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NORFOLK 7, BUFFALO 5: Right-hander Collin McHugh (0-1) was charged with four earned runs on five hits and four walks while also hitting a batter and tossing a wild pitch in five-plus innings in his Triple-A debut. With the Bisons leading 3-1 thanks in part to Matt den Dekker's solo homer and sacrifice fly, things unraveled in a five-run sixth for Norfolk. The Tides -- who wore throwback uniforms that included a Mets patch to reflect their longtime affiliation with the organization -- chased McHugh after he allowed two singles and a walk to open the bottom of the sixth. Left-hander Josh Edgin allowed all three inherited runners to score, on a bases-clearing double by Chris Robinson. Robinson also scored on the play on a throwing error by shortstop Ronny Cedeño, who was making his fourth rehab start. Cedeño went 1-for-5. Box
BRADENTON 6, ST. LUCIE 5: Ruben Tejada went 1-for-5 with a double and played a full game at shortstop in his first minor league rehab game in two weeks. Ramon Ramirez allowed three runs on five hits in one inning in the first game of his rehab assignment with St. Lucie. Richard Lucas had a two-run homer in a three-run ninth for St. Lucie, but the rally came up short. Box
BROOKLYN 2, STATEN ISLAND 0: 2011 first-round pick Brandon Nimmo went 0-f0r-3, but walked with one out in the eighth inning to begin the Cyclones' rally. He later score what proved to be the decisive run on opening day in the New York-Penn League. Yankees reliever James Pazos got Juan Gamboa to ground out to third to begin the eighth. He then walked Nimmo and Phillip Evans on four pitches apiece. DH Alex Sanchez singled to load the bases. Pazos then allowed another four-pitch walk, this time to 17th-round pick Stefan Sabol, to force in the game's opening run. Cole Frenzel added a sacrifice fly. Both starting pitchers went six innings, neither allowing a run. Brooklyn right-hander Gabriel Ynoa surrendered three hits, walked none and struck out four. Taylor Morton, who started for Staten Island, allowed four hits and one walk and had two strikeouts. Darwin Frias earned the win, pitching two innings with one hit, one walk and two strikeouts. Nineteenth-round pick Tyler Vanderheiden from Samford University picked up the save in his professional debut. He pitched a perfect ninth, striking out Ravel Santana and Matt Snyder to end the game. Evans went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Sanchez also had two hits for the Cyclones. Box
Compiled from team reports
NORFOLK 7, BUFFALO 5: Right-hander Collin McHugh (0-1) was charged with four earned runs on five hits and four walks while also hitting a batter and tossing a wild pitch in five-plus innings in his Triple-A debut.