Beavers Held to Three in 7-1 Loss to Redbirds
PORTLAND, Ore. - Mark Hamilton went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Amaury Cazana added a two-run single in the sixth as the Memphis Redbirds topped the Portland Beavers 7-1 at AutoZone Park on Wednesday night.
Redbirds (16-16) second baseman Daniel Descalso scored two of the Redbirds' runs and picked up a pair of RBIs in the game.
Memphis starting pitcher Lance Lynn (2-2) allowed just one run and three hits in his six innings of work, striking out six in his second consecutive win for the Redbirds.
Josh Geer (0-4) took the loss for the Beavers (13-20), giving up six runs on seven hits in three innings of work out of the Portland bullpen.
The Beavers opened the scoring in the top of the third when Sean Kazmar knocked a single into center field to score Craig Stansberry from second base.
Portland led 1-0 but the Redbirds responded with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning when Memphis third baseman Ruben Gotay hit a line-drive single to left that scored Donovan Solano.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Redbirds took the lead on a Descalso fielder's choice that scored James Rapoport from third. With the bases loaded four batters later, Cazana singled into center field and scored two more Memphis baserunners, extending the lead to 4-1.
The Redbirds continued their hitting barrage in the seventh with three consecutive two-out hits from Descalso, Hamilton and Bryan Anderson that put three more runs between the Redbirds and Beavers.
Beavers starter Sean Gallagher received a no-decision in the game, pitching four innings and allowing one run on four hits.
The Beavers continue their series with the Redbirds in Memphis at AutoZone Park on Thursday at 5:05 p.m. (Pacific).
NOTES: Down from San Diego on a rehab assignment, Sean Gallagher made his second career start as a Beaver, having taken the loss on Sept. 4, 2009 in his first start for Portland ... Geer's appearance in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game was his first relief appearance of the season ... Luis Durango left the game in the top of the eighth inning after being hit by an Oneli Perez pitch.
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