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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Minors 6.6.13: B-Mets' Puello homers twice

By Adam Rubin

TACOMA 9, LAS VEGAS 1: D.J. Mitchell allowed four runs in 1 2/3 innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, TRENTON 4: Cesar Puello hit two solo homers, including the game-winner in the eighth. He has five homers in his past four games. The B-Mets (35-25) overcame an early 3-0 deficit. Ramon Flores walked to open the game, advanced to second

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on Cory Mazzoni's errant pickoff attempt, moved to third on a bunt and scored on Tyson Blaser's single. With two outs in the second, Ali Castillo and Flores had RBI doubles. In the bottom half, Matt Tracy walked the first four batters and had a stretch of 13 consecutive balls. The B-Mets scored their first run when Alonzo Harris walked to force in a run. They plated another on Xorge Carillo's double-play groundout to pull within 3-2 without a hit in the inning. Mazzoni and Tracy then found their grooves and tossed three scoreless innings apiece. In the sixth, Puello homered to tie the score at 3. Joe Bonfe later reached on a two-out infield single, stole second and scored on Harris' double for a 4-3 lead. Mazzoni departed in the seventh after allowing a single to Castillo. He was charged with three runs(two earned) on five hits in 6 2/3 innings. Jack Leathersich struck out Flores to end the inning, but labored in the eighth. Leathersich allowed two walks and a single to load the bases with none out. Neil Medchill struck out. Closer Jeff Walters then entered, and Jose Pirela hit a first-pitch fly ball. Bonfe made the catch, but it was deep enough for a game-tying sacrifice fly. Puello answered by blasting his second homer, this time against Fred Lewis in the bottom of the eighth, to give Binghamton a 5-4 lead. Walters pitched a perfect ninth. Darrell Ceciliani extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Box

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