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Blanks nine RBIs; Decker again

Kyle Blanks

Kyle Blanks cites hitting coach Terry Kennedy for his success after a nine-RBI game. Josh Geer takes his ninth loss. Mitch Canham collects four hits and Luis Durango has done nothing but hit. Cory Luebke is money in Fort Wayne but a Wizards loss in extras. The bullpen implodes in Eugene, as they fall two back. The AZL Padres win streak is 10 with Jaff Decker plating three.

Portland (68-68) lost 5-2 to Salt Lake (Angels) A day after hitting a grand slam, Brett Dowdy collected a pair of hits, including his 20th double, out of the leadoff spot. The infielder has been on base in 19 straight games and is hitting .318 over his last 51 games, raising his average from .223 to .284 in the process. Dowdy is hitting .262 out of the leadoff spot in the lineup. Chip Ambres... Recommended Stories

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