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Minors 5.6.14: Boyd nets 1st B-Mets homer

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LAS VEGAS 7, SALT LAKE 6: Vic Black protected a one-run lead in the ninth for his third save despite allowing three hits in the inning. Allan Dykstra, Juan Centeno and Wilmer Flores all homered in the win. Starter Dana Eveland allowed four runs in three innings. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (0-for-4) returned to the lineup two days after injuring an elbow while crashing into the outfield wall making a catch in Tacoma. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 6, BINGHAMTON 4: The B-Mets failed to preserve a three-run lead and squandered Jayce Boyd's four-hit game. Boyd homered and had two doubles as

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Binghamton lost its fourth straight. Matt Clark's two-run homer in the third -- his team-leading seventh long ball -- had staked Binghamton to a 3-0 lead. With two speedy runners aboard and one out in the bottom half, New Hampshire shortstop Andy Burns answered with a two-run double. The B-Mets chased New Hampshire starter Matt Boyd in the fourth. Wilfredo Tovar doubled and Matt Reynolds ended the lefty’s day with a single that placed runners at the corners. However, Richard Bleier entered and induced Kevin Plawecki to line into a double play to end the threat. New Hampshire grabbed the lead for the first time with a pair of runs in the fifth. Jon Berti had a run-scoring double to the right-field alley and advanced to third on the play. He came home with the go-ahead run on Burns' sac fly. Trailing by one, Binghamton re-tied the score in the sixth on Jayce Boyd's solo homer -- his first Double-A long ball. The tie did not last for long. Mike McDade greeted Hansel Robles with a leadoff double in the bottom half. Two batters later, Michael Crouse also doubled, plating McDade with the go-ahead run and ending Robles’ night. New Hampshire tacked on another run in the seventh against reliever Cody Satterwhite. Robles (1-1) allowed five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in his first loss as a B-Met. Clark’s homer snapped a five-game homerless drought for the B-Mets. Satterwhite had his season-opening scoreless streak snapped at 17 2/3 innings. The B-Mets (14-14) are back at .500 for the first time since they were 2-2 on April 6. Box

CHARLOTTE 9, ST. LUCIE 5: St. Lucie committed five errors, including a game-tilting error in the seventh. With the score tied at 4, the Mets failed to turn a would-be inning-ending double play with the bases loaded. Instead, Phillip Evans’ wild throw from second eluded first baseman Aderlin Rodriguez and two runs scored. The Crabs then piled on three more runs on three hits, including an RBI triple by Tyler Goeddel, in the eighth. Goeddel scored on his own triple when Evans could not handle the relay throw from the outfield, making it 9-4. Reliever Jake Kuebler (1-1) allowed four runs (two earned) in two innings and suffered the loss. The Crabs scored all three of their eighth-inning runs against Julian Hilario. Starter Steven Matz tossed five innings in a no-decision. He allowed two runs on five hits and four walks and struck out two. The Mets had taken a 2-1 lead in the third on a solo homer by Jairo Perez, his third long ball of the road trip and fourth of the season. In the fifth, Maikis De La Cruz blasted his third homer of the season to put the Mets up 3-2. The Crabs tied the score against Kuebler in the sixth on Andrew Toles’ RBI single. They took the lead on a bunt by Hector Guevara that brought home Marty Gantt. The Mets managed to tie the score in the seventh when Dilson Herrera beat out an infield single with two outs and Albert Cordero raced home. Box

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Around the minors 5.13.12

May, 13, 2012
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BUFFALO 7, CHARLOTTE 6: When Josh Edgin replaced Fernando Cabrera in the bottom of the ninth, his task was simple: Get one out and the Bisons' three-game losing streak would be over. Easier said than done, but Edgin ultimately was up to the challenge. Charlotte's Dan Johnson popped out to shortstop Omar Quintanilla. The Bisons had not made it easy on themselves. With his club down 7-4 entering the bottom of the ninth, Charlotte's Jim Gallagher singled to start things off. Ray Olmedo then walked. Cabrera rebounded to strike out two, but Drew Garcia then ripped a two-run double. Herd manager Wally Backman inserted Edgin at that point for his first Triple-A save. Trailing 4-2, the Herd produced a five-run eighth. Lucas May opened the inning with a single, and Fred Lewis reached with one out on a throwing error that sent May to second. Vinny Rottino then provided a double that scored May, at which point the Knights made a pitching change with a 4-3 lead. The change proved ineffective, as the Herd scored four more runs. After Valentino Pascucci struck out, Matt Tuiasosopo came through with a single that scored Lewis and Rottino for a 5-4 lead. Josh Satin and Dustin Martin then produced consecutive RBI doubles. Matt Harvey got the start for the Herd and did not factor in the decision. He allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings. He threw 91 pitches (63 strikes) and surrendered a solo homer to Tyler Kuