With just one game left in the regular season, Nolan Arenado continues to hit, going 2-for-5 and adding two more RBI two his minor-league leading total in Modesto’s 10-1 win. Scott Robinson had four hits and drove in three in the game to back Alan DeRatt, who pitched seven shutout innings.
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.
Tuls’s Rob Scahill took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and, thanks to a pair of double plays, had faced the minimum through six. Scahill allowed one run on three hits, walked three and struck out seven in eight innings to pick up his 11th win.
Joe Gardner, the least-talked-about pitcher in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade, won for the third consecutive time at Tulsa. Since joining the Colorado Rockies organization, Gardner is 3-2 with a 2.87 ERA in five starts.
Tulsa’s Tim Wheeler, who ended a homerless August last week, hit his third home run in the past five games and drove in three.
Modesto’s Nolan Arenado followed three straight games with home runs by going 4-for-6 with three RBIs to bring his season total to 108. Arenado has struck out just three times in 70 at-bats in August and 47 times in 461 at-bats all season.
Modesto starting pitcher Chad Bettis pitched another gem, striking out 11 in seven shutout innings, while third baseman Nolan Arenado became the first minor leaguer with 100 RBI this season.
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.
Starting pitcher Tyler Matzek took the loss for Ashevile but followed up his best start of the season with another solid start, allowing three runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts in six innings. Matzek was coming off a start in which he allowed run and struck out nine in seven innings.
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.
Modesto shortstop Josh Rutledge, who had a 27-game hitting streak snapped Thursday, was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs in a 6-3 Nuts win Sunday. After hitting .448 in July, Rutledge hitting .480 in August.
Tri-City starter Tyler Gagnon allowed three hits, walked one and struck out seven in seven scoreless innings. Gagnon has allowed one run and 13 hits in 31 1/3 over his past five starts.