The Iowa Cubs scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to outgrowl the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants), 3-2.
Casey Coleman has had some problems lately with gopher balls, but pretty much not with anything else. Tonight he gave up two solo home runs, which were the only two runs he allowed over seven innings. Coleman was touched for seven hits. He walked only one and struck out three.
Justin Berg got the win after two innings of relief without allowing a hit. He did walk one and struck out two.
The Iowa Cubs scored three runs on three singles, and Coleman had one of the hits. But pinch-hitter Steve Clevenger had an RBI single that scored Brad Snyder with the winning run in the ninth.
In the first game, starter Ryan Searle improved his record to 4-2 with six innings. He allowed two runs on four hits. He did walk four and struck out only one.
Rafael Dolis got his 11th save with a 1-2-3 seventh inning. Dolis did not have a strikeout.
Third baseman Josh Vitters was 2 for 3 with a two-run home run in the fourth inning. It was his 12th home run this year. Vitters scored twice and had three RBI.
Right fielder Nelson Perez provided the rest of the scoring with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Perez went 2 for 3 and also doubled.
In the second game, Marco Carrillo started and took the loss. He allowed only two runs over five innings. Both runs scored on solo home runs. Carrillo gave up five total hits. He walked two and struck out two.
Third baseman Josh Vitters was 2 for 4 with a double and a two-run single in the seventh inning.
The Daytona Cubs were chum for the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies), 5-4.
Casey Harman took the mound to start the game and lasted five innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out four. His record fell to 3-2 with Daytona and 4-3 overall.
Second baseman Jake Opitz hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning. It was his fifth of the year. Opitz was 1 for 3.
The Peoria Chiefs harvested the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Angels), 8-3.
Starting pitcher Starling Peralta pitched five innings and allowed three runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out three.
Ramon Garcia earned the win tonight with three perfect innings of relief. Garcia struck out three.
Left fielder Ben Klafczynski went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Third baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 4. He scored twice and had an RBI.
The Boise Hawks toppled the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 10-5.
Austin Reed threw 5.2 innings and got the win by allowing three runs on nine hits. One of the three runs was unearned. Reed struck out three and did not walk anyone.
Colin Richardson got his first save of the year after pitching the other 3.1 innings. He gave up two runs on four hits. He neither walked nor struck anyone out.
Right fielder Reggie Golden was 2 for 4 with a triple and four RBI. He also scored once.
Catcher Rafael Lopez went 3 for 5. He scored twice and had one RBI. Left fielder Blair Springfield was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. Springfield had three RBI and scored once.
Second baseman Zeke DeVoss was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice. Shortstop Wes Darvill was 2 for 4.
Hayden Simpson threw a scoreless inning. My guy Marco Hernandez went 2 for 5, raising his average to .353.