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On the Farm: Mariners minor league affiliate report for July 21

Tacoma Rainiers starting pitcher Chase De Jong. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
Tacoma Rainiers starting pitcher Chase De Jong. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
From wire reports

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

Tacoma (AAA) 4, Sacramento 3 (10)

TACOMA, Wash. – Zach Shank hit a sacrifice fly and drove in Gordon Beckham with the winning run in the 10th inning, as the Tacoma Rainiers (49-50) defeated the Sacramento River Cats (40-58) 4-3 on Friday.

Beckham scored the game-winning run after he led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt.

The Rainiers tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth when Leonys Martin scored on a stolen base.

Tacoma starter Chase De Jong went 7 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and seven hits. He also struck out five and walked one. Dean Kiekhefer (1-3) got the win in relief while Roberto Gomez (2-6) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.

Boog Powell homered and singled in the win.

Tim Federowicz homered and singled, driving in two runs for the River Cats.

Springfield 8, Arkansas (AA) 3

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Darren Seferina hit a run-scoring single in the first inning, leading the Springfield Cardinals (53-45) to an 8-3 win over the Arkansas Travelers (45-53) on Friday.

The single by Seferina started the scoring in a five-run inning and gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Springfield scored on three more plays, including a two-run double by Jacob Wilson.

After Arkansas scored two runs in the third, the Travelers cut into the deficit in the fourth inning when Ryan Casteel hit a solo home run.

The Cardinals later added two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth. In the fifth, Wilson hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Magneuris Sierra, while Seferina scored on an error in the sixth.

Springfield right-hander Zac Gallen (3-2) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing three runs on eight hits over six innings. Opposing starter Brett Ash (5-10) took the loss in the Texas League game after a rough outing in which he allowed seven runs and nine hits over 4 1/3 innings.

For the Travelers, Casteel homered and singled.

Modesto (High-A) 9, Stockton 6

STOCKTON, Calif. An eight-run second inning held up for the Modesto Nuts (55-43) in their 9-6 win over the Stockton Ports (47-51) on Friday night at Banner Island Ballpark.

After three straight one-out singles in the second, Rayder Ascanio smashed a three-run double off the center field wall to start the scoring. Following a strike out, Eric Filia delivered a RBI single before scoring on Chris Mariscal’s RBI knock.

Ports starter Logan Shore (L, 1-4) was knocked out of the game with two outs in the second. Joey Wagman followed out of the bullpen and was greeted by Kyle Lewis who blasted a three-run homer over the center field wall.

Eric Filia ended with three hits in four at-bats. Lewis had two hits and Willie Argo went 2-for-4 with a walk and a RBI.

Nathan Bannister (W, 6-5) continued to throw well for the Nuts (55-43; 16-12). Bannister retired the first eleven batters before a two-out single in the fourth. The only runs he allowed came in on a two-run, two-out home run by Mikey White in the fifth inning.

Jack Anderson (S, 1/1), in his California League debut, worked the ninth and got a double play to end the game after a walk and single started the frame.

Fort Wayne 6, Clinton (Low-A) 3

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Reggie Lawson struck out nine over 5 1/3 innings, leading the Fort Wayne TinCaps (44-54) over the Clinton LumberKings (42-53) in a 6-3 win on Friday.

Lawson (3-3) allowed two runs and two hits while walking two to pick up the win.

Fort Wayne started the scoring with a big third inning, when it exploded for five runs, including a two-run home run by Brad Zunica.

The TinCaps tacked on another run in the fourth when Jorge Ona hit an RBI single, driving in Buddy Reed.

Steven Ridings (0-1) went 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs and six hits while walking three in the Midwest League game.

Clinton missed an additional scoring opportunity in the sixth, when Yojhan Quevedo hit into a double play with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Everett (Short-A) 10, Boise 4

EVERETT, Wash. – David Banuelos doubled twice and singled, driving home four runs and scoring a couple as the Everett AquaSox (15-21) beat the Boise Hawks (19-17) 10-4 on Friday.

Onil Pena doubled and singled with two runs for Everett.

Trailing 1-0 in the second, Everett took the lead when Banuelos hit a two-run double and then scored on an error.

Boise answered in the top of the next frame when J.B. Moss hit an RBI single, scoring Hidekel Gonzalez to get within one.

The AquaSox later added runs in four additional innings to secure the victory.

Everett starter Anjul Hernandez (1-1) picked up the win despite allowing four runs and six hits over five innings. Opposing starter Garrett Schilling (0-1) took the loss in the Northwest League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and eight hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Ryan Metzler homered and doubled, driving in three runs for the Hawks.

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