The Glendale Desert Dogs dropped to a 7-9 record on Saturday, then came back with a win on Monday behind strong pitching from Mitch Keller. They got strong pitching once again from a familiar face, but they ended up losing to Scottsdale 6-2 on Tuesday.

Taylor Hearn made his first Arizona Fall League start on Tuesday and threw three shutout innings. It wasn't the most efficient performance, but he allowed just one hit on the day. Hearn gave up a lead-off single to start the game. He got the first out on a fly ball, but then issued his first walk. That was followed by a double steal, putting two runners in scoring position with one out. Hearn then settled down and did his best work. He struck out the next two batters to strand both runners.

In the second inning, he retired the side in ...

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