Portland (63-59) won 6-5 over Fresno (Giants) in 11 innings
Cesar Ramos saw five runs cross the dish against him across six innings but only one was earned. The southpaw yielded six hits and walked three while striking out one. Ramos has allowed three earned runs over his last five outings, spanning 30.2 innings. He has allowed two earned runs or less in 11 of his 24 outings this season.
Brett Dowdy hit his sixth homer of the season in the fifth inning and notched two hits and a pair of runs scored out of the leadoff spot. Four of his homers have been of the solo variety. The infielder did, however, commit his 10th error of the season, leading to four unearned runs. Dowdy has three straight multi-hit games and four over his last five games.
Vince Sinisi reached base four times but it was the time he didn’t reach that proved to be the one that mattered. His sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 11th inning scored the winning run. Sinisi had two singles, a double and a walk in the game. He has 13 multi-hit games in 62 contests overall and had gone 13 games without an RBI. Sinisi has collected five sacrifice flies on the season.
San Antonio (24-25) had a scheduled day off
Lake Elsinore (26-25) won 9-2 over High Desert (Mariners)
Mitch Canham hit as many homers on Tuesday as he had all of last year, notching his first career multi-homer game. He hit a solo homer in the second and added his second solo shot in the fifth, adding a run scoring single to give him three runs scored while also scoring three times. Canham has amassed eight games with three or more RBIs, pushing his total to 71 RBIs for the year. He has hit seven bombs across 98 games.
The lone run to score against Rolando Valdez in his six innings of work came on a third inning solo homer. The right-hander gave up four hits and struck out three while plunking a batter. Valdez has given up two runs or less in four straight starts and seven of eight overall. He has posted an ERA of 3.02 across his seven starts after notching a 4.35 ERA in 35 relief appearances.
Keoni Ruth smacked a three-run homer in the seventh inning – his fourth in the California League – and added a single in five at-bats. The infielder, who has seen time at first, second and third base, came into the game with two hits in his previous 26 at-bats. Ruth had just two RBIs over his last 23 games. Over his last 26 games he is batting .198.
Fort Wayne (25-26) lost 5-4 to Great Lakes (Dodgers)
Jeremy McBryde dropped his eighth game on Tuesday morning, giving up three runs on eight hits while striking out five. It is the third time in 22 starts that he has allowed eight or more hits. Thirty-two of the 69 runs he has allowed this season have come over the first two innings of the game, although all three runs scored in the fourth on Tuesday. His 124 strikeouts are second best in the Midwest League.
Omar Gutierrez allowed two runs on three hits, including two of the extra base variety, and a hit batsman while fanning two in his lone inning of work. The right-hander has allowed runs in eight of his 19 appearances with the Wizards this season. Despite keeping the opposition to a .231 average with runners in scoring position, 17 runs have crossed in 22.1 innings. Gutierrez is striking out 11.3 batters per nine innings.
Brad Chalk plated a pair of runs with a bases loaded single in the fifth inning, his lone hit of the day batting out of the leadoff spot. The outfielder is 5-for-11 with two walks and 13 RBIs with the bases loaded this season and has amassed a .367 average with runners in scoring position. Chalk has nine RBIs over his last 10 games. He is hitting .270 for the season in 32 games out of the leadoff spot in the lineup.
Eugene (29-26) lost 12-4 to Tri-City (Rockies)
Nick Vincent was roughed up for six runs, five earned, on five hits and three walks over 3.2 innings with all of the runs crossing the dish in the fourth frame. It is the second time this year that the right-hander has given up five runs or more. Over his previous five starts, Vincent had given up five runs total over 21 frames.
Cooper Brannan was charged with five runs, three earned, on four hits, a hit batsman, and a walk over an inning and one-third – with two scoring after he left the game. The right-hander has surrendered runs in six of his 14 appearances on the season, yielding multiple runs in all six of those contests. Brannan has allowed 37 base runners over 17.1 innings in the Northwest League.
Dan Robertson added four more hits to his resume, including a double, while adding a run scored. He also swiped his 18th bag of the season, tying him for second most in the Northwest League. Robertson leads the league with a .377 average and his 80 hits on the season are 15 more than the closest competitor. The outfielder has reached base safely in 14 straight games and has 24 hits in his last 51 at-bats while scoring a run in 10 of his last 11 games.
AZL Padres (8-5) had a scheduled day off
DSL Padres (27-35) lost 4-1 to DSL Nationals 2
Jhonaldo Pozo accounted for the lone DSL Padres run when he smacked his fourth homer of the season in the seventh inning. The backstop did, however, commit his eighth error and go 0-for-3 throwing out base runners attempting to steal. He has thrown out 18-of-92 runners attempting to take a base on him this season. All of Pozo’s previous homers came with men on base. The catcher had notched an RBI in just one of his previous 15 contests.
Luis De La Cruz took the loss, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks while fanning three over four innings. Two of the three hits went for extra bases and both runs scored on a two-run homer – the first bomb he has yielded this year. Just six of his first 30 hits surrendered had gone for extra bases. The right-hander has a 4.31 ERA across eight starts.
Pedro Hernandez was on the hook for two runs, one earned, on three hits and a walk over five innings. The left-hander struck out seven and notched five ground ball outs. Hernandez has fanned 64 batters across 56.1 innings and has allowed two earned runs on 10 hits across his last 21 innings while striking out 21. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any outing, eight lasting five innings or more.
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