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Friday, September 6, 2013
Minors 9.6.13: Matz dominant in clincher

By Adam Rubin

LAS VEGAS 3, SALT LAKE 2: Cory Wade inherited runners on the corners with one out in

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the eighth from Chris Schwinden and ultimately recorded the final five outs without surrendering a run as the 51s avoided elimination. Salt Lake now leads the best-of-five series two games to one. Aaron Harang starts for Las Vegas on Saturday in Game 4. Dustin Lawley, the Florida State League home run champ, broke a 1-all tie in the sixth with a solo homer. Ruben Tejada's RBI single gave the 51s a two-run lead later in the frame. Hamilton Bennett stranded an inherited runner in scoring position in the top half of the sixth in his Triple-A debut after replacing promoted Sean Henn on the roster. Lawley finished 3-for-4. Box

TRENTON 3, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets were swept in the best-of-five series in their first playoff appearance since 2004. Danny Muno, Wilfredo Tovar and manager Pedro Lopez were ejected in the seventh inning, after Muno was called for an interference call at second base. Frank Francisco tossed a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts. Binghamton, which produced 11 hits, loaded the bases in the eighth, but Alonzo Harris struck out looking to end the threat. Starter Logan Verrett allowed three runs (two earned) in six innings. The B-Mets (86-55) had set their franchise's regular-season record for wins. Box

SAVANNAH 5, AUGUSTA 0: Behind seven scoreless innings from Steven Matz, the Gnats blanked Augusta at Historic Grayson Stadium to sweep the best-of-three Southern Division

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Championship Series. Savannah outscored Augusta, 15-2, in the two games. Savannah pitchers recorded 19 strikeouts and issued one walk. Matz retired 21 of the 22 batters he faced. He threw first-pitch strikes to 18 of 22 opposing hitters, struck out eight and did not issue a walk. Paul Sewald worked around an infield single in the eighth and Beck Wheeler retired the side in order in the ninth. The Gnats took a 1-0 lead in the third, when Eudy Pina tripled and scored on Maikis De La Cruz's fielder’s choice. Savannah broke the game open with a three-run fourth. With two outs and the bases loaded, Brandon Nimmo triple into the right-center gap. Nimmo finished the series 4-for-7 with four RBIs. Pina, who was 2-for-3, reached base three times for the second straight game from the leadoff spot. In the seventh, De La Cruz’s triple to left-center scored Pina for a 5-0 lead. Four of the Gnats’ seven hits Friday went for extra-bases, including three triples. The Gnats will begin the South Atlantic League Championship Series at the home of the Northern Division champ -- West Virginia or Hagerstown -- on Monday. Box

Compiled from team reports