CF Almonte, LHP Lane lead Triple-A El Paso back to .500

CF Jankowski returns to action after Pan Am Games

CF Almonte, LHP Lane lead Triple-A El Paso back to .500

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Center fielder Abraham Almonte was 3-for-5 with his 18th double, a steal and two RBIs Tuesday night as Triple-A El Paso earned a 6-3 win at Sacramento to climb back to .500 at 48-48.

Shortstop Mike McCoy (.227) was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

Left-handed starter Jason Lane picked up his eighth win (8-6), allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits and a walk in six innings to lower his earned run average to 5.16.

Right-handed reliever Nick Vincent (4.55 ERA) allowed two hits with a strikeout in a scoreless inning. Right-hander Jay Jackson (1.93) pitched a perfect eighth, and right-hander Cory Mazzoni (3.97) struck out two in a perfect ninth to get his fifth save.

AROUND THE FARM

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (41-54): Frisco 4, MISSIONS 1 -- CF Travis Jankowski (.316) returned from the Pan American Games to go 2-for-4 with his fifth triple and a run scored. 3B Duanel Jones (.249) was 2-for-3. Starting RHP Eliot Morris (3-9, 4.98 ERA) allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in seven innings. LHP Eury De La Rosa (0.00) allowed a hit and a walk with three strikeouts in two innings.

HIGH SINGLE-A LAKE ELSINORE (38-57): MODESTO 2, Storm 1 -- Starting RHP Zech Lemond (4-9, 5.51 ERA) allowed two runs on five hits with two strikeouts in five innings. LHP Chris Nunn (5.35) gave up two hits in two scoreless innings. LF Nick Torres was 2-for-4 and drove in Lake Elsinore's lone run to raise his average to .324 since being promoted from Single-A Fort Wayne. CF Auston Bousfield (.292) was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored.

LOW SINGLE-A FORT WAYNE (46-48): LAKE COUNTY 3, TinCaps 2 -- C Jose Ruiz (.212) was 3-for-4 with a run scored. CF Edwin Moreno (.301) was 2-for-4 with a run scored. DH Michael Gettys (.230) was 1-for-4 and drove in both Fort Wayne runs. Starting RHP Dinelson Lamet (3-5, 3.63 ERA) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts in five innings. RHP T.J. Weir (4.09) walked one with two strikeouts in two otherwise perfect innings. RHP Yimmi Brasoban (2.80) struck out two in a perfect innings.

SHORT-SEASON SINGLE-A TRI-CITY (18-15): DUST DEVILS 15, Salem-Keizer 8 -- 3B Carlos Belen (.220) was 3-for-5 with his second and third homers in two games for three RBIs and three runs scored. DH Kodie Tidwell (.265) was 3-for-4 with two runs scored as four Dust Devils had three hits in a 19-hit attack. CF Rod Boykin (.235) was 3-for-6 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored. 2B Mitch Morales (.358) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored. LF Jose Carlos Urena (.292) was 2-for-6 with a double and two RBIs. 1B Ty France (.283) was 2-for-5 with a double, a RBI and two runs scored. And RF Mason Smith (.209) had a homer in four at-bats with two runs scored. Starting RHP Angel Mejia (8.13 ERA) allowed seven runs on nine hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings. LHP Elvin Liriano (1.45) allowed a run on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings. RHP Luis Hernandez (1-3, 4.02) allowed a hit and a walk with a strikeout in two innings to get the win.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (11-14): Padres 3, MARINERS 2 -- C Wilfri De La Cruz (.263) ended a scoreless tie with a three-run double in his fourth at-bat. SS Daniel Bravo (.281) was 2-for-4 with a double. RF Alan Garcia (.400) was 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. 3B Jose Savinon (.224) was 2-for-3 with a walk. Starting RHP Austin Smith (0.00 ERA), the Padres second-round pick in the June draft, allowed three hits with a strikeout in two scoreless innings in his second professional outing. RHP Manuel Gonzalez (7.80) allowed a walk with three strikeouts in two otherwise perfect innings. RHP Jacob Nix, the Padres' third-round pick in June, made his professional debut and issued a walk with three strikeouts in a scoreless inning. RHP Jordan Guerrero (2-0, 2.89) allowed a hit with a strikeout in two scoreless innings. RHP Elliot Ashbeck (4.40) allowed two runs on two hits with two strikeouts in an inning to get his third save.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (18-26): Orioles 8, PADRES 4 -- RF Luis Asuncion (.228) was 2-for-5 with a double and a triple and a run scored. RHP Eduardo Solano (0-3, 4.96 ERA) allowed seven runs (six earned) on six hits and five walks with two strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings. RHP Jonathan Guzman (2.45) gave up two hits and a walk with five strikeouts in 3 1/3 scoreless innings. RHP Luis Perez (1.37) allowed two hits with a strikeout in a scoreless inning.