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The Cap on Wednesday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  May 29, 2013 10:00 PM

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Red Sox affiliates

Pawtucket – 8
Indianapolis – 2
WP: Godfrey (4-3)
LP: Cumpton (4-3)
HR: PAW-Brentz (10)
HIGHLIGHTS: The PawSox (32-21) have taken two out of three from Indy with the final game of the series set for tomorrow night. Pawtucket has split their last four four-game sets, but will look to win their first since sweeping the Gwinnett Braves May 6-9. … Bryce Brentz went 2-for-4 with a home run, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. He has hit safely in 8 straight games. … Outfielder Mitch Maier saw his first action in over a month after being shelved with a wrist injury. He went 1-for-3 in his return with a walk, run and stolen base. …Reliever Ryan Rowland-Smith pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings striking out three. On the season he has issued only 2 earned runs over 31 1/3 innings for a 0.57 ERA that is best of any Sox farmhand with more than 1 inning pitched. … Jonathan Diaz went 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs and a run. … Brock Holt (2-for-4, 2 runs) has hit safely in all seven games of the road trip. He has a .478 batting average during his current streak.

New Hampshire - 1
Portland – 9
WP: Ranaudo (6-1)
LP: Stroman (1-1)
HR: POR-Bogaerts 2 (4)
HIGHLIGHTS: With four runs in each of the first two innings the Sea Dogs (29-22) set themselves up early for a successful evening thanks to the 1-2 punch of power and pitching. … The power was provided by top prospect Xander Bogaerts who launched a two-run homer in the first, then followed it up in the second inning with a three-run blast. He also doubled, walked, scored three times and drove in five. … The pitching came from Anthony Ranaudo who was flat-out brilliant in using just 78 pitches to get through 7 scoreless innings. He struck out 8 and allowed just 1 hit, a second inning single to Ryan Schimpf. … J.C. Linares (3-for-5) chipped in on the offensive side with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs fpr the Dogs.

Salem – 8
Potomac - 9
WP: Holt (2-0)
LP: Scott (1-3)
S: Self (4)
HR: SAL-Renfroe (2); POT-Ramsey (4), Oduber (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: Up 7-0 after 4 ½ innings the Sox (21-28) seemed to be in full control of this ballgame. That is until the Nationals decided to strike right back with 6 runs in the bottom of the fifth and 3 more in the sixth to snatch victory from Salem. … Brandon Jacobs (3-for-5, RBI, 2 runs) collected his 14th double of the season. Despite batting only .210 on the year, 19 of his 35 hits have been for extra bases. … Blake Swihart (3-for-5, double, 2 RBI, run) had his second straight three-hit game. … Salem’s number 2 through 6 hitters went a combined 12-for-23.

Savannah – 1
Greenville – 5
WP: Haley (2-6)
LP: Gsellman (2-2)
S: Wendelken (3)
HR: GRE-Chester (9)
HIGHLIGHTS: For only the fifth time in May the Greenville Drive (15-37) ended the day with a victory. The win halted a four-game losing streak, their fourth slide this month of four or more games. … For the second time in as many starts Justin Haley helped the Drive put a stop to an extended losing streak. After an 0-6 run over his first 7 starts, Haley has churned out back-to-back wins, allowing 2 earned runs and striking out 11 over 11 innings. … David Chester (2-for-4, double, HR, 2 RBIs, run) launched his ninth home run of the season, tying him for second most in the Red Sox system and he brought his RBI total to 40, an organizational best. … Jeffrey Wendleken worked 3 innings for his third save of the season. In his last two games he has worked 7 innings in earning 2 saves.

New England teams

Richmond - 10
New Britain – 5
WP: Westcott (3-5)
LP: Baxendale (0-1)
HR: RIC- Duvall (4), Herrera (6)
HIGHLIGHTS: The teams combined for 28 hits in this one, but the Flying Squirrels used a 5-run fifth to put themselves over on the Rock Cats (24-29) who have now lost three straight. … Fresh off the plane from Fort Myers with a 7-0 record and 1.10 ERA, D.J. Baxendale made his Double-A debut for New Britain, getting tagged with his first loss of the year after allowing 7 earned runs and 9 hits in 4 2/3 innings. … Danny Santana, Chris Petit, Jordan Parraz and Reynaldo Rodriguez had two hits apiece for the Rock Cats. …Seven of the nine batters for Richmond had multi-hit games.

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