W – Simon (3-6)
HR – Cruz (3)
Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon (6.99 ERA/.309 BAA) tossed a complete game on Wednesday, giving up just one run on six hits in seven innings. The streaky right-hander walked two and struck out four.
Right fielder Nelson Cruz was 1-for-4 with a home run, but it was left fielder Kevin Mahar that stole the show.
Mahar was 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored.
Leadoff hitter Freddy Guzman (2/4, BB), first baseman Nate Gold (2/4, 2B, BB), and backstop Chris Stewart (3/4) had multiple hits.
Designated hitter Jason Botts (.322/.430/.515) was 1-for-2 with three walks. Botts has 14 walks versus six strikeouts in 11 games this June.
L – Redman (1-2)
HR – Quiroz (3)
30-35, 4.0 GB
Starting pitcher Mark Redman took a shutout into the bottom of the seventh inning, but he lost the shutout, the lead, and the game all in the same inning.
In the end, Redman had given up three runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings.
First baseman Nate Gold (.296/.347/.525) led the RedHawks with two hits – including a double – in three at-bats.
Backstop Guillermo Quiroz (.291/.336/.409) was 1-for-3 with a homer and right fielder Nelson Cruz singled and walked twice in three plate appearances.
W – Volquez (5-0)
SV – Kometani (3)
43-21, 2.5 GU
Frisco took one step closer to clinching the first-half title as the offense posted six runs in the game's first two innings.
Edinson Volquez (3.57 ERA/.211 BAA) improved to 5-0 as he pitched into the seventh inning for the second time in as many starts. The righty went 6 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on five hits. He did struck out four without issuing a walk.
Second baseman German Duran (.324/.384/.569) had three hits – including a double – in five at-bats.
Right fielder Anthony Webster (2/5, 2B, 2 SB), left fielder Steve Murphy (2/5, 4 RBI), and first baseman Jim Fasano (2/4) also notched multi-hit efforts.
Right fielder John Mayberry was 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his second Double-A game.
Kea Kometani finished off the victory with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. The Pepperdine product gave up one hit and struck out two.
L – Farnum (0-1)
28-37, 7.5 GB
Left fielder Josh Bradbury, the Rangers' eighth round draft pick last season, appeared in the Bakersfield lineup on Wednesday.
The 22-year-old had two singles and two runs scored in four at-bats. He hit just .191 with one home run in 110 at-bats with the Rookie Arizona Rangers last summer.
Catcher Taylor Teagarden was also 2-for-4 with a walk.
L – Slusarz (1-3)
39-24, 1.5 GB
Starting pitcher Zach Phillips surrendered three runs on six hits in five innings. The lefty walked one and struck out two.
Second baseman Jose Vallejo singled three times in five at-bats.
Left fielder Chad Tracy was 2-for-5 with two RBI and right fielder K.C. Herren was 1-for-3 with two walks.