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The Cap on Sunday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  June 9, 2013 10:21 PM

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Red Sox affiliates

Pawtucket – 5
Syracuse – 3
WP: Workman (1-0)
LP: Torra (0-3)
S: Carter (9)
HR: PAW-Brentz (11), Holt (1); Owings (6)
HIGHLIGHTS: Brandon Workman went 5 2/3 innings to earn a win in his Triple-A debut. The 6-for-4 righty allowed three runs, eight hits, three walks and struck out four. …Anthony Carter worked a perfect ninth, striking out the side, to pick up his ninth save on the season. … Brock Holt (2-for-4, HR, RBI, run) connected for his first home run of the year. He had three last season and his career high is six, which came in his first pro run with short-season State College of the New York-Penn League … Bryce Brentz led the offense with a 3-for-5 day that included his 11th home run, a double, four RBIs and a run.

Portland – 4
Akron – 1
WP: Couch (4-2)
LP: Roberts (4-3)
S: Huntzinger (12)
HIGHLIGHTS: Keith Couch breezed in his first start of the season, allowing a run and three hits over five innings. Prior to the start Couch had made 15 appearances out of the bullpen for Portland. … Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-2 with a triple, walk, RBI and three runs. It is the fifth time in June that he has two hits in a game and he is batting .440 on the month. The triple, his sixth, ties him for the Eastern League lead. … Brock Huntzinger retired all four batters he faced for his 12th save, the most in the Red Sox organization.

GAME 1
Salem – 1
Lynchburg – 4
WP: Moore (7-4)
LP: Augliera (4-4)
HIGHLIGHTS: Despite outhitting the Hillcats 10-8, the Salem Sox were unable to get on the board until the seventh inning and it was not enough. … Starter Mike Augliera, who started the season 4-0 in his first seven starts, has lost four straight decisions. During the streak he has given up 17 runs and 28 hits. … Deven Marrero went 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. Garin Cecchini and Keury De La Cruz both went 2-for-4 with Cruz pick up the lone RBI.

GAME 2
Salem – 7
Lynchburg – 4
WP: Scott (2-3)
LP: Hoyt (3-2)
S: Price (4)
HR: SAL-Renfroe (3); LYN-Skinner (8)
HIGHLIGHTS: Ten hits worked in the Salem Sox (28-34) favor in game two as they used a six-run fifth to pull away. … Robby Scott threw two scoreless innings in relief to pick up his second win of the season. In three June appearances he has yet to let up a run over 7 2/3 innings, striking out 11. … David Renfroe sparked the offense with a fifth inning grand slam. He went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, five RBIs and a run.

Hickory – 6
Greenville – 3
WP: Edwards (6-2)
LP: Dahlstrand (1-2)
S: Burns (1)
HR: HIC-Gallo (15)
HIGLIGHTS: After a 90 minute delay to start the game, the rains returned in the eighth inning to cut this one short, which might not have been a bad thing with Greenville only capable of one hit in the game. The Drive have had three games washed out in June. … One day after having his seven game hit streak snapped, Mookie Betts was back at it going 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and run. He has reached base in 31 straight games and has done so with a hit in 29 of those games.

New England affiliates

New Hampshire – 3
Erie – 2
WP: Stroman (2-1)
LP: Lobstein (5-4)
S: Antolin (2)
HR: ERI-Perez (3)
HIGHLIGHTS – After being swept out of Akron, the Fisher Cats (31-33) took their angst out on the SeaWolves, leaving Erie with a nice three game sweep of their own. … Marcus Stroman fanned a season-high eight, allowing only one run and four hits in five innings to earn his second win of the season. He has 24 Ks in 20 innings and has walked seven. Stroman did allow a home run for the fourth straight game. … Brian Van Kirk went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to pace the offense. Jack Murphy went 3-for-3 and Kevin Pillar went 2-for-3 with a run. … Dustin Antolin picked up his second straight save, the most he has had at any level.

New Britain – 11
Bowie – 10
WP: Ibarra (2-2)
LP: Zinicola (1-3)
S: Lanigan (1)
HR: NB-Santana (1), Rodriguez (6), Hanson (2); BOW-Urrutia (6), Waring (10), Joseph (12)
HIGHLIGHTS: A slugfest ensued in the rubber match of the series, with the Rock Cats tugging away victory in a 21 run, 24 hit, six home run, 12 walk, 18 strikeout affair. … Nate Hanson (3-for-5, double, HR, RBI, two runs) struck the decisive blow in the ninth inning, stroking a go-ahead solo home run with one out. … Reynaldo Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored.

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