BINGHAMTON 9, AKRON 4: Cory Vaughn highlighted a six-run fifth inning with a grand slam as the B-Mets (22-18) produced a come-from-behind win for the third straight game.
Vaughn The win gave Binghamton the series sweep and a season-high four-game winning streak. In the fourth, Carlos Moncrief doubled to score Chun Chen and Bo Greenwell blooped a two-run single into center to put the Aeros ahead 3-0 against Jacob deGrom. Akron starter Jordan Cooper held the B-Mets down through 4 2/3 innings, but suddenly the offense clicked. After the first two batters in the inning had been retired, Wilfredo Tovar singled up the middle. Danny Muno also singled, and Josh Rodriguez plated the first B-Mets run with a single into right-center. On the next pitch, Cesar Puello hit the fourth consecutive single, grounding a ball into right field, which made it a 3-2 Akron lead. Allan Dykstra then walked, bringing up Vaughn with the bases loaded. He put Binghamton up 6-3 by sailing a line drive over the left-field wall for the first B-Mets grand slam of the season. Against Bryce Stowell an inning later, the B-Mets tacked on three more runs, highlighted by Puello's two-run double. DeGrom enjoyed the six-run cushion. His night ended after seven innings. He allowed four runs on eight hits while striking out six. Adam Kolarek and John Church each threw a scoreless relief innings to seal deGrom’s first career Double-A victory. Binghamton had scored nine runs total in deGrom’s first five starts. Box
BREVARD COUNTY 4, ST. LUCIE 3: The Mets trailed 4-2 entering the ninth, but Aderlin Rodriguez and Travis Taijeron produced back-to-back singles to open the inning. After Charley Thurber’s sacrifice bunt, Cam Maron had an RBI groundout to cut the deficit to a run. With Taijeron at third and two outs, Seth Harvey struck out Gilbert Gomez to end the game. The Mets committed four errors, leading to two unearned runs. Alex Panteliodis suffered the loss despite allowing two earned runs in six innings. He scattered seven hits while striking out six. T.J. Rivera’s RBI single scored Thurber in the third to tie the score at 1. The Manatees had a two-run fourth and an added a run in the fifth. Rodriguez ripped an RBI double to right-center to score Matt Reynolds from first to cut the deficit to 4-2 in the sixth. Wanel Mesa pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Carlos Vazquez retired two batters in the eighth and escaped a bases-loaded jam. Noah Syndergaard starts Thursday for St. Lucie (23-14). Box
CHARLESTON 6, SAVANNAH 3: Steven Matz allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings as he suffered his first loss and had his ERA swell to 2.83. After Matz had a throwing error in the first, Peter O'Brien belted a three-run homer. Eudy Pina had a two-out, two-run double in the ninth, but Jayce Boyd grounded out to end the game. Paul Sewald, activated from the DL, tossed a scoreless relief inning. Box
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