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The Springs, W 8-5: Joe Koshansky led the offense with three hits (two homers for 24 this season) and five RBI. His second homer, a two-run shot, came in the top of the ninth to give the Sky Sox some breathing room. Christian Colonel drove in two and Matt Miller knocked in the other run.

Mark Redman struck out six on his way to allowing three runs in six innings. Edward Valdez made his Triple-A debut and allowed a run in 1 1/3 innings. Ryan Speier struck out two on the way to his third save. Former Rockie Jose Capellan started the game for Omaha and was tagged for five runs in six innings. He also walked five.

Tulsa: The Texas League had the day off.

Modesto, W 4-3: Modesto scored its first three runs in the third inning on a Jason Van Kooten single, a wild pitch, and a Travis Becktel RBI double. Stockton would score three runs to tie the game before the top of the ninth, when Nick Haley scored on a Mike Paulk single after reaching on a walk and advancing to second on an errant pickoff attempt.

Brandon Durden went five innings and allowed two runs, but it was Jon George who came through when it counted the most. George allowed a leadoff triple in the ninth before following that with back-to-back swinging strikeouts and a fly out.

Asheville, L 2-4: Bo Bowman hit his second home run for Asheville in the seventh inning (then ejected in the ninth), and Everth Cabrera stole his 66th base. Cory Riordan allowed three runs (one earned) in six innings. He threw two wild pitches, walked three, and struck out five.

Tri-City, W 15-2: Christian Friedrich is back to form after a rough outing on July 31. He allowed both runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings and struck out nine. Sean Jarrett held Spokane hitless over the next 1 1/3 innings while striking out three and walking one. David Parker threw in the final two innings of the game and saw no runs score.

The box scores for the hitters was filled with numbers across every row and column. Johnny Bowden hit his two solo homers, Chris Vasami smacked a three-run homer, and Charlie Blackmon was a homer short of the cycle in his 4-for-4, one-RBI night. He also stole his ninth base. Patrick Rose drove in three runs and hit a triple, Thomas Field had two doubles as part of his three-hit, one-RBI night. Except for James Sims, the other starters, Erik Wetzel, Scott Robinson, and Leonardo Reyes also drove in runs.

Casper, L 6-9: Dan Houston likes the big fly. That would be all right if he was a hitter, but he's a pitcher and those three homers he allowed last night don't fly well. He allowed seven runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings. He also struck out six.

Wilin Rosario drove in two runs on his ninth homer, Orlando Sandoval knocked in three runs (two on a triple), and Eliezer Mesa had the other two.