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Losses mount for Padres minors as leads blown

RD Spiehs

Brian Buchanon homered in his second game with Portland. Eddie Oropesa blew up for one of the few times this season – with the Beavers. RD Spiehs has hit a rut and it is costing games. Kevin Beavers stepped in for Eddie Bonine and did a commendable job. Peter Ciofrone committed a mental error and it may not have affected the outcome of the game. Brian Burks blew the game in the ninth – a game that Eugene could have really used given their abysmal record. Peoria was two-hit on Saturday.

Portland lost 7-4 Brian Sweeney went six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks. For the second game in a row he allowed a homer after going four games without giving up one. Sweeney has given up four earned runs or more just twice on the year and has given up four runs or more four times. For the first time since joining Portland, Kerry Robinson was held without a hit... Recommended Stories

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