Las Vegas 5, Tacoma (AAA) 4
TACOMA, Wash. – Josh Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, leading the Las Vegas 51s (25-38) to a 5-4 win over the Tacoma Rainiers (34-27) on Saturday.
The home run by Rodriguez gave the 51s a 5-3 lead and capped a four-run inning for Las Vegas. Earlier in the inning, Las Vegas tied the game when Travis Taijeron hit an RBI double.
In the bottom of the sixth, Tacoma cut into the lead on a single by Daniel Vogelbach that scored Andrew Aplin.
Starter Sean Gilmartin (2-2) got the win while Mark Lowe (2-3) took the loss in relief in the Pacific Coast League game. Chasen Bradford pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his ninth save of the season.
D.J. Peterson homered and singled three times, driving home two runs for the Rainiers.
Despite the loss, Tacoma is 4-2 against Las Vegas this season.
Arkansas (AA) 10, NW Arkansas 1
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Tyler Marlette hit a two-run home run and had three hits, and Tyler Herb allowed just six hits over seven innings as the Arkansas Travelers (28-32) defeated the Northwest Arkansas Naturals (31-29) 10-1 on Saturday.
Herb (5-2) allowed one run while striking out six and walking one to get the win.
Arkansas got on the board first with a run in the third inning. After hitting a double, Nelson Ward advanced to third on a groundout and then scored on a single by Joey Wong.
The Travelers later added three runs in the fourth, fifth seventh innings to punctuate the blowout.
Ashton Goudeau (2-6) went five innings, allowing seven runs and 10 hits while striking out three in the Texas League game.
Despite the loss, NW Arkansas is 7-2 against Arkansas this season.
Modesto (High-A) 3, Stockton 0
MODESTO, Calif. – Eric Filia singled three times, and Anthony Misiewicz allowed just two hits over seven innings as the Modesto Nuts defeated the Stockton Ports 3-0 on Saturday.
Misiewicz (4-2) struck out eight and walked one to pick up the win.
In the bottom of the sixth, Modesto broke a scoreless tie on a sacrifice fly by Willie Argo that scored Braden Bishop. The Nuts then added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings. In the seventh, Joe DeCarlo scored on a passed ball, while Rayder Ascanio drew a bases-loaded walk, scoring Joey Curletta in the eighth.
Angel Duno (5-2) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits while striking out three to take the tough loss in the California League game. Matthew Festa pitched two scoreless innings for his first save of the season.
The Ports were blanked for the sixth time this season, while the Nuts’ staff recorded their fifth shutout of the year.
Peoria 7, Clinton (Low-A) 0
PEORIA, Ill. – Vince Jackson doubled twice, and Austin Sexton struck out 10 hitters over seven innings as the Peoria Chiefs (27-34) defeated the Clinton LumberKings (25-34) 7-0 on Saturday.
In the bottom of the first, Peoria scored three runs, including a double by Jackson that scored Ryan McCarvel. The Chiefs then added three runs in the fourth and a run in the seventh. In the fourth, Dylan Carlson hit a solo home run, while Juan Yepez hit an RBI double in the seventh.
Ljay Newsome (4-6) went 2 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and four hits in the Midwest League game. He also struck out four and walked one.
The LumberKings were blanked for the fourth time this season, while the Chiefs’ staff recorded their third shutout of the year.
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