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Colorado Springs: The Sky Sox returned home and beat Salt Lake, six to three. Edwin Bellorin and Joe Gaetti each had three hits, Gaetti with a double and triple two runs and three RBI. Bobby Keppel pitched well for the win, but Ramon Ramirez had one of the worst outings he's had since being moved to Colorado Springs, allowing two runs on four hits including a homerun in an inning and two thirds. He probably wasn't used to the extension, as Ryan Speier came on to record the final out for his twentieth save on the year.

Tulsa: The Drillers won three to two thanks to a two run homerun from Christian Colonel that sparked a three run seventh inning, and four shutout innings of relief work after Franklin Morales left trailing two to nothing after five. Corey Wimberly, Jonathan Herrera, Rick Guarno and Jordan Czarniecki all had two hits in the win.

Modesto: Alan Johnson pitched seven innings allowing just five hits and two walks while K'ing nine in the five to three Modesto victory. Nick Haley had three hits and drove in two, while Jeff Kindel and Justin Nelson each had two hits. Eric Young got aboard just once with a single in five AB's, but he did steal his 36th base of the year and came around to score.

Asheville: The streak of solid starting pitching continued yesterday with Keith Wieser picking up where Simon Ferrer and Esmil Rogers left off. Wieser pitched six innings and allowed seven hits and two walks, but he got the outs when he needed them and showed a bit more of an ability to get the K than usual with seven. After a rough outing at Hickory on June 15, Zach Simons has now pitched eight and a third scoreless innings in long relief, and he's proving himself quite effective in that role this year. Daniel Mayora, Michael Paulk and Mike McKenry hit back to back to back jacks in the four run fourth to give Asheville four of its seven runs in the 7-2 win. All told, they combined to drive in six. Mayora went three for five with a double and single besides the HR, which vaulted him into second place in the SAL in batting behind West Virginia's Andrew LaFave.

Tri-City: The Dust Devils finally ended their winless streak since the season opener by beating Everett five to one. Drew Coffey and three relievers combined to allow just five hits and a walk with twelve K's in a sound performance. Much of the offense was generated in the bottom of the lineup as Johnny Bowden and Michael Mitchell combined for five hits, three RBI and one of the scores.

Casper: Casper's woes continue, meanwhile, as they still haven't won a game this season. Parker Frazier was hit hard in two and two-thirds innings and the offense couldn't get one score in the eight to nothing loss.