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Minors 6.22.14: Pina, Maz double doubles

June, 22, 2014
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MEMPHIS 7, LAS VEGAS 5 (11 innings): Randal Grichuk produced a tiebreaking two-run double against Zack Thornton in the top of the 11th. The 51s had rallied from a 5-0 deficit, tying the score with a four-run seventh that was capped by Josh Satin's RBI double. Satin finished 3-for-4 with a walk and three doubles. Recently promoted Matt Reynolds finished 3-for-6 with two doubles and an RBI. Travis d'Arnaud struck out as a pinch hitter in the 11th, dipping his Triple-A batting average to .444. Starter Joel Carreno pitched five innings in a no-decision. He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out two. Box

BOWIE 2, BINGHAMTON 0: Zach Davies tossed seven scoreless innings and the B-Mets mustered three hits as their five-game winning streak ended. Kyle Johnson doubled on the second pitch of the game. He took third on a groundout, but was stranded after Kevin Plawecki lined out and Matt Clark bounced out. B-Mets starter Matt Bowman stumbled in the third. David Adams singled and K.D. Kang walked with two outs. Niuman Romero then produced an RBI single. Following Johnson’s double, Davies retired 10 straight B-Mets. Binghamton threatened to break through against Davies in the fourth. Plawecki reached after getting hit by a pitch and Clark walked. With two on and one out, though, Jayce Boyd sent a line drive to the right side. First baseman Christian Walker snared the drive in the air and fired to second to double off Plawecki, ending the inning. Kang jumped on the first pitch he saw from Bowman in the fifth and cleared the right-field wall for his sixth homer and a 2-0 lead. Davies did not allow another hit after Johnson’s first-inning double. In fact, he prevented the B-Mets from hitting any balls out of the infield. Binghamton had a final threat in the ninth. Brian Burgamy had a leadoff double against Oliver Drake and Plawecki singled. Drake struck out the next two hitters and induced Darrell Ceciliani to ground out to end the game. Bowman (5-5) allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, JUPITER 6 (8 innings): St. Lucie clubbed 19 hits, one shy of its season high, and won the rain-shortened game. Eudy Pina and L.J. Mazzilli laced two doubles apiece. Pina, Gavin Cecchini and Maikis De La Cruz had three-hit games. Jairo Perez had three RBIs. The Mets tagged Jake Esch for four runs in the second inning. Gilbert Gomez, Pina and Cecchini lined run-scoring doubles in the frame. Jupiter snapped a 39-inning scoreless drought when Domingo Tapia threw a wild pitch that allowed Matt Juengel to score in the second. The Hammerheads cut their deficit to 4-2 on Noah Perio's RBI groundout later in the frame. In the third, De La Cruz put the Mets up 5-2 with his second RBI single. Mazzilli doubled to plate Pina in the fourth and Perez followed with a sac fly to make it 7-2. Mazzilli collected his second RBI double in the eighth, against Brad Mincey. Perez then singled home two runs to put the Mets up 10-4. Colin Moran cut the Hammerheads deficit to four runs with a two-run homer against Seth Lugo in the eighth, but a severe thunderstorm ended any rally chance. Jupiter lost its ninth consecutive game. Tapia (3-6) surrendered three runs on seven hits in five innings. Box

GREENVILLE 7, SAVANNAH 3: Chris Flexen allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings and Paul Paez surrendered four runs (one earned) in 2 1/3 innings. Colton Plaia went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI in the loss. Plaia and Nelfi Zapata each had errors as Greenville posted a combined six runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Box

KINGSPORT 5, BLUEFIELD 2: Brandon Brosher and Ivan Wilson each had solo homers in a three-run third inning as Kingsport took a 5-0 lead. Starter Yoryi Nuez allowed one run on one hit and two walks in 5 1/3 innings. Box

BROOKLYN 2, ABERDEEN 1: Michael Bernal's solo homer in the fourth broke a 1-all tie. Starter Carlos Valdez allowed one run in five innings. Gaither Bumgardner handled the final four innings, blanking Aberdeen while allowing one hit and one walk and striking out five. Box

Compiled with team reports

Series preview: Mets vs. Yankees

May, 27, 2013
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Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY SportsMariano Rivera, 43, makes his final regular-season visit to Citi Field this series.
METS (18-29, fourth place/NL East) vs. NEW YORK YANKEES (30-19, first place/AL East)

