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Renfroe's five hits lead San Antonio to sweep

Right-hander Hancock leaves game after taking line drive off left knee
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Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Right fielder Hunter Renfroe was 5-for-6 Saturday with two doubles, a triple and his ninth home run for two RBIs and four runs scored to lead Double-A San Antonio to a doubleheader sweep of Tulsa in the Texas city.

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Right fielder Hunter Renfroe was 5-for-6 Saturday with two doubles, a triple and his ninth home run for two RBIs and four runs scored to lead Double-A San Antonio to a doubleheader sweep of Tulsa in the Texas city.

Renfroe, the Padres first-round pick (13th overall) in the 2013 draft, had a double, triple and homer in the Missions' 6-2 win in the opener. He didn't have a shot at the cycle because he had only three at-bats in the seven-inning opener.

Renfroe was 2-for-3 in the second seven-inning game and drove in the first run in 38-48 San Antonio's 3-0 win.

Renfroe is hitting .400 (14-for-35) over his last 10 games to raise his average from .247 to .263.

San Antonio's doubleheader sweep started on a sour note when right-handed starter Justin Hancock (3.24 earned run average) was forced out of the game when he was struck on the left knee by a line drive. Hancock allowed one hit in two-thirds of an inning.

Right-hander Bryce Morrow (1-0, 1.23 ERA) followed Hancock and allowed two hits and three walks with two strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Right-hander Adam Cimber (3.45) allowed two unearned runs on two hits with a strikeout in two innings.

Right-hander Dennis O'Grady (3-2, 4.25 ERA) allowed three hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six shutout innings in the second game. Right-hander Tayron Guerrero (2.97) struck out one in a perfect inning to get his 10th save.

Second baseman Diego Goris (.271) was 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored in the first game. Third baseman Duanel Jones (.236) was 2-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and two RBIs in the two games but committed his 13th error. First baseman Luis Domoromo (.236) was 2-for-7 with a double and a run scored. Shortstop Jose Rondon (.203) was 1-for-6 with a sacrifice fly and three RBIs in the two games.

Around the farm

TRIPLE-A EL PASO (44-45): CHIHUAHUAS 4-2, Albuquerque 0-9 - Starting RHP Daniel McCutchen (4-5, 4.52 ERA) allowed four hits and a walk with five strikeouts over six scoreless innings in the seven-inning opener. LHP Frank Garces (1.42) pitched a perfect inning to complete the shutout. LF Jake Goebbert (.289) was 2-for-6 with his fifth homer and three RBIs in the two games. RF Rymer Liriano (.282) was 2-for-4 with a RBI. 1B Tommy Medica (.261) was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. 3B Casey McElroy (.278) was 2-for-6 with a double and a RBI. CF Abraham Almonte (.286) was 2-for-7 with a run scored. Starting RHP Chris Smith (1-4, 3.82 ERA) allowed six runs on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings in the second game. RHP Nick Vincent (4.08) allowed three runs on five hits and two strikeouts in two innings.

HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (35-51): STOCKTON 4, Storm 2 - Starting RHP Ronald Herrera (5-6, 4.02 ERA) allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. LHP Chris Nunn (6.11) blew the save, allowing a run on two hits and two walks with a strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. Recently-promoted LF Nick Torres was 1-for-4 in his debut with Lake Elsinore. RF Nick Schulz (.252) had a double in three at-bats with a RBI. CF Austin Bousfield (.285) had a double in three at-bats with a walk and a run scored. 1B Marcus Davis (.260) had a double in four at-bats with a RBI and run scored.

LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (43-42): Great Lakes 5, TIN CAPS 1 - 2B Luis Urias (.400) was 3-for-4 with a run scored. 1B Trae Santos (.253) had his 21st double in three at-bats with a RBI and a walk. Starting RHP Michael Kelly (4-2, 4.44 ERA) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in seven innings. LHP Taylor Cox (5.08) allowed a hit with a strikeout in two scoreless innings.

SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (12-12): DUST DEVILS 4, Eugene 1 - Starting LHP Travis Radke (2-2, 4.13 ERA) allowed a run on six hits with eight strikeouts over six innings. RHP Wilson Santos (0.00) allowed a hit with a strikeout in two scoreless innings. RHP Corey Kimber (0.00) struck out two in a perfect inning to get his second save. 2B Mitch Morales (.407) was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. 1B Ty France (.250), from San Diego State, had a double in four at-bats with a RBI and a run scored.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (8-9): The Padres were off Saturday.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (15-22): Blue Jays 9, PADRES 4 - 3B Elys Ugueto (.196) hit a grand slam, his first homer, in three at-bats for all the Padres' runs. Starting LHP Eisler Cordova (0-4, 7.82 ERA) allowed four runs (two earned) on two hits and three walks with four strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. RHP Erick De Los Santos (9.17) allowed four runs on five hits with two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. RHP Jonathan Guzman (0.54) allowed an unearned run on no hits with three strikeouts in two innings.

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