Colorado Springs, W 10-3 (49-42)
The Sky Sox put up a five-spot in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back. Dexter Fowler started the inning with a walk, but was thrown out at third on Troy Tulowitzki's single in the at-bat. After Ryan Wheeler's single put men at the corners, Xavier Nady doubled and Ben Paulsen singled to drive in the first two runs of the game. Tim Wheeler capped the scoring with a three-run home run (2).
Fowler drew two walks in the game but was hitless in three at-bats. Tulo went 3-for-3 with a walk, but in the second inning he attempted to stretch a single into a double, only to be tagged out standing up at second base. He will sit out Wednesday, Ryan Wheeler finished the game 3-for-5 with a two-run home run (6) and three runs scored.
Jeff Francis started and allowed one run on four hits and two walks in 5⅔ innings. He struck out six and had an 8-2 GO-FO.
Modesto, L 6-2 (44-46)
Danny Winkler snapped a seven-game streak of pitching at least six innings on Tuesday night when he lasted five innings and allowed five runs on six hits (one home run) and three walks. He struck out six.
Tyler Massey (7) and Juan Crousset (2) hit solo home runs to account for the Nuts' runs.
Asheville, W 13-6 (45-40)
The Tourists exploded for eight runs in the sixth inning, turning a 5-3 deficit into an 11-5 lead. Matt Argyropoulos three-run double was the big blow that inning, but Dillon Thomas and Matt Wessinger each hit an RBI single; Juan Ciriaco drew a bases-loaded walk; and a throwing error on Rosell Herrera's ground out added the last two runs of the inning.
Herrera had two hits, picking up his 24th double, and drove in two runs. Julian Yan hit a two-run homer (5) in the fifth.
Matt Flemer allowed the first five Delmarva runs, including a two-run homer in the fifth, over five innings. Andrew Brown, Trent Blank, and Rayan Gonzalez allowed two hits and one run over the remaining four innings..
Grand Junction, L 6-4 (11-8)
Blake Shouse, drafted from Middle Georgia College in the fifth round this year, threw five hitless innings (though he had two walks) before William Waltrip replaced him to start the sixth inning. That proved an unfortunate move as Billings put two men on to start the inning and followed with Gabriel Rosa's three-run home run, cutting the lead to within one run, 4-3.
In the eighth inning, Carlos Estevez let the lead disappear, due in large part to fielding and throwing errors. The latter came on a pickoff attempt that allowed Gabriel Rosa to score the tying run from second base. Carlos Yan allowed a two-run home run in the top of the ninth to break the tie.
Grand Junction put three runs on the board in the first inning, fueled by a throwing error during Raimel Tapia's at-bat. The third baseman's errant throw allowed Tapia to reach third base. Emerson Jimenez and Correlle Prime drove in two runs on singles and Jose Briceno added the other run on a ground out.