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.
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.
Tulsa’s Ben Paulsen, starting at third base for just the first time in his minor-league career, was 3-for-4 with a double, a home run with two RBI.
Colorado Springs second baseman Chris Nelson was 4-for-5 with two home runs, six RBI and three runs while Esmil Rogers was solid in his latest rehab start.
Double-A Tulsa catcher Wilin Rosario reached base five times, going 2-for-2 with two home runs, three walks, three RBI and three runs scored in the Drillers’ 7-6, 11-inning win.
Tulsa third baseman Darin Holcomb was 4-for-5 and drove in all of the Drillers’ runs in a 5-4 win, including a go-ahead run on single in the 10th.
Third baseman Nolan Arenado was 3-for-6 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored in a 12-3 Modesto win. In his past 10 games, Arenado is hitting .410 (16-for-39) with three home runs, four doubles and 18 RBI.
Tulsa’s Christian Friedrich took the loss for the Texas League North All-Stars, allowing three hits and a run in the second inning. Scott Beerer had the only hit among Rockies prospects, going 1-for-1 after replacing Tim Wheeler, who was hitless along with teammates Wilin Rosario and Ben Paulsen.
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.
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.
Modesto third baseman Nolan Arenado was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in the Nuts’ 8-4 win Tuesday. In his past 10 games, Arenado is hitting .372 with four doubles, two home runs and 17 RBI.
Center fielder Tim Wheeler was 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and four RBI for Double-A Tulsa on Thursday. Wheeler is now hitting .330 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI.