NASHVILLE 13, Albuquerque 12
In a crazy game that saw 25 runs scored on 33 hits, the Sounds prevailed 13-12. Michael Blazek started and went four innings, allowing seven runs. Jose De La Torre worked 1.2 scoreless innings and earned the win. Rob Wooten tossed the final two innings and earned the save despite allowing two runs. Logan Schafer went 3-for-6 with two doubles and a triple. Pete Orr and Matt Clark each had three hits and Jeremy Hermida went 2-for-6 with a double and a home run.
Jed Bradley gave up five runs in 3.2 innings and took the loss as Huntsville dropped game one of their doubleheader 6-2. Robinzon Diaz led the offense, going 3-for-3 with a double. Hunter Morris added two hits and Hector Gimenez hit his fifth home run since joining the Stars.
An eighth inning single by Hunter Morris scored Shea Vucinich with the winning run as the Stars took game two of their doubleheader 2-1. Jacob Barnes started and went six innings, giving up just one run. Greg Holle tossed the final two frames without allowing a run and picked up the win. Morris finished the game 2-for-4. Shawn Zarraga and Nick Shaw each singled and walked in four plate appearances.
After getting no-hit through the first 7.1 innings, the Manatees rallied back to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Tampa 2-1. Hobbs Johnson started and went eight innings, allowing just one run. Martin Viramontes worked a 1-2-3 ninth and notched his first win of the season. Brandon Macias singled and walked while Tyrone Taylor and Alfredo Rodriguez each added a single.
In a back-and-forth contest, the Timber Rattlers scored two runs in the ninth to knock off Clinton 10-9. Preston Gainey started and went four innings, allowing five earned runs. Luke Curtis followed with three innings in which he allowed just an unearned run. Harvey Martin pitched the final two scoreless and earned the win. Sthervin Matos knocked in six of the Rattlers ten runs, going 2-for-5 with a grand slam. Rafael Neda went 3-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch and a sacrifice fly. Clint Coulter, Jose Pena and Michael Ratterree each added two hits.
Helena had the day off on Tuesday. They are back in action on Wednesday night when they open a series at Great Falls.
AZL BREWERS Idle
Maryvale was also off on Tuesday. They return to play on Wednesday evening as they play host to the Indians AZL affiliate.
The Tigers scored six runs in the eighth to break open the game and defeat the Brewers 12-6. Rodrigo Benoit started but went only two innings, allowing four runs. Orlando Torrez followed and was charged with the loss after surrendering six runs in 5.2 innings. Nicolas Pierre went 3-for-5 with a triple and three runs batted in. Julio Mendez doubled, singled, walked and was hit by a pitch and Nicol Valderrey added two hits in four at bats.