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BUFFALO 3, COLUMBUS 2 (10 innings): Returning from Tommy John surgery, Jenrry Mejia made his first 2012 start for Buffalo. He allowed two runs and two hits in six innings. "I thought he was outstanding," Bisons manager Wally Backman said. "His fastball was live, had some cutting action. His secondary stuff was pretty good." In a game that turned into a pitching duel -- with no hits surrendered between Josh Satin's fourth-inning single and Satin's ground-rule double in the 10th -- Buffalo's winning run came via a wild pitch. After Brad Emaus' groundout advanced Satin to third, Columbus reliever Hector Ambriz threw a wild pitch that allowed Satin to score the winning run. Mejia required only 68 pitches to make it through six innings. "The tempo of the game was outstanding -- the way he stayed right on the mound, attacked the hitters, took very little time in between pitches," Backman said. "He looked very focused to me tonight." After allowing a second-inning homer to Matt LaPorta, Mejia retired the next three Columbus batters. And after giving up a fourth-inning triple to Jason Donald, Mejia responded by retiring the next nine Clippers to complete his evening. "To me, he was overpowering at times tonight," Backman said. Josh Edgin and Elvin Ramirez contributed four no-hit relief innings. Ramirez handled the ninth and 10th innings to maintain a perfect 0.00 ERA for the Herd. He struck out the side in the 10th. "Bringing in Ramirez, he's done everything you could possibly ask of the guy," Backman said. "With those two guys coming in behind Mejia, you feel good about the chances." Box
READING 5, BINGHAMTON 3: B-Mets starter Miguel Batista tossed seven innings in a rehab assignment. Sebastian Valle's sac fly in the sixth gave the R-Phils the lead for good in a contest that saw three lead changes. Reading converted a walk, a fielding error and sac fly into a run against Batista to take the lead in the first inning. The B-Mets answered against starter Julio Rodriguez in the third. Pedro Zapata walked to start the frame, advanced to third on a wild pitch and sac bunt and scored when Matt den Dekker doubled. Jefry Marte chased den Dekker home two batters later with a single. The R-Phils answered in the bottom of the inning as Cesar Hernandez dumped an RBI double down the left-field line. Hernandez came home on two wild pitches from Batista. Den Dekker erased that deficit in the fifth. He squeaked his seventh homer of the season inside the left-field foul pole to tie the score at 3. In the sixth, Darin Ruf reached on a walk, moved to third on a single by Brandon Tripp and came home on a sac fly. Jiwan James led off the seventh with a solo homer. Batista allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits while walking four and striking out three in seven innings. The R-Phils bullpen took center stage over the final four innings. Box
PALM BEACH 3, ST. LUCIE 1: Wilmer Flores produced his 10th homer of the season and had St. Lucie's only two hits of the game. Starter Chase Huchingson allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings and fell to 5-4. Box
GREENVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 3: Tyler Pill allowed a season-high five runs, including a pair of homers, in five innings. Aderlin Rodriguez had two homers. Box
Compiled from team reports
BUFFALO 3, COLUMBUS 2 (10 innings): Returning from Tommy John surgery, Jenrry Mejia made his first 2012 start for Buffalo. He allowed two runs and two hits in six innings.