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On the Farm: Mariners minor league affiliate report for July 1

Tacoma Rainiers starting pitcher Chase De Jong. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
Tacoma Rainiers starting pitcher Chase De Jong. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
From wire reports

Recaps for the Seattle Mariners top affiliates for Saturday provided by team releases and wire reports.

Albuquerque 4, Tacoma (AAA) 1

TACOMA, Wash. – Derrik Gibson had two hits and scored two runs, and Ryan Carpenter struck out 11 hitters over eight innings as the Albuquerque Isotopes (40-41) beat the Tacoma Rainiers (41-39) 4-1 on Saturday.

Carpenter (4-6) picked up the win after he allowed one run and three hits.

Trailing 2-0 in the sixth, Tacoma cut into the lead when Leonys Martin hit a solo home run.

Albuquerque answered in the top of the next frame, scoring two runs to extend its lead. Gibson and Cristhian Adames both drove in runs en route to the three-run lead.

Chase De Jong (3-4) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and five hits in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out five and walked one. Jairo Diaz retired the side in order for his first save of the season.

Arkansas (AA) 6, San Antonio 0

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Chuck Taylor singled three times, and Dylan Unsworth allowed just three hits over seven innings as the Arkansas Travelers (35-44) defeated the San Antonio Missions (47-32) 6-0 on Saturday.

Unsworth (6-6) struck out four and walked two to pick up the win.

Arkansas took the lead in the first when Ryan Casteel hit a three-run home run.

The Travelers later added single runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings to finish off the shutout.

Brett Kennedy (7-4) went five innings, allowing five runs and eight hits in the Texas League game. He also struck out five and walked one.

The Missions were held off the scoreboard for the sixth time this season, while the Travelers’ staff recorded their fifth shutout of the year.

Modesto (High-A) 8, San Jose 2

MODESTO, Calif. – Rayder Ascanio hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, and Braden Bishop had four hits as the Modesto Nuts (46-34) defeated the San Jose Giants (35-45) 8-2 on Saturday.

The home run by Ascanio gave the Nuts a 6-2 lead and capped a five-run inning for Modesto. Earlier in the inning, Modesto tied the game when Chris Mariscal hit a sacrifice fly and then took the lead when Bishop scored on a forceout.

Modesto right-hander Nick Neidert (7-3) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on five hits over six innings. Opposing starter Mike Connolly (4-6) took the loss in the California League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and 10 hits over five innings.

Clinton (Low-A) 2, Cedar Rapids 1 (11)

CLINTON, Iowa – Yojhan Quevedo hit a walk-off solo homer with one out in the 11th inning, as the Clinton LumberKings (34-43) topped the Cedar Rapids Kernels (43-37) 2-1 on Saturday.

In the top of the second, Cedar Rapids took the lead on a solo home run by Hank Morrison. Clinton answered in the fifth inning when Bryson Brigman hit an RBI single, bringing home Jhombeyker Morales.

Quevedo homered and singled in the win.

Jeffeson Medina (4-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Patrick McGuff (0-2) took the loss in the Midwest League game.

Hillsboro 11, Everett (Short-A) 2

HILLSBORO, Ore. – Dan Swain doubled twice, also stealing a base as the Hillsboro Hops (9-8) beat the Everett AquaSox (7-10) 11-2 on Saturday.

Tra’mayne Holmes singled twice with three RBIs for Hillsboro.

Mariners 2017 first round draft pick Evan White hit his first professional home run for Everett.

Hillsboro took the lead in the first when it crossed the plate for four runs, including a two-run single by Holmes.

Following the big inning, the AquaSox cut into the deficit in the top of the next frame when Evan White hit a solo home run.

The Hops later scored in three additional innings to put the game out of reach, including three runs in the sixth.

Hillsboro right-hander Riley Smith (2-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on six hits over six innings. Opposing starter Michael Suarez (2-1) took the loss in the Northwest League game after a rough outing in which he allowed four runs and five hits over three innings.

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