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PAWTUCKET 8, BUFFALO 5: Starter Jeurys Familia was charged with three runs on five hits and six walks in an 86-pitch effort over four-plus innings and Josh Edgin and Pedro Beato also were roughed up. It marked the sixth time in 14 starts Familia failed to complete five innings. Ronny Cedeño went 0-for-3 with a walk and played nine innings at shortstop in the second game of a rehab assignment. Wally Backman was ejected after a face-to-face argument with ump Gerard Ascani. Former Cub Mark Prior, trying to come back from the same surgery performed on Johan Santana and Chris Young, earned his first professional save with a perfect ninth. Beato's scoreless streak ended at 13 1/3 innings. He was charged with three runs (one earned). Box
ALTOONA 7, BINGHAMTON 1: Altoona jumped on B-Mets starter Darin Gorski in the second inning with three straight hits. Ramon Cabrera and Jeremy Farrell started the frame with singles. Evan Chambers got the Curve on the board with an RBI double. The Curve added to its lead with consecutive sac flies. The Curve upped the score to 6-0 with a three-run fourth. Cabrera started the rally again with a single, and Farrell blasted a two-run homer. Chambers followed with a solo homer. Binghamton collected eight hits, but never had more than one in an inning. Altoona starter Kyle McPherson (1-0), making his first start of the season since after a two-month stay on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, allowed one run and scattered four hits over five innings. The B-Mets scored their only run in the fourth. Dustin Martin walked with two outs and swiped second, his second stolen base as a B-Met. Rylan Sandoval drove him in with a single. It was Sandoval’s fifth straight at-bat with a hit. Gorski (4-4) matched a season-high with 10 hits allowed. Brandon Moore surrendered a run over two relief innings. Edgar Ramirez and Brad Holt each tossed a scoreless inning. Box
SAVANNAH 9, ROME 8: The Gnats surrendered four runs in the bottom of the ninth, but T.J. Chism held on for his 12th save by coaxing a groundout from pinch hitter Brandon Drury that stranded the bases loaded. Reliever Jared West was charged with four runs in 1 1/3 innings. T.J. Rivera had a three-run homer and Dustin Lawley and Aderlin Rodriguez also went deep for the Gnats. Savannah closes out the first half on Sunday at Rome. Box
Compiled from team reports
PAWTUCKET 8, BUFFALO 5: Starter Jeurys Familia was charged with three runs on five hits and six walks in an 86-pitch effort over four-plus innings and Josh Edgin and Pedro Beato also were roughed up.