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Cooper doubles up; Mayi extends game

Steve Watkins is hammered in a Portland loss. Mike Ekstrom suffered the defeat when things fall apart in the fifth. Craig Cooper hammered three doubles to lead Lake Elsinore. Javis Diaz homers but gets little support. Eric Sogard hits a grand slam while Luis Durango extends his hitting streak to 15. Jose Mayi delivers a last minute bomb, and Reggie Watson again plays a pivotal role.

Portland lost 15-4 to Oklahoma (Rangers) Yordany Ramirez, hitting atop the order, went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs scored. He also stole his third base since joining Triple-A. Over 82 games with Lake Elsinore, Ramirez had not batted higher than third, but he has hit leadoff in two straight games under the guidance of the familiar Rick Renteria. The outfielder has swiped...

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