Monday: LHP Jonathon Niese (3-5, 4.80) vs. RHP Phil Hughes (2-3, 5.51), 7:10 p.m. ET

Tuesday: RHP Matt Harvey (5-0, 1.93) vs. RHP Hiroki Kuroda (6-3, 2.67), 7:10 p.m. ET

Wednesday: RHP Jeremy Hefner (0-5, 4.76) vs. RHP David Phelps (3-2, 3.96), 7:05 p.m. ET

Thursday: RHP Dillon Gee (2-6, 6.34) vs. LHP Vidal Nuno (1-1, 1.93), 7:05 p.m. ET

Yankees short hops

• Retiring Mariano Rivera makes his final regular-season visit to Citi Field. He has converted 18 straight save chances to open the season, the second-longest streak of his career. Rivera saved his first 28 opportunities in 2008. With a perfect 11th inning Saturday, Rivera matched Dennis Eckersley for fourth on the all-time games-pitched list at 1,071. The only pitchers with more appearances happen to all have appeared for the Mets: Jesse Orosco (1,252), Mike Stanton (1,178) and John Franco (1,119).

Curtis Granderson broke a pinkie and landed on the disabled list this weekend. The Yankees recalled Brennan Boesch from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


G Fiume/Getty ImagesLyle Overbay has filled in well for Mark Teixeira at first base.


Granderson suffered the latest in a rash of injuries to high-profile players. Also on the DL: Derek Jeter (left ankle surgery), Mark Teixeira (torn ECU sheath, right arm), Alex Rodriguez (left hip surgery), Kevin Youkilis (lumbar spine sprain), Francisco Cervelli (broken right hand), Eduardo Nunez (left oblique strain), Andy Pettitte (strained left trapezius muscle) and Joba Chamberlain (right oblique strain).

The Yankees have received stellar fill-in performances, including from first baseman Lyle Overbay for Teixeira. Overbay -- who was signed hours after being released by the Boston Red Sox late in spring training -- has three homers to give the Yanks the lead in the seventh inning or later this season. But he will recede from a starting role with Teixeira expected to return next weekend.

Teixeira is a switch-hitter, which should not provide much opportunity at first base for Overbay. And Overbay is unlikely to unseat Travis Hafner at DH against right-handed pitching. Teixeira has started playing in extended spring training games and is due for a midweek rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton.

Youkilis, who has been out since departing with a lower-back injury on April 9, played in an extended spring training game Saturday. He is due to repeat that activity Monday. Youkilis could join Teixeira with Trenton on Wednesday.

Pettitte will throw a 75-pitch simulated game on Tuesday in Tampa. He should reenter the Yankees' rotation no later than next Monday.

Chamberlain has started throwing in extended spring training games.

• Long man Adam Warren was a college teammate of Matt Harvey's at the University of North Carolina.

• Rookie David Adams (.300), a third-round pick in 2008 from the University of Virginia, has stepped in nicely at third base for Youkilis and is considered the best homegrown infielder since Robinson Cano.

Hiroki Kuroda and David Phelps both are optimistic about starting against the Mets, despite issues in their last starts. Kuroda -- who is due to face Harvey at Citi Field and has been the Yanks' top starter this season -- was struck on the calf by a liner off the bat of Manny Machado in Baltimore. Phelps took a line drive off his right forearm against the Rays.

• Rookie left-hander Vidal Nuno, who was released by the Cleveland Indians at the end of spring training in 2011, is keeping his rotation spot even after the return of Ivan Nova from the DL. With Nuno's success, Nova made only his 12th relief appearance in 178 professional games Saturday, in his return from the DL after recovering from a right triceps injury. Nova loaded the bases against the Rays but escaped.

• The Yankees claimed left-handed reliever David Huff off waivers from Cleveland and designated for assignment seldom-used backup outfielder Ben Francisco, who was hitting. 114. Huff, who is stretched out for a multi-inning performance if required, was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of A-Rod in 2010.

• Catcher Chris Stewart was held out Sunday because of continued nagging from a groin injury suffered last week.

• Ex-Mariner Shawn Kelley had struck out 33 batters in 19 2/3 innings.

