The Vancouver Canadians snapped a five-game losing skid with a 10-4 victory over the Everett AquaSox at Everett Memorial Stadium Wednesday.
Vancouver opened the scoring in the first against Everett starter Adam Hill. A leadoff double to left field by Luis De Los Santos on a 3-2 pitch was driven in on a two-out single to third by Will Robertson.
Everett evened the score in the third when Kennie Taylor took Alex Nolan deep to start off the frame.
The C’s took the lead back in the fourth when Eric Rivera singled to right off Hill to drive in a Philip Clarke one-out double to center.
The AquaSox grabbed their first lead of the night as Taylor burned Nolan again with a two-out seeing-eye single to right field that plated a pair of one-out walks to Dariel Gomez and Connor Hoover on full-count pitches.
Everett expanded their lead with two outs in the sixth when Gomez homered off C’s reliever Andrew Bash.
A home run helped spark Vancouver’s comeback in the seventh. Orelvis Martinez homered off Nolan Hoffman with a one-out solo blast to left. A single by Spencer Horwitz led to Hoffman’s exit from the game. Winnipeg native Ben Onyshko took over and hit Robertson with his third pitch of the game. Sebastian Espino then doubled to left to score Horwitz with the tying run. A wild pitch by Onyshko allowed Robertson to score from third base. Clarke then singled up the middle to score Espino.
The C’s continued to add on in the eighth off Igor Januario. De Los Santos opened the inning with a walk, Horwitz did the same with two outs and Robertson’s infield single to third loaded the bases. Espino singled to right to score De Los Santos and Horwitz and Clarke drove in Robertson and Espino with a double to right to complete the scoring.
The C’s had runners at first and second in the first two innings but Espino struck out to end the first after Robertson’s RBI single in the first. A Rivera one-out double to center and a Rafael Lantigua walk with one out in the second were wasted when De Los Santos flied out and Tanner Morris grounded out.
Rivera was stranded at second after his RBI double in the third when Lantigua and De Los Santos went down swinging.
Vancouver would load the bases in the fifth when a pair of two-out walks issued to Robertson and Espino loaded the bases after Martinez’s fielder choice forced out a Morris leadoff single at second. Hoffman walked Espino after replacing Hill and got Clarke to ground out to end the threat.
Rivera began the sixth with an infield hit to second but Lantigua and De Los Santos both struck out. De Los Santos was called for batter’s interference and that resulted in an inning-ending double play.
C’s hitters only went down in order in the third and eighth innings, finishing 7-for-15 with runners in scoring position and stranding 10.
Clarke and Rivera were the hit leaders with three apiece with Clarke doubling and driving in three runs. Rivera also had a two-base hit.
Espino drove in three runs with his two hits and Robertson had two knocks and an RBI. Horwitz singled and walked twice and De Los Santos collected his 20th double of the year and drew a walk. All nine C’s hitters reached base safely with eight getting at least one hit.
Robertson contributed an assist from center field as he started an 8-6 play to throw out Gomez trying to go for a one-out double in the eighth.
Nolan worked around a Cade Marlowe single and stolen base with two outs in the first and stranded a leadoff double by Jake Anchia in the second at third base.
Clarke helped Nolan get out of the fourth by throwing out Taylor trying to steal second.
Nolan went four innings and allowed three runs on five hits and two walks. He had eight groundball outs.
Bash worked a clean fifth inning but like Nolan, he gave up a solo homer in the sixth. He struck out a pair.
Parker Caracci dodged four hits and a walk with two scoreless innings in which he struck out one. Caracci got out of a bases-loaded jam which began with one-out singles by Taylor and Victor Labrada and a two-out walk by Marlowe by getting Cody Grosse to fly out.
Roither Hernandez loaded the bases with nobody out by hitting Taylor with a pitch and walking Labrada and Liam Sabino but Hernandez worked his way out of danger by retiring the next three hitters, getting Anchia to strike out swingin to end the game.
Everett third baseman Tyler Keenan was thrown out of the game by home plate umpire Jae-Young Kim. Keenan grounded out to first to end the third inning before he was tossed.
Sem Robberse will make his Canadians debut on the mound Wednesday. He’ll go up against Stephen Kolek in a 7:05 pm start on CanadiansBaseball.com.
With the win, Vancouver is now 38-48 on the season and remain in fifth place in the High-A West standings. They are 2-1/2 games back of Hillsboro for fourth place.
Buffalo blanked Rochester again 5-0 Wednesday.
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Buffalo shutout Rochester again 5-0 Wednesday.
Otto Lopez – 1/3, 2B, RBI, R
Logan Warmoth – 1/2, BB, RBI, R
Nash Knight – 1/3, HR (5), 3 RBI
Nick Allgeyer – 5.0IP 2H 0R/ER 1BB 4K 5GO (W, 4-2)
Graham Spraker – 2.0IP 2H 0R/ER 0BB 3K – Triple-A debut
New Hampshire was blanked by Harrisburg 2-0.
Samad Taylor – 0/3, BB
Vinny Capra – 1/4, 2B (12)
L.J. Talley – 1/3, BB
Chavez Young – 2/4
Kevin Vicuña – 1/4
Ryan Gold – 1/3
Connor Law – 2.2IP 3H 1R/ER 2BB 2K
Brandon Eisert – 2.1 3H 0R/ER 0BB 3K
Dunedin lost 1-0 to St. Lucie.
Josh Palacios – 2/2
Alek Manoah struck out 11 over 6-2/3 innings of two-run ball and Tayler Saucedo struck out one in 1-1/3 scoreless frames as Toronto lambasted the Los Angeles Angels 10-2.
Miguel Castro tossed a shutout frame as the New York Mets edged Washington 8-7. Riley Adams was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Nats.
Rowdy Tellez singled and scored a run as Milwaukee shutout the Chicago Cubs 10-0.