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Colorado Springs, L 4-5: With Ian Stewart at the plate in the third inning, Joe Koshansky stole second base and Ryan Spilborghs stole home plate. Koshansky and Sean Barker (3-for-3) each drove in a run. Ubaldo Jimenez allowed two unfortunate 2-run home runs in six innings but he also struck out seven. Both homers were setup by walks earlier in their respective innings.

Tulsa, L 7-8, 12 innings: Rick Guarno had a grand slam in the sixth inning to put the Drillers up 7-5. Earlier in the fourth inning, Christian Colonel had a two-run double and then was driven in by a Matt Miller single.

In the seventh, Adam Bright started the inning, struck out one and allowed single. Juan Morillo came in and allowed the inherited runner to score and the first batter he allowed on crossed home plate on a sac fly to tie the game. Ching-Lung Lo started the game and went six innings. He allowed five runs on six hits and walked and struck out three. All five runs came in the second inning. Judd Songster struck out three in two innings. Mike DeJean went two innings and allowed two hits.

The Tulsa World will tell you about the game also.

Modesto, L 1-3: The Mod Bee has the (short) story on Modesto's offensive performance last night and Xavier Cedeno's outing.

Jack Etkin has more on Daniel Carte and the Mod Bee has some good stuff on Cole Garner and his switch-hitting ability.

Asheville, W 12-9: It was a mixed bag of results for Simon Ferrer last night as he gave up five runs in five innings but the Asheville offense clicked tonight. He gave up a total of 12 hits, but nine of them were of the ground ball variety. Ethan Katz was the victim of two homers in the eighth and a 2-run double in the ninth before ending the game with a strike out. In between those two pitchers, David Parker had the other two innings and allowed two runners on through a HBP and walk.

Michael McKenry had a grand slam in the 7-run seventh inning. Anthony Jackson, Hector Gomez and Daniel Mayora went a combined 6-for-12 last night with six runs scored, four doubles and three RBI. Gomez's two RBI came in that seventh inning after Anthony Jackson and Jay Cox stole second and third base. In his season debut, Matt Repec had a double in four plate appearances and drove in a run.

Jason McGill tells you more about the lead-up to McKenry's grand slam and how Matt Repec looked in his first game back.