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The Cap on Monday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  August 6, 2013 01:12 AM

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Pawtucket – 5
Buffalo – 4
WP: Rowland-Smith (6-0)
LP: Stilson (3-2)
S: Beato (3)
HR: PAW-Middlebrooks (9), Butler (12); BUF-Nanita (2), McCoy (4)
HIGHLIGHTS: After the teams traded the lead a couple of times catcher Dan Butler snagged it back with one stroke of the bat, popping a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the eighth to put the PawSox (61-55) up, 5-4. Pawtucket remains two games back of Rochester in the IL North while maintaining a ½ game lead in the Wild Card standings…Butler went 2-for-3 with a homer, double, two RBIs and two runs. It was his third straight two-hit game and fourth in his last five games…Allen Webster lasted five innings but did not factor into the decision. He allowed six hits, a walk and three runs while striking out four. Webster has not pick up a win for the PawSox since June 1st…For the second time in three games Xander Bogaerts did not reach base. He is batting .286 with three walks and one RBI in his last ten games.

Wilmington – 2
Salem – 5
WP: Pena (5-6)
LP: Lamb (4-12)
S: Striz (7)
HR: SAL-Welch (6), Chester 2 (2)
HIGHLIGHTS: Almost every batter got into the act for the Salem Sox who slugged out 11 hits in winning their third straight. Salem (22-20) is just 1 ½ back in the Carolina League’s Southern Division…David Chester (2-for-3, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) hit two solo home runs, his first with Salem this season since being called up from Greenville. He did hit one home run in seven games with Salem a season ago. The 6-foot-5 slugger had 13 home runs with the Drive before arriving in Salem…Mickey Pena allowed seven hits and three walks, but only allowed one run to cross as he picks up his fifth win of the year. In half of his last ten starts Pena has allowed a run or less.

Kannapolis – 3
Greenville – 0
WP: Bucciferro (2-3)
LP: Dahlstrand (3-6)
S: Wendelken (11)
HR: KAN-May (4)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Drive bats were in park much of the night as the Intimidators used 15 strikout performance for their second straight win. Greenville (21-21) is four games back in the SAL Southern, but have four teams ahead of them…Kendrick Perkins went 2-for-4 with a double. It’s his second consecutive 2-for-4 performance and Perkins is batting .324 in his last ten games…First baseman Boss Moanaroa went 0-for-4 with a golden sombrero (four strikeouts). He is batting just .161 in 66 games and .139 over his last ten…A week after being shipped away from Greenville in the Red Sox trade for Jake Peavy, J.B. Wendelken returned to Fluor Field to collect a save against his former mates. He had ten saves with Greenville before the trade.

GCL Red Sox – 1
GCL Orioles – 4
WP: Crichton (1-0)
LP: Drehoff (0-2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Red Sox got only five hits in the game and suffered their second straight loss. They are 1-4 in August, but maintain a one game lead in the GCL South...Raymel Flores went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk. He was also caught stealing and is 0-for his last three attempts...In his second career start Jake Drehoff allowed a run on three hits in two innings. He also recorded his first strikeout to end the first inning.

DSL Dodgers – 0
DSL Red Sox – 6
WP: Garcia (3-3)
LP: Serrano (5-3)
S: Martinez (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: Red Sox pitching held their opponents to just four hits on the day, improving to 35-19 on the year. They are a game and half up in the DSL North...Raiwinson Lameda and Darwin Pena both had two hits in the game. Pena had a double and a triple to go with two RBIs and two runs scored...Starter Carlos Garcia struck out five and allowed just two hits in five innings. He also walked four batters for the second time this season.

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