El Paso got three home runs, including the 20th by Cody Decker, and right fielder Rymer Liriano had four of the Chihuahuas' 17 hits in a 13-12 win at Albuquerque that ended with right-handed relievers Michael Dimock and Jay Jackson combining on three scoreless innings to preserve the win.
And two nights after losing a 14-inning game, the Storm scored twice in the bottom of the 15th to defeat San Jose, 8-7, in Lake Elsinore with catcher-turned-relief-pitcher Ricardo Valenzuela picking up the win after allowing an unearned run in the top of the 15th.
Left fielder Jake Goebbert (.284) was 3-for-6 with a double, his seventh homer, three RBIs and two runs scored for El Paso. First baseman Decker (.267) was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. And recently promoted second baseman Diego Goris (.333) had a two-run homer in four at-bats.
Thursday marked the fourth time that Decker had reached the 20-homer plateau in the Padres' farm system. San Diego's 22nd-round pick in the 2009 Draft is the Padres' all-time leader with 153 Minor League homers. Liriano (.279) was 4-for-5 with three doubles (23 on the season) and a stolen base (13) with a RBI and two runs scored. SS Ramiro Pena (.315) was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. CF Travis Jankowski (.429) was 2-for-5 with his fourth steal, a RBI and two runs scored. Left-hander Jason Lane (5.85 ERA) started for the 58-54 Chihuahuas and allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on 10 hits with three strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
At Lake Elsinore, Storm first baseman Marcus Davis tied the game with a RBI triple after San Jose took a 7-6 lead with the unearned run against Rodriguez in the top of the 15th. And third baseman Gabriel Quintana singled home Davis with two-out for the walk-off win.
Quintana (.241) was 3-for-7 with his 30th double and 10th home run for five RBIs and two runs scored. Designated hitter Nick Schulz (.245) was 3-for-7 with a double and two runs scored, including the tying run in the 15th.
Starting RHP Zech Lemond (5.99 ERA) allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in four innings for the 41-69 Storm.
Valenzuela, who is hitting .167 in 14 games as the Storm's backup catcher, picked up his first win in his fourth pitching outing of the season. He allowed one hit.
Around the farm
Double-A San Antonio (47-64): FRISCO 9, Missions 7. 1B Luis Domoromo (.256) and SS Benji Gonzalez (.217) were each 2-for-5 with a run scored. LF Yeison Asencio (.288) had a two-run double in four at-bats. C Adolfo Reina (.176) hit his first homer in four at-bats. Starting RHP Ronald Herrera (7.71 ERA) allowed five runs on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in three innings.
Class A Fort Wayne (56-52): TinCaps 5, BURLINGTON 4. Starting RHP Thomas Dorminy (9-7, 3.44 ERA) allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks with five strikeouts over six innings. RHP Yimmi Brasoban (2.52) allowed a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth for his sixth save. SS Ruddy Giron (.311) had a two-run homer in five at-bats. RF Edwin Moreno (.304) was 3-for-3 with a triple and RBI. LF Franchy Cordero (.233) was 2-for-4 with a RBI and run scored.
Class A Tri-City (27-19): Dust Devils 5, EVERETT 4. RF Mason Smith (.235) was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. LF Jose Carlos Urena (.292) was 2-for-4 with his fifth homer and two runs. Starting RHP Walker Lockett (3-0, 2.92 ERA) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings. RHP Phil Maton (1.16 ERA) struck out three in two perfect innings to record his third save.
Arizona Rookie Padres (16-20): The Padres were off Thursday.
Dominican Summer League Padres (25-33): BLUE JAYS 10, Padres 4. Starting RHP Starlin Cordero (5.46 ERA) allowed three runs on two hits and two walks with a strikeout in one inning.