The Dust Devils won their first game in the Northwest League playoffs behind starting pitcher Christian Bergman, who took a no-hitter into the six, allowed two hits, walked one and struck out eight in seven innings.
Corey Dickerson homered three times — his 28th, 29th and 30th — and drove in six runs in a slugfest for low Class-A Asheville. The Tourists hit eight home runs and scored 21 runs.
Chris Nelson two a pair of home runs in his first game at Triple-A Colorado Springs since being optioned on Wednesday.
Ryan Spilborghs had another big night on his rehab assignment at Colorado Springs, going 3-for-4 in a 23-11 Sky Sox loss. Spilborghs is 9-for-16 so far on his four-game rehab.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek allowed four runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out nine in seven innings. It was the fourth straight start for Matzek in which he has pitched at least six innings and the third start in his past four that he pitched seven.
One day after Drew Pomeranz’s impressive debut in the Colorado Rockies organization, Alex White matched him for Double-A Tulsa, allowed just three hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings. White hasn’t allowed a run since his one-inning rehab debut at Tulsa on Aug. 4.
Colorado Springs left fielder Mike Paulk was 2-for-5 with a double in a 2-1 Sky Sox loss, the fifth multhit game in his past eight for Paulk, who is hitting .358.
Starting pitcher Alex White allowed two hits, walked no one and struck out three in four shutout innings of a 2-1 Tulsa loss. In his past two rehab starts with Tulsa, White has allowed just four hits with no walks in 7 2/3 innings.
Modesto shortstop Josh Rutledge had three hits and extended his hitting streak to 27 games. Rutledge is hitting .454 with 16 doubles, four home runs and 26 RBI in July and August.
Colorado Springs second baseman Chris Nelson was 4-for-5 with two home runs, six RBI and three runs while Esmil Rogers was solid in his latest rehab start.
While Parker Frazier was pitching was one of the better games of his minor-league career at Modesto, allowing one run in seven innings, his former teammate Tyler Matzek continued to battle command at Asheville, giving up eight runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Starting pitcher Aaron Cook allowed three runs in seven innings in what likely will be his final rehab start. Cook, who is expected to start for the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday in San Diego, allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five.