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Latos lightning; Rivera rolling

Mat Latos

Peter Ciofrone hits his 17th and Wade LeBlanc bounces back. Seth Johnston provides the offense as the Missions creep ahead. Jodam Rivera has put up silly numbers of late. Wynn Pelzer and Aaron Breit are both shelled. Mat Latos pitches the Emeralds to within a game. Eric Gonzalez nets the save in a close contest to keep the AZL Padres one-half back.

Portland (70-70) won 7-2 over Salt Lake (Angels) Peter Ciofrone hit his 17th homer of the season in the opening frame, a solo shot and the tail end of back-to-back jacks. Thirteen of his homers this year have come with the bases empty, including five in the first inning. Ciofrone reached base three times and scored each time, netting a single and a walk. Ciofrone has been 2-for-22 over his last... Recommended Stories

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