On the Farm: Mariners minor league affiliate report for June 17

Recaps for the Seattle Mariners top affiliates for Saturday provided by team releases and wire reports.

Tacoma (AAA) 2, Salt Lake 0

TACOMA, Wash. – Felix Hernandez, on a Major League rehab assignment with the Seattle Mariners, allowed just four hits and no walks over six innings, leading the Tacoma Rainiers (36-31) over the Salt Lake Bees (37-22) in a 2-0 win on Saturday.

Hernandez (2-0) struck out eight to get the win. He threw 87 pitches, 57 for strikes. Hernandez is poised to join the big league rotation next week.

Tacoma scored its runs when Zach Shank hit an RBI double in the first inning and Tuffy Gosewisch hit an RBI single in the fifth.

Luis Diaz (1-4) went five innings, allowing two runs and three hits in the Pacific Coast League game. He also struck out six and walked three. Jean Machi retired the side in order for his ninth save of the season.

The Bees were held scoreless for the fifth time this season, while the Rainiers’ staff recorded their 11th shutout of the year.

Springfield 18, Arkansas (AA) 1

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Anthony Garcia homered twice and singled, driving in four runs and scoring three, as the Springfield Cardinals (34-34) beat the Arkansas Travelers (32-36) 18-1 on Saturday.

Springfield scored in six different innings in the victory, including the seventh, when it exploded for six runs, including a two-run single by Bruce Caldwell.

Springfield right-hander Dakota Hudson (5-3) picked up a quality start and the win after allowing one run on six hits over seven innings. Opposing starter Justin DeFratus (2-2) took the loss in the Texas League game after a rough outing in which he allowed six runs and six hits over five innings.

Springfield hit a season-high seven doubles in its victory.

For the Travelers, Tyler Marlette doubled and singled twice.

Modesto (High-A) 11, Inland Empire 1

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Luis Liberato had four hits, while Eric Filia and Chris Mariscal recorded three…

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