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Huffman seeing double; Durango on track

Kyle Blanks

The balls left the yard quickly off Arturo Lopez, as Portland lost. Chad Huffman doubled twice and Kyle Blanks hit the ball hard each time he came to bat. Mike Baxter and Jesus Lopez lead the hit parade for Lake Elsinore. The Northwest League hit leader from 2007, Luis Durango, started his campaign for 2008 in the Midwest League.

Portland (3-2) lost 7-1 to Sacramento (A's) Arturo Lopez gave up a career-high three homers on Tuesday – a minor league career that began in 2002. He went six innings and it was only those three pitches that haunted him – all solo homers – as he walked one and struck out three. He last gave up multiple homers in a game on August 23, 2006. The left-hander surrendered just three homers across 3...

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