Around the minors 9.2.12

September, 2, 2012
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LEHIGH VALLEY 6, BUFFALO 0: Expected call-up Jenrry Mejia allowed six runs on 11 hits in six innings in his final 2012 Bisons appearance. Buffalo managed only three hits. The season, and likely the Mets' affiliation with Buffalo, concludes Monday at 1:35 p.m. Box

BINGHAMTON 5, TRENTON 4: The B-Mets scored three runs on three Thunder errors in the bottom of the ninth. Trailing 4-2 in the final frame, Francisco Pena singled against Ryan Pope. Wilfredo Tovar then hit a fly ball to the warning track that left fielder Shane Brown dropped. With two aboard, Pedro Zapata pushed a bunt down the third-base line. Catcher J.R. Murphy airmailed a throw to first, allowing Pena to score. Pope’s first pitch to the next batter, Juan Lagares, got past Murphy and rolled to the backstop, prompting Tovar to scamper home and even the score. Zapata moved into scoring position on the wild pitch, setting the table for the final play. After fouling off three pitches with two strikes, Lagares sent a groundball to shortstop. Addison Maruszak fired to third in an attempt to nab Zapata, but David Adams mishandled the toss, allowing the ball to roll toward the Thunder dugout. With the ball loose, Zapata raced home with the winning run. The B-Mets (68-73) conclude their 21st season Monday at 1:05 p.m. Right-hander Gonzalez Germen gets the start for Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, BRADENTON 1: St. Lucie heads into the postseason on a winning note. The Florida State League club finished the regular season with an 83-52 overall record. St. Lucie plays its best-of-three first-round opener Tuesday at Jupiter. Erik Goeddel limited Bradenton to one run on two hits while striking out eight in seven innings in the regular-season finale. Robbie Shields' fifth-inning solo homer gave St. Lucie a 3-0 lead. Box

SAVANNAH 2, KANNAPOLIS 1: The Gnats overcame an early deficit with a two-run single by Yucarybert De La Cruz in the fifth. Randy Fontanez tossed 4 1/3 scoreless relief innings to earn the win. Carlos Vazquez notched the save with two scoreless innings. Box

STATEN ISLAND 1, BROOKLYN 0: Despite a strong outing by Brooklyn starter Rainy Lara, one blast by the Baby Bombers dropped the Cyclones into a first-place tie in the wild-card standings with three games remaining. Yankees catcher Peter O’Brien hit a solo shot for his 10th homer this season. The Cyclones mustered one hit in the first five frames. In the sixth, back-to-back two-out singles by Phillip Evans and Kevin Plawecki put the tying run on third, but the Cyclones were unable to capitalize as Jayce Boyd flied out. Yankees starting pitcher Andrew Benak earned his fifth win, going five innings and allowing one hit and two walks. Rehabbing Pedro Feliciano and James Pazos combined for three scoreless relief innings. Lara suffered his third loss despite holding Staten Island to one run on four hits in seven innings. He walked two and fanned eight batters. In relief, Logan Taylor threw two innings, allowing one hit and one walk with one strikeout. Evans went 2-for-4 in the loss. The Cyclones begin a three-game series against Lowell on Monday night at MCU Park. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 9.1.12

September, 1, 2012
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BUFFALO 6, LEHIGH VALLEY 3: Zack Wheeler allowed a solo homer to Cody Overbeck but no other damage in five innings in his final 2012 start. He finished the Triple-A portion of his season 2-2 with a 3.27 ERA. Wheeler stranded runners at third base in each of his final four innings. He allowed two hits and four walks while striking out five. The Bisons broke a 1-all tie with a four-run sixth that included a two-run single by Fred Lewis, who is expected to join the Mets after Buffalo's season wraps up Monday. Box

TRENTON 3, BINGHAMTON 2: The B-Mets put the tying run on base in the ninth, but their comeback bid fell short. The Thunder jumped on B-Mets starter Mark Cohoon in the first. Adonis Garcia doubled and scored two batters later on a sac fly by David Adams. Addison Maruszak capped the four-hit inning with an RBI single, giving Trenton a two-run lead. The visitors tacked on another run in the second on an RBI double by Garcia. Binghamton did not crack the scoreboard until the fourth against starter Craig Heyer. Dustin Martin led off the frame by homering for the second straight game. The B-Mets put runners at second and third later in the frame, but Sean Kazmar grounded out to end the inning. After allowing six hits in the first two innings, Cohoon (8-11) settled in and posted five scoreless innings to cap his final start of the season. He exited having allowed three runs on 10 hits over seven innings. Trying to protect a two-run lead, Trenton's Ryan Pope entered in the ninth and fell into immediate trouble. Martin led off the inning by doubling. With two outs, Jefry Marte cut the deficit to one by bouncing an RBI single to center. Raul Reyes then struck out looking to end the game. Armando Rodriguez tossed two scoreless relief innings for Binghamton. Box

