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The Cap on Wednesday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  June 5, 2013 10:33 PM

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Red Sox affiliates

Charlotte – 4
Pawtucket – 7
WP: Beato (3-1)
LP: Marinez (2-4)
S: Carter (8)
HR: POR-Hazelbaker (6), Middlebrooks (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: A power show in the seventh inning put the PawSox (35-24) over as they snap a two-game slide. The two teams combined for 23 hits with the Knights accounting for 14 to go along with 12 men left on base. … Pedro Beato worked 1 1/3 innings for his third win of the season. He has allowed just one run in his last six appearances. ... The rehabbing Will Middlebrooks carried a major part of the offense for his old mates, going 2-for-3 with a walk in his second rehab start. Middlebrooks launched a seventh inning homer and drove in 5 runs on the night. … Brock Holt is aiming down Mookie Betts recent 19-game hitting streak, an organizational high this season. Holt, 1-for-4 with an RBI, has extended his streak to 14 games and is now batting .281 on the season.

Portland – 6
Erie – 0
WP: Britton (4-5)
LP: Saupold (4-2)
HIGHLIGHTS: Drake Britton produced the game of his career in helping the Sea Dogs (31-26) snap a three game losing streak. A Hernan Perez leadoff double in the bottom of the seventh inning was the first and only hit the SeaWolves would get off of Britton who lasted 8 innings. He allowed a hit, a walk and struck out a season-high 8 batters, using only 88 pitches on the night. …Michael Almanzar (1-for-4, HR, RBI, run) hit a solo home run in the first inning that held up as all the scoring the Sea Dogs would require. He now has 11 home runs on the season, tied for third most in the Eastern League. … Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 9 straight games with a 2-for-4 effort that included a walk and his 6th home run, a solo shot in the third inning. It is the fourth straight game that Bogaerts has collected 2 hits and during the streak he is batting .516 with 4 home runs, 11 RBIs and 8 runs.

Winston-Salem – 0
Salem – 8
WP: Owens (4-2)
LP: Jaye (3-1)
HR: SAL-Gedman (2), Ramos (4)
HIGHLIGHTS: Salem (26-31) used three pitchers but got the same results as Portland, holding the Dash to just two hits on the night as they move to 3-2 in June. … The only hit allowed by starter Henry Owens was a second inning single by Joey DeMichele in which center fielder Henry Ramos cut down a runner at home to end the inning and preserve the shutout. Owens struck out 6 but lasted only 5 innings after allowing a season high 5 walks. On the night Salem pitchers served up 9 walks and struck out 11. … Besides the big assist from center, Ramos also went 2-for-3 with his fourth home run of the season, 2 RBIs and 12 runs scored. … Matt Gedman, who was 1 for his last 16 at-bats coming into the night, went 2-for-3 and hit his second home run of the season, a three-run shot in the third inning.

Greenville – 1
Charleston – 0 SUSPENDED
HIGHLIGHTS: The game was suspended with two outs in the top of the third inning and one on for the Drive who took a 1-0 lead in the first on back-to-back leadoff doubles by Mookie Betts and Cody Koback. The game is scheduled to be completed tomorrow prior to the regularly scheduled game at 7:05 p.m.

New England teams

New Britain – 2
Richmond – 3
WP: Snodgrass (5-1)
LP: Dean (3-6)
S: Maday (12)
HR: NB-Pinto (10)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats (28-31) suffered their first loss of the month in a pitcher’s duel that saw only 1 walk issued by either side. The teams combined for 13 hits and the Flying Squirrels used a 2-run sixth to get the edge. … Starter Pat Dean lasted 6 2/3 innings, allowing 2 earned runs and 7 hits. In two consecutive starts versus Richmond, Dean has given up 3 earned runs over 13 2/3 and only walked one batter. ... Catcher Josmil Pinto (2-for-3, HR, RBI, run) hit his tenth home run of the season and second in his last three games. His .337 batting average is third best in the Eastern League.

New Hampshire – 2
Akron – 11
WP: Packer (3-5)
LP: Walden (4-6)
HR: NH-Glenn (5); AKR-Moncrief (7), Urshela (5)
HIGHLIGHTS: For the second consecutive night the Fisher Cats (28-32) watched a 2-0 lead evaporate. This time the Aeros didn’t wait for extras to cap it off though as they plated runs in each of the last five innings, sending New Hampshire to their fourth straight loss. … Leadoff hitter Kevin Pillar went 3-for-4 with an RBI, raising his average to .323, sixth best in the E.L. … Reliever Tyson Brummett allowed 8 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks over just 1 2/3 innings. The Fisher Cats staff allowed 14 hits and 6 walks on the night.

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