The Sounds scored five runs in the fourth inning and hung on for a 7-6 win in game one of their doubleheader. Sean Halton picked up three hits in four at bats, Jason Rogers went 2-for-4 and Pete Orr tripled and knocked in three runs. Michael Blazek started and went four innings, allowing one run before giving way to Brent Leach who pitched a scoreless fifth to earn the win. JeremY Jeffress worked the final inning and two-thirds to notch his fifth save.
Oklahoma City rallied with seven runs late to split the doubleheader with Nashville. Ariel Pena started and went 4.1 innings, giving up four runs. Jose De La Torre was charged with the loss after giving up three runs, two earned, in a third of an inning. Pete Orr went 3-for-4. Kevin Mattison chipped in a pair of doubles and Caleb Gindl hit his eighth home run of the year.
Tennessee, HUNTSVILLE PPD (Rain)
The Stars game against Tennessee was postponed due to rain on Friday. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 5:30 pm.
Jose Sermo’s home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Manatees a 4-3 win. Hobb Johnson had started the game for Brevard and went 6.2 innings without allowing a run. Scott Lieser allowed three runs in one inning and Mark Williams picked up the win after pitching the final inning and a third. Cameron Garfield singled, doubled and walked while Mike Garza and Alfredo Rodriguez each singled and walked in four plate appearances.
Bowling Green put up four runs in the third inning against starter Victor Diaz as the beat Wisconsin 6-2. Diaz took the loss after giving up five runs in 4.1 innings. Tyler Spurlin worked 1.2 scoreless innings and Anthony Banda tossed the final three scoreless innings for the Rattlers. Chris McFarland singled, walked and was hit by a pitch while Dustin DeMuth added a double and a base on balls.
Helena was shut out by Orem 5-0. Josh Uhen started and was charged with the loss despite giving up just one run in six innings and J.B. Kole gave up four runs in two-thirds of an inning. The Brewers managed just four hits, getting a single and a double from Brandon Diaz and a single each from Sthervin Matos and Natanael Mejia.
The Brewers scored four runs in the sixth and three in the seventh as they topped the Cubs 7-4. Joshua Torres started and went seven innings, allowing just one unearned run. Gian Rizzo followed and picked up the win after giving up just one run in three innings of work. Carlos Belonis led the offense, going 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Jonathan Oquendo added two hits and two walks in four plate appearances and Yunior Santana walked, singled and stole two bases.
The Blue Jays scored four runs in the eight for a come-from-behind 6-4 win over the Brewers in the final game before the All-Star break. Nelson Hernandez started and went six innings, allowing just two runs. Junior Flores followed Nelson and gave up three runs in 1.2 innings to take the loss. Juan De Los Santos had the lone multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with Nicolas Pierre, Johel Atencio, Kevin Martinez and Dilson Fernandez each contributing a base hit.
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