L – Hurley (1-1)
15-6, 2.0 GU
|Kometani has been inconsistent thus far.|
Left fielder Brandon Boggs (.333/.394/.492) reached base in all four plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with a walk.
Ryan Roberts (1/4, 2B) and Nelson Cruz (2/5, 2B) each doubled in the game.
Kea Kometani (4.32 ERA/.258 BAA) didn't allow a run despite giving up two hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings. He struck out two.
W – Batista (2-1)
HR – Davis (6), Fox (3), Mayberry (3), Frostad (1)
15-4, 3.5 GU
John Bannister had issues in his first Double-A start, giving up four runs on six hits and four walks in three innings. The right-hander, who is returning from Tommy John surgery, struck out two batters.
|Mayberry is heating up.|
Second baseman Adam Fox (.333/.393/.627) was 2-for-4 with a triple and his third home run of the season. Fox hit only six home runs in 274 at-bats with the ‘Riders last season.
John Mayberry (3/5, HR) and Emerson Frostad (1/3, HR, BB) also went deep.
First baseman Chris Davis hit the game's most important round-tripper with a walkoff solo shot in the bottom of the 10th inning. The bomb was Davis' sixth of the season, putting him into a tie with teammate Max Ramirez [along with Jonathan Zeringue and Kila Kaaihue] for tops in the Texas League.
Refusing to cool down, left fielder Steve Murphy went 2-for-5 with a double.
Closer Warner Madrigal blew his first save of the season after allow a solo home run in the ninth inning. He went two total innings, allowing just that one run.
Reliever Kendy Batista followed Madrigal with one scoreless inning to earn the victory.
W – Hunter (2-3)
SV – Hamilton (2)
HR – Whittleman (2)
10-11, 4.0 GB
|Hunter worked into the eighth inning.|
RF Grant Gerrard (2/4, BB) and SS Marcus Lemon (2/3, 3B, HBP) also reached base three times. Lemon drove in three runs with a bases-clearing triple in the top of the seventh inning. The knock put the Blaze on top for good.
Julio Borbon doubled for his only hit in five at-bats.
Starter Tommy Hunter earned the victory after surrendering four runs on 10 hits in 7.1 innings. He walked one and struck out four. Hunter pitched extremely well outside of allowing a pair of runs in both the second and eighth innings.
Clayton Hamilton fanned three in 1.2 perfect innings to earn the save.
13-4, 1.0 GB
Clinton returns home to face the Lansing Lugnuts on Friday.
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