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PAWTUCKET 5, BUFFALO 0: Matt Harvey carried a no-hit bid two outs into the sixth. He ultimately surrendered a three-run homer that inning in an otherwise solid performance that included a much higher frequency of changeups, which is critical for his development. Harvey finished with 10 strikeouts in seven innings, which matched his longest outing this season. "He pitched ahead in the count better tonight," manager Wally Backman said. "It's a positive outing for him." After retiring the first two PawSox in the sixth, Harvey surrendered a clean single and a walk. Ryan Lavarnway then hit a line-drive homer over the outstretched arm of right fielder Raul Reyes for a 3-0 Pawtucket lead. "He made just one bad pitch," Backman said. "He threw a 2-1 breaking ball to him. Then he went to 3-1. He's got to throw it again, and he threw a fastball to him. To me, that was the only mistake he really made." Justin Turner, in the first game of a rehab assignment, went 1-for-4 and played shortstop. He is due to play second base Friday, with Ronny Cedeño beginning a rehab assignment with the Bisons and manning shortstop. Pedro Beato saw his scoreless innings streak end at 13 innings, when Tony Thomas' sacrifice fly scored Che-Hsuan Lin in the top of the ninth. In the second inning, Buffalo had a chance to move Valentino Pascucci into scoring position, after Pascucci ripped a one-out single. But Matt Tuiasosopo grounded into a double play. The next inning, Rob Johnson led off with a double, and a Reyes groundout advanced Johnson to third. Brad Emaus was hit by a pitch. However, Matt den Dekker lined out to second baseman Tony Thomas, who doubled Emaus off first. Box
BINGHAMTON 8, READING 5: Zack Wheeler allowed a season-high three runs on seven hits in six innings while receiving a no-decision that snapped his streak of victories in six straight starts and upped his Eastern League ERA to 1.92. Tim Kennelly walked to start the game and eventually scored when Brandon Tripp beat out a potential inning-ending double play. The B-Mets quickly erased that deficit against Reading starter Austin Hyatt. Juan Lagares walked and scored when Eric Campbell doubled. Dustin Martin plated Campbell with another double for a 2-1 lead. Kennelly shot a one-out double down the third-base line in the third and scored on Miguel Abreu's single to even the score. Wheeler battled back with two scoreless innings before surrendering his final run in the sixth. Leandro Castro sent a two-out double to right field and came home with the go-ahead run on Jeremy Barnes’ single. Wheeler capped his day by inducing Troy Hanzawa to ground out.
After allowing two runs on two hits in the first, Hyatt retired the next 13 B-Mets to breeze into the sixth. The streak came to a halt when Lagares scorched a triple. Reese Havens tied the score at 3 with a single. Following a double by Campbell that chased Hyatt, reliever Frank Gailey picked up two outs to end the threat. Edgar Ramirez took over in the seventh and preserved the tie, working around a fielding error by third baseman Jefry Marte and a walk. The B-Mets took the lead for good the next half-inning without a ball leaving the infield. Juan Centeno started the inning with an infield single against Gailey. Pedro Zapata followed with a walk. Pinch hitter Joe Bonfe loaded the bases with a bunt single. Lagares gave Binghamton the lead by working a bases-loaded walk. With one out and the bases still loaded, reliever Juan Morillo entered and induced Marte to hit a dribbler back to the mound. Morillo’s throw home sailed to the backstop, allowing Bonfe to score. Binghamton added four runs in the eighth against Morillo, taking advantage of two more bases-loaded walks. After Brad Holt posted a perfect eighth, the B-Mets handed a five-run lead to Adrian Rosario. He allowed two ninth-inning runs, on three hits and a walk. With two aboard and the tying run at the plate, Robert Carson entered and induced Sebastian Valle to fly out to end the game. Ramirez (1-1) picked up his first win as a B-Met since July 14, 2011. Carson earned his fourth save. Box
PALM BEACH at ST. LUCIE (canceled): The game, called because of inclement weather, will not be rescheduled. The Mets next visit the Bradenton Marauders on Monday, after the Florida State League All-Star break. Box
SAVANNAH 6, ROME 0: Michael Fulmer tossed 7 1/3 innings and combined with Jared West on the shutout. Dustin Lawley had four hits, including a solo homer. T.J. Rivera had three hits and two RBIs. Brandon Brown scored three runs. Box
Compiled from team reports