Omaha beat Sacramento, 6-2, to take the series. The victory puts the Storm Chasers back into first place. They now move on to Fresno over the weekend with rehabber Bruce Chen on the mound for Friday night’s game.
The Storm Chasers led 4-0 after three innings. Francisco Pena hit his team-leading 10th home run in the second (a two-run shot). It is also his new career-high. In the third, Justin Maxwell hit a two out, two-run homer. Christian Colon collected two hits and Brian Bocock went 3-for-4.
Sugar Ray Marimon rebounded from his last outing (five runs on seven hits in just 2.1 innings) to pick up his fifth win in Triple-A. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over six innings. He threw just 87 pitches.
Casey Coleman earned his first save, allowing just just one hit and two walks over the game’s final three innings.
NW Arkansas ended their two-game losing streak with a 3-2 comeback victory in Springfield.
After taking a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth (on a fielder’s choice and an error), the Naturals had to come back in the top of the seventh to re-take the lead. Orlando Calixte once again was the one who put the ball in play (a single and an ensuing error).
After allowing a leadoff single to start the sixth, Naturals starter Sam Selman was pulled for Malcom Culver with a 2-1 lead. However, Culver allowed sac fly to tie the game. Culver ended up being the winning pitcher with the comeback. Scott Alexander pitched a perfect eighth with two strikeouts and Andrew Triggs earned his seventh save of the season with a perfect ninth.
Selman allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five.
Wilmington was rained out for the second straight day, this time at home and against Carolina. Christian Binford looks to finally get back on the mound in the first game of Friday night’s doubleheader (he was slated to pitch on Wednesday in Winston-Salem).
Lexington beat Charleston, 6-4. The Legends five-run bottom of the seventh proved to be enough.
Elier Hernandez started off the five-run inning with a double and came around to score the first run on Humberto Arteaga‘s double (one of his two doubles). Fred Ford had the big hit, a two-run home run.
Arteaga finished with three hits and two RBIs. Mauricio Ramos went 2-for-4.
Matt Tenuta was solid over the first 6.1 innings (three runs on five hits and a walk). Tripp Davis allowed two hits with two outs, before a strikout got him out of the seventh. Jose Miguel Rodriguez allowed a run in his two innings of work to pick up his fourth save of the season.
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