The Dust Devils won their first game in the Northwest League playoffs behind starting pitcher Christian Bergman, who took a no-hitter into the six, allowed two hits, walked one and struck out eight in seven 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.