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Stauffer solid; Ayala, Geer drop second

Cedric Hunter

Six perfect innings wasn't enough to keep Tim Stauffer from a loss. Josh Geer took his second loss of the year even though he surrendered just three hits. Manny Ayala loses for the first time since opening night. Cedric Hunter collected four hits but it was not enough to make a difference.

Portland lost 3-1 to Omaha (Royals) Tim Stauffer took a perfect game into the seventh inning before allowing a leadoff walk. After a sacrifice and a fly out, his no-hitter and shutout disappeared as well. He gave up two doubles around an error, pushing three runs across the board before ending the inning, one earned. He had given up 16 runs over his previous 15 innings of work. Stauffer has... Recommended Stories

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