Nashville 7, Tacoma (AAA) 4
TACOMA, Wash. – Matt McBride homered and doubled, driving home three runs as the Nashville Sounds (56-61) topped the Tacoma Rainiers (58-60) 7-4 on Thursday.
Jaff Decker singled three times for Nashville.
Nashville started the scoring in the second inning when McBride hit a two-run home run and Decker hit an RBI single.
Trailing 6-2, the Rainiers cut into the deficit in the sixth inning when Gordon Beckham hit a two-run double.
The Sounds tacked on another run in the seventh when Melvin Mercedes hit an RBI single, driving in Chris Carter.
Nashville right-hander Ben Bracewell (2-2) picked up the win after allowing two runs on two hits over five innings. Opposing starter Max Povse (1-1) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game after giving up three runs and five hits over two innings. Raul Alcantara retired the side in order for his second save of the season.
Frisco 3, Arkansas (AA) 1
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Collin Wiles allowed just four hits over seven innings, leading the Frisco RoughRiders (51-66) over the Arkansas Travelers (52-65) in a 3-1 win on Thursday.
Wiles (9-9) picked up the win after he struck out eight and walked one while allowing one run.
Frisco got on the board first in the third inning when Royce Bolinger hit an RBI triple and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
Arkansas answered in the bottom of the frame when Braden Bishop hit an RBI single, scoring Willie Argo to get within one.
The RoughRiders tacked on another run in the ninth when Jose Cardona hit an RBI single, driving in Andy Ibanez.
Chase De Jong (0-1) went eight innings, allowing two runs and seven hits while striking out three to take the hard-luck loss in the Texas League game. Reed Garrett retired the side in order for his seventh save of the season.
Modesto (High-A) 11, Rancho Cucamonga 0
MODESTO, Calif. – Jordan Cowan had two hits and scored three runs, and Reggie McClain allowed just six hits over seven innings as the Modesto Nuts (62-55) defeated the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (65-42) 11-0 on Thursday.
McClain (10-8) picked up the win after he struck out four.
Modesto had a pair of big innings in the blowout victory, scoring four runs in both the second and seventh innings.
In the second, Arturo Nieto and Cowan both drove in a run, while Gianfranco Wawoe drove in three runs and Eric Filia drove in one in the seventh.
Michael Boyle (4-5) went three innings, allowing five runs and five hits in the California League game. He also struck out four and walked two.
Jose Brizuela singled three times for the Quakes. Rancho Cucamonga was held off the scoreboard for the ninth time this season, while the Modesto staff recorded its ninth shutout of the year.
Beloit 4, Clinton (Low-A) 1
BELOIT, Wis. – Josh Vidales singled three times as the Beloit Snappers (57-57) beat the Clinton LumberKings (49-64) 4-1 on Thursday.
Clinton tied the game 1-1 in the third after Joe Rizzo hit an RBI double, driving in Joseph Rosa.
The Snappers went out in front in the fourth inning when Vidales hit an RBI single and Mike Martin drew a bases-loaded walk.
The Snappers tacked on another run in the seventh when Luke Persico scored on a sacrifice.
Beloit left-hander Kyle Twomey (2-2) picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits over five innings. Opposing starter Ryne Inman (1-2) took the loss in the Midwest League game after he allowed three runs on just two hits over 3 2/3 innings. Ty Damron recorded his second save of the season.
Everett (Short-A) 3, Spokane 2
EVERETT, Wash. – Austin Grebeck hit a two-run single in the sixth inning, leading the Everett AquaSox (25-28) to a 3-2 win over the Spokane Indians (25-28) on Thursday. With the victory, the AquaSox swept the three-game series.
Scott Kuzminsky struck Miguel Aparicio out with runners on first and second to end the game for his first save of the season.
The single by Grebeck scored Onil Pena and Troy Dixon to give the AquaSox a 2-1 lead.
The AquaSox tacked on another run in the seventh when Greifer Andrade hit an RBI single, bringing home Eugene Helder.
Spokane saw its comeback attempt come up short after Matt Whatley hit an RBI single, scoring Aparicio in the eighth inning to cut the Everett lead to 3-2.
Everett right-hander Andres Torres (6-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on just four hits over six innings. Opposing starter Tai Tiedemann (3-3) took the tough loss in the Northwest League game after allowing two runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings.
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