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.
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.
Tulsa starter Christian Friedrich rebounded from a pair of rough starts and took a no-hitter one out into the sixth inning. Friedrich allowed just one hit and four walks and struck out seven in six shutout innings. He was not involved in the decision as the Drillers’ bullpen allowed three runs.
Alex White allowed two hits and struck out two in 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his second rehab start at Double-A Tulsa. since joining the Rockies organization. Matt McBride, like White acquired in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, was 3-for-4 in his first game with Tulsa.
Modesto’s Nolan Arenado hit two home runs and drove in four while teammate Kent Matthes hit a grand slam to bring his organization-leading RBI total to 95.
Tulsa’s Ben Paulsen, starting at third base for just the first time in his minor-league career, was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run with two RBI.
One night after Tulsa’s Wilin Rosario hit two home runs, two Colorado Rockies top position-player prospects — Tulsa’s Tim Wheeler and Asheville’s Kyle Parker — added two home runs of their own.
While the Colorado Rockies’ top position player prospects were playing in the Futures Game, one of their best pitching prospects, Tulsa’s Christian Friedrich, put together one of his best starts of the season, allowing just one run on six hits, walking no one and striking out five in eight innings of a 3-2 loss.
Modesto third baseman Nolan Arenado followed up Monday’s two-homer night by going 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 9-4 Nuts loss.
Colorado Springs starter Billy Buckner allowed one hit in seven shutout innings of a 2-1 extra-inning loss Thursday. Buckner, who also pitched five shutout innings on June 19, walked two and struck out five.