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Rincon's five RBIs lead to series win.

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - In 2007, the San Diego Padres spent more than $300,000 to sign a 16-year-old third baseman from the Dominican Republic.

On Wednesday, Edinson Rincon showed why, about three weeks shy of his 19th birthday, it just might have been a wise investment.

Rincon moved into second in the Northwest League in RBIs with 26 after he drove in five runs, four with a grand slam, in an 8-3 victory over the Tri-City Dust Devils that gave a 3-2 series edge to the Emeralds and capped a 4-4 road trip coming out of the All-Star break.

Rincon's blast to left field, tying him with Vincent Belnome for the team lead in home runs at five, was the big blow in a six-run second inning for Eugene.

Singles by Jason Hagerty, Chadd Hartman, Chris Tremblay and Jason Codiroli gave the Ems a 2-0 lead with runners on first and second.

Dean Anna's sharp single to right then loaded the bases for Rincon, whose grand slam helped raise Tri-City starter Matt Baugh's ERA to a NWL-high 9.35 before he exited in the third after yielding Codiroli's RBI single for a 7-1 Ems advantage.

Rincon knocked in Eugene's final run in the sixth with a sacrifice fly. He finished with two of the Ems' 12 hits, raising his average to .333 and taking over the team lead from Bo Davis (.329).

Eugene right-hander Jerry Sullivan made his first start of the season and allowed two earned runs in three innings.

After Bo Bowman led off the Tri-City second with a homer, Sullivan gave up two walks and a single to load the bases before striking out former Oregon State standout Joey Wong and Tim Wheeler to end the threat.

Alessio Angelucci went the next two innings for the Ems and gave way to Mauricio Tabachnik in the sixth. Tabachnik (2-2) got the win for two strong innings, and Jeffrey Ibarra threw the last two.
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Title Annotation:Baseball Ems; The third baseman's grand slam helps lift Eugene to an 8-3 victory over Tri-City
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jul 23, 2009
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