Naylor, Urias lead Lake Elsinore to win

Espinoza, Lauer turn in solid starts

Naylor, Urias lead Lake Elsinore to win

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

Teenagers Josh Naylor homered and Luis Urias had three hits and three RBIs Tuesday night as Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore scored an 8-5 win over Inland Empire. First baseman Naylor, 19, was 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored to raise his batting average to .315 in 17 games with the Storm.

Urias, 19, who has moved to shortstop with the Padres' No. 7 prospect Javier Guerra going on the seven-day disabled list, raised his California League-leading batting average to .328 by going 3-for-4.

Right fielder Taylor Kohlwey (.304), a June draftee, had a double and a triple in four at-bats with a RBI and two runs scored as Lake Elsinore improved to 30-22 in the second half and 62-60 overall.

Right-handed starter Enyel De Los Santos (4.19 ERA) allowed two unearned runs on five hits with two strikeouts in three innings. Right-hander Trey Wingenter (1.75) allowed two hits with a strikeout in a scoreless inning to get his second save.

Shortstop Luis Sardinas was activated by Triple-A El Paso and infielder Taylor Lindsey was returned to Double-A San Antonio by the Chihuahuas. Right-handed starter Michael Kelly was promoted from San Antonio to El Paso when Kevin Quackenbush was recalled by the Padres from El Paso.

Right-handed pitchers Jake Smith and Trey McNutt were activated from San Antonio's seven-day disabled list while left-handed reliever Brad Wieck was placed on the Missions' seven-day disabled list with a left Achilles strain. Infielder Chase Jensen was sent from San Antonio to Lake Elsinore to take the roster spot of the injured Guerra.


TRIPLE-A EL PASO (65-59): COLORADO SPRINGS 11, Chihuahuas 3. RF Hunter Renfroe (.316) hit his 28th home run in four at-bats and C Austin Hedges (.345) was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. 1B Patrick Kivlehan (.251) was 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI. Kelly (0-2, 5.04 ERA) allowed seven runs (five earned) on nine hits and four walks with three strikeouts in five innings in his return to the Chihuahuas. RHP Rafael De Paula (5.40) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings. RHP Derek Eitel (4.03) struck out one in two-thirds perfect inning. RHP John Jester (7.56) allowed a run on two hits in an inning.

DOUBLE-A SAN ANTONIO (26-24, 48-72): The Missions were rained out Tuesday at Arkansas and will play a doubleheader Wednesday.

CLASS A FORT WAYNE (20-31, 56-65): DAYTON 3, TinCaps 2. SS Ruddy Giron (.226) and LF Tyler Selesky (.343) were each 1-for-4 with a solo homer. 2B Peter Van Gansen (.232) and C Austin Allen (.319) were each 2-for-4. Starting RHP Anderson Espinoza (4.57 ERA) allowed two runs on five hits with four strikeouts in four innings.

SHORT-SEASON TRI-CITY (8-11, 27-30): Dust Devils 7, BOISE 6. SS Chris Baker (.303) was 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, three RBIs and two runs scored. DH Luis Asuncion (.248) was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. C Kyle Overstreet (.237) was 2-for-5 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. Starting LHP Eric Lauer (1.69 ERA) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts in three innings. RHP Jose Ruiz (0.00) struck out one in a perfect inning to get his first save.

ARIZONA ROOKIE PADRES (20-25): The Padres had Tuesday off.

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE PADRES (30-32): WHITE SOX 4, Padres 3. CF Angel Santos (.259) was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. RF Carlos Taveras (.232) was 1-for-3 with a steal and a run scored. Starting RHP Dauris Valdez (3.86 ERA) allowed a run on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings. RHP Jose Hernandez (3-2, 4.38) allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits in two innings. RHP Edwuin Bencomo allowed a hit in one-third scoreless inning.