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Tacoma Rainiers reliever Mark Lowe. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
Tacoma Rainiers reliever Mark Lowe. (Jeff Halstead / Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
From wire reports

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

Reno 9, Tacoma (AAA) 7

RENO, Nev. – Zach Borenstein hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, leading the Reno Aces (53-34) to a 9-7 win over the Tacoma Rainiers (44-41) on Thursday.

The home run by Borenstein scored Ildemaro Vargas and Socrates Brito and was the game’s last scoring play.

Frank Duncan (7-5) got the win in relief while Dean Kiekhefer (0-2) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game. Silvino Bracho retired the side in order for his fourth save of the season.

Tyler Smith doubled and singled, driving home three runs for the Rainiers. Leonys Martin tripled and doubled, scoring two runs.

Reno improved to 8-3 against Tacoma this season.

Arkansas (AA) 5, San Antonio 2

SAN ANTONIO – Dario Pizzano hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, leading the Arkansas Travelers (38-46) to a 5-2 win over the San Antonio Missions (50-34) on Thursday.

Zac Curtis got Franmil Reyes to fly out with the bases loaded to end the game for his ninth save of the season.

The home run by Pizzano capped a three-run inning and gave the Travelers a 3-1 lead after Seth Mejias-Brean hit an RBI single earlier in the inning.

The Travelers later tacked on two runs in the seventh when Nelson Ward and Joey Wong hit RBI singles to secure the victory.

Arkansas right-hander Dylan Unsworth (7-6) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on eight hits over 7 1/3 innings. Opposing starter Kyle Lloyd (7-5) took the loss in the Texas League game after giving up five runs and nine hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Modesto (High-A) 3, Visalia 0

VISALIA, Calif. – Braden Bishop homered and had two hits, and Nick Neidert allowed just four hits over seven innings as the Modesto Nuts (49-36) defeated the Visalia Rawhide (41-44) 3-0 on Thursday.

Neidert (8-3) struck out six and walked one to get the win.

In the first inning, Modesto took a 1-0 lead on a home run by Bishop. The Nuts scored again in the third when Eric Filia and Luis Liberato hit RBI singles.

Nick Baker (1-1) went four innings, allowing three runs and six hits in the California League game. He also struck out two and walked one. Art Warren recorded his third save of the season.

Sergio Alcantara doubled and singled for the Rawhide. Visalia was held off the scoreboard for the eighth time this season, while the Modesto staff recorded its seventh shutout of the year.

With the win, Modesto improved to 10-3 against Visalia this season.

Clinton (Low-A) 6, Burlington 5 (12)

CLINTON, Iowa – Luis Rengifo scored the winning run on an error with two outs in the 12th inning, as the Clinton LumberKings (36-46) beat the Burlington Bees (36-48) 6-5 on Thursday.

Rengifo scored the game-winning run after he reached base with a single.

Jordan Zimmerman hit an RBI single, bringing home Keith Grieshaber in the first inning to give the Bees a 1-0 lead. The LumberKings came back to take the lead in the second inning when they crossed the plate for four runs, including a double by Rengifo that scored Jhombeyker Morales.

Burlington tied the game 5-5 in the ninth when Jahmai Jones scored on an error.

Clinton starter Robert Dugger allowed one run and four hits over six innings. He also struck out five and walked one. Michael Koval (2-5) got the win with three innings of scoreless, three-hit relief while Blake Smith (1-2) took the loss in the Midwest League game.

Rengifo doubled and singled, scoring three runs in the win.

Derek Jenkins tripled and singled three times, driving in two runs for the Bees.

Salem-Keizer 9, Everett (Short-A) 5

EVERETT, Wash. – Gustavo Cabrera hit a run-scoring double in the seventh inning, leading the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (9-13) to a 9-5 win over the Everett AquaSox (9-13) on Thursday.

The double by Cabrera, part of a two-run inning, gave the Volcanoes a 6-5 lead before Juan Rodriguez hit an RBI single later in the inning.

The Volcanoes extended their lead in the eighth when Ryan Kirby hit a two-run double.

John Russell (1-1) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while David Ellingson (0-3) took the loss in the Northwest League game.

The five extra-base hits for Salem-Keizer included a season-high five doubles.

For the AquaSox, Joseph Rosa doubled twice, also stealing a base.

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