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The Cap on Tuesday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  August 21, 2013 12:54 AM

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Red Sox affiliates

Triple-A
Buffalo – 0
Pawtucket – 1
WP: Ranaudo (2-1)
LP: Hutchison (0-2)
S: Carter (20)
HIGHLIGHTS: The PawSox (70-60) got a run in the fourth inning and it held up behind some solid pitching, moving the team to just one game back of Rochester in the IL North. Pawtucket also gained a game on Norfolk in the Wild Card race and now lead by two games. … In his fourth Triple-A start Anthony Ranaudo tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings for his tenth win of the season (eight with Portland). He allowed three runs, two walks and struck out four. Ranaudo is 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA and 1.20 WHIP since his promotion. … Drew Sutton (1-for-3) drove in Brock Holt with a bloop single to left field for the game’s only run. Sutton has hit safely in six straight games. … Anthony Carter worked a perfect ninth, striking out two, for his 20th save, second most in the IL.

Double-A
New Hampshire – 8
Portland – 6
WP: Marze (1-0)
LP: Niesen (0-2)
S: Farina (6)
HIGHLIGHTS: In a back-and-forth affair the Sea Dogs (61-67) found themselves with loaded bases and one out in the ninth, but Matt Spring and Ryan Dent could not come through and the Fisher Cats (63-64) keep second place Trenton in their sights. New Hampshire is just 2 ½ games behind the Thunder, who lost in New Britain on Tuesday. … Only one Fisher Cats batter was without a hit as the team combined for 12 knocks, including five doubles and a triple. … Jack Murphy led the charge with a 2-for-4 effort that including three RBIs. … John Tolisano went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. … Garin Cecchini went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two walks. On the season, between Salem and Portland, he has earned 82 walks to 77 strikeouts.

High-A
Carolina – 9
Salem – 10
WP: Younginer (3-0)
LP: Reichenbach (4-4)
S: Ogando (3)
HR: SAL-Betts (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: Things turned into a bit of a donnybrook in the first few rounds of this game, but Salem (65-62) outlasted the Mudcats in the long run as the two clubs combined for 19 runs and 24 hits. It’s Salem’s third straight win, coupled with Myrtle Beach’s fourth straight loss, leaving the Red Sox just a half game behind the Pelicans as the two teams ready for a three game set starting on Wednesday. … Mookie Betts went 3-for-5 with a single, triple and a home run. He drove in three runs and scored once. It was the eighth straight game where Betts has collected a hit. After a .239 July, Betts is hitting .338 in August. … Salem pitching allowed nine runs, nine walks and struck out nine in nine innings. Mike Augliera had his shortest outing in his last six starts, lasting only 3 2/3 innings after allowing seven runs on eight hits and two walks.

Low-A
Rome – 4
Greenville – 2
WP: Briceno (5-7)
LP: Kukuk (4-12)
S: Fitzgerald (2)
HR: ROM-Anselment (4); GRE-Moanaroa (3)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Drive (47-77) drop their second straight game and move to 28-36 at Fluor Field on the year. … Tim Roberson had half of the Greenville hits in a 3-for-4 bid. The catcher has hit safely in eight of his last ten games, but has not drawn a walk in that span and has earned only 11 free passes all season. … Austin Maddox allowed just one hit in 2 1/3 innings of relief. In five August appearances Maddox has not allowed a run and has given up just six hits and two walks.

Short Season-A
Connecticut – 6
Lowell – 1
WP: Davenport (1-0)
LP: Littrell (0-3)
HIGHLIGHTS: For the second straight night the Spinners (34-24) swap spots with the ValleyCats in the NYPL Stedler race, as they move back into second place. Lowell sits just a half game behind Tri-City, but are 1 ½ back in the Wild Card race. … Brett Harrison led the Tigers with a 3-for-4 effort that including a single, double and triple. The third baseman drove in two runs and scored one. … Nick Moore (1-for-3) extended his hitting streak to 11 games. The Spinners media relations staff points out that it is Lowell’s longest hit streak since Ryan Westmoreland did it in 2009.

Rookie
GCL Orioles – 3
GCL Red Sox – 2
WP: Dominguez (2-0)
LP: Perez (2-2)
S: Delgado (6)
HR: BAL-Viele (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Orioles pulled back to even in the standings as the Red Sox (28-24) have dropped five of their last six games. … Jalen Williams, a 16th round selection this past June, made his second pro appearance, throwing two scoreless innings in the starter’s role. He allowed just one hit and picked up his first professional strikeout in the first inning. … In his third rehab start Bryce Brentz went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. In his first at-bat he grounded out to the pitcher. … The also-rehabbing Kolbrin Vitek picked up a first inning double and went 2-for-3 in his second appearance since returning from a concussion suffered in July. … Aneudis Peralta went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and run.

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New England teams

Double-A
Trenton – 4
New Britain – 6
WP: May (8-9)
LP: O’Brien (7-7)
S: Watts (7)
HR: TRE-Roller (15); NB-Rodriguez (21)
HIGHLIGHTS: After allowing two runs in the top of the first, New Britain (60-69) struck back for five in the first and second, giving them enough of a cushion to thwart the Thunder. … Miguel Sano’s (1-for-4) two-run double in the first inning sparked a three-run rally that put the Rock Cats up for good. … In his first game as part of the Twins organization Brad Boyer went 2-for-4 with an RBI, run and stolen base. Before joining New Britain he had played 78 games with the St. Paul Saints (Independent) and hit .337 with seven home runs, 50 RBIs and 64 runs. … Trevor May walked four, but only allowed two hits and two runs to earn the win. After a stretch of four straight starts without allowing a home run, May has given up one long ball in each of his last three.

Short Season-A
Vermont – 1
Tri-City – 2
WP: Thurman (4-2)
LP: Adkins (0-1)
S: Sanudo (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The ValleyCats (36-25) prevail in a pitcher’s duel as the Lake Monsters (29-32) alternate a win with a loss for the seventh straight game. … Xavier Macklin (1-for-3) drove in the only Lake Monster run on a fielder’s choice in the fifth inning. His single was just the fourth hit he has collected in his last ten games. … Hunter Adkins was pressed into relief duty when starter Matt Stalcup lasted only one inning. Adkins allowed two runs on five hits in six innings. They were the first runs he allowed in three appearances with Vermont.

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