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Friday, May 2, 2014
Minors 5.2.14: Peavey, Diaz earn wins

By Adam Rubin

TACOMA 6, LAS VEGAS 4: A half-inning after Las Vegas broke a 1-all tie with two runs in the top of the eighth, Joel Carreno and Zack Thornton combined to surrender five runs in the bottom half. Wilmer Flores homered twice in the loss. Flores (4-for-5, three runs scored) started at shortstop for the first time since jamming a finger on his throwing hand on Sunday. Starter Logan Verrett limited Tacoma to one run on five hits and two walks in seven innings in a no-decision. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 1: Greg Peavey allowed one run over six innings and the B-Mets supported him with five unanswered runs. Peavey, pitching for the third straight time

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against the Sea Dogs, stranded five runners in scoring position to earn his first win of the season. The lone damage came in the first inning on consecutive doubles by Deven Marrero and Travis Shaw. In the third, Kyle Johnson (2-for-3, 2 RBIs) singled to start a rally against Portland starter and former Binghamton University Bearcat Mike Augliera. After a single by Wilfredo Tovar, Darrell Ceciliani advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt. Brian Burgamy tied the score with a sacrifice fly. An inning later, with Kevin Plawecki and Jayce Boyd on base, Dustin Lawley sent a bouncer back to the mound. Augliera fielded it cleanly, but fired erratically to second, allowing Plawecki to score the go-ahead run. Johnson added an RBI single. Tovar made it a three-run cushion by legging out a run-scoring fielder’s choice. With two outs in the fifth, Portland loaded the bases against Peavey on a double and two walks. Peavey (1-1) avoided harm by inducing Shaw to ground out. The righty worked around a one-out single by Blake Swihart and capped his night with a scoreless sixth. Cody Satterwhite took over in the seventh with a 5-1 lead and posted two scoreless innings. Jon Velasquez worked around two hits in a scoreless ninth. Satterwhite hasn’t allowed a run in nine appearances this season spanning 14 2/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE at BRADENTON (ppd.): The teams will play a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.

SAVANNAH 2, ROME 1: The Gnats improved to a season-high 10 games over .500. Miller Diaz (2-0) held the Braves to one unearned run in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out six and did

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not walk a batter. In the first, Gavin Cecchini tripled and scored on a balk. With the bases loaded in the sixth, Jeff McNeil was hit by a pitch to force home Colton Plaia for a 2-0 lead. The Gnats had three bases-loaded opportunities and scored one run in those chances. The Braves picked up an unearned run against Diaz in the seventh. He turned the game over to the bullpen with the tying run at third and the go-ahead run at second. Reliever Dawrin Frias struck out one and induced a groundout to end the threat. Robert Coles worked a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts for his fourth save. Cecchini went 3-for-4 with a walk. He has hit safely in five straight games. Box

Compiled with team reports