Shortstop Josh Rutledge and third baseman Nolan Arenado each hit solo home runs in Modesto’s 6-5 win. For both, it was the third home run in four games, and for Arenado it was his 20th home run and 120th RBI.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek allowed three unearned runs en route to his third straight win. Matzek allowed two hits, walked four and struck out in seven innings, the fourth consecutive start he’s pitched seven innings.
Tyler Matzek pitched his best game as a pro, allowing one run on two hits with two walks and 13 strikeouts for Asheville. It was the third consecutive start and fourth in his past five that Matzek pitched seven innings. In August, Matzek is 3-1 with a 2.65 ERA, 15 walks and 42 strikeouts in 34 innings.
Ryan Spilborghs started his rehab with Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while Jordan Pacheco made his second start at third base this week.
Jason Giambi helped the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to a 7-5 win by going 3-for-3 with three RBI in his latest rehab appearance at Triple-A.
Starting pitcher Edgar Gonzalez allowed one run on two hits, walked two and struck out three in seven innings. But he was denied a when by a two-run walkoff home run off reliever Jim Miller.
Tulsa’s Dan Houston bounced back from a pair of rough starts to pitch a three-hit shutout, walking two and striking out 10 in the process.
Tri-City’s Christian Bergman, a 24th-round pick by the Rockies in 2010, pitched a four-hit shutout, walking no one and striking out six. In his previous start, Bergman pitched seven scoreless innings on four hits and walked only one.
Asheville’s Tyler Matzek won for the first time in 15 starts this season, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks and striking out eight in five innings of a 12-4 Tourists win.
Ian Stewart hit a pair of home runs for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in an 11-10 win Sunday at Salt Lake. Stewart was 3-for-5 with six RBI and three runs scored and is 6-for-13 with nine RBI in his past three games.
Dexter Fowler and Ian Stewart endured a hitless night at Triple-A Colorado Springs, combining to go 0-for-7. Fowler is 0-for-14 in his past four games but has walked six times. Stewart is 1-for-21 in his past five.
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.