Wells starts in final game before All-Star break

TACOMA, Wash. - The Portland Beavers play an afternoon game today at Tacoma, and then the players will jet off on their own ways for the Triple-A all-star break.

Third baseman Justin Leone will stay busy, taking part in the home-run derby and the all-star game Wednesday at Toledo, Ohio.

Portland (41-48) shoots for the series win today (1:35 p.m. start) against the Rainiers, having won on Friday night and dropping Saturday night's game 6-1.

Tacoma pitcher Cha Seung Baek allowed only one hit over seven scoreless innings on Saturday, and three Portland errors led to all six Rainier runs. Jack Cust's 15th home run prevented the shutout.

Bevos starter John Hudgins left the game in the second inning with a sore right, pitching elbow.

Today, 24-year-old prospect Jared Wells (0-2, 4.19 ERA) of Brazoria, Texas, hopes for his third consecutive quality start. The 6-4, 200-pound right-handed will face Tacoma's Bobby Livingston (4-5, 4.44).

After the all-star break, Tacoma visits PGE Park for four games, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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