Fresno 10, Tacoma (AAA) 1
FRESNO, Calif. – Rico Noel had three hits and scored two runs, and David Martinez struck out 10 hitters over seven innings as the Fresno Grizzlies (72-59) defeated the Tacoma Rainiers (64-67) 10-1 on Thursday.
Martinez (7-11) allowed one run and two hits while walking two to pick up the win.
Fresno started the scoring in the first inning when A.J. Reed hit an RBI single to score Tony Kemp.
The Grizzlies later scored in three more innings to put the game away, including four runs in the second and third innings. In the second, Alejandro Garcia drove in two runs and Tyler White drove in one, while Kemp scored on an error in the third.
Christian Bergman (9-4) went 1 2/3 innings, allowing five runs and five hits in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out two and walked one.
Fresno improved to 10-3 against Tacoma this season.
Arkansas (AA) 7,Tulsa 2
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Ryan Casteel homered twice, driving home three runs and scoring a couple as the Arkansas Travelers (57-72) topped the Tulsa Drillers (71-58) 7-2 on Thursday.
Chuck Taylor doubled and singled, also stealing a base for Arkansas.
Arkansas took the lead in the first when Braden Bishop hit an RBI double and then scored on a two-run home run by Casteel.
After Arkansas added a run in the second when Nelson Ward scored on a wild pitch, the Drillers cut into the deficit in the third inning when Johan Mieses hit a solo home run and Yusniel Diaz hit an RBI single.
The Travelers later added two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh. In the sixth, Ward and Taylor both drove in a run, while Casteel hit a solo home run in the seventh.
Arkansas right-hander Bryan Evans (3-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. Opposing starter Mitchell White (0-1) took the loss in the Texas League game after a rough outing in which he allowed four runs and three hits over three innings.
Stockton 2, Modesto (High-A) 1
Branden Cogswell doubled to right in the bottom of the 11th to plate Luis Barrera – who reached via base on balls – and the Stockton Ports (65-65) beat the Modesto Nuts (68-62) 2-1 in California League action on Thursday.
The teams traded runs in the second inning. Modesto’s Donnie Walton hit a two-out double then scored on Logan Taylor’s single. Taylor was thrown out at second trying to stretch the hit into a double.
Stockton answered in the bottom half with Seth Brown’s 25th home run of the season.
Modesto starter Spencer Hermann allowed one run on four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. Marvin Gorges (4-2) took the loss in his third inning of relief.
Mariners top prospect Kyle Lewis went 2 for 5 and is hitting .275 for the season.
Clinton (Low-A) 7. Burlington 5
BURLINGTON, Iowa – Gareth Morgan hit a bases-clearing triple in the ninth inning, leading the Clinton LumberKings (59-68) to a 7-5 win over the Burlington Bees (56-73) on Thursday. The LumberKings swept the three-game series with the win.
Burlington had a runner on second in the bottom of the ninth, but Richard Fecteau flew out to end the game.
The triple by Morgan came in the midst of a five-run inning and gave the LumberKings a 6-5 lead. Later in the inning, Joe Rizzo hit an RBI double, scoring Morgan.
Seth Elledge (3-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Connor Riley (0-1) took the loss in the Midwest League game.
For the Bees, Fecteau homered and singled, driving in three runs and scoring a pair.
Vancouver 3, Everett (Short-A) 1
EVERETT, Wash. – Norberto Obeso singled three times as the Vancouver Canadians (38-29) topped the Everett AquaSox (31-36) 3-1 on Thursday.
Orlando Pascual allowed a run, but struck Onil Pena out with runners on second and third to end the game for his fifth save of the season.
Vancouver went up 3-0 in the eighth after Riley Adams hit an RBI triple and then scored on a single by Brock Lundquist.
In the bottom of the ninth, Everett saw its comeback attempt come up short after Chris Torres hit a solo home run to get within two.
Travis Bergen (1-0) got the win with four innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Everett starter Brian McAfee (0-1) took the loss in the Northwest League game.
For the AquaSox, Torres homered and singled.
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