Oklahoma City (32-25), tied
It was 4-2 heading into the bottom of the 6th when Albuquerque got themselves a 5-run inning, and cruised to a 10-2 win over OKC. Phil Humber allowed 5H/4R (2ER), 2K:1BB in 4.2IP; C.J. Fick allowed 2H/4R (3ER), 1K:1BB in 1IP; Rhiner Cruz allowed one of Fick's and one of his own with 2H/2R (1ER), 1K:2BB in 1.1IP; Kevin Chapman struck out the side in a perfect 8th inning.
Brett Wallace was 3x4 with a walk; Jake Elmore was 2x5; Robbie Grossman (SB), Marc Krauss, Che-Hsuan Lin and Cody Clark (RBI) had a hit and a walk each.
(J.R. Towles was 0x4 with 2K for Albuquerque)
Man of the Match: Brett Wallace!
Corpus (36-21), 4.0 up
Corpus defeated Midland, 9-5, but our hearts are broken for a different reason. After four scoreless innings to start the game, pushing his ER-less streak to 36.2IP, Jake Buchanan allowed two line drives to put runners on the corner with nobody out, and a soft grounder got a double play, but allowed a run to score, snapping the streak. He would allow an unearned run later in the inning. Buchanan throws 5IP, 7H/2R (1ER), 2K:1BB, raising his ERA all the way up to 0.85. Carlos Quevedo allowed 3H/2ER, 0K:1BB in 2.1IP; Sergio Escalona gave up a hit and a walk in 0.2IP; Kenny Long's Corpus struggles continued with 1H/1ER on a solo homer in 1IP.
Ben Orloff was 4x5 with a double; Jose Martinez was 3x5 with 3RBI, SB (the top two spots in the lineup were 7x10 with a double and four runs scored). Drew Muren was 2x2 with a stolen base after replacing George Springer who apparently made a hard dive into 3rd base. Domingo Santana (2RBI) and Jonathan Meyer (BB, RBI) had two hits each. Justin Maxwell was 0x3 with a strikeout and a stolen base in his first rehab start.
Man of the Match: Jose Martinez
Lancaster (35-23), 5.0 up
Second game at Stockton, second loss at Stockton as the JetHawks fall, 4-2. Aaron West threw 5IP, 5H/3ER, 1K:0BB; Theron Geith allowed an unearned run on a hit and two walks in 1.1IP; Michael Dimock gave up a 1H/0ER, 2K:0BB in 1.2IP.
Andrew Aplin and Chris Epps had two hits each; Brandon Meredith (RBI) and Preston Tucker (SB) had your other hits. Telvin Nash provided a sac fly. Joe Sclafani and Delino DeShields were 0x3 with a walk.
Man of the Match: Uh. Preston Tucker?
Quad Cities (32-24), 4GB
DSL Astros (2-1), 0.5GB
Astros pitchers combined for a 4-hit shutout of the DSL Red Sox, winning 2-0. Edwin Villaroel allowed 3H/0ER, 3K:0BB in 5IP; Joselo Pinales gave up 1H/0ER, 3K:1BB in 3IP and Harold Arauz threw a perfect 9th inning.
Arturo Michelena and Jesus Bermejo had a hit and an RBI each; Hector Roa provided a triple, Victor Tavarez a double, and Jean Estrella stole a base and scored a run.
Man of the Match: Edwin Villaroel