ST. LUCIE 5, BRADENTON 4 (10 innings): Blake Forysthe walked with two outs in the top of the 10th and scored on Cesar Puello's single as St. Lucie posted its 82nd win, topping its 2000 club record. Adrian Rosario walked the leadoff batter in the bottom half but tossed a scoreless frame to improve to 3-0 in the Florida State League. Box

SAVANNAH 6, KANNAPOLIS 2 (11 innings): The Gnats exploded for five runs in the top of the 11th, highlighted by a three-run triple from Yucarybert De La Cruz. Starter Marcos Camarena had limited Kannapolis to one unearned run in nine innings. Box

BROOKLYN 3, STATEN ISLAND 2: Brandon Nimmo got the Cyclones on the scoreboard with a third-inning solo homer and Brooklyn took a 3-0 lead into the ninth behind 6 1/3 scoreless innings from Julian Hilario. Staten Island produced two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but John Mincone replaced Tyler Vanderheiden with the tying run at third base and struck out Taylor Dugas and retired Claudio Custodio on a pop out to preserve the victory. Brooklyn maintained a one-game lead on Batavia for the New York-Penn League wild-card lead. Box

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Around the minors 6.10.12

June, 10, 2012
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BUFFALO 4, NORFOLK 2: Back-to-back singles by Sean Kazmar and Corey Wimberly began a third-inning threat. Brad Emaus then bunted the runners ahead, and Fred Lewis delivered a two-run single. A half-inning later, after a double by Lew Ford, former major leaguer Miguel Tejada had an RBI single that cut the Bisons' lead to 2-1. The Tides tacked on another run in the fifth, courtesy of Bill Hall's solo homer against Dylan Owen. However, after Oswaldo Navarro singled in the bottom of the fifth, Kazmar delivered a sacrifice bunt. And Wimberly followed with a run-scoring double. The Herd tacked on the final run in the sixth, on a solo home run by Rob Johnson. Bisons relievers Justin Hampson, Manny Acosta and Fernando Cabrera combined for 4 1/3 scoreless innings. "Our bullpen has been phenomenal lately, especially Cabrera," Wally Backman said. "He's built to be a closer, so to see him deliver the way he is, it's great." Cabrera is a perfect 14-for-14 in save opportunities. Lewis is four plate appearances shy of qualifying for the sixth-highest average (.305) in the International League. Owen is the third straight Bisons starter to last 4 2/3 innings, following Matt Harvey and Jenrry Mejia. Box

TRENTON 3, BINGHAMTON 2 (10 innings): The B-Mets were one out away from securing their first road series sweep of the season, but Shane Brown ripped a two-run single in the bottom of the 10th to give Trenton a walk-off victory. After taking the lead in the top half of the extra frame on a throwing error by third baseman Jose Pirela, the B-Mets looked to Adrian Rosario for the save. The righty recorded two quick outs before Zoilo Almonte dumped a single to right. After Melky Mesa walked, Rosario uncorked a wild pitch, allowing both runners to advance. Brown followed by ripping a 2-0 pitch into left for the game-winner. For the eighth straight game, the B-Mets plated the first run. Matt den Dekker led off the fourth inning with a double against starter Brett Marshall. He moved to third on a groundout and scored when Marshall unleashed a wild pitch. It was the only run Marshall allowed in the game. Binghamton matched a season high by striking out 13 times. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey labored through five innings. The righty dealt with at least one runner in each of his frames. After navigating through four scoreless, Peavey allowed his lone run in the fifth. Jeff Farnham led off with a single and scored three batters later on a sac fly by David Adams. The game remained tied at 1 through nine innings thanks to strong bullpen work. Armando Rodriguez took over for Peavey and struck out four over three scoreless innings. Brad Holt navigated around a one-out double to post a scoreless ninth. Preston Claiborne held the fort down for Trenton in the seventh and eighth with scoreless innings. Lee Hyde pitched a perfect ninth before his defense failed him in the 10th. Juan Lagares started the inning with a single and moved to second on sac bunt. Joe Bonfe followed by sending a chopper to third. Pirela fielded it cleanly, but fired an errant throw to first, allowing Lagares to score from second. Pirela committed another error on the next play, but was bailed out when Pedro Zapata bounced into an inning-ending double play. Rosario (0-1) was saddled with his first loss and first blown save as a B-Met. The runs allowed snapped an 8 1/- inning scoreless streak to start the righty’s Double-A career. The loss snapped Binghamton’s three-game winning streak and dropped them back to one game under .500. Third baseman Jefry Marte, who left Saturday's game after taking a groundball off his right hand, did not play Sunday. He is expected back in the lineup Tuesday. Box

