Oklahoma City (32-24), 1.0 up
OKC never trailed in this one, and though they allowed Albuquerque to tie the game twice, the RedHawks emerge victorious, 8-4. Jarred Cosart had a rough one, throwing 4.1IP, 5H/4ER, 6K:5BB. Eric Berger walked two in 1.1IP; Josh Zeid allowed 1H/0ER, 2K:4BB in 2IP; Alex Sogard retired the only batter he faced, and Jose Valdez allowed a hit in 1IP. The RedHawks' pitching staff struck out 12 batters, but walked 11. Cosart has walked twelve batters in his last 9.1IP. Whether that's him working on his command and nibbling, or trying something out at the request of the Astros, it's something to keep an eye on.
Andy Simunic (BB) and Carlos Perez (2B) had three hits each; Jake Elmore was 2x4 with a walk and an RBI, Jonathan Villar was 2x4 with an RBI. Brett Wallace was 1x6 with a K and Fernando Martinez was 1x5 with 3RBI.
Man of the Match: Uh. How about Jake Elmore?
Corpus (35-21), 3.0 up
Lancaster (35-22), 6.0 up
Stockton scored the first four runs of the game, which was all they needed in a 4-2 win over Lancaster. Luis Cruz struck out seven in 4.2IP, but allowed 4H/4ER and a walk, a balk, and two HBPs. Jonas Dufek retired the only batter he faced, and Kyle Hallock threw 3IP, 0H/0ER, 2K:1BB.
Matt Duffy was 3x3 with a double, Delino DeShields was 2x4 with a double and an RBI. Nolan Fontana played in his first game since May 15 and went 1x3 with a double (Joe Sclafani replaced him...and drew a walk).
Man of the Match: Delino DeShields
Quad Cities (32-25), 3.5GB
Beloit struck first with a run in the 2nd inning, but Quad Cities chipped away and got a game-ending double play for a 2-1 win, propelling the River Bandits into 2nd place in the division. Colton Cain went 5IP, allowing 4H/1ER, 3K:1BB; Mike Hauschild improved to 4-0 with 3H/0ER, 3K:0BB.
Rio Ruiz was 2x3 with both RBI for the River Bandits; Jon Doubleton and Jesse Wierzbicki were 1x3 with a double and a walk (Singleton scored both River Bandits runs).
Man of the Match: Rio Ruiz
DSL Astros (1-1), 1GB
The DSL Mariners got two runs in the first, and that was it. Meanwhile, the Astros got two back in the 7th, and then pinch-runner Jean Estrella scored the go-ahead run on Adalfi Almonte's single in the 9th. DSL Astros win, 3-2. Juan Hernandez threw 5IP, 4H/2R (1ER), 4K:1BB; Junior Garcia allowed 1H/0ER, 2K:2BB in 1.2IP and Angel Heredia struck out five of the seven batters he faced, throwing 2.1IP, with 0H/0ER and 5K:1BB.
Luis Payano was 2x3 with two walks and an RBI; Brauly Mejia was 2x4 (and got the hit that allowed Estrella to replace him on 1st base, and score the go-ahead run). Arturo Michelena was 1x2 with a walk.
Man of the Match: Luis Payano