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The Cap on Sunday; scores, highlights

Posted by Craig Forde  August 4, 2013 11:33 PM

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Pawtucket – 8
Buffalo – 1
WP: Ranaudo (1-0, 0.00
LP: Germano (7-8)
HIGHLIGHTS: Anthony Ranaudo had a highly successful Triple-A debut, going six innings for the win. He allowed just four hits and struck out five, using 86 pitches against the 22 hitters he faced. … Dan Butler led the offense, going 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. He has hit safely in four straight and has six multi-hit games in his last ten played. Butler is batting .447 in that span. … Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, RBI and run. He has five doubles in his last seven games and has 22 between Portland and Pawtucket.

Portland – 4
Bowie – 6
WP: Wilson (7-1)
LP: Celestino (1-8)
S: Drake (6)
HR: POR-Linares (3)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Sea Dogs (56-58) took an early, 1-0, lead in the third, but the Baysox put up two each in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings to avoid the sweep. … Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. The catcher has seven hits in his last three games. … J.C. Linares connected for a solo shot in the seventh inning, his third of the season. Last year the Cuban had 16 home runs between Portland and Pawtucket.

Savannah – 6
Greenville – 8
WP: Olivares (3-4)
LP: Wheeler (1-5)
HR: GRE-Hernandez (1), Perkins (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Drive smacked a five-spot on the board in the bottom of the eighth to snatch victory form the SandGnats. Back-to-back homers by Jayson Hernandez and Kendrick Perkins highlighted the rally. … Hernandez went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. The home run was his first since the 2011 season. …Perkins went 2-for-4, adding a double, three RBIs and two runs. His home run was his first at the Low-A level. … Starter Luis Diaz did not allow an earned run in his four innings. He has not surrendered an earned run in four of his last five starts.

Short Season-A
Batavia – 11
Lowell – 3
WP: Newell (4-2)
LP: Buttrey (3-2)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Muckdogs avoided being swept out of Lowell, putting up the most runs against the Spinners since they allowed 13 in a loss to Vermont on June 30th. … Seven of the nine Spinners batters had one hit in the game, with Tzu-Wei Lin and Jose Colorado going 0-fer on the night. … Starter Ty Buttrey went five innings, allowing six hits and three earned runs. In five of his eight starts he has allowed one walk or less and has yet to give up a home run.

New England teams

Erie – 9
New Britain – 5
WP: Crouse (7-9)
LP: May (6-8)
HR: NB-Parraz (9)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Rock Cats found themselves down 8-1 after three innings as the SeaWolves cruised, snapping New Britain's six-game win streak. ... Center fielder Jordan Parraz went 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and a run. He has 13 home runs on the season between Gwinnett and New Britain, one shy of his career high for a season. ... Catcher Dan Rohlfing went 3-for-5 and is hitting .313 in August. ... Starter Trevor May lasted only 2 2/3 innings after allowing eight runs, eight hits and five walks.

New Hampshire – 3
Richmond – 8
WP: Vogelsong (2-0)
LP: Hutchison (0-1)
HR: NH-Burns (5); RIC-LaTorre (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: In his second rehab start with the Fisher Cats Drew Hutchison struck out seven over 4 1/3 innings, but was saddled with the loss after allowing an earned run on three hits and a walk. ... First baseman Gabe Jocobo (2-for-2, 2 BBs) was the only New Hampshire batter with a multi-hit game. He is hitting .375 over his last ten games. ...

Short Season-A
Mahoning Valley – 1
Connecticut – 2
WP: Ehlers (2-0)
LP: Kime (0-2)
S: Reininger (6)
HR: MV-Roberts (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Tigers scored two runs in the third inning and it was just enough for them to gain their first win in August after three straight losses. ... Joe Mantiply and Austin Pritcher combined for 6 1/3 innings with six Ks. They allowed just one run on four hits and neither pitcher walked a batter. ... Dominic Ficociello went 2-for-4 with an RBI double. The extra-base hit was his first since July 19th.

Vermont – 1
State College – 3
WP: Polanco (2-2)
LP: Johnson (1-1)
S: Aldrete (1)
HIGHLIGHTS: The Lake Monsters dropped to 0-4 in August, slipping five games back in the Wild Card standings after sitting just one game out a week ago. ... Starter Bobby Wahl pitched three scoreless innings. He has not allowed a run in his last three outings and has allowed just two runs in 12 1/3 innings this season. ... Third baseman Ryon Healy went 3-for-4 and has seven hits over his last four games.

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