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.
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.
Tulsa center fielder Tim Wheeler capped a four-run 10th with his 33rd home run, helping lift the Drillers to 13-9 win that also included two home runs by catcher Wilin Rosario.
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.
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.
Starting pitcher Edgar Gonzalez allowed one run on two hits, walked two and struck out three in seven innings. But he was denied a when by a two-run walkoff home run off reliever Jim Miller.
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.
Dexter Fowler and Ian Stewart endured a hitless night at Triple-A Colorado Springs, combining to go 0-for-7. Fowler is 0-for-14 in his past four games but has walked six times. Stewart is 1-for-21 in his past five.
First baseman Mike Zuanich has been promoted from high Class A Modesto to Double-A Tulsa after a very strong first half for the Nuts.
Colorado Springs catcher Jordan Pacheco doubled in the go-ahead run in the 14th inning Tuesday. In the lower minors, Colorado Rockies prospects took part in a pair of All-Star Games.
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox rallied in the bottom of the eighth for seven runs, including a three-run home run by first baseman Mike Jacobs and an RBI double by catcher Jordan Pacheco, to take a 9-8 lead before giving it back with two runs in the ninth.
While Parker Frazier was pitching was one of the better games of his minor-league career at Modesto, allowing one run in seven innings, his former teammate Tyler Matzek continued to battle command at Asheville, giving up eight runs in 1 1/3 innings.