ST. LUCIE 10, CHARLOTTE 3 (14 innings): Hamilton Bennett tossed three scoreless relief innings to improve to 6-0. St. Lucie mustered only one hit through 7 2/3 innings -- on Cory Vaughn's 12th homer this season, in the fourth inning. With two out in the eighth, St. Lucie tied the score at 2 on consecutive doubles by Wilfredo Tovar and Wilmer Flores. The teams traded runs in the 10th inning before the Mets exploded for seven runs in the 14th. Starter Erik Goeddel allowed two runs in five innings in his first. Box

SAVANNAH 1, CHARLESTON 0 (suspended): The game was halted with two out in the bottom of the fourth. Marcos Camarena had tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings. The lone run so far has come on Travis Taijeron's sacrifice fly. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 6.9.12

June, 9, 2012
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NORFOLK 5, BUFFALO 0: Forty-nine-year-old lefty Jamie Moyer surrendered one hit and struck out five in five scoreless innings in his debut with the Orioles organization. The last time Moyer pitched in the minors was in 1997 with Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League. His first-ever minor league stint was all the way back in 1984, when he pitched for the Geneva Cubs in the New York-Penn League. The Tides scored all of their runs in the fifth. With the score already 2-0, Bisons starter Jenrry Mejia surrendered the crushing blow. Lew Ford blasted a three-run homer to knock Mejia from the game. Mejia had bobbled a comebacker, allowing the first run to score. All of Norfolk's run were unearned. Mejia is the second straight Bisons starter to fail to finish five innings. Matt Harvey logged 4 2/3 innings Friday. Josh Satin and Pedro Beato returned to the Bisons on Saturday. Beato tossed two no-hit relief innings with three strikeouts. He has retired the last 17 batters he has faced in the International League. Beato has not allowed a run in his past 10 2/3 innings spanning six Triple-A relief appearances. Satin started at first base and went 0-for-2 with a walk. Box

BINGHAMTON 12, TRENTON 0: The B-Mets produced season high 18 hits and four homers and Darin Gorski tossed a career-high eight innings. Binghamton reached .500 for the first time since May 23 with its third straight win. Josh Rodriguez collected five hits, which matched Matt den Dekker's Friday output. The shorststop finished a homer shy of the cycle. Eric Campbell launched two homers and set a career high with five RBIs. For the fifth straight game, the B-Mets plated a run in the opening frame. Rodriguez tripled against starter Shaeffer Hall. Den Dekker plated him by singling. Rylan Sandoval doubled the B-Mets lead with a solo homer in the second. In the fourth, Kai Gronauer and Pedro Zapata started the inning with singles. They were driven home when Rodriguez doubled. Binghamton used the long ball to extend its lead against the Trenton bullpen. Ryan Pope took over for Hall in the sixth. Reese Havens greeted the righty by ripping a solo shot, his third homer this season. Campbell tagged Pope for a two-run homer in the seventh. Gorski faced no more than four hitters in each of his first seven innings. He scattered five hits through the first seven frames and never allowed any Thunder hitter to reach third. Binghamton put the game out of reach in the eighth. Havens reached on a fielding error by Luke Murton to start the inning and scored two batters later when Addison Maruszak booted a groundball. Joe Bonfe, a defensive replacement for Jefry Marte at third in the sixth, followed by ripping an RBI single. Campbell capped the frame by ripping a three-run homer. Gorski’s shutout stretch nearly came to an end in the eighth. After Yadil Mujica reached on an error by Havens at second, the lefty allowed a pair of singles to load the bases. The southpaw escaped unharmed by getting David Adams to line out to short and inducing Melky Mesa to bounce into an inning-ending double play. Gorski (4-3) spread out seven hits over eight innings and struck out three while walking none to earn his second straight win. Erik Turgeon posted a scoreless ninth. Box

