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BUFFALO 8, NORFOLK 7: Fernando Cabrera recorded his International League-leading 15th save, in 15 attempts, by recording the final four outs. He allowed a ninth-inning run on a bases-loaded walk to Nate McLouth, but stranded the bases full of Tides by getting Chris Robinson to ground out. The Tides committed six errors on the game, including three in the decisive seventh, when the Bisons scored three runs. After Sean Kazmar flied out to lead off for the Bisons that inning, newly promoted Matt den Dekker doubled. Right fielder Jai Miller's attempt to throw out den Dekker went offline, moving the speedy center fielder to third. Corey Wimberly then drove in den Dekker with a single to even the score at 6. Fred Lewis then grounded into a would-be double play. But Lewis reached second after Tides first baseman Jamie Hoffmann failed to make the catch. Josh Satin followed with routine fly ball, but Miller bobbled it. Lewis scored on the error and Satin advanced to third. Zach Phillips then tossed a wild pitch to score Satin as the Bisons took an 8-6 lead. The Herd earlier had scored on Kazmar's two-run double and Satin's two-run homer. Den Dekker in his Bisons debut manned center field, led off and went 1-for-4 with a walk and run scored. Dustin Martin was transferred from Buffalo to Binghamton to make room for den Dekker. Garrett Olson lasted 4 1/3 innings -- making him the fourth Bisons pitcher in the past five games to fail to complete five innings. Pedro Beato (3-0) contributed 1 2/3 scoreless relief innings. Box
READING at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): Tuesday’s game between the B-Mets and Reading Phillies was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. The teams will play two seven-inning contests. The postponement marks the fifth of the season and third in the past two weeks. Mark Cohoon now opposes right-hander Jonathan Pettibone in Wednesday's opener. Collin McHugh faces right-hander Austin Hyatt in the nightcap.
PALM BEACH 7, ST. LUCIE 6: Center fielder Alonzo Harris Jr. had three hits and two RBIs, but the Mets' late-inning rally fell short. The Mets trailed 7-2 entering the eighth, but Harris had an RBI triple to score ZeErika McQueen to start the comeback bid. Wilmer Flores delivered an RBI double to left-center to score Harris. Flores came around to score on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to 7-5. Francisco Pena reached on an error to begin the ninth inning. Harris followed with an RBI single to score Pena and make it 7-6. But with Harris at second, Flores struck out swinging and Cory Vaughn popped out to shortstop Ronny Gil to end the game. Tyler Pill allowed four runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings with two walks and one strikeout and suffered the loss. Cardinals DH Chris Edmondson ripped a three-run homer off Pill in the sixth inning to give the Cardinals a 4-2 lead. Edmondson drove in five runs in the game. John Church walked three batters and allowed three runs over one inning. Jim Fuller pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed one walk and two hits while striking out two. Flores drove in two runs. Wilfredo Tovar went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Box
CHARLESTON at SAVANNAH (ppd.): The two teams are now scheduled for two on Wednesday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The first game will be the completion of Sunday’s game in Charleston, which was suspended with the Gnats leading 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning. The second game will be scheduled for seven innings. The games originally scheduled for Monday and Tuesday have been canceled.
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