Beavers Done In by Errors in 7-6 Loss to 51s
PORTLAND, Ore. - J.P. Arencibia reached base three times and Danny Perales was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple as the Las Vegas 51s scored five unearned runs and held on to win 7-6 over the Portland Beavers at PGE Park Monday night.
The 51s (39-46) scored all seven runs in the third and fourth innings, taking advantage of two errors in the third and another in the fourth. Arencibia, Perales and recently optioned Jarrett Hoffpauir each scored twice to lead the way for Las Vegas.
Craig Stansberry and Sean Kazmar hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning, Cedric Hunter had three hits and Craig Cooper hit a couple of RBI singles for the Beavers (32-52), who lost for the fifth time in their last six games.
Josh Roenicke (4-0) hurled 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to stay perfect on the season.
Reliever Aaron Poreda (1-1) took the loss, yielding three runs (1 earned) on two hits and a walk in the third inning.
The normally sure-handed Beavers matched season highs with four errors and five unearned runs.
Cooper drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single in the first.
After a Mike McCoy groundout in the third tied the game, the 51s scored two more runs as the first baseman Cooper bobbled a ground ball then air-mailed it over catcher Chris Stewart's head.
Cooper got one run back with a third-inning RBI single but the 51s put up four more runs against Mike DeMark in the fourth. With one out, Manny Mayorson and Perales hit consecutive doubles to put runners at second and third. DeMark then walked Hoffpauir to load the bases and forced in a run with a second walk to Arencibia. The second baseman Kazmar mishandled a grounder up the middle to permit two more runs to come in before Adam Calderone's single scored Arencibia to finish the rally.
Stansberry and Kazmar connected on back-to-back home runs to left in the fifth as the Beavers pulled within three runs.
Hunter and Kazmar cut the lead in the ninth with RBI singles before Cooper popped out to end the comeback attempt.
Jeremy Accardo allowed two unearned runs in the ninth but converted his 11th save.
Former Beaver Sean Henn made his return to PGE Park with 4 1/3 innings. He allowed four runs on six hits and three walks.
Reliever Luis Perdomo made his third spot start for Portland, pitching two innings while running his streak without an earned run to 21 1/3 innings.
The Beavers and 51s continue the series Tuesday night 7:05 p.m. (Pacific).
NOTES: The Beavers wore special red uniforms that were auctioned off during the game to benefit the Limbs for Life non-profit organization, which supplies prosthetic limbs for those who cannot afford them ... Stansberry needs one more game to match Jon Knott's modern franchise record (since 2001) of 390 games played ... the back-to-back home runs in the fifth were the Beavers' first since May 27, 2009, when Stansberry and Will Venable went back-to-back against Memphis ... Stansberry's home run was his first at home this season ... the three runs allowed by Poreda were his first in 12 2/3 innings as a Beaver this season ... Hunter has scored 11 runs in 10 games since being promoted from Class AA San Antonio on June 25 ... Dusty Ryan stole second base in the second inning for his first theft since May 9, 2009, when he played for Triple-A Toledo in the Tigers organization ... Ryan has 17 walks in his last 15 games ... Cooper leads the Beavers with 13 multi-RBI games this season ... former 51 Kyle Phillips made his home Beavers debut when he pinch-hit in the ninth.
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