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Knott madness continues; AZL Padres clinch

Paul McAnulty hot too

Jon Knott has knocked in enough runs this month to have a lock on player of the month. Stephen Smitherman has been swinging the stick well of late. Manny Ayala continues to show he belongs. Nate Culp proves the promotion was right. Brooks Dunn can't catch a break. The AZL Padres clinch a first half win and a Championship Game berth.

Portland won 6-5 over Oklahoma (Rangers) Paul McAnulty pounded out two more hits, added his 14 dinger of the year and drove in two. He has driven in five runs over his last three games and has an RBI in five of his last six. McAnulty is seventh in the league in hitting. He has 34 multi-hit games in 86 contests with Portland. Since the start of June he has reached base 98 times in 52 games... Recommended Stories

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