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The Cap on Thursday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  May 17, 2013 12:02 AM

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Gwinnett – 6
Pawtucket – 4
WP: Poveda (3-2)
LP: De La Rosa (0-1)
S: Rasmus (7)
HR: GWI-Cunningham (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The PawSox (24-17) made a valiant effort at a comeback with 3 runs in the ninht, but fell short and split their four-game series with Gwinnett. Rubby De La Rosa got hooked with the loss despite only allowing one run which was unearned. In four innings he struck out 3 and allowed just 1 hit, but also walked 4 batters. Jose Iglesias went 1-for-4 with an RBI after an off day. The shortstop stole his fifth base of the season, but was also caught stealing for the third time this year.

Portland – 15
New Hampshire – 4
WP: Workman (5-1)
LP: Tepera (4-3)
S: Celestino (1)
HR: POR-Shaw (3), Almanzar (6); NH-Pillar (4), Schimpf (9)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Sea Dogs (23-15) used a season-high 15 runs to take one win away from their trip to neighboring New Hampshire. Travis Shaw went 4-for-5 with 2 doubles, a 3-run homer in the third inning and 4 RBIs. Michael Almanzar went 3-for-5 with 5 RBIs, connecting on his first home run since April 28th. Brandon Workman allowed 3 runs and struck out 6 in 6 innings for the win. Kevin Pillar (3-for-5, RBI, 2 R) took Workman’s second pitch of the game over the right field wall.

Salem – 4
Carolina – 5
WP: Tejada (1-2)
LP: Ott (2-4)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Mudcats rallied for 3 in the bottom of the ninth to sink Salem (17-21). Sean Coyle broke out of a 0-for-26 slump with a 2-for-4 night, scoring 3 runs and stealing 3 bases. Keury De La Cruz and Brandon Jacobs also had 2-for-4 nights at the plate. De La Cruz has hit safely in five straight games and Jacobs has done so in seven straight. In 5 innings of work Henry Owens allowed 1 earned run, 8 hits, no walks and struck out four.

Charleston – 6
Greenville – 3
WP: De Paula (4-2)
LP: Taveras (0-1)
S: Smith (2)
HR: CHA-Bichette (3), Bird (2); GRE-Tavarez (2), Betts (6)
HIGHLIGHTS: Tonight’s loss is the fifth straight for Greenville (12-28), their 13th loss in May, two shy of their April loss total with 15 to play in the month. Mookie Betts extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a solo home run in the eighth inning, his sixth of the year. Aneury Tavarez went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs on a fourth inning home run. Drive batters struck out 14 times, Charleston starter Rafael De Paula dealt out 11 of them in 6 innings.

New England teams

New Britain – 1
Bowie – 9
WP: Wright (5-0)
LP: May (2-2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats were swept down in Bowie, getting outscored 28-6 in the three game series. They have now lost a season high four straight games. Right fielder Danny Ortiz (1-for-4) threw out two on the base paths and drove in the only run for New Britain. Starter Trevor May lasted only 4 innings, allowing 9 hits and 5 earned runs.

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