• Top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker gave up four hits and five runs in 5 1/3 innings for Tacoma while taking the loss at Round Rock on Thursday. Walker walked four and had nine strikeouts and is now 3-3 with a 4.27 ERA in nine starts since being promoted to Triple-A.
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