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The Cap on Saturday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  June 8, 2013 10:38 PM

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Red Sox affiliates

Pawtucket – 3
Syracuse – 4
WP: Garcia (1-0)
LP: De La Torre (1-2)
S: Broadway (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The team traded runs and the lead a few times but the Chiefs prevailed after plating three in the seventh inning. The PawSox (36-26) were only able to muster five hits in the game. … Mitch Maier, batting leadoff, went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. … Starter Rubby De La Rosa went five innings, his longest outing of the season, allowing only a run on four hits and three walks. He has an ERA of 1.13 in his last eight starts.

Portland – 3
Akron – 4
WP: Cooper (2-2)
LP: Barnes (3-3)
S: Flores (6)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Sea Dogs (31-28) had only four hits on the night, one each from the top four batters in their lineup. … Despite striking out eight batters in four innings, Matt Barnes suffered his second straight defeat. He needed 89 pitches to get through four frames, but only walked one batter. … J.C. Linares picked up two RBIs on an eighth inning double.

Salem – 1
Lynchburg – 2 GAME 1
WP: Weber (4-1)
LP: Stroup (3-4)
S: Hyatt (8)
HIGHLIGHTS: Kyle Stroup had another solid start for Salem, allowing two runs and five hits over five innings, but it was not enough as both teams were only able to muster five hits in a pitcher’s duel…. Garin Cecchini (2-for-3) was the only Salem player with two hits in the game.

Salem – 5
Lynchburg – 1 GAME 2
WP: Kraus (1-0)
LP: Ross (2-3)
S: Striz (3)
HR: SAL-Ramos (6); Skinner (7)
HIGHLIGHTS: Kyle Kraus worked five innings in his second start with Salem, earning his first Advanced Class-A win by allowing just one run and four hits while striking out five. … Henry Ramos led the offense with a 2-for-4 effort that included a double and his third home run in four games. Ramos drove in two and scored twice. … Matt Gedman went 3-for-3 and is 5 for his last 7 at-bats.

Hickory – 5
Greenville – 1
WP: Parra (1-1)
LP: Diaz (1-2)
S: Claudio (10)
HR: HIC-Brinson (13), Mazara (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: Greenville’s (19-40) longest winning streak of the season, three games, was snapped as the Crawdads pounded out ten hits on the night. … Alex Hassan had his second straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with two walks. He now has seven hits in four games since returning to action. … An 0-for-3 night signaled the end to Mookie Betts most recent hitting streak of seven games. He did manage to walk two times and score a run and now has 41 walks on the season, second most in the South Atlantic League.

New England affiliates

New Britain – 11
Bowie – 8 GAME 1
WP: Hauser (1-0)
LP: Gurka (2-2)
HR: NB-Pinto (11); BOW-Bumbry (4), Waring (9)
HIGHLIGHTS: It took eight pitchers and a couple of extra innings to decide this one as the Rock Cats used 11 hits and a three-run ninth to pull out the victory. … Catcher Kyle Knudson, playing in just his sixth game with New Britain and batting in the nine-hole, went 3-for-5 with 4 RBIs. … Josmil Pinto (1-for-4, HR, walk, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) handled the DH duties, smacking his 11th home and third in the last five games.

New Britain – 4
Bowie – 6 GAME 2
WP: Prado (1-0)
LP: Darnell (5-5)
S: Zinicola (11)
HR: NB-Ortiz (7); BOW-Bumbry (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats (30-32) took a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth, but promptly gave it away in the bottom half of the inning as the Baysox scored three runs to earn the split. … Daniel Ortiz (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 runs) provided much of the offense for New Britain who managed only five hits in this game. … Starter Logan Darnell gave up 3 earned runs and eight hits and has now given up 31 hits over his last four starts.

New Hampshire – 6
Erie – 2
WP: Nolin (3-1)
LP: Larez (5-3)
HR: NH-Loewen (7), Schimpf (13), Glenn (7)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Fisher Cats (30-33) used the first two innings to grab a five run lead and starter Sean Nolin mowed down the SeaWolves through 6 innings. Nolin struck out a season-high nine batters, allowing just one earned run and three hits on the day. … Brad Glenn (2-for-4, HR, walk, RBI, 2 runs) hit his third home run in his last four games. He also picked up two hits for the fourth consecutive game. … Ryan Schimpf pulled within one of the Eastern League home run lead, slugging his 13th dinger of the season in the second inning.

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