RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jamie Westbrook hit a two-run double in the seventh inning, leading the Reno Aces to a 6-5 win over the Sacramento River Cats on Thursday.
The double by Westbrook scored Kevin Cron and Ildemaro Vargas and was the game’s last scoring play.
Damien Magnifico (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless relief while Sam Selman (3-2) took the loss in the Pacific Coast League game.
For the River Cats, Abiatal Avelino homered and doubled, scoring two runs. Jaylin Davis homered and singled.
PORTS 8, 66ERS 7
STOCKTON(AP) — Robert Mullen homered and had two hits, driving in three, and Mitchell Jordan allowed just four hits over seven innings as the Stockton Ports defeated the Inland Empire 66ers 8-7 on Thursday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Ports and a three-game winning streak for the 66ers.
Jordan (9-7) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked one while allowing two runs.
Stockton grabbed a 3-2 lead in the third after Yhoelnys Gonzalez scored on an error and Alfonso Rivas and Josh Phegley scored on a wild pitch.
Trailing 8-5, the 66ers cut into the deficit in the ninth inning when Michael Stefanic hit a two-run single.
Travis Herrin (3-5) went four innings, allowing seven runs and four hits in the California League game. He also struck out six and walked five.
QUAKES 7, NUTS 3
RANCHO CUCAMONGA (AP) — Dillon Paulson, Jeren Kendall, and Hunter Feduccia scored on an error in the second inning to help the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes secure a 7-3 victory over the Modesto Nuts on Wednesday.
The error gave the Quakes a 3-2 lead.
The Quakes later added single runs in four additional innings to secure the victory.
Rancho Cuca. southpaw John Rooney (3-1) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. Opposing starter Austin Hutchison (3-11) took the loss in the California League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and six hits over five innings.
RAWHIDE 7, GIANTS 5
VISALIA (AP) — Yoel Yanqui hit a two-run single in the fifth inning, leading the Visalia Rawhide to a 7-5 win over the San Jose Giants on Thursday.
The single by Yanqui scored Luis Alejandro Basabe and Jose Herrera to give the Rawhide a 4-1 lead.
The Rawhide later tacked on three runs in the seventh when Alek Thomas scored on an error and Yanqui hit a two-run double to secure the victory.
San Jose saw its comeback attempt come up short after Diego Rincones drew a bases-loaded walk and David Villar hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth to cut the Visalia lead to 7-5.
Starter Shumpei Yoshikawa (5-6) got the win while Jose Marte (3-7) took the loss in relief in the California League game.
Manuel Geraldo homered and doubled twice, scoring two runs for the Giants. Courtney Hawkins homered and doubled.