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On the Farm: Mariners minor league affiliate report for July 29

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 Saturday provided by team releases and wire reports.

Tacoma (AAA) 4, Colorado Springs 3

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ian Miller, Taylor Motter and Gordon Beckham each had three hits, as the Tacoma Rainiers (54-53) beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers (56-49) 14-9 on Saturday.

Motter doubled and singled twice, scoring a pair of runs while also driving home a couple.

Tacoma started the scoring with a big third inning, when it exploded for five runs, including a single by Beckham that scored Miller.

After Tacoma added two runs in the fourth, the Dodgers cut into the deficit in the fifth inning when Charlie Culberson hit a two-run double and then scored with Bobby Wilson and Alex Verdugo on a sacrifice fly by Scott Van Slyke.

The Rainiers later added two runs in the sixth and five in the eighth. In the sixth, Motter and Tuffy Gosewisch both drove in a run, while Danny Muno hit a two-run single in the eighth.

Tacoma left-hander Marco Gonzales (8-4) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing five runs on just two hits over six innings. Opposing starter Justin Masterson (9-5) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game after a rough outing in which he allowed seven runs and eight hits over 3 2/3 innings. Tyler Cloyd gave up four runs in three innings and recorded his first save of the season.

Tulsa 11, Arkansas (AA) 3

TULSA, Okla. – Henry Ramos homered, doubled and singled, driving in four runs as the Tulsa Drillers (55-51) defeated the Arkansas Travelers (48-58) 11-3 on Saturday.

Peter O’Brien homered and doubled with two runs for Tulsa.

With the game tied 1-1 in the second, Arkansas went out in front when Jeff Kobernus scored on an error and Joey Wong scored on a ground out.

After Tulsa added a run in the third on a home run by Garrett Kennedy, the Drillers took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. O’Brien hit a solo home run en route to the two-run lead.

The Drillers later scored in three additional innings to put the game out of reach, including three runs in the eighth.

Michael Johnson (5-1) got the win with two innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Arkansas starter Anthony Misiewicz (3-2) took the loss in the Texas League game.

Braden Bishop singled three times for the Travelers.

Stockton 15, Modesto (High-A) 5

MODESTO, Calif. – Sandber Pimentel had four hits, while Sheldon Neuse and Eli White had four and three, respectively, as the Stockton Ports (51-55) topped the Modesto Nuts (58-48) 15-5 on Saturday.

Pimentel homered, doubled twice and singled, scoring three runs while also driving in three. Neuse singled four times, scoring three runs.

Down 1-0 in the third, Modesto grabbed the lead when Eric Filia and Jordan Cowan hit RBI doubles.

Stockton answered in the top of the next frame, scoring nine runs to take the lead for good. The Ports sent 13 men to the plate as Mikey White hit a two-run double and Seth Brown hit an RBI double en route to the eight-run lead.

Jared Lyons (2-2) got the win with 2 1/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Modesto starter Tyler Jackson (0-1) took the loss in the California League game.

Cedar Rapids 2, Clinton (Low-A) 0

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Clark Beeker tossed a five-hit shutout, leading the Cedar Rapids Kernels (55-50) to a 2-0 win over the Clinton LumberKings (45-57) on Saturday.

Beeker (10-3) struck out seven to pick up the win.

Cedar Rapids scored its runs when Joe Cronin hit an RBI single in the third inning and Cronin hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

Nick Wells (4-8) went six innings, allowing two runs and seven hits while striking out four to take the tough loss in the Midwest League game.

The LumberKings were held off the scoreboard for the ninth time this season, while the Kernels’ staff recorded their 11th shutout of the year.

Spokane 12, Everett (Short-A) 8

EVERETT, Wash. – Cristian Inoa and Kole Enright scored on an error in the fifth inning to help the Spokane Indians (21-23) secure a 12-8 victory over the Everett AquaSox (19-25) on Saturday.

The error gave the Indians a 7-6 lead.

The Indians later added two runs in the sixth and three in the ninth. In the sixth, Melvin Novoa hit a two-run double, while Tyler Ratliff hit a solo home run in the ninth.

Everett missed an additional scoring opportunity in the sixth, when a runner was thrown out on a single by Johnny Adams with the bases loaded to end the inning.

Ismel Lopez (2-1) got the win in relief while Adonis De la Cruz (1-1) took the loss in the Northwest League game.

Joe Venturino singled three times, driving in three runs for the AquaSox. Ronald Rosario tripled and doubled, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two.

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