Arencibia's blast boosts Desert Dogs

Dogs hold off Sox for first victory

Toronto catching prospect J.P. Arencibia blasted a go-ahead solo homer in the fifth inning and the Phoenix bullpen came up big Wednesday as the Desert Dogs held off the Mesa Solar Sox, 7-5, in Arizona Fall League play.

Arencibia, who batted a combined .298 with 27 homers and 105 RBIs between Class A Advanced Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire this past season, snapped a 4-4 tie with his first long ball of the fall.

The two-time Florida State League Player of the Week also guided six relievers through the final seven innings after starter Chaz Roe (Rockies) was reached for four runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts in two frames.

Shane Lindsay (1-0) of the Rockies organization picked up the win after allowing a hit and a walk with three strikeouts over two scoreless innings. Andrew Bailey (Athletics), Reid Mahon (Diamondbacks) and Jared Lansford (Athletics) each followed with a scoreless frame before Rob Delaney (Twins) yielded a run on two hits with a strikeout in the eighth.

Oakland prospect Andrew Carnigan fanned two in a perfect ninth for his first save as the Desert Dogs (1-1) rebounded from Tuesday's season-opening 3-2 loss to the Solar Sox (1-1).

Dustin Martin (Twins) went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored for Phoenix.

Phillies prospect Tyson Brummett (0-1) took the loss after giving up a run on two hits with a strikeout over 1 1/3 innings. Mesa starter Jesse Estrada (Cubs) allowed three unearned runs on three hits with a strikeout in the opening frame.

Logan Morrison provided most of the offense for the Solar Sox, falling a triple shy of the cycle with three RBIs and two runs scored. The 21-year-old Marlins first base prospect erased a 3-0 deficit with a three-run blast off Roe in the first.

John Torenli is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.