Minor League Baseball

   === HRs by Kratz and Stubbs help IL edge PCL at Triple-A All-Star Game ===
 Portland,  OR (Sports  Network) - Two-run homers by Erik Kratz and Drew Stubbs
 helped  the  International League edge  the Pacific  Coast League, 6-5, at the
 Triple-A All-Star Game at PGE Park.
 Esteban  German smacked a  two-run homer in the ninth inning and drove in four
 runs for the PCL.
 Andrew  Carpenter struck out the side in the second inning to get the victory,
 while Fernando Cabrera notched the save.
 Yorman  Bazardo  was tagged  with the  loss after  surrendering three hits and
 three runs in two-thirds of an inning.
 Kratz and Reid Brignac hit back-to-back doubles with one out in the top of the
 third inning. Stubbs homered to left with two outs for the 3-0 cushion.
 Brendan  Katin homered  to left-center  in the  bottom of  the third,  but the
 International  League  stretched its lead to  4-1 in the fifth. Austin Jackson
 tripled to lead off and scored on Justin Huber's sacrifice fly.
 German  singled in  Matt Miller and Chris  Robinson in the bottom of the fifth
 for  a one-run  difference again, but the  PCL wasted a chance with runners at
 the corners when Alcides Escobar flied into a double play.
 The  IL  tacked on  two runs  in the sixth.  Seth Bynum  singled with two outs
 before Kratz homered to left field.
 German's  two-out  ground-rule double was wasted  in the bottom of the seventh
 and  Michael Ryan's  pinch-hit two-bagger with one down in the home eighth was
 followed by strikeouts from Bryan LaHair and Eric Patterson as Nelson Figueroa
 escaped the trouble.
 German  homered to right  field with two outs in the ninth, but Cabrera fanned
 Eric Young Jr. to end the game.
 07/16 01:18:14 ET

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