Kyle Parker (No. 9 PuRP) went 4-for-5 with a pair of home runs, including one to tie the game in the ninth inning to help the Sky Sox to a 9-8 walk-off win over Albuquerque. The Sky Sox led 7-5 going to the ninth, but Rafael Betancourt gave up home runs to Joc Pederson and Brock Peterson to blow the save.
A two-run single in the seventh from right fielder Jared Simon was the only offensive production for Tulsa last night in a 3-2 loss to Arkansas. Drillers starter Richard Castillo gave up lone runs in each of the first three innings and the Arkansas pitching staff held Tulsa to just three singles to preserve the win.
A solo home run by left fielder Ryan Lollis was the only hit Modesto starter Matt Flemer allowed in eight innings of work in the Nuts' 2-1 win over San Jose. Flemer's gem, in which he walked just one and struck out eight, meant that Juan Ciriaco's two-run single in the second held up as Modesto won its 40th game of the season.
Johendi Jiminian scattered six hits over 5 1/3 shutout innings as the Toursists beat Kannapolis, 7-1. Asheville led 2-0 when the blew it open with four runs in the top of the eighth, including a two-run single from Raimel Tapia (No. 5 PuRP), part of a three-hit day for the Tourists' leadoff man.
The Volcanoes scored in each of the first six innings, including five in the fifth, to take a 12-1 lead en route to a 12-5 win over Tri-City. The Salem-Keizer scoring barrage only stopped when Dust Devils reliever Sam Moll (No. 24 PuRP) entered in the seventh and pitched two scoreless innings.
The Rockies scored four in the first, five in the sixth and six in the fourth and got home runs from Kevin Padlo and Roberto Ramos in an 18-8 win in Idaho Falls. Each of the Chukars' first four pitchers gave up at least four runs with none lasting longer than two innings. The second game of the doubleheader was suspended after three innings with Idaho Falls holding a 7-0 lead and will be resumed today.
The Rockies were held to just six hits, two of them doubles from Jonathan Piron and Anderson Jimenez in a 6-1 loss to the Red Sox. The Rockies' lone run came in the fifth when Jimenez's double scored Jose Gomez, who had walked to lead off the inning.