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The Cap on Friday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  May 18, 2013 01:32 AM

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Red Sox affiliates
Gwinnett – 4
Pawtucket – 5
WP: Carter (1-0)
LP: Obispo (0-2)
HR: PAW-Brentz (7)
HIGHLIGHTS: Bryce Brentz smacked a one-out, three-run, walk-off homer for the PawSox, who earned a split of their four game series with Gwinnett. It was the seventh home run of the season for Brentz who went 2-for-5 with a double, 3 RBIs and 2 runs. Jackie Bradley Jr. went 1-for-3 with a triple, walk and a run in his return from the disabled list.

Binghamton – 6
Portland – 3
WP: Church (2-3)
LP: Couch (1-1)
S: Walters (11)
HR: POR-Almanzar (7)
HIGHLIGHTS: The BMets put up a three-spot in the top of the ninth thanks to a couple of throwing errors by Sea Dogs first baseman Michael Almanzar. Starter Matt Barnes struck out 7 over 6 innings, but left with the game tied 3-3. Right fielder Peter Hissey went 2-for-4 from the leadoff spot with a run scored and his ninth stolen base of the season. He has hit safely in 7 of his last 8 games. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts also made two errors in the game and was hitless in 4 at-bats.

Frederick - 2
Salem – 10
WP: Stroup (2-2)
LP: Petersime (1-4)
HR: SAL-Blair (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Salem Six (18-21) pounded out a season-high 15 hits in their route of the Keys. Sean Coyle (3-for-5, double, run), Garin Cecchini (3-for-4, double, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) and Carson Blair (2-for-3, home run, 3 RBIs, 3 runs) led the offensive barrage. Starter Kyle Stroup allowed just one earned run over 5 1/3 innings to notch his first win since April 18th.

Charleston – 6
Greenville – 7
WP: Kraus (2-0)
LP: Smith (2-2)
HR: CHA-Bird (3)
HIGHLIGHTS: A Brian Johns two-out single in the bottom of the 11th plated Dreily Guerrero for a Greenville (13-28) walk-off win. The Drive smacked a season-high 17 hits, led by Drew Turocy’s 4-for-5, 2 RBI night. Mookie Betts (3-for-5, double, walk), one of three Drive batters with 3 hits, extended his hitting streak to 12 games. Reliever Kyle Kraus threw 3 scoreless innings for his first win of the season.

New England teams
New Hampshire - 4
New Britain – 3
WP: Crawford (2-1)
LP: Tonkin (1-2)
S: Carreno (3)
HR: NH-Nolan (3), Loewen (3)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Fisher Cats benefited from a two-out error by Danny Santana, scoring Kevin Pillar (20-22) for the go-ahead run in the ninth inning. Despite putting two runners on in the bottom half of the ninth, the Rock Cats (20-21) could not plate a run. Pillar went 4-for-5 with a double, run and stolen base. He has six multi-hit games in his last ten played and his .339 batting average is third best in the E.L. New Britain catcher Josmil Pinto went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run, raising his average to .335, fifth best in the league.

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