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Several pitchers clubbed; Tekotte clutch

Blake Tekotte

Eulogio De La Cruz pitched well in his first start in Portland but took a loss. Josh Banks does well but sees a lead disappear. Stephen Faris is battered in a San Antonio loss while Corey Kluber and Matt Teague suffer a worse fate in Lake Elsinore. Brad Brach blows a save but Blake Tekotte comes up with a clutch hit.

Portland (13-14) lost 3-0 to Colorado Springs (Rockies) in game one, lost 4-3 in game two Eulogio De La Cruz pitched well across four innings but was saddled with the loss. He yielded one run on four hits and a walk, netting seven ground ball outs in a 48-pitch effort. Acquired from the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later in late March, De La Cruz was tossed into the fire immediately...

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