El Paso 9, Tacoma (AAA) 6
EL PASO, Texas – Carlos Asuaje hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, leading the El Paso Chihuahuas (32-34) to a 9-6 win over the Tacoma Rainiers (35-29) on Wednesday.
The home run by Asuaje scored Diego Goris and Rocky Gale and was the game’s last scoring play.
Kevin Quackenbush (2-0) got the win in relief while Mark Lowe (2-4) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.
Leonys Martin doubled and singled twice, scoring two runs for the Rainiers. D.J. Peterson doubled and singled, scoring two runs.
Arkansas (AA) 5, Springfield 2
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Keury De La Cruz scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning, leading the Arkansas Travelers (32-33) to a 5-2 win over the Springfield Cardinals (31-34) in the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Zac Curtis got Magneuris Sierra to hit into a forceout with runners on first and second to end the game for his seventh save of the season.
The play came in the midst of a three-run inning and tied the game 2-2. Later in the inning, Arkansas took the lead when Joey Wong hit a sacrifice fly.
The Travelers later tacked on two runs in the seventh when Wong hit an RBI single and Marcus Littlewood hit a sacrifice fly to secure the victory.
Arkansas right-hander Brett Ash (5-4) picked up the win after allowing two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. Opposing starter Chris Ellis (0-2) took the loss in the Texas League game after allowing three runs and five hits over 4 1/3 innings.
The Travelers swept both games of the doubleheader after winning the first game 9-0.
San Jose 4, Modesto (High-A) 2
MODESTO, Calif. – Matt Krook allowed just two hits over 5 2/3 innings, leading the San Jose Giants (30-36) over the Modesto Nuts (35-31) in a 4-2 win on Wednesday. The Giants swept the three-game series with the win.
Dylan Rheault got Jordan Cowan to fly out with runners on first and third to end the game for his fifth save of the season.
Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one hit and no walks with four strikeouts over four innings on a rehab assignment.
Krook (3-6) allowed one run while striking out eight and walking two to get the win.
San Jose took a 3-1 lead in the sixth after Bryan Reynolds hit a two-run double.
The Nuts cut into the deficit in the seventh inning when Willie Argo hit an RBI single, scoring Braden Bishop.
The Giants tacked on another run in the eighth when Reynolds hit an RBI single, bringing home Ronnie Jebavy.
Pablo Lopez (3-6) went 3 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and six hits in the California League game. He also struck out six and walked one.
Clinton (Low-A) 3, Beloit 2
CLINTON, Iowa – Nick Zammarelli had three hits and two RBI, and Brandon Miller allowed just four hits over seven innings as the Clinton LumberKings (29-34) beat the Beloit Snappers (31-34) 3-2 on Wednesday.
Kyle Wilcox allowed a run, but struck Jason Goldstein out with a runner on second to end the game for his second save of the season.
Miller (8-3) allowed one run while striking out four and walking one to pick up the win.
Up 1-0 in the fourth, Clinton added to its lead when Zammarelli hit a two-run single.
Beloit answered in the next half-inning when Luke Persico hit an RBI single, bringing home Goldstein to get within two.
The Snappers saw their comeback attempt come up short after Edwin Diaz scored on a passed ball in the ninth inning to cut the Clinton lead to 3-2.
Seth Martinez (1-2) went five innings, allowing three runs and seven hits in the Midwest League game. He also struck out two and walked one.