Recaps for the Seattle Mariners top affiliates for Thursday provided by team releases and wire reports.
Tacoma (AAA) 1, Reno 0
TACOMA, Wash. – Mitch Haniger drew a bases-loaded walk with one out in the 11th inning to score the winning run, as the Tacoma Rainiers (33-26) defeated the Reno Aces (38-23) 1-0 on Thursday.
Haniger, on rehab assignment with Tacoma from the Seattle Mariners, played designated hitter and went 2 for 4 with a double.
Tuffy Gosewisch scored the game-winning run after he reached base on a walk, advanced to second on a single by Ryan Jackson and then went to third on a sacrifice bunt.
Starters Chase De Jong and Eric Jokisch turned in great performances for Tacoma and Reno, respectively. De Jong struck out seven and walked three while allowing three hits over six scoreless innings. Jokisch went seven scoreless innings, allowing eight hits while striking out two and walking two.
Jonathan Aro (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Matt Stites (1-1) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.
Haniger doubled and singled in the win.
The Aces were held scoreless for the third time this season, while the Rainiers’ staff recorded their ninth shutout of the year.
Arkansas (AA) 6, Tulsa 1
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Joey Wong doubled and singled twice, and Dylan Unsworth struck out nine hitters over six innings as the Arkansas Travelers (26-32) defeated the Tulsa Drillers (28-30) 6-1 on Thursday.
Unsworth (4-5) allowed one hit while walking one to pick up the win.
Arkansas batted around in the second inning, sending 11 batters to the plate and scoring six runs, including two-run home runs by Ian Miller and Chuck Taylor.
Josh Sborz (1-4) went 1 2/3 innings, allowing six runs and seven hits while walking one in the Texas League game.
MODESTO, Calif. – Brendan Butler and Boomer Biegalski combined for a shutout as the Stockton Ports topped the Modesto Nuts 5-0 on Thursday.
Butler (1-0) picked up the win after he struck out five and walked two while allowing four hits over five scoreless innings. Nick Neidert (5-2) went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and six hits while striking out 11 in the California League game. Biegalski pitched four scoreless innings for his first save of the season.
In the top of the third, Stockton took the lead on a solo home run by Skye Bolt. The Ports then added three runs in the seventh and a run in the eighth. In the seventh, Bolt drove in two runs and Brett Siddall drove in one, while James Harris hit an RBI single in the eighth.
Bolt homered and singled, driving in three runs in the win.
The Nuts were blanked for the third time this season, while the Ports’ staff recorded their sixth shutout of the year.
Clinton (Low-A) 4, Cedar Rapids 1
CLINTON, Iowa – Robert Dugger pitched five scoreless innings, leading the Clinton LumberKings over the Cedar Rapids Kernels in a 4-1 win on Thursday.
Dugger (2-1) allowed two hits while striking out four and walking one to pick up the win.
Clinton started the scoring in the second inning when Gareth Morgan hit a solo home run and Nick Zammarelli hit an RBI single.
After Clinton added two runs in the fifth, the Kernels cut into the deficit in the seventh inning when Ben Rortvedt hit an RBI double, bringing home Hank Morrison.
Domenick Carlini (3-4) went five innings, allowing four runs and eight hits while striking out seven in the Midwest League game. Jack Anderson pitched two scoreless innings for his second save of the season.
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