W – Lee (1-2)
SV – German (6)
68-64, 0.0 GB
Incredibly hot centerfielder Freddy Guzman (.270/.346/.365) paced the RedHawks with four hits – including a triple – in five at bats. Guzman now has 12 hits in his last four games.
Starter Derek Lee earned his first victory of the season with seven strong innings. He allowed two runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out four.
Luther Hackman, who was signed earlier in the day, hurled a scoreless eighth inning. The 32-year-old reliever had a 3.61 ERA with 18 saves in 41 appearances for the Nashville Sounds.
Franklyn German struck out the side in the ninth inning for his sixth save of the year.
L – Chenard (2-7)
32-27, 2.0 GB
The struggling RoughRiders were rocked by the division rival Missions for the second time in three days.
Though Ken Chenard pitched well in his start, giving up one run in 3 1/3 innings, his offense and bullpen gave him no support.
Danny Herrera coughed up five runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings, raising his ERA to 3.80.
Second baseman German Duran had the team's only extra base hit with a double. He also walked.
Infielder Adam Fox pitched a scoreless top of the ninth inning. He became the second infielder to take the mound for Frisco in three days.
L – Knippschild (3-5)
HR – Thon (10), Fasano (3), Smith (1)
26-34, 10.5 GB
Making his first start above the Rookie level, 20-year-old righty Jorge Quintero yielded only one run on one hit in four innings. He walked three and struck out two.
Jim Fasano, Freddie Thon, and Matt Smith each hit a solo home run to make up Bakersfield's scoring output for the day.
Catcher Max Ramirez walked three times and was hit by a pitch in five plate appearances.
L – Jones (3-1)
25-35, 12.5 GB
The LumberKings – who have scored more than four runs in a game just one time since August 12 – were shutout on Friday.
Beau Jones struggled through 4 1/3 innings, as he allowed four runs, three earned. He gave up five hits, walked two, and struck out five.
Julio Santana hurled a perfect inning. He has yet to yield a baserunner via hit or walk in 4 1/3 innings with Clinton.
L – Tatusko (3-5)
29-34, 0.5 GB
The Indians finished off a poor night for the organization with another shutout.
Ryan Tatusko suffered the loss despite allowing only one run on six hits in 5.1 innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
DH Mitch Moreland singled, doubled, and walked while first baseman Nate Gold doubled for his only hit in four at bats.
10-13, 4.5 GB
W- Sibid (2-4)
HR – De Jesus (1)
35-34, 17.0 GB
Leadoff hitter and shortstop Junior De Jesus went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and a walk on Friday afternoon in San Pedro de Macoris.
Roan Salas (3/4), Jhonny Gomez (2/3), Miguel Moreno (2/3), and Ramon Mota (1/3, 2B, BB) also had excellent offensive performances.