Houston Astros 4, MILWAUKEE BREWERS 6
The Brewers used home runs from Scooter Gennett, Chris Carter and Ryan Braun to help propel them to a 6-4 win over Houston. Chase Anderson started and picked up the win after working five scoreless innings. Carter had Milwaukee’s lone multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 and he and Braun each knocked in two runs. Jeremy Jeffress came on to record the final two outs in the ninth and earned his second save.
COLORADO SPRINGS SKY SOX 1, Memphis Redbirds 2
The Sky Sox loaded the bases in the ninth inning, but couldn’t push the tying run across the plate, as they were clipped by Memphis 2-1. Junior Guerra got the start for Colorado Springs and pitched well, going six innings and allowing two runs, but was charged with the tough-luck loss. Third baseman Garin Cecchini collected half of the Sky Sox hits, going 2-for-4 with Michael Reed and Josmil Pinto each chipping in a single.
Chattanooga Lookouts 2, BILOXI SHUCKERS 6
Biloxi got home runs from Jacob Nottingham, Victor Roache and Brett Phillips as they improved to 2-0 with a 6-2 win over Chattanooga. Javi Salas started and earned the victory, going 5.2 innings and allowing just one run while striking out eight in his 2016 debut. Phillips finished the game 3-for-4 with a double, home run and three runs batted in while Nate Orf added a single and a double in four plate appearances.
Daytona Tortugas 10, BREVARD COUNTY MANATEES 4
Brevard pitchers were roughed up for ten runs on ten hits as they dropped their second straight game to start the season. Zach Hirsch made the start for the Manatees and took the loss, giving up six runs in just three innings of work. Shortstop Angel Ortega led the offense, going 2-for-4 while Dustin DeMuth reached base three times and Fidel Pena launched his first home run of the season.
WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS 5, Beloit Snappers 9
The Timber Rattlers fell to Beloit 9-5 in a game that was completed early due to snow on Friday night. Wisconsin jumped out to an early lead, but Beloit scored seven runs in the fourth and after light and snow delays, the game was called with the Snappers on top. Marcos Diplan started for Wisconsin and went three plus innings, allowing five runs, four earned, and was tagged with the loss. Shortstop Isan Diaz walked, singled and homered while catcher Max McDowell reached base twice with a walk and a single.
ON DECK FOR SATURDAY
Houston Astros @ MILWAUKEE BREWERS 6:10 PM
Probable Starter: Wily Peralta
COLORADO SPRINGS SKY SOX @ Memphis (Cardinals) 6:35 PM
Probable Starter: Brent Suter
Chattanooga (Twins) @ BILOXI SHUCKERS 7:10 PM
Probable Starter: Adrian Houser
BREVARD COUNTY MANATEES @ Daytona (Reds) 5:35 PM
Beloit Snappers (A’s) WISCONSIN TIMBER RATTLERS 4:05 PM
Probable Starter: Jon Perrin