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The Cap on Tuesday; scores and highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  June 5, 2013 12:44 AM

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Red Sox affiliates

Charlotte – 5
Pawtucket – 1
WP: Rienzo (5-3)
LP: Wright (2-3)
HR: CHA-Tekotte (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The PawSox offense went cold for much of the night and the Knights took advantage in the middle innings to put up enough run support to back some solid pitching. … He did not allow a hit until the fourth inning but Steven Wright finished his night after giving up 5 runs and 7 hits in 6 innings . Wright did strike out a season high 7 batters. … Relievers Jose De La Torre and Oscar Villarreal worked a scoreless 7th, 8th and 9th innings, striking out a combined 3 batters. … Jeremy Hazelbaker and Jonathan Diaz collected 2 hits apiece. … Will Middlebrooks began a rehab assignment that is expected to last through Friday. The Red Sox third baseman went 1-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.

Portland – 7
Erie – 8 (12 innings)
WP: Souza (4-1)
LP: Celestino (1-3)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Sea Dogs needed a 3-run eighth to tie the game and eventually send things to extra innings, but they a Michael Almanzar fielding error led to a 12th inning walk-off win for the SeaWolves. The teams combined for 27 hits, 13 walks and 22 strikeouts. … Starter Anthony Ranaudo let up a season high 4 earned runs and did not make it out of the fifth inning for the third time in his last four starts. It took him 101 pitches to get that far in the game after serving up 7 hits and walking 4 batters. … Leadoff hitter Shannon Wilkerson went 4-for-5 with a triple, 2 RBIs and 3 runs. He is batting .390 over his last 10 games and has raised his average to .277. … Xander Bogaerts (2-for-4, double, 2 walks, RBI, run) extended his hitting streak to 8 games.

Winston-Salem – 12
Salem – 5
WP: Blough (3-4)
LP: Augliera (4-3)
HR: WS-Hawkins 2 (10); SAL-Swihart (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Dash put up an 8-spot in the first inning, sinking the Salem Sox (25-31) hopes early. … Starter Mike Augliera was only credited with a 1/3 of an inning of work, but he saw plenty of action, giving up 7 earned runs on 7 hits, including a 3-run homer to Courtney Hawkins. Augliera has now lost three straight starts and have given up 14 runs and 20 hits in those games. … Blake Swihart (2-for-3, double, HR, walk, RBI, 2 runs) hit a solo homer in the fifth inning, his first dinger of the season.

Greenville – 6
Charleston – 2
WP: Dahlstrand (1-1)
LP: Niebla (2-2)
S: Kukuk (1)
HR: CHA-O’Brien (8)
HIGHLIGHTS: It may be high time to break up the Drive (17-39), winners of two straight games for only the third time this season. They are outscoring their opponents 15-5 in their two June games. … Cody Koback sparked a 4-run first inning rally and went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and 2 runs to lead the offense. … Mookie Betts (2-for-5, double, 2 runs) has hit safely in 6 straight. ... Cody Kukuk worked 3 innings of relief, striking out a season-high 8 batters, to earn his first career save. ...Alex Hassan began a rehab assignment with the Drive, batting third in the designated hitters role. He went 1-for-2 with a run and two walks. Hassan is working back from a calf issue that has sidelined the former BC High star all season long.

New England teams

New Britain – 4
Richmond – 1
WP: Baxendale (1-1)
LP: Westcott (3-6)
S: Hauser (1)
HR: Herrera (7)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats (28-30) make it a perfect 3-0 in June behind some early runs and a dominant performance from starter D.J. Baxendale. In his second Double-A start he struck out 7 in 7 innings and allowed just one run off of 3 hits and 2 walks, picking up his first won on this level. You can read more about the efforts of New Britain’s latest young gun in this MiLB.com piece by former Boston Globe correspondent Jake Seiner. … The Rock Cats did all their scoring in the first two innings, plating 2 in each frame. Danny Santana went 3-for-5 with a run and James Beresford went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run.

New Hampshire – 2
Akron – 3 (12 innings)
WP: Flores (5-1)
LP: Wright (1-2)
HR: NH-Loewen (6); AKR-Lowery (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: It’s now three straight losses for the Fisher Cats as their offense did not show up to complete the job in this game after taking a 2-0 lead in the fifth. … Starter Marcus Stroman struck out 3 and allowed one earned run on 3 hits in 5 innings of work. It’s the second time in four starts that he has gone 5 innings and allowed a run or less and 4 hits or less. … Adam Loewen took care of the scoring for New Hampshire, smacking a 2-run homer to give them a mid-game lead. He has hit safely in 7 straight games.

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