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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Minors 6.11.13: Lutz walk-off lifts Vegas

By Adam Rubin

LAS VEGAS 8, TACOMA 6: Zach Lutz, playing in his first game since injuring an oblique on May 26, hit a two-out, walk-off three-run homer in the ninth to lift Vegas. Newly demoted Robert Carson had suffered a blown save in the top half of the inning, surrendering a three-run single with Tacoma down to its last strike as the Rainiers took a 6-4 lead. Ike Davis went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and two walks, including a base on balls ahead of Lutz's game-ending homer. Mike Baxter went 2-for-4. Wilmer Flores went 3-for-5, including an RBI single in the ninth. The three runs charged to Carson were unearned because of a throwing error by shortstop Brandon Hicks earlier in the ninth. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, TRENTON 5: Danny Muno's three-run homer highlifted a four-run second inning against Mikey O'Brien. Cesar Puello followed with a single, moved to second on a

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botched pickoff and scored when Allan Dykstra singled off the glove of shortstop Carmen Angelini. Erik Goeddel (6-2) surrendered two runs in the bottom half of the frame, but no other damage while working six innings and striking out a season-high eight. With two outs in the sixth, Goeddel  issued a walk and surrendered a single. He capped his night, though, by striking out Kevin Mahoney to preserve a 4-2 lead. Binghamton tacked on a pair of runs in the eighth against reliever Danny Burawa. Left fielder Ramon Flores dropped a fly ball from Richard Lucas and Blake Forsythe walked. Wilfredo Tovar then laced a two-run single. B-Mets reliever Chase Huchingson  allowed three straight to reach with two outs in the eighth. Jose Pirela cut Binghamton’s lead to three with an RBI single. Jack Leathersich entered with two runners on and surrendered a single to Flores. Neil Medchill attempted to score from second on the play, but was thrown out by left fielder Joe Bonfe. Medchill barreled Forsythe at the plate, but the catcher held on to the ball to end the inning. Jeff Walters pitched the ninth and surrendered a two-run homer to Kyle Roller, trimming the lead to one. Walters rebounded to strike out Angelini and secure his league-leading 16th save. Puello left the game after getting thrown out at second base in the seventh. He walked off under his own power. Josh Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to 22 games with a first-inning single. The B-Mets are undefeated in the last nine games Goeddel has started. Binghamton (39-25) has won 21 of it last 28. Box

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ST. LUCIE 4, CLEARWATER  2 (10 innings): Dustin Lawley hit a two-run homer in the 10th as the Mets (33-29) won their third straight. Aderlin Rodriguez had a two-out single before Lawley ripped his team-leading 12th homer. Chasen Bradford struck out Maikel Franco with runners at first and second in the ninth to escape the jam. Bradford earned his third win. Hamilton Bennett allowed back-to-back singles with two outs in the 10th before striking out Kyrell Hudson looking to end the game for his fourth save. Alex Panteliodis pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs and nine hits. Estarlin Morel pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief. Rodriguez had an RBI single to score Matt Reynolds in the first and Cam Maron singled to plate Charley Thurber in the second. Box

ASHEVILLE 4, SAVANNAH 3 (8 innings)
SAVANNAH 1, ASHEVILLE 0 (11 innings): Brandon Nimmo's bases-loaded walk in the 11th forced in the winning run as Savannah (38-26) split the doubleheader. Starter Logan Taylor tossed six scoreless innings. Paul Sewald and Bret Mitchell (2-2) combined for five scoreless relief innings. The Gnats lost the first game in extra innings when Beck Wheeler (0-3) surrendered an eighth-inning run. Starter Gabriel Ynoa allowed three runs in the sixth after Savannah took an early 3-0 lead. Box 1, Box 2

Compiled from team reports