Franklin Barreto had four hits and his walk in the 11th inning led to the Nashville Sounds’ game-winning run in a 6-5 victory over the Round Rock Express.
Barreto hit his 15th minor league homerun of the season and he singled three times and walked. He scored three runs, including the game-winner in the 11th. In the 11th, Barreto drew a two-out walk. He then stole second base, his second stolen base of the game. After Chris Carter walked, Joey Wendle singled to drive home Barreto and give Nashville the win.
Barreto is batting .391 over his last 10 games and he has four-straight multi-hit games. His season slashline is up to .289/.333/.461 for the year.
Wendle was the only other Nashville hitter who had more than one hit. He singled twice. The game was a back-and-forth affair, with the lead changing sides seven times. Down 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Nashville tied it up on a Jaff Decker homerun. Corey Walter and Patrick Schuster each threw scoreless innings in extras to give Nashville a chance to win.
Zach Neal started the game and he threw six solid innings, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk. He struck-out three.
Before the game, the A’s placed RHP Paul Blackburn on the DL and recalled Michael Brady and Mark Canha from Nashville.
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