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The Cap on Wednesday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  August 1, 2013 01:51 AM

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Red Sox affiliates

Triple-A
Norfolk – 3
Pawtucket – 0
WP: Wada (3-5)
LP: Webster (5-4)
S: Russell
HIGHLIGHTS: Despite holding the Tides to just three hits and a season-high 12 Ks from Allen Webster, the PawSox could not move back into a tie atop the IL North. Pawtucket went loss-win-loss-win-loss to close out a dismal July in which they were 9-19. … Webster pitched six innings, allowing only three hits and one earned run while getting pegged for the loss. He is 0-4 in his last six starts. … Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double, reaching base safely in all 26 games he played in July. For the month his on-base percentage was .426 after collecting 28 hits and walking 16 times.

Double-A
Portland – 2
Richmond – 3
WP: Quirarte (2-5)
LP: Celestino (1-7)
S: Hall (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: There were only ten hits between the teams but the Flying Squirrels worked more of them for runs, coming back from a one-run deficit late in the game. … Matt Barnes threw 99 pitches in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out seven, walked three, gave up four hits and an earned run. Barnes forced eight ground out. … Travis Shaw went 1-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs. He has 79 hits on the season and 34 have been for extra bases.

Low-A
Greenville – 5
Greensboro – 6
WP: Oliver (3-3)
LP: Dahlstrand (3-5)
S: Logan (11)
HR: GRE-Martinez (7), Tavarez (5); GRB-Rosa (21), Behar (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Drive gave it all they had in the end, but a four-run rally in the ninth came up one run short and the Grasshoppers avoid the sweep. … Aneury Tavarez went 2-for-4 with a home run, 3 RBIs and a run scored. He had the only multi-hit game for Greenville. … In his first start since July 18th, Jacob Dahlstrand lasted six innings, allowing two runs on two solo homers. He forced six ground outs, seven flyouts and he struck out three.

Short Season-A
Auburn – 0
Lowell – 7
WP: Callahan (3-1)
LP: Orlan (0-2)
HR: LOW-Lin (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Spinners were two outs from their first ever perfect game until a familiar last name once again ruined a good time for a Red Sox org. Auburn’s Cody Dent singled in the ninth to break up Lowell’s spotless bid, but ultimately the Spinners came up the victors. … Starter Jamie Callahan got the ball rolling with six no-hit innings that included nine strikeouts. In his last two starts he has allowed just one hit over 12 innings, has struck out 17 and walked none. … Tzu-Wei Lin smacked his first professional home run in the first inning, a two-run shot that put Lowell up to stay. Lin finished the night 2-for-5.

Rookie
GCL Orioles – 1
GCL Red Sox – 2
WP: Jimenez (2-1)
LP: Lin (0-3)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Red Sox scored their two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to earn win number 20 on the year. Three pitchers combined to allow just four hits and a run on the day. … Leadoff hitter Bryan Hudson walked three times, matching the total amount of free passes he had earned in his prior eight games.

DSL Red Sox – 5
DSL Indians – 4
WP: Martinez (6-1)
LP: Castillo (0-3)
S: Ramirez (9)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Red Sox needed two extra innings to pull things out as Victor Acosta’s RBI single in the 11th turned out to be the game-winner. … Algenis Martinez worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his sixth win of the season. He gave up three hits and struck out three. … Shortstop Javier Guerra went 4-for-5 with an RBI.

New England teams

Double-A
Akron – 2
New Britain – 5
WP: Dean (6-11)
LP: Packer (10-6)
S: Johnson (3)
HR: NB-Ortiz (10)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats end July on a high note with their third straight win. New Britain scored two in the second and three in the fourth to stake themselves an ample five-run lead early. … Daniel Ortiz went 1-for-3 with a homer, 4 RBIs and a run. He has eight hits over his last five games, but has only scored the one run. … Starter Pat Dean went 7 2/3 innings, scattering seven hits for two runs, striking out two in the process. It was his first win in four starts.

New Hampshire – 6
Bowie – 2
WP: Stroman (6-2)
LP: Pettit (5-5)
HR: NH-Burns (3); BOW-Loman (4)
HIGHLIGHTS: Marcus Stroman dazzled on the mound, striking out 13 batters to book end the month of July with starts in which he K’d a baker’s dozen. For the month the Duke product was 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 40 innings. The win halted a seven game losing streak for the Fisher Cats. … Leadoff hitter Kenny Wilson (2-for-5) and second hitter Andy Burns (3-for-5) combined for five hits, two RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases. … Gabe Jocobo went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored. It was his fourth multi-hit game in his last nine played.

Short Season-A
Batavia – 2
Connecticut – 3
WP: LaMarch (1-0)
LP: German (0-2)
S: Reininger (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: For the seventh time this season the Tigers escaped with a one-run victory, closing July with a 15-15 record. … Connecticut got seven of their nine hits from their first four batters as Ben Verlander stood out with a 2-for-4 performance that included a triple and two RBIs. … Austin Pritcher threw four scoreless innings in his first start of the season. He gave up two hits, two walks and struck out two.

Vermont – 5
Hudson Valley – 2
WP: Trivino (2-2)
LP: Sidhu (0-2)
S: Bayless (6)
HIGHLIGHTS: A four-run seventh helped the Lake Monsters to an 18-win July for the third time in team history. All but one batter in the starting lineup picked up a hit as Vermont had 11 on the day. … Starter Lou Trivino won his second straight game, going six innings, allowing five hits and four walks. He struck out four and forced eight ground outs. … Leadoff hitter Boog Powell went 3-for-4 with a double, walk, two RBIs, run and a stolen base. Powell is batting .333 in 38 games with 11 stolen bases and 25 runs.

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