Tacoma (AAA) 6, Reno 2
TACOMA, Wash. – Nathan Bannister pitched seven scoreless innings, leading the Tacoma Rainiers (59-60) over the Reno Aces (68-51) in a 6-2 win on Friday.
Bannister (1-0) picked up the win after he struck out two while allowing five hits.
Tacoma went up 4-0 in the third after Daniel Vogelbach hit an RBI double and then scored on a two-run home run by Gordon Beckham.
The Rainiers added to their lead in the eighth when Danny Muno hit a two-run home run.
Eric Jokisch (7-6) went six innings, allowing four runs and six hits in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out seven and walked three. Dan Altavilla recorded his fifth save of the season.
Despite the loss, Reno is 8-4 against Tacoma this season.
Midland 4, Arkansas (AA) 3
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – B.J. Boyd homered and had two hits as the Midland RockHounds (57-61) topped the Arkansas Travelers (52-66) 4-3 on Friday.
Carlos Navas struck Ryan Casteel out with a runner on first to end the game for his fourth save of the season.
Midland started the scoring in the first inning when Boyd hit a solo home run.
Trailing 4-1, the Travelers cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Tyler Marlette hit a two-run single.
Midland right-hander Heath Fillmyer (8-4) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on eight hits over six innings. Opposing starter Justin DeFratus (5-7) took the loss in the Texas League game after allowing four runs and five hits over six innings.
San Jose 6, Modesto (High-A) 2
MODESTO, Calif. – Matt Winn doubled twice and singled, and Shaun Anderson allowed just two hits over 5 2/3 innings as the San Jose Giants (54-64) topped the Modesto Nuts (62-56) 6-2 on Friday.
Anderson (2-1) picked up the win after he struck out four while allowing one run.
San Jose got on the board first with a run in the third inning. After leading off the inning with a single, John Polonius advanced to second on a wild pitch, went to third on an error, and then scored on a single by Bryan Reynolds.
After San Jose added two runs, the Nuts cut into the deficit in the fifth inning when Logan Taylor scored on an error.
The Giants later added a run in the sixth and two in the ninth. In the sixth, Steven Duggar hit an RBI single, while Heath Quinn hit a two-run single in the ninth.
Robert Dugger (1-2) went 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and seven hits in the California League game. He also struck out six and walked one. Will LaMarche gave up one run in two innings and recorded his second save of the season.
Beloit 4, Clinton (Low-A) 2
BELOIT, Wis. – Jesus Lopez doubled and singled twice as the Beloit Snappers (58-57) topped the Clinton LumberKings (49-65) 4-2 on Friday.
Clinton tied the game 1-1 in the fourth after Dimas Ojeda hit an RBI single, scoring Nick Zammarelli.
The Snappers took the lead in the fifth inning when Josh Vidales and Kyle Nowlin hit RBI singles.
The Snappers tacked on another run in the eighth when JaVon Shelby got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring Nowlin.
Beloit right-hander Matt Milburn (7-9) picked up the win after allowing one run on five hits over five innings. Opposing starter Danny Garcia (6-11) took the loss in the Midwest League game after allowing three runs and six hits over 4 2/3 innings. John Gorman pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for his first save of the season.
Boise 11, Everett (Short-A) 8
BOISE, Idaho – Steven Linkous had two hits and two RBI, and Ryan Luna tossed 7 2/3 strong innings as the Boise Hawks (27-27) defeated the Everett AquaSox (25-29) 11-8 on Friday.
Luna (2-3) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked two while allowing eight runs and eight hits.
Boise took the lead in the first when it scored three runs, including a double by Bret Boswell that scored Linkous.
The Hawks later added three runs in the second and five in the fourth. In the second, Cole Anderson drove in two runs and Linkous drove in one, while Linkous hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Sean Bouchard in the fourth.
Jose Santiago (1-4) went 1 1/3 innings, allowing six runs and two hits while walking five in the Northwest League game. Moises Ceja pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his third save of the season.
For the AquaSox, Louis Boyd doubled and singled, driving home two runs.
Despite the loss, Everett is 5-1 against Boise this season.