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The Cap on Tuesday; scores and highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  July 3, 2013 08:10 AM

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Triple-A
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre – 6
Pawtucket - 4
WP: Bootcheck (7-2)
LP: Doyle (5-6)
S: Betances (2)
HR: SWB-Garcia (1), Muruszak (3), Ruiz (6), Lillibridge (4), Johnson (11); PAW-Brentz (16), Bradley Jr. 2 (6)
HIGHLIGHTS: Eight baseballs left the yard on Tuesday night, but only ten runs were scored in total. Unfortunately for the PawSox (51-33) they were only behind three of those bombs while the Rail Riders cleared the wall with five solo shots, just enough to pull this one out. … Jackie Bradley Jr. (2-for-5) connected for two solo home runs. It was his fifth multi-hit performance in his last ten games and his first home runs since June 25th. … Bryce Brentz’s 16th home run of the season, a solo shot in the second inning, has him tied for fifth most in the International League. … Xander Bogaerts went 1 for 3 with a walk. It is the fourth straight game he has gotten a hit and a walk. … Starter Rubby De La Rosa went three innings, allowing two runs and five hits while striking out five. He allowed only one of Scranton’s five homers.

Double-A
GAME 1
Trenton – 1
Portland – 4
WP: Couch (6-2)
LP: Black (1-2)
HR: POR-Thomas (10)
HIGHLIGHTS: Tony Thomas’ two-run homer in the bottom of the first gave Keith Couch all of the run support he would need in the first of Tuesday’s twin-bill. The Sea Dogs added two more in the fourth for insurance. … Thomas (1-for-3) tied his season total of 10 home runs from a season ago. His career high is 11 which he has done twice. … Couch went the distance (7 innings), striking out 8 for his second straight win and third in his last four starts. He is 3-0 with a 2.31 in four starts for Portland.

GAME 2
Trenton – 6
Portland – 7 (8 innings)
WP: Latimer (2-4)
LP: Lewis (0-3)
HR: TRE-Austin (6); POR-Dent (1), Shaw 2 (9)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Sea Dogs (43-38) needed one extra frame to pull out a sweep on the day and thanks to Travis Shaw’s second home run of the game they capped off the night in walk-off style. Shaw went 2-for-2 with two walks, two home runs, two RBIs and three runs scored. … Michael Almanzar extended his hitting streak to seven games with a first inning single.

High-A
Salem – 0
Myrtle Beach – 1
WP: Mendoza (2-1)
LP: Stroup (4-7)
S: Harvey (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Salem Sox (39-43) allowed just one run in the first inning, but with only four hits on the night they could not muster enough of an attack to come back. It was their sixth straight loss at Myrtle Beach this season. … Brandon Jacobs (2-for-4) was the only Salem layer with more than one hit. He has four multi-hit efforts in his last eight games. … Sox starter Kyle Stroup was only able to work an inning due to an hour and 47-minute long rain delay. …Kyle Kraus allowed two hits and struck out four in five scoreless innings of relief.

Low-A
GAME 1
Greenville – 0
Lexington – 1
WP: Stumpf (6-6)
LP: Montas (1-7)
HR: LEX-Mondesi (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: It was not a banner night for the Drive offense at all and game one set the tone when Legends starter Daniel Stumpf hurled a seven-inning no-hitter against Greenville, walking just one batter while striking out three. … Drive starter Frank Montas allowed just one run in his six innings, a first-inning solo home run off the bat of Raul Mondesi.

GAME 2
Greenville – 1
Lexington – 7
WP: Binford (5-3)
LP: Ortega (2-3)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Drive (29-53) were able to get five hits in the night-cap, but only one run, which was far from enough to escape the night with a win. Greenville batters struck out ten times in game two. … Aneury Tavarez (2-for-3) was the only Drive batter with a multi-hit game. The outfielder has five two-hit games in his last ten and has driven in eight runs in that span. … In his first start of the season Yunior Ortega went three innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk.

Short Season-A
GAME 1
Connecticut – 2
Lowell – 5
WP: Mercedes (1-0)
LP: Farmer (0-1)
HR: LOW-King (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Spinners jumped out to an early lead and kept it thanks to a 12-hit effort. …Five Lowell players had two hits on the night, including Aaron King who paced the offense with his first home run as a pro and two RBIs. …Starter Simon Mercedes struck out three and allowed just two hits and two walks over six innings.

GAME 2
Connecticut – 2
Lowell – 3
WP: Martin (1-0)
LP: Carmichael (0-2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Spinners got help in a pinch as pinch-hitter Carlos Asuaje drove in Cleuluis Rondon with the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, completing the Spinners (8-6) sweep. … Tzu-Wei Lin went 3-for-4 at the top of the order and had five hits in the doubleheader to bring his average to .341. … Spinners starter Jonathan Aro went 5 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Rookie
Gulf Coast Rays – 3
Gulf Coast Red Sox – 3 (susp. After 7 innings)
HR: GCR-Unroe (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The game, suspended due to rain, is scheduled to be completed on July 10th.

New England teams

Double-A
New Hampshire – 1
New Britain – 3
WP: Stuifbergen (3-1)
LP: Stroman (4-2)
S: Turpen (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: Despite Marcus Stroman striking out 13 batters over just 6 2/3 innings, the Fisher Cats (39-44) could not provide enough run support to support their starters yeoman-like effort. … Six Rock Cats (40-43) batters collected one hit apiece in the game, with Danny Santana, Josmil Pinto and Daniel Ortiz each driving in a run. … New Hampshire’s Brian Van Kirk (2-for-4) had the only multi-hit game between the two squads. He is batting .394 with eight walks and no strikeouts in his last ten games.

Short Season-A
GAME 1
Tri-City – 1
Vermont – 2
WP: Powers (2-0)
LP: Westwood (1-1)
S: Duran (3)
HR: VER-Boyd (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The teams flipped scores and traded wins in their doubleheader, lucky for Vermont who was only had four total hits on the day. … B.J. Boyd accounted for two of the Lake Monsters three hits in game one, including his first home run of the season and two RBIs. … Brent Powers went six innings for Vermont, striking out three for his second win in as many starts.

GAME 1
Tri-City – 2
Vermont – 1
WP: Walter (1-0)
LP: Torres (1-2)
S: Christensen (1)
HR: VER-Boyd (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: It was the ValleyCats turn to take a 2-1 win thanks to a one-hit effort by their pitching staff. … B.J. Boyd’s second home run of the day took care of all of the Vermont offense in game two. Batting .407 on the year, Boyd has collected 11 hits and five RBIs in his last five games.

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