Tacoma (AAA) 7, Salt Lake 6
SALT LAKE CITY – Dan Altavilla struck Sherman Johnson out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the Tacoma Rainiers (62-64) to a 7-6 win over the Salt Lake Bees (64-62) on Friday.
Salt Lake tied the game 2-2 in the first after Carlos Perez hit a two-run home run.
The Rainiers took the lead in the third inning when Gordon Beckham hit a three-run home run.
The Rainiers later tacked on two runs in the fourth when Daniel Vogelbach hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Beckham to secure the victory.
Salt Lake saw its comeback attempt come up short after Eric Young Jr. hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning to help cut the Tacoma lead to 7-6.
Christian Bergman (9-3) picked up the win after he allowed four runs and seven hits over five innings. He also struck out one and walked one. Daniel Wright (6-9) went four innings, allowing seven runs and nine hits in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out two and walked one.
Beckham homered and singled three times, driving home four runs in the win. Taylor Motter tripled and singled twice, scoring three runs.
Stranding 12 men on base, the Bees did not take advantage of some good scoring chances in the loss. Perez homered and singled, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two for the Bees. Johnson singled twice, also stealing a base.
Midland 6, Arkansas (AA) 5
MIDLAND, Texas – Jorge Mateo hit a walk-off single, as the Midland RockHounds (62-62) defeated the Arkansas Travelers (55-69) 6-5 on Friday.
Jordan Tarsovich scored the game-winning run after he entered the game as a pinch runner on second base and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt.
The Travelers tied the game 5-5 in the top of the ninth when Willie Argo scored on an error as part of a three-run inning.
Mateo homered, doubled and singled, driving in four runs in the win.
Tyler Sturdevant (2-3) got the win in relief while Blake Perry (1-4) took the loss in the Texas League game.
The Travelers squandered some scoring chances, leaving 12 runners on base in the loss.
Stockton 4, Modesto (High-A) 3
MODESTO, Calif. – Luis Barrera hit a run-scoring single in the ninth inning, leading the Stockton Ports (62-63) to a 4-3 win over the Modesto Nuts (66-59) on Friday.
Nolan Blackwood got Joe DeCarlo to fly out with a runner on third to end the game for his 17th save of the season.
Eli White scored on Barrera’s single after he hit a single with two outs and stole second.
The Nuts tied the game 3-3 when Logan Taylor hit an RBI double, bringing home Luis Liberato in the seventh.
Evan Manarino (6-8) got the win with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Jack Anderson (0-2) took the loss in the California League game.
Peoria 2, Clinton (Low-A) 1
PEORIA, Ill. – Anthony Shew struck out 11 over 7 1/3 innings, leading the Peoria Chiefs over the Clinton LumberKings in a 2-1 win on Friday.
Leland Tilley got Jhombeyker Morales to ground out with a runner on first to end the game for his first save of the season.
Shew (2-0) allowed one run and four hits to pick up the win.
Clinton tied the game 1-1 in the seventh after Gareth Morgan hit a solo home run.
Peoria answered in the bottom of the inning when Dylan Carlson hit an RBI double, driving in Juan Yepez.
Wyatt Mills (0-1) went one inning, allowing one run and one hit in the Midwest League game. He also struck out three and walked three.
Tri-City 4, Everett (Short-A) 0
EVERETT, Wash. – Thomas Cosgrove allowed three hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five shutout innings and the Tri-City Dust Devils (33-28) beat the Everett AquaSox (29-32) 4-0 on Friday.
Tri-City jumped out early. With two down in the first, Kelvin Melean tripled to center and scored on a fielding error by center fielder Ronald Rosario. Chris Mattison followed with a double to left and came in on a Tre Carter single.
Matthew Batten led off the second with a single, went to second on a groundout, and scored on a throwing error on Tyler Benson’s ground ball to second.
The Devils added a run in the fourth. Luis Almanzar led off with a walk and went to second on Batten’s ground ball single. Jalen Washington grounded into a double play, but Almanzar came around to make it 4-0.
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