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Sparks Shines; Chick Struggles

Fernando Valenzuela Jr. bombs away while Travis Chick is roughed up, and Steve Sparks refuses to knuckle under. The Padres went 2 and 2 in the minors Wednesday and has more than the boxscore.

Portland won 5-2 Not only did Steve Sparks pitch eight innings of one run ball, scattering five hits and a walk while striking out four, he was also one of only two Beavers to record two hits on the night. He singled, doubled and scored a run while winning his second straight start. And the run he allowed wasn't earned. Robert Fick got the nod behind the plate. In a tough assignment... Recommended Stories

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