L – Ramirez (0-1)
HR – Harrison (1)
Down 0-1 (Best of 5)
The RedHawks led 2-1 after five innings, but the Iowa Cubs busted out for eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Despite pitching well early on, Elizardo Ramirez ended up surrendering eight runs on 10 hits in 5.1 innings.
Kea Kometani came on in relief and allowed two runs in 1.2 frames.
Right fielder Ben Harrison was the star for Oklahoma offensively, as he was 2-for-2 with a home run and a walk.
Chris Shelton (2/4, 2B) and Max Ramirez (1/4, 2B) both doubled.
Leadoff hitter Casey Benjamin singled twice in four at-bats.
W – Holland (1-0)
SV – Jones (1)
HR – Borbon (1), Murphy (1)
Up 1-0 (Best of 5)
Derek Holland broke through with a clutch performance on Wednesday night.
The hard-throwing left-hander allowed a Kyle Blanks double and a Jose Lobaton walk in a scoreless second inning. He then went on to 16 consecutive batters, taking a one-hitter into the eighth inning.
Holland served up a solo home run to begin the eighth, but he ended up surrendering just one run on two hits in 7 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out five.
Steve Murphy (2/4, 3B, HR) got the scoring started with a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning. He would later add a triple.
Three batters later, Julio Borbon (2/4, HR) stepped up and belted a solo shot of his own to give the ‘Riders a 2-0 lead. That was all they would need.
Jose Vallejo (1/4), John Whittleman (1/3, BB) and Manny Pina (1/4) all added RBI singles later in the contest.
After John Bannister walked the first two batters of the ninth inning, Beau Jones came in and retired all three batters he faced to earn the save.
26-44, 16.0 GB
The Blaze failed to qualify for the California League playoffs.
L – Beavan (0-1)
Down 0-1 (Best of 3)
Blake Beavan lost despite turning in a decent effort. The tall righty yielded three runs, two earned, in 6.1 innings pitched. He walked one and struck out four.
The L-Kings had 11 baserunners in the game, but they went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
Engel Beltre (1/3, 2B) had the only extra-base hit while Cristian Santana (2/4), Jonathan Greene (1/3, BB) and Justin Smoak (1/3, BB) combined for the remainder of Clinton's hits.
Chris Dennis held the Kernels scoreless for 1.2 innings, allowing one hit and fanning one batter.
W – Ragsdale (2-1)
SV – Peralta (5)
51-25, 8.0 GU
The Indians played their final game of the regular season on Wednesday.
With the playoffs beginning on Thursday, manager Tim Hulett elected to go with a Johnny Allstaff approach.
Lefty Yoon-Hee Nam (4.20 ERA/.261 BAA) began the game with two scoreless innings. Relievers Corey Ragsdale (2 IP) and Eric Evans (3 IP) followed, combining for five innings of shutout ball. Evans allowed just one hit and fanned three in his outing.
Catcher Zach Zaneski (2/3, 2B) and right fielder Joey Butler (1/2, 2B) both doubled.
Juan Peralta picked up his fifth save with a scoreless ninth inning.
17-11, 4.0 GB
The AZL Rangers finished the season with a 34-22 overall record. They did not qualify for the playoffs.
46-23, 0.0 GU
The DSL Rangers1 won the Dominican Summer League's San Pedro division, but lost in the first round of the playoffs.
26-45, 21.0 GB
The DSL Rangers2 finished the Dominican Summer League season with a 26-45 record.
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