CHARLOTTE 6, ST. LUCIE 4: Starter Cory Mazzoni allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings. Alonzo Harris Jr. went 2-for-5 with two RBIs in the loss. Box

CHARLESTON 8, SAVANNAH 7: T.J. Chism allowed three ninth-inning runs to suffer the blown save. Starter Alex Panteliodis was charged with five runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings, but Savannah took a 7-5 lead into the bottom of the ninth. Cam Maron and Gilbert Gomez had three hits and two RBIs apiece. Box

Compiled from team reports

Around the minors 5.17.12

May, 17, 2012
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BUFFALO 4, GWINNETT 2: Vinny Rottino extended his Triple-A hitting streak to 20 games with a two-run single in the second to cap the scoring. Braves starter Julio Teheran's pitch count reached 86 while lasting only 2 2/3 innings. Corey Wimberly led off the home first with a single. Fred Lewis followed that with a double to score Wimberly from first. With the Herd trailing 2-1, Teheran then walked Valentino Pascucci and Matt Tuiasosopo to load the bases. The Braves' top prospect walked a third straight batter, Brad Emaus, to force in the tying run. In the second, after singles by Bisons starter Chris Schwinden (2-for-2) and Wimberly and a walk to Lewis, Rottino swatted a single to give the Herd the decisive two-run lead. Schwinden pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out four. It marked Schwinden's first win in four starts -- although he had allowed three runs or fewer in each of those outings. In the ninth, the Herd avoided a Gwinnett threat courtesy of defensive plays by Wimberly and Emaus. Box

BINGHAMTON 12, TRENTON 3: The B-Mets scored nine second-inning runs and Zack Wheeler struck out eight. Trailing by two entering the second, the B-Mets kicked off the frame with four consecutive singles against Trenton starter Cory Arbiso, capped by Kai Gronauer’s RBI. Second baseman David Adams made matters worse by booting a potential double-play ball, allowing another run to score. After Matt den Dekker supplied a sac fly, Josh Rodriguez sent an RBI single up the middle. Jefry Marte walked to load the bases, and Juan Lagares lined one off Arbiso. The pitcher recovered, but his throw sailed past Luke Murton at first and bounced into the stands, allowing two more runs to score. Travis Ozga then launched a three-run homer, his third long ball of the season. By the time Sean Kazmar grounded out to end the inning, the B-Mets had sent 12 men to the plate. It was the most runs scored in one inning for Binghamton since it also plated nine in the third inning against Reading on Aug. 14, 2010. It was more than enough support for Wheeler (3-2) to collect his third straight win. The right-hander was tagged for a two-run home run by Cody Johnson in the first inning, but he did not allow another hit until the sixth. He allowed two total hits and struck out eight over a season-high seven innings. Binghamton tacked onto its lead in the middle innings. Marte ripped a solo homer against reliever Francisco Rondon in the fourth, while den Dekker added an RBI double in the fifth. Kazmar supplied a run-scoring single against Ryan Pope in the sixth. Edgar Ramirez took over on the mound in the eighth and needed nine pitches to toss a perfect frame. Jeff Kaplan allowed one run in the ninth. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, LAKELAND 5: Catcher Blake Forsythe homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in all six runs. Forsythe's eighth-inning sacrifice fly broke a 5-all tie. Adrian Rosario recorded his 11th save by recording the final five outs. Starter Cory Mazzoni, the Mets' second-round pick last June out of NC State, allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings. Box

AUGUSTA 3, SAVANNAH 2: The GreenJackets scored in the top of the first inning and hung on late. Augusta (18-20) hopped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the first against Domingo Tapia. Tapia (3-2) lasted four innings, yielding three runs, all earned, on five hits and two walks. He struck out five. The Gnats (24-15) got a run back in the third on Travis Taijeron's RBI single. The teams traded single runs in the fourth on RBI triples -- by Carlos Willoughby in the top half, then Gregory Pron in the bottom to make it 3-2. After Pron’s triple, Augusta pitching retired the next 13 Gnats. Aderlin Rodriguez snapped that streak with a leadoff single in the ninth. Pinch-runner Tillman Pugh stole second, but was stranded. Box

Compiled from team reports

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BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
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ERAJ. Niese 3.40
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