The Mesa Solar Sox lost 5-4 to Salt River tonight, giving up runs in each of the final three innings to lose a two run lead.
Nathan Baker got the start, making his Arizona Fall League debut. Baker pitched 2.1 innings, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. Baker allowed a single in each of the first two innings, but escaped without any other damage. After leading off the third with a strikeout, the left hander gave up back to back singles, before being pulled from the game. A two out single brought in the only run that was credited to Baker.
Robbie Grossman went 0-for-5 with one strikeout out of the leadoff spot. It was the first time in five games that Grossman didn't record a hit. Jarek Cunningham got the start at second base and went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI....
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