Minors 4.5.13: Plawecki homers for Gnats

April, 5, 2013
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LAS VEGAS 9, SACRAMENTO 3: Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-2 with three walks and Andrew Brown drove in two runs, upping his RBI total to six in two games. Starter Chris Schwinden (1-0) limited Sacramento to two runs in five innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 2, AKRON 1: With the score tied in the seventh and the bases loaded on two walks and a hit batsman, Wilfredo Tovar lifted a weak popup behind first base. Jose Ramirez raced over from second, but dropped it, allowing Cory Vaughn to score the

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decisive run. Chase Huchingson made the lead stand with two scoreless relief innings. Jack Leathersich walked two but notched the save in his Double-A debut. Akron had loaded the bases with two outs in the second against Cory Mazzoni, who then worked ahead in the count to No. 9 hitter Delvi Cid, 0-2. Cid then waved at a low breaking ball, but the third strike kicked away from catcher Juan Centeno, rolling 15 feet from the plate. Centeno failed to cleanly barehand the ball, allowing Roberto Perez to score from third. Binghamton broke through against Aeros starter T.J. House in the sixth. Back-to-back singles from Tovar and Alonzo Harris chased the southpaw. Fabio Martinez entered and uncorked a wild pitch on his first offering, advancing both runners. Danny Muno tied the score with an RBI groundout. Mazzoni retired the final six batters he faced, including four straight via strikeout, and departed after five innings. With the score tied at 1, Mark Cohoon made his first relief appearance since 2008. The southpaw worked around a double and walk to put up a scoreless sixth. In the seventh, Martinez issued a walk and hit Cesar Puello before being replaced by Kyle Landis. Pena was intentionally walked after a sac bunt from Centeno, setting the stage for Tovar’s run-producing popup. Box

ST. LUCIE 1, JUPITER 0 (10 innings): Gilbert Gomez walked, advanced to third on Cam Maron's single and scored in the bottom of the 10th on T.J. Rivera's single against Tyler Higgins for the walk-off win. Prospect Domingo Tapia tossed six scoreless innings in his Florida State League debut. Relievers Hamilton Bennett, Randy Fontanez and Chasen Bradford (1-0) combined for four scoreless relief innings. Box

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SAVANNAH 12, ROME 3: Purdue product Kevin Plawecki, the 35th overall pick in last year's draft, went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs. Brandon Nimmo and Phillip Evans contributed two hits and two RBIs apiece. Gabriel Ynoa, a 19-year-old making his South Atlantic League debut, limited Rome to one hit in five scoreless innings. Paul Sewald was credited with the save after tossing three scoreless relief innings. The lone damage came against Tim Peterson, who was charged with three runs in the sixth. Box

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.295 9 54 75
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 27
RBIL. Duda 83
RD. Murphy 75
OPSL. Duda .827
WB. Colon 14
ERAJ. Niese 3.55
SOZ. Wheeler 173