Big slugging first baseman Rich Poythress hit two homers and also tripled to lead the Rainiers to a 11-5 win, snapping a six-game losing streak.
Here's Mike Curto's blog discussing the streak ending. Also here's Curto's minor league notebook for the TNT, which focuses on Victor Sanchez.
Double A Jackson lost to Mississippi, 7-5, in 11 innings. James Jones led Jackson with three hits.
Class A High Desert picked up a 7-4 win over Visalia. Daniel Paolini hit his 18th homer this season for the Mavericks.
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Class A Clinton lost to Great Lakes, 4-3, as the LumberKings bullpen faltered.
Class A Everett clinched the first half title of the Northwest League with an 8-7 win over Boise. Austin Wilson hit his first professional home run.