RedHawks 3, Portland 2
The RedHawks swept Portland and stretched their winning streak to four games, a season-high.
AT THE PLATE
RedHawks leadoff man Julio Borbon
was 3-for-4, and Joaquin Arias
and Brandon Boggs
were each 2-for-4. Borbon and Arias opened the game with back-to-back doubles, then both scored on an Esteban German
Arias drove him the winning run in the second, after Royce Huffman
ON THE MOUND
Four RedHawks pitchers — Luis Mendoza, Bryan Corey, A.J. Murray
and Warner Madrigal
— combined for a five-hit win.
IN THE FIELD
Portland turned a triple play in the third inning. With runners on first and second, Jose Vallejo
lined to second baseman Matt Antonelli
, who tossed to covering shortstop Craig Stansberry
, who completed the F4-6-3 play with a relay to first baseman Chad Huffman
Second baseman German Duran
was put on the disabled list. He suffered a rib injury in Thursday night’s game.
TONGHT AT THE BRICK
Tacoma (RH Gaby Hernandez
, 2-2, 5.65) at Oklahoma City (RH Josh Rupe
, no record). Rupe was assigned to the RedHawks on Thursday, after being in extended spring training. He led all major league relievers in innings pitched last year with Texas.
BY BOB HERSOM