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The Cap on Thursday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  August 1, 2013 11:29 PM

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Red Sox affiliates

Triple-A
Norfolk – 6
Pawtucket – 2
WP: Stinson (6-5)
LP: Hernandez (3-9)
HR: NOR-Schoop (6); PAW-Hamilton (10), Butler (11)
HIGHLIGHTS: The PawSox took a 1-0 lead in the fourth but it did not hold up for an inning as the Tides turned the tables with three runs in the top of the fifth, then three more in the ninth. Pawtucket misses another opportunity to pull into a tie for first as Rochester also lost. … Chris Hernandez was tagged for his sixth straight loss after allowing three runs on four hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings. … Xander Bogaerts continues to find ways to get one base, going 1-for-4 with a double. It was his eighth double with Pawtucket and 20th of the season.

Double-A
Portland – 5
Richmond – 6 (10 innings)
WP: McCormick (4-5)
LP: Ramirez (0-1)
HR: POR-Spring (10); RIC-Duvall (12)
HIGHLIGHTS: Down 4-1 late the Sea Dogs slapped four on the board, powered by Matt Spring’s 10th home run of the season, taking a one run lead into the eighth. Richmond would tie things after Javier Herrera reached on catcher's interference to load the bases, then they won it in the 10th when Herrera singled home Ryan Lollis. … Michael Almanzar (1-for-4) drove in three runs to bring his RBI total to 63 on the season, one behind team-leader Tony Thomas. … Keith Couch went six innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk. He struck out two and forced 11 ground ball outs.

High-A
Salem – 0
Lynchburg – 5
WP: Hinson (1-2)
LP: Quevedo (4-5)
S: Shreve (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: Unable to solve the Hillcats pitching, Salem suffered their fifth shutout loss of the season. The Red Sox had only four hits on the night. … Blake Swihart went 2-for-4 with a double. The catcher has hit safely in six straight, going 10-for-24 in that span. Swihart also picked off two runners at first base. … Shortstop Nick Natoli had two errors in the game and has 16 on the season.

Low-A
Savannah – 4
Greenville – 3
WP: Sewald (2-2)
LP: Martin (0-1)
S: Wheeler (12)
HR: SAV-De La Cruz (3); GRE-Tavarez (6)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Drive opened up their seven game homestand with their second consecutive loss. The last four Greenville losses have been by one run. … Starter Brian Johnson lasted only three innings in his third start since returning from injury after allowing a season-high five walks. The two earned runs on his watch were the first since he got back to Greenville. … Aneury Tavarez and Keaton Briscoe both went 2-for-4, accounting for four of the seven Drive hits.

Short Season-A
Auburn – 1
Lowell – 7
WP: Gomez (2-1)
LP: Williams (0-6)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Spinners put up seven runs for the second straight night as they sweep their three-game set versus the Doubledays. Lowell outscored Auburn 20-5 in the series and moved into a tie for first place in the NYPL Pinckney Division as Tri-City dropped their seventh straight. … Second rounder Teddy Stankiewicz struck out four in his two innings of work. He allowed an earned run, the first of his career. … Sergio Gomez got in six innings on the piggy back, allowing just one hit and three walks while K’ing four. … Nick Moore led the offense, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run. … Tzu-Wei Lin stole his tenth base in twelve attempts.

Rookie
GCL Red Sox – 1
GCL Orioles – 3
WP: Kellogg (4-1)
LP: Taveras (3-2)
S: Pintar (3)
HIGHLIGHTS: With only three hits on their side of the scoreline, the Red Sox were dead-to-rights, despite the Orioles only plating three runs. … Sean Coyle went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his fourth rehab game in the GCL. He is 1-for-14 with five strikeouts in his rehab. … Red Sox starter Randy Perez struck out five and allowed a run and three hits in five innings. He has had the same line in his past three starts.

DSL Indians – 7
DSL Red Sox – 3
WP: Gomez (3-3)
LP: Ramos (4-3)
S: Algarin (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Indians put up a five-spot in the fifth to hurdle past the Red Sox who still maintain a 1 ½ game lead in the Northwest. … Samir El Halaby threw three scoreless innings in relief, striking out one. He has not allowed an earned run in his last seven appearances, spanning 16 innings. … Javier Guerra went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. He has ten hits in his last five games.

New England teams

Double-A
New Hampshire – 3
Bowie – 4
WP: Wright (9-2)
LP: Tepera (8-8)
S: Zinicola (12)
HR: NH-Burns (4), Murphy (3); BOW-Waring (17)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Baysox used a Niuman Romero RBI double to break a 3-3 stalemate in the seventh inning and the Fisher Cats left two on in the ninth, falling just short of a series win. … Fisher Cats starter Sean Nolin struck out eight in five innings. He has struck out 60 over his last 54 1/3 innings. … Kenny Wilson went 2-for-5 in the leadoff spot for New Hampshire. He is 6-for-14 with a home run, two RBIs, five runs and two stolen bases in the three game since returning from injury.

Akron – 5
New Britain – 9
WP: Baxendale (4-4)
LP: Brach (6-8)
HR: AKR-Aguilar (12); NB-Rodriguez 2 (14), Bigley (1), Ortiz (11)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats powered their way to victory behind a four home run barrage. … Daniel Ortiz went 3-for-4, hitting his 11th home run while driving in three and scoring twice. … Reynaldo Rodriguez struck twice with the long ball, driving in five and scoring twice as well. … Evan Bigley account for the fourth home run, a solo shot. He also scored three runs.

Short Season-A
Batavia – 3
Connecticut – 2
WP: Easley (1-0)
LP: Bailey (1-4)
HR: BAT-Munoz 2 (4)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Muckdogs pitching staff struck out 14 and walked only one Tigers batter, while Feliz Munoz accounted for all three of their RBIs by way of the long ball. … Connecticut starter Chase Edwards struck out four and allowed just two hits and no earned runs in five innings of work. … Catcher Dustin McAlpine legged out his first career triple in the second inning.

Vermont – 2
Hudson Valley – 3
WP: Echarry (4-2)
LP: Finnegan (2-2)
S: Choate (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: With the game tied at one the Renegades scored twice in the bottom of the eighth and the Lake Monsters were only able to put up one in the ninth, falling a run shy of pushing the game any further. …B.J. Boyd went 0-for-1 with four walks. He has three free passes in his previous nine games. .. Starter Kyle Finnegan worked a career high 7 1/3 innings, picking up the loss after allowing three runs and eight hits. He has picked up a decision in each of his last four starts, striking out four in each.

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