Modesto shortstop Josh Rutledge had three hits, including a two-run home run, extending his current hitting streak to 11 games and backing Chad Bettis, who allowed two hits and struck out nine in five innings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tri-City first baseman Jordan Ribera was 4-for-6 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in a 12-2 win for the Dust Devils. Ribera, a 21st-round pick in June, is hitting .322 with five home runs and 26 RBI in 23 games.
Starting pitcher Dan Houston threw six shutout innings, allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five in a 2-0 win at Double-A Tulsa. It was Houston’s first start since being promoted from Modesto, where he was 7-1 with a 2.53 ERA.
Tyler Matzek allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings in his first start at Asheville since being demoted from Modesto. Matzek allowed six hits, walked five and struck out four, but was bailed out by another former first-round pick, Kyle Parker, who homered.
Reliever Joey Williamson went from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday, replacing Bruce Billings, who was called up by the Colorado Rockies.
Aaron Cook’s return from a broken finger took a big step forward with a rehab start Saturday at Double-A Tulsa, where he allowed four runs on six hits in four innings, walked two and stuck out one.