Reno 9, Tacoma (AAA) 5
RENO, Nev. – Zach Borenstein hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, and Anthony Banda allowed just four hits over six innings as the Reno Aces (47-28) beat the Tacoma Rainiers (38-35) 9-5 on Saturday.
The home run by Borenstein, part of a four-run inning, gave the Aces a 3-2 lead before Christian Walker hit a two-run single later in the inning.
Following the big inning, the Rainiers tied the game in the eighth inning when Daniel Vogelbach hit a three-run home run.
The Aces took the lead for good in the eighth when Ildemaro Vargas hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Borenstein.
Banda allowed two runs while striking out seven.
Erik Davis (6-0) got the win in relief while Pat Light (0-1) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.
Reno improved to 5-2 against Tacoma this season.
Springfield 4, Arkansas (AA) 3
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Oscar Mercado hit a walk-off single with two outs in the 12th inning, as the Springfield Cardinals (38-37) beat the Arkansas Travelers (33-42) 4-3 on Saturday.
Magneuris Sierra scored the game-winning run after he reached base with a single, stole second and then stole third.
Ian Miller hit an RBI single, driving in Adam Law in the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie. The Cardinals came back to take a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning when Bruce Caldwell hit an RBI double, bringing home Mercado.
Arkansas regained the lead 3-2 after it scored one run in the ninth inning, including a wild pitch that scored Dario Pizzano.
Springfield tied the game 3-3 in the ninth when Sierra hit an RBI double, driving in Casey Turgeon.
Springfield starter Austin Gomber allowed two runs and four hits over eight innings. He also struck out seven and walked two. Tyler Bray (3-0) got the win in relief while Brett Ash (5-6) took the loss in the Texas League game.
Sierra doubled and singled twice, also stealing two bases in the win. Gabriel Lino doubled and singled.
Stockton 8, Modesto (High-A) 2
STOCKTON, Calif. – Tyler Ramirez hit a grand slam in the fifth inning, leading the Stockton Ports (38-35) to an 8-2 win over the Modesto Nuts (40-33) on Saturday.
The grand slam by Ramirez came in the midst of a six-run inning and gave the Ports a 6-2 lead. Later in the inning, Seth Brown hit an RBI double, bringing home Sean Murphy.
Marcus Semien homered, doubled and singled, scoring a pair of runs while also driving home a couple for Stockton. Sandber Pimentel homered and singled.
Stockton right-hander Casey Meisner (6-5) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings. Opposing starter Reggie McClain (7-5) took the loss in the California League game after a rough outing in which he allowed seven runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Beloit 7, Clinton (Low-A) 4
CLINTON, Iowa – J.C. Rodriguez singled three times, scoring two runs as the Beloit Snappers (34-38) beat the Clinton LumberKings (32-38) 7-4 on Saturday.
Collin Theroux doubled and singled with two RBIs for Beloit.
Down 2-0, the Snappers took the lead for good with four runs in the fourth inning. Theroux hit a two-run double en route to the two-run lead.
The Snappers later tacked on three runs in the eighth, including an RBI single by JaVon Shelby and an RBI triple by Trace Loehr.
Beloit right-hander Xavier Altamirano (3-1) picked up the win after allowing two runs on six hits over five innings. Opposing starter Lane Ratliff (1-1) took the loss in the Midwest League game after a rough outing in which he allowed four runs and five hits over 3 1/3 innings.
Everett (Short-A) 4, Tri-City 3
PASCO, Wash. – Johnny Slater homered and had two hits as the Everett AquaSox beat the Tri-City Dust Devils 4-3 on Saturday.
Up 2-0 in the fourth, Everett extended its lead when Johnny Adams hit an RBI single, driving in Onil Pena.
Tri-City answered in the bottom of the inning when Jalen Washington hit an RBI double, driving in Luis Asuncion to cut the deficit to two.
The AquaSox tacked on another run in the seventh when Slater hit a solo home run.
Tri-City saw its comeback attempt come up short after Luis Almanzar hit a two-run double in the seventh inning to cut the Everett lead to 4-3.
Everett right-hander Steven Ridings (1-0) picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits over five innings. Opposing starter Henry Henry (0-1) took the loss in the Northwest League game after giving up three runs and six hits over four innings.
Wyatt Mills (Gonzaga) retired the side in order for his first save of the season.
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