Recaps for the Seattle Mariners top affiliates for Thursday night provided by team releases.
Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)
The Rainiers were off on Wednesday. Tacoma hosts Sacramento for a four-game weekend series starting Thursday at 7:05 p.m. The staring pitching matchup was TBD at the time of posting.
Tulsa 6, Arkansas (AA) 5 (10)
TULSA, Okla. – Despite battling back from three separate deficits, the Arkansas Travelers fell Wednesday in 10 innings to the Tulsa Drillers 6-5.
Rehabbing Major Leaguer Steve Cishek worked a concise 1-2-3 seventh inning against three of Tulsa’s top hitters on just 11 pitches.
In the 10th, Tulsa’s Jose Miguel Fernandez’s two-out hit off Darin Gillies scored Kyle Farmer to win it for the Drillers. Tulsa had led earlier the game by scores of 2-0, 3-2 and 5-3 only to see the Travs come back and tie it each time.
Ian Miller led the Travs offense going 4 for 6 with the homer and a double. Kyle Waldrop finished 3 for 5 with two runs batted in and Ryan Casteel had two hits including a double and an RBI.
Modesto (High-A) 6, Inland Empire 5
MODESTO, Calif. - In the face of a four-run deficit, the Modesto Nuts came back with the help of four errors by the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino to win 6-5 on Wednesday night at John Thurman Field.
In the third inning, the 66ers (9-11) opened a four-run lead against the Nuts (12-8) and starter Nathan Bannister. With an eleven-pitch at-bat Matt Thaiss lined a two-run single into right. That was followed up by a two-run double off the bat of Jared Foster.
In the bottom of the third, the Nuts plated two unearned runs and three total tallies to start their comeback. Two fielding errors by the third baseman Jake Yacinich allowed two runs to score. The third came in on Logan Taylor‘s sacrifice fly.
A throwing error on the 66ers’ second baseman Cody Ramer while trying to turn a double play allowed the go-ahead run to score in the sixth.
Joey Strain (W, 1-1) worked three scoreless innings out of the bullpen while working around just two singles. Lukas Shiraldi (S, 1/2) recorded the final six outs to give the Nuts the win.
In the finale of a four-game series against the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m., the Nuts go for a series split.
Beloit 5, Clinton (Low-A) 4
BELOIT, Wisc. – The Clinton LumberKings were swept for the second time this season, dropping the series finale in walk-off fashion, 5-4, to the Beloit Snappers on Wednesday afternoon at Pohlman Field. The LumberKings (8-12), trailed for most of the game before tying the contest at four in the ninth and then being walked-off for the third time this season.
Nick Wells started for the LumberKings and spotted the Snappers (10-10) an early 4-0 lead. Luke Percsico, Eric Marinez, and Kyle Nowlin went back-to-back-to-back with doubles to chase home the first run of the game. Mercedes continued the hit barrage with a two-run homer to left center that capped the rally for Beloit.
Wells settled down to shutout the Snappers over his final four innings of work.
Joe Rizzo started a ninth inning rally with a double and was followed by singles from Nick Zammarelli and Dimas Ojeda. Luis Liberato entered as a pinch runner and scored the game’s tying run on a wild pitch from Milburn.
Michael Koval worked two scoreless innings to bring his scoreless inning streak to seven innings.
The LumberKings ended their seven-game road trip with a 2-5 record during the stretch.
The LumberKings head home for a four-game home stand and series with the Quad Cities River Bandits. RHP Ljay Newsome (3-1, 4.29) will get the start for Clinton in the series opener. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m.
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