Dan Steele, Derek Spreitzer and Parker Ewles all provided timely
hits and Billy Macdonald displayed solid base running.
Sam Cubiero pitched well for the A's and made a strong catch in
center field while Mike Pawell caught a solid game behind the plate.
Max Priestly was robbed of a hit when his line drive was snared by
In other AAA action:
* Angels 4, Braves 3
Bruce Bearer singled past the shortstop to drive in the winning
run for the Angels in the bottom of the sixth inning.
With two outs, Ford singled, stole second and advanced to third on
a passed ball. Ewles walked and stole second, setting up Bearer for
the game-winning hit.
Ford led the Angels' charge, going 3 for 3 with three runs scored
while defensive putouts were recorded by Steele and Chris
Faunt-Leroy. Matt Dollett-Hemphill, Nick Bishop, Alex Carlis and
Hallett each shined defensively as well.
Hallett and Ford again pitched well for the Angels, combining for
nine strikeouts. Dylan Pievac and Clark Cashion combined on eight
strikeouts for the Braves.
* Yankees 16, Cubs 2
The Yankees won their fifth consecutive game, enjoying a power
Graeme Fraser and Nick Gooding each tripled and tallied three and
two RBIs, respectively. Tanner Trauthen knocked in two runs while
Trevor McGhie and Preston Risser each scored three runs. Bryce Ashton
added to the hit parade.
Jack Murphy scored twice as Michael Haeri and Patrick Pearson
showed speed on the basepaths.
Eric Frazier, Jeremy Fox and Benny Townsend limited the Cubs'
Risser and Frazer combined for nine strikeouts and limited the
Cubs to just two hits.
Reid Johnson, Zach Cabin and Connor Gaughan all pitched well for
the Cubs with Cabin and Allen Brown scoring their runs.
In previous majors action:
* Yankees 6, Red Sox 5
The Yankees held off the first-place Red Sox, as Blake Terry
scored the winning run.
Matt Morris and Randall Nelson each tripled in runners for the
Nelson, Morris, Nico Napolitano and Danny Baker all scored runs
for the Yankees.
On the hill, Morris started and was relieved by Bret Weinberger.
John Christian held the Red Sox scoreless in the final innings.