Glendale played their second night game on Wednesday night, taking on Scottsdale on the road. At 5-2, the Desert Dogs had the best record in the Arizona Fall League coming into the night. Both Kevin Kramer and Mitchell Tolman were in the lineup, as they paired up for the Glendale double play combo for the third time this season. JT Brubaker would come out of the bullpen in the seventh inning, as the Desert Dogs lost 9-5.
Kramer was batting seventh and playing shortstop. He struck out swinging in the second inning with two runners on base. Kramer grounded out to third base in the third inning, driving in a run to make it 5-1 in favor of Glendale. He flew out to right field in the fifth inning, then walked in the eighth, leaving him 0-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.
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