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LAS VEGAS 4, ALBUQUERQUE 3: Zack Wheeler produced his third straight solid start. The top prospect limited the Isotopes to two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out
Wheeler seven in 7 1/3 innings -- his longest outing in 15 Triple-A starts over two seasons. Wheeler threw 99 pitches (61 strikes) and shaved his ERA to 3.74. He surrendered a game-tying solo homer to Matt Angle in the seventh, but Eric Campbell answered with a homer in the bottom half against reliever Red Patterson to give the 51s a 3-2 lead. Wheeler has now limited opponents to three runs on 14 hits and three walks while striking out 19 in 20 innings over his past three starts. Wheeler's lone walk Saturday night came to the final batter he faced. He received a no-decision when Justin Hampson surrendered a run in the top of the ninth that evened the score at 3. Peter Moylan walked pinch-hitter Reese Havens with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Campell homered for the second straight day. Ex-Met Aaron Laffey, who declared free agency and signed with the Dodgers after being removed from Toronto's 40-man roster, limited Las Vegas to two hits in six innings and received a no-decision. After walking Josh Satin, Laffey surrendered a two-run homer to Wilmer Flores in the fourth as Las Vegas took a 2-1 lead. Box
HARRISBURG at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): The rainout will be made up as part of a 12:05 p.m. doubleheader Sunday.
PALM BEACH at ST. LUCIE (ppd.): Because the teams do not play again during the first half, the game will not be made up.
SAVANNAH 3, ROME 2: Robert Gsellman was charged with one run in 5 1/3 innings
Gsellman and earned the win in his Gnats debut. Savannah took a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Eudy Pina singled and Kevin Plawecki doubled up the left-center gap to put both in scoring position. Cole Frenzel drove in a run with a groundout. Maikis De La Cruz then singled to score Plawecki. Gsellman, who had made two starts for Class A St. Lucie before swapping teams with Matt Bowman, allowed a walk and a single to place runners at the corners in the sixth, ending his outing. Reliever Julian Hilario allowed one inherited runner to score. Gsellman surrendered four hits and two walks while striking out two. Jayce Boyd's solo homer in the bottom half of the sixth reestablished a two-run lead. Rome pulled within a run in the eighth, but Savannah reliever Hunter Carnevale struck out Carlos Franco to strand the tying run at second. Box
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