Salt Lake 8, Tacoma (AAA) 4
SALT LAKE CITY – Eric Young Jr. homered, doubled and singled, scoring three runs as the Salt Lake Bees topped the Tacoma Rainiers 8-4 on Saturday.
Matt Williams homered and singled with two runs for Salt Lake.
Salt Lake started the scoring in the first inning when Young Jr. hit a solo home run.
After Salt Lake added three runs, the Rainiers cut into the deficit in the seventh inning when Tyler O’Neill hit a solo home run and Andrew Aplin hit an RBI double.
The Bees later added two runs in both the seventh and eighth innings. In the seventh, Kaleb Cowart and Dustin Ackley hit RBI singles, while Carlos Perez hit a two-run single in the eighth.
Manny Banuelos (3-4) got the win with three innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Tacoma starter Chase De Jong (2-2) took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings in the Pacific Coast League game.
Arkansas (AA) 5, Frisco 4
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tyler Marlette homered twice, and Justin DeFratus allowed just five hits over 6 1/3 innings as the Arkansas Travelers (21-27) beat the Frisco RoughRiders (22-27) 5-4 on Saturday.
DeFratus struck out three and walked one while allowing four runs.
Trailing 4-1 in the seventh, Frisco tied it up when Scott Heineman hit a two-run triple and then scored on a single by Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
Arkansas answered in the bottom of the frame when Chuck Taylor hit an RBI single, scoring Jeff Kobernus.
Tyler Knigge (1-1) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Frisco starter Yohander Mendez (2-3) took the loss in the Texas League game. Peter Tago pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for his third save of the season.
San Jose 5, Modesto (High-A) 3
MODESTO, Calif. – Daniel Carbonell scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning, leading the San Jose Giants (21-29) to a 5-3 win over the Modesto Nuts (29-21) on Saturday.
Ryan Halstead got Ricky Eusebio to hit into a forceout with a runner on first to end the game for his eighth save of the season.
Carbonell scored on the play in the seventh to give the Giants a 4-3 lead after he led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt.
The Giants tacked on another run in the ninth when Ryan Howard hit an RBI double, bringing home Jalen Miller.
Miller tripled and doubled, scoring two runs for San Jose.
Starter Jake McCasland (2-4) got the win while Art Warren (1-1) took the loss in relief in the California League game.
The eight extra-base hits for San Jose included a season-high seven doubles.
Wisconsin 3, Clinton (Low-A) 1
CLINTON, Iowa – Tucker Neuhaus hit a run-scoring triple in the sixth inning, leading the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers to a 3-1 win over the Clinton LumberKings on Saturday.
Luke Barker got Luis Liberato to ground out with runners on second and third to end the game for his third save of the season.
The triple by Neuhaus, part of a two-run inning, gave the Timber Rattlers a 2-1 lead before Monte Harrison hit an RBI single later in the inning.
In the bottom of the first, Clinton took the lead on a solo home run by Rayder Ascanio. Wisconsin answered in the third inning when Joantgel Segovia hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Jose Cuas.
Wisconsin right-hander Thomas Jankins (3-3) picked up the win after allowing one run on six hits over five innings. Opposing starter Ljay Newsome (4-4) took the loss in the Midwest League game after he allowed three runs on just three hits over 5 1/3 innings.
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