Portland (20-33) won 4-2 over Salt Lake (Angels)
Will Inman struck out 10 across five innings, yielding two runs on four hits and two walks while tossing 100 pitches in a no-decision. He also hit a batter and gave up a solo homer. The right-hander has allowed two runs or less in seven of his 10 starts. Inman has given up a homer in four straight games, allowing five bombs over that span.
Chris Stewart doubled in a pair with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to complete a comeback from 2-0 to double up the Bees. His third double of the year pushed Stewart’s RBI tally to 14. The backstop has notched an RBI in three of his last four games, plating five over that span. Stewart has thrown out five of the 19 base runners attempting to steal this season.
San Antonio (25-26) won 1-0 over Arkansas (Angels)
Cory Luebke was efficient – needing just 57 pitches to complete six innings, as he worked to one over the minimum. The left-hander yielded a lone single and struck out two while recording eight ground ball outs in working shutout ball to move to 1-0. Luebke has allowed four hits through his first 12.1 innings this season, as opponents have managed a .100 average.
A rain delay with two outs in the sixth would signal the end of the contest. Cedric Hunter had two of the Missions four hits, smacking his ninth double while not figuring into the scoring. The outfielder’s .276 average at the home park of Nelson Wolff leads the team and his six extra-base hits are tied for the team lead at home.
Lake Elsinore (35-18) had a scheduled day off
Fort Wayne (28-26) won 4-3 over Wisconsin (Brewers)
Jerry Sullivan was on the hook for two runs on seven hits and a hit batsman across seven strong innings. He struck out six while yielding a solo homer, moving to 5-2. Four of the five dingers he has allowed have been solo shots. Sullivan has won four straight games, giving up six runs across his last 24 innings. The right-hander has held left-handed hitters to a .235 average and right-handed hitters to a .234 average.
Dean Anna came on as a pinch-runner and scored the tying run in the seventh inning and plated a run with a line drive single to center in the following frame to put the TinCaps up by two – a run they would need to win the game. The utility man has a hit in four straight games and an RBI in three straight. His 22-to-20 walk-to-strikeout ratio gives Anna a .394 on-base percentage for the year.
DSL Padres (0-2) lost 2-0 to DSL Rockies
Alberth Martinez was the lone hitter to record a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 out of the nine hole in the lineup. He notched singles in the third and fifth before stealing his first base of the year. The outfielder made it into scoring position twice but could not be knocked in.
Andres Cornelio, a 19-year-old right-hander out of the Dominican Republic, got the start. He allowed two runs on one hit and a walk across 4.2 innings. Cornelio did not allow a hit over the first four innings, retiring 11 straight before hitting the opening batter in the fifth. A sacrifice, double, walk, and double-steal followed to bring home the two runs. The opposition stole three bags off him in four chances.
Bryan Rodriguez limited the opposition to one hit over three innings. The 18-year-old righty from the Dominican did walk three and did not strikeout a batter. He induced five ground ball outs. Both runners attempting to steal off him were snagged.
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