Third baseman Josh Bell went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the Phoenix Desert Dogs’ 9-7 win over Mesa. He’s batting .319 as the AFL season winds down.
Right fielder Matt Angle was 0-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two strikeouts, leaving his average at .263.
Eddie Gamboa picked up the save with a scoreless ninth. He struck out a batter and lowered his ERA to 3.00.
Starter Ryohei Tanaka took a beating. He allowed seven runs and 11 hits in 2 2/3 innings to hoist his ERA up to 8.62. He threw 45 of his 58 pitches for strikes, but they weren’t fooling anybody.