Tacoma (AAA) 5, Memphis 4
TACOMA – Taylor Motter’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Tacoma Rainiers (56-57) over the Memphis Redbirds (73-39) 5-4 on Saturday.
Ian Miller led off the ninth with a bunt single and stole second. Zach Shank attempted to sacrifice, but all hands were safe and Miller went to third. Boog Powell laced a single to score Miller and Shawn O’Malley’s groundout moved Shank to third before Motter’s walk-off single.
Powell, O’Malley and Motter – one through three in Tacoma’s batting order – all went 2 for 5. Miller finished 2 for 4 and Shank was 2 for 3.
Chase De Jong started and allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits and two walks over six innings. Dan Altavilla got the win (1-0) with an inning of shutout relief.
Tulsa 13, Arkansas (AA) 1
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Jacob Scavuzzo homered and singled three times, scoring two runs as the Tulsa Drillers (61-52) topped the Arkansas Travelers (50-63) 13-1 on Saturday.
Blake Gailen homered twice and singled with six RBIs and a pair of runs for Tulsa.
Up 2-1, the Drillers added to their lead with eight runs in the sixth inning, including a two-run home run by Gailen.
The Drillers later scored three runs in the eighth to finish off the blowout.
Layne Somsen (5-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Arkansas starter Justin DeFratus (5-6) took the loss in the Texas League game. Shea Spitzbarth pitched three scoreless innings for his third save of the season.
For the Travelers, Chris Mariscal singled three times.
Modesto (High-A) 11, Lake Elsinore 10 (10)
LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. – Jordan Cowan homered and Kyle Lewis smacked an RBI single in the top of the 10th inning and the Modesto Nuts (60-53) held off a rally in the bottom half to beat the Lake Elsinore Storm (53-60) 11-10 on Saturday.
Marvin Gorgas allowed a run in the bottom half, but escaped further damage to earn the win after 2 1/3 innings. Gorgas struck out four and gave up one run on one hit and three walks.
Lake Elsinore starter Christian Friedrich, on rehab assignment from the San Diego Padres, allowed three runs on two hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings.
Nathan Bannister started for Modesto and pitched three shutout innings on four hits with a strikeout.
Eric Filia went 4 for 6 with three runs, Willie Argo hit his sixth home run of the season and Cowan finished 3 for 6 with two runs.
Peoria 5, Clinton (Low-A) 1
CLINTON, Iowa – Brian O’Keefe doubled and singled, also stealing a base as the Peoria Chiefs (54-57) topped the Clinton LumberKings (48-61) 5-1 on Saturday.
Kramer Robertson doubled and singled twice with two runs for Peoria.
Peoria went up 5-0 in the third after Robertson scored on a stolen base and O’Keefe scored on a single and Matt Fiedler hit a two-run single.
Peoria left-hander Evan Kruczynski (2-2) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on four hits over six innings. Opposing starter Danny Garcia (6-10) took the loss in the Midwest League game after a rough outing in which he allowed five runs and eight hits over four innings.
Everett (Short-A) 11, Salem-Keizer 10
KEIZER, Ore. – Greifer Andrade went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and the Everett AquaSox (21-27) beat the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (20-28) 11-10 on Saturday.
Everett rallied for four runs in the eighth inning and held off the Volcanoes. Matt Clancy had three strikeouts over 1 1/3 innings for his third save.
Johnny Adams went 3 for 5 with two RBIs and Onil Pnea went 3 for 5 with a double and a triple.
Adonis De La Cruz picked up the win (2-1) with three innings of relief.
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