all of last year. After notching four RBIs a season ago, the third baseman went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Tuesday. In 43 games, he had six multi-hit games, hitting .194 with one double and 10 runs scored. He also drew 16 walks and struck out 37 times, swiping five bags in six attempts.

Juan Chavez took the loss, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two. The right-hander went 3-2 with a 5.56 ERA across 11 appearances, including nine starts. He posted a 3.86 ERA as starter after surrendering 10 earned runs in 3.1 innings. Chavez walked 23 in 45.1 innings a season ago and had .423 average against with runners in scoring position and two outs.

Rafael Arias worked 2.1 innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits, a wild pitch, and a walk while striking out one. He did strand one inherited runner – a year after stranding just four of the 10 he inherited. The right-hander went 0-3 with two saves in six opportunities and 7.84 ERA over 23 appearances. In 20.2 innings, Arias allowed 27 hits, walked 16 and tossed eight wild pitches.

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