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The Cap on Friday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  June 22, 2013 01:08 AM

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Red Sox affiliates

Pawtucket – 5
Toledo – 8
WP: Hankins (3-3)
LP: Wright (3-5)
HR: PAW-Bogaerts (2), Butler (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: Toledo caught up to PawSox starter Steven Wright in the fourth and fifth innings, striking for five runs. The Mud Hens scored three more in the eighth for insurance and the PawSox (44-29) ninth inning rally fell short, snapping their four-game winning streak … Reliever Ryan Rowland-Smith allowed three runs in 1 1/3 innings, but only one was earned. On the season he has allowed just seven total runs of which only four were earned, in 41 2/3 innings. … Xander Bogaerts (1-for-4) hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his second since joining Pawtucket. The home run snapped and 0-for-11 slump.

Portland – 2
Trenton – 9
WP: Allen (1-0)
LP: Britton (6-6)
S: Arrebato (1)
HR: TRN-Pirela (6)
HIGHLIGHTS: In the blink of an eye a Drake Britton gem turned into utter disaster. After taking a no-hitter and a 1-0 lead into the sixth inning, Britton got blasted for seven hits and eight runs in the frame, getting only one more out before being removed. … Just up from Salem Garin Cecchini doubled in the eighth inning for his first Double-A hit. It was also the only extra-base hit for the Sea Dogs who only had five total hits in the game.

Salem – 9
Wilmington – 2
WP: Pena (2-2)
LP: Moen (1-1)
HR: SAL-Natoli (1), Jacobs 2 (9); WIL-Raben (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Salem Sox returned to action following a four-day All-Star break, but showed little rust in jumping out to a 7-0 lead after two innings, allowing them to cruise to victory … Brandon Jacobs led the offense with two home runs, three RBIs and two runs scored. He has four home runs and 12 RBIs in June and is batting .280. … Nick Natoli hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the second inning.

Hagerstown – 13
Greenville – 9
WP: Henke (3-1)
LP: Montas (1-6)
HR: HAG-Renda (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: For the second straight night Drive pitching got tuned up, but despite some big offense of their own, they suffered their eighth straight defeat. During the current losing streak they have been outscored 71-26. ... David Chester went 2-for-5 with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Three other Greenville players had two-hit nights.

Tri-City – 0
Lowell – 4
WP: Callahan (1-0)
LP: Fant (0-1)
HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 second-rounder Jamie Callahan was sensational in his Spinners debut, twirling five innings of one-hit ball. The 18-year-old righty walked two and struck out three. ... Tzu-Wei Lin went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run from the leadoff spot. He also stole second base in the fifth inning, his first swipe of the season.

New England teams

New Britain – 4
Akron – 13
WP: Roberts (5-4)
LP: Stuifenbergen (1-1)
HR: NB-Rodriguez (10), Sano (2); AKR- Ramirez (3), Lowery (3)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Aeros piled up 12 runs by the fifth inning and the Rock Cats could not counter with enough of a comeback. It is the most runs allowed by New Britain this season. ... Reynaldo Rodriguez (2-for-4, RBI, 2 runs) continues to rake, hitting his fifth home run over his last ten games. In that span he is batting .361 with nine RBIs and eight runs. ... Miguel Sano hit his second home run since joining New Britain. He has one hit in each of his last three games.

New Hampshire – 6
Harrisburg – 7
WP: Grace (1-0)
LP: Spoone (3-3)
S: Barrett (14)
HR: HAR-Van Ostrand (4), Goodwin (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Fisher Cats had a solid 4-1 lead after five innings, but the Senators struck for six in the 6th-7th-8th innings to allow them to pull out the win. The Fisher Cats have lost four in a row and are 5-12 in June. ... In his first Double-A game after being called up from Class-A Dunedin, Andy Burns led the New Hampshire offense with a 3-for-5 night that included a double, triple, RBI and two runs.

Connecticut – 1
Vermont – 4
WP: Hansen (1-0)
LP: Bailey (0-1)
S: Duran (1)
HR: VER-Brugman (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: A four-spot in the sixth was plenty offense for the Lake Monsters who kept the Tigers (0-4) winless to start the season. ... Tigers second-rounder Jamie Callahan threw two scoreless innings, striking out three while not allowing a hit. ... Lake Monsters starter Brent Powers struck out six in four innings of work. Vermont pitching allowed just four hits on the day and struck out 13. ... Jaycob Brugman's grand slam provided all of the runs for Vermont. It was the first professional hit from the 2013 17th round selection.

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