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Hammock, Sidewinders move on09/10/2006 1:06 AM ET
By Eric Justic / Special to MLB.com
Robby Hammock drove in four runs as visiting Tucson held off Salt Lake, 10-8, in Game 4 to win its Pacific Coast League playoff series Saturday.
The Sidewinders scored all their runs in the first two frames, highlighted by a seven-run second inning. Hammock capped the first with an RBI single and ripped a three-run double in the second.
Four of the first five batters reached in the second to chase Bees starter Daniel Davidson (0-1). Kenny Perez led off with a double and scored on Alberto Callaspo's one-out single. Jon Weber, who went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored, grounded an infield single to third to load the bases.
Rich Thompson came in and got Scott Hairston to pop out to first base but walked Chris Carter to make it 5-0. Brian Barden drove in Callaspo with an infield single before Hammock's double cleared the bases. He scored on Perez's double to cap the frame.
Sidewinders starter Adam Bass went 4 2/3 innings, leaving after giving up a three-run homer to Ryan Budde with two outs in the fifth. He was charged with seven runs on 12 hits while fanning three.
Bill Murphy (2-0) surrendered a run on one hit with two strikeouts and a walk in 1 2/3 innings. Mike Schultz retired the first three batters he faced, but left after walking Nathan Haynes with one out in the eighth. Bill White tossed 1 2/3 perfect frames to nab his first playoff save.
Salt Lake's Dallas McPherson hit a solo homer in the second and sparked a five-run fifth with an RBI triple. Nick Gorneault followed by singling McPherson. Budde cracked a three-run homer to knock out Bass and cut the lead to 10-7.
An inning later, Kendry Morales crushed a solo homer that capped the scoring for the Bees.
Salt Lake reliever Matt Hensley tried to keep the Bees in the game, scattering three hits over five scoreless innings.
The Pacific Coast League Championship Series begins Tuesday. Tucson plays the winner of the Round Rock-Nashville series.
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