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Tacoma Rainiers infielder Taylor Motter. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
Tacoma Rainiers infielder Taylor Motter. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
From wire reports

Recaps for the Seattle Mariners top affiliates for Tuesday provided by team releases and wire reports.

Nashville 6, Tacoma (AAA) 3 (10)

TACOMA, Wash. – Kenny Wilson hit a two-run single in the top of the 10th inning to help lead the Nashville Sounds (55-60) to a 6-3 win over the Tacoma Rainiers (57-59) on Tuesday.

The single by Wilson scored Yairo Munoz and Matt McBride. The single came after an RBI double by Joey Wendle that gave the Sounds the lead earlier in the inning.

After Tacoma’s Taylor Motter hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth, Nashville tied the game 3-3 in the next half-inning when Wilson drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Chris Carter.

Wendle homered and doubled in the win.

Raul Alcantara (1-2) got the win with two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Chris Castellanos (0-1) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.

Arkansas (AA) 11, Frisco 2

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Ryan Casteel homered, doubled and singled, scoring three runs while driving in two as the Arkansas Travelers (52-63) beat the Frisco RoughRiders (49-66) 11-2 on Tuesday.

Seth Mejias-Brean singled three times with an RBI and a run for Arkansas.

Down 1-0, the Travelers took the lead for good with four runs in the second inning. Casteel hit an RBI single and Nelson Ward hit an RBI double en route to the three-run lead.

Arkansas later scored in three additional innings, including a five-run sixth, when Chuck Taylor hit a two-run single to help punctuate the blowout.

Arkansas right-hander Bryan Evans (1-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on five hits over six innings. Opposing starter Ariel Jurado (8-10) took the loss in the Texas League game after a rough outing in which he allowed eight runs and 13 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Eric Aguilera homered and singled for the RoughRiders.

With the win, Arkansas improved to 5-2 against Frisco this season.

Rancho Cucamonga 5, Modesto (High-A) 2

MODESTO, Calif. – Zach Reks hit a run-scoring single in the third inning, leading the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (65-50) to a 5-2 win over the Modesto Nuts (60-55) on Tuesday.

The single by Reks came in the midst of a three-run inning and gave the Quakes a 2-1 lead. Later in the inning, Omar Estevez hit a sacrifice fly, scoring DJ Peters.

The Quakes later tacked on a run in both the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, Brandon Montgomery scored on a single before he hit a sacrifice fly to score Reks in the fifth.

Rancho Cucamonga right-hander Adam Bray (7-3) picked up the win after allowing two runs on eight hits over five innings. Opposing starter Tyler Jackson (0-2) took the loss in the California League game after giving up four runs and seven hits over four innings. Nolan Long recorded his first save of the season.

Kyle Lewis homered and singled, scoring two runs for the Nuts.

Peoria 12, Clinton (Low-A) 4

CLINTON, Iowa – Juan Yepez had four hits, while Vince Jackson and Kramer Robertson had four and three, respectively, as the Peoria Chiefs (56-58) defeated the Clinton LumberKings (49-63) 12-4 on Tuesday.

Yepez doubled and singled three times, driving home five runs. Jackson tripled and singled three times, scoring two runs.

Down 1-0 in the first, Clinton grabbed the lead when Joseph Rosa scored on a ground out and Nick Zammarelli hit a two-run home run.

After Peoria added three runs, the Chiefs added to their lead in the sixth inning when Yepez hit a three-run double.

The Chiefs later added a run in the eighth and four in the ninth to put the game out of reach.

Peoria right-hander Anthony Shew (1-0) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing three runs on five hits over six innings. Opposing starter Nick Wells (5-9) took the loss in the Midwest League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and 11 hits over five innings.

Everett (Short-A) 8, Spokane 0

EVERETT, Wash. – Randy Bell, Michael Suarez and Scott Kuzminsky combined for a shutout as the Everett AquaSox (23-28) topped the Spokane Indians (25-26) 8-0 on Tuesday.

Suarez (6-2) picked up the win after he struck out three and walked two while allowing three hits over four scoreless innings. Tyler Phillips (1-2) went five innings, allowing five runs and six hits in the Northwest League game. He also struck out four and walked one.

Everett scored two runs in the third, including a solo home run by Ronald Rosario. The AquaSox scored again in the sixth inning, when they exploded for six runs, including a three-run double by Chris Torres.

Rosario homered and singled, scoring two runs in the win.

The Indians were blanked for the fourth time this season, while the AquaSox’s staff recorded their first shutout of the year.

Despite the loss, Spokane is 5-2 against Everett this season.

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