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.
Modesto’s Chad Bettis extended a string of starts in which he has pitched at least seven innings to seven while Asheville’s Tyler Matzek walked eight, but took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before hitting a wall.
Tulsa catcher Wilin Rosario continued his recent surge with four hits and Tim Wheeler hit his 27th home run. But both were overshadowed by shortstop Hector Gomez who hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in a 13-8 Drillers win.
Greg Reynolds allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out seven in seven shutout innings for Colorado Springs. The Sky Sox’s 2-1 win was Reynolds’ first start back at Triple-A after making a spot start Saturday for the Rockies.
High Class-A Modesto unloaded for 17 runs Friday with seven- and six-run innings and led by Kent Matthes and Josh Rutledge, who had four RBI each.
Modesto’s Nolan Arenado, recently selected to play in the Futures Game, was 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, six RBI in a 15-7 win Friday. Arenado is hitting .366 in June and after walking just once in April against 11 strikeouts, Arenado has 19 walks and just 14 strikeouts in 45 games in May and June.
Colorado Springs outfielder Cole Garner and Tulsa third baseman Darin Holcomb returned to their respective lineups for the first time in more than a week.
Esmil Rogers allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings in his second rehab start for the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Meanwhile, center fielder Dexter Fowler was 0-for-4 in his first rehab game.
Asheville left fielder Corey Dickerson, an eighth-round pick in 2010, hit three home runs and drove in 10 runs, eight with his home runs and two with sacrifice flies.
Starting pitcher Aaron Cook pitched 7 2/3 innings in what will likely be his final rehab start before being activated by the Colorado Rockies. Cook allowed six runs on eight hits and didn’t walk a batter