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Sunday Pebble Report: Matt Murton continues his hitting streak, Tri-City debuts, more.

Colorado Springs: L 8-7 (39-30)

Fresno's Jesus Guzman hit an infield single off of Damian Moss in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the game for the Grizzlies. Guzman was one of four baserunners allowed by Moss in just two-thirds of an inning. This came after a poor start by Jason Hirsh, in which he lasted five innings while giving up seven runs on seven hits - three of which were home runs.

Matt Murton extended his hitting streak to a Sky Sox franchise record-tying 28 games, as he went 2-for-4 with a homer. Matt Miller added a home run as well, while Murton, Eric Young, Mike McCoy, Daniel Ortmeier, Christian Colonel, and Jonathan Herrera each added two hits. Still, it was not enough for the Springs to overcome.

Tulsa: L 6-4 (36-31)

Brandon Durden was effective for 7.1 innings, allowing just two runs on four hits while striking out a batter, but the bullpen cost him a win, as Jarrett Grube and Adam Bright were roughed up for four runs on four hits and two walks in just two-thirds of an inning. Anthony Jackson and Darin Holcomb each had two hits, and Ryan Harvey hit his 10th home run of the season in the losing effort.

Modesto: W 7-3 (39-30)

The Nuts scored four runs in their last two sets of at-bats to break a tie that had been going on since the fourth inning. Charlie Blackmon pounded out three htis, while Rhadames Nazario and Wilin Rosario each contributed two. The bullpen, led by the nasty duo of Edgmer Escalona and Matt Reynolds, threw 4.1 innings of hitless ball to pick up starter Joey Williamson, who allowed three runs on six hits in 4+ innings.

Asheville: L 7-6 in 12 innings (26-42)

David Christensen hit his 10th home run of the season and he, along with Jordan Pacheco, James Cesario, Ryan Piesel, and Tyler Massey each had a multi-hit game, but it was not enough to give the Tourists the victory. That last part is unfortunate for Juan Ncasio, who pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing six hits while striking out eight, as Kurt Yacko and Adam Jorgenson fell apart over the next couple of innings. They combined to give up five runs on five hits and three walks to effectively prevent Asheville from winning.

Tri-City: W 14-8 (1-0)

The Dust Devils won their first game of the 2009 season in convincing fastion over Boise. Brand new draft pick Kent Matthes (an OF taken in the fourth round out of Alabama) looked GOOD in his first pro game, as he went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a couple of runs scored. Pitcher Sheng An-Kuo pitched four innings of sub-par ball, but a couple of guys out of the bullpen were able to seal it off for Tri-City.