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Around the minors 5.28.12

5/28/2012

BUFFALO 7, COLUMBUS 1: With the Herd leading 3-1 in the sixth, Jordany Valdespin delivered a three-run homer. Earlier, Matt Tuiasosopo's fourth-inning double scored Fred Lewis. Dylan Owen allowed one run on two hits in six innings. Elvin Ramirez and Justin Hampson combined for seven strikeouts in three innings of scoreless relief. Ramirez pitched the seventh inning and struck out the side in order. He has yet to allow a run in 10 appearances with the Herd this season. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2: Collin McHugh set season highs with eight strikeouts and eight innings pitched while limiting New Hampshire to two runs, and the B-Mets erupted after getting no-hit for five innings. After facing one over the minimum through three innings, McHugh hit a speed bump in the fourth. Two singles and a hit batsman loaded the bases, and Kevin Howard delivered an RBI single. Brad Glenn then ripped a sac fly to make it 2-0. Meanwhile, the B-Mets were stymied by New Hampshire starter Deck McGuire for more than half the game. The righty retired the first 15 B-Mets he faced before things unraveled in the sixth. McGuire hit Reese Havens to start the inning and walked Kai Gronauer. A sac bunt set the table for Sean Kazmar, who broke up the no-hitter and got Binghamton on the board with a single. Josh Rodriguez tied the score and ended McGuire’s day with a run-scoring single. Aaron Loup entered and struggled with his command. The lefty hit Raul Reyes with a pitch to load the bases and surrendered an RBI single to Jefry Marte that gave the B-Mets a 3-2 lead. Loup capped his day by issuing consecutive bases-loaded walks to Juan Lagares and Havens. Ronald Uviedo entered and extinguished the flames by striking out Gronauer. McHugh (5-3) easily shook off his difficult fourth inning and capped his day with four scoreless frames, facing one over the minimum during that span. Excluding the fourth, McHugh faced no more than four batters in any inning. The righty gave up five hits and walked one. The B-Mets added their final run on a single by Gronauer in the eighth, then looked to Adrian Rosario in the ninth. The righty walked two, but induced Brad Glenn to line into a game-ending double play to post a scoreless frame. The B-Mets (24-25) play at Reading on Tuesday. Miguel Batista takes the mound in a rehab start. Box

GREENVILLE 6, SAVANNAH 2: Starter Alex Panteliodis allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings. Travis Taijeron's two-run homer in the sixth accounted for the Gnats' scoring. Box

Compiled from team reports