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On the Farm: Mariners minor league affiliate update for May 26

 (Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
(Courtesy Tacoma Rainiers Communications)
From wire reports

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

Fresno 8, Tacoma (AAA) 7

TACOMA, Wash. – Colin Moran hit a two-run home run in the top of the 10th inning to help lead the Fresno Grizzlies (20-29) to an 8-7 win over the Tacoma Rainiers (29-18) on Friday.

The home run by Moran scored Derek Fisher. Later in the inning, Fresno added an insurance run when Reid Brignac scored on a double by Jon Kemmer.

Tacoma attempted a comeback in the bottom of the inning when D.J. Peterson hit an RBI single and then scored on a double-play groundout by Steve Baron. However, Reymin Guduan struck Leonys Martin out with a runner on third to end the game for his first save of the season.

Kemmer homered, doubled and singled, driving home two runs in the win. Tony Kemp homered and doubled, driving in four runs.

Dayan Diaz (3-0) got the win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Nick Hagadone (2-2) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.

In the losing effort, Daniel Vogelbach, Danny Muno and Zach Shank each had three hits for Tacoma.

Arkansas (AA) 4, Frisco 2

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Keury De La Cruz tripled and singled, also stealing a base as the Arkansas Travelers defeated the Frisco RoughRiders 4-2 on Friday.

Kyle Waldrop doubled and singled twice for Arkansas.

Frisco took a 2-1 lead in the third after Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a solo home run.

After tying the game in the fourth, the Travelers took the lead for good in the fifth inning when Seth Mejias-Brean singled to bring home Chuck Taylor.

The Travelers tacked on another run in the seventh when Dario Pizzano hit an RBI single, driving in Joey Wong.

Lindsey Caughel (3-5) got the win with four innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Frisco starter David Ledbetter (1-2) took the loss in the Texas League game. Zac Curtis retired the side in order for his fifth save of the season.

For the RoughRiders, Kiner-Falefa was a triple short of the cycle.

Modesto (High-A) 7, San Jose 3

MODESTO, Calif. – Joey Curletta singled twice as the Modesto Nuts (29-20) topped the San Jose Giants (20-29) 7-3 on Friday.

Up 2-0 in the fifth, Modesto added to its lead when Braden Bishop hit an RBI triple, scoring Daniel Torres.

San Jose answered in the next half-inning when Heath Quinn hit a two-run single to get within one.

The Nuts later added three runs in the sixth and one in the seventh. In the sixth, Joe DeCarlo and Torres hit RBI singles, while Curletta hit an RBI single in the seventh.

Matthew Festa (2-2) got the win with four innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while San Jose starter Mark Reyes (1-7) took the loss in the California League game.

Wisconsin 7, Clinton (Low-A) 4

CLINTON, Iowa – Zack Brown allowed just three hits over six innings, leading the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers over the Clinton LumberKings in a 7-4 win on Friday.

Aaron Myers allowed two runs, but got Luis Liberato to fly out with runners on first and second to end the game for his third save of the season.

Brown (2-2) picked up the win after he struck out six while allowing two runs.

Wisconsin started the scoring in the first inning when Tucker Neuhaus hit a two-run double.

The Timber Rattlers later added one run in the second, three in the third, and one in the fourth to secure the victory.

Nick Wells (1-5) went two innings, allowing six runs and five hits in the Midwest League game. He also struck out one and walked three.

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