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The Cap on Thursday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  June 7, 2013 11:12 AM

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Charlotte – 10
Pawtucket – 5
WP: Castro (2-6)
LP: Webster (5-1)
S: Moskos (1)
HR: CHA-McDade (4), Tolleson (5), Phegley (12); PAW-Victorino (1), Middlebrooks (2), Butler (3)
HIGHLIGHTS: Balls were flying out of McCoy Stadium at an alarming rate on Thursday with each team leaving the park three times. A five-run second inning had the Knights up early and they insured their lead with four more in the fifth. … Rehabbing Shane Victorino led off the bottom of the first with a home run on an 0-1 count. Will Middlebrooks, also on rehab assignment, belted his second home run in as many games. … Allen Webster’s night was cut short after only 3 1/3 innings. He picked up his first loss with the PawSox after allowing five earned runs on four hits and a walk. He allowed two home runs for the first time all season and has given up four long balls in his last three starts. In 130 2/3 innings last season he allowed just two home runs.

Winston-Salem – 5
Salem – 4
WP: Erben (2-0)
LP: Ramirez (2-1)
S: Winiarski (7)
HR: WS- Farrell (9); SAL-Jacobs (6), Ramos (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: Despite only allowing six hits on the night, the Salem Sox (26-32) could not get enough of their offense generated to overcome the Dash. … Center fielder Henry Ramos went 3-for-4 and hit his second home run in as many games. He also added an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base on the night. … Left fielder Keury De La Cruz (2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs) has hit safely in five straight games, collecting two hits four times. In this span he is 9-for-18 (.500) with nine RBIs and three runs.

Portland
Erie POSTPONED
HIGHLIGHTS: The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader, in Portland, on July 11th as Thursday marked the last time that the Sea Dogs would be in Erie for the season.

Greenville
Charleston POSTPONED
HIGHLIGHTS: Last night’s wash out also took with it the completion of Wednesday’s suspended game which is now set to be finished on Monday in Greenville. The makeup date for Thursday’s postponed game has yet to be determined.

New England teams

New Britain – 9
Richmond – 4
WP: May (5-2)
LP: Teller (1-1)
HR: RIC-Duvall (5), Oropesa (4)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats (29-31) get back on the winning track, taking their fourth game of June by scoring nine runs on just five hits thanks to 13 free passes handed out by Richmond pitchers. … Reynaldo Rodriguez and Chris Pettit each walked three times in the game and accounted for three runs. … Danny Santana, Nate Hanson, Daniel Ortiz and Adam Petterson all had two RBIs in the game. Santana has hit safely in seven of his last eight games.

New Hampshire – 2
Akron – 7
WP: Murata (3-3)
LP: McGuire (3-6)
HR: NH-Nolan (6)
HIGHLIGHTS: It was a tough three-game set for the Fisher Cats (28-33) as they were outscored 21-6 while getting swept away by the Aeros. … Deck McGuire fanned a season-high nine batters, but picked up his third loss in his last four starts after giving up three runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings. … Brad Glenn went 2-for-4 with two doubles. The first baseman now has 15 doubles on the season, tied for most on the team. … Nashua native Kevin Nolan (1-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs, run) connected on his sixth home run of the season and fourth on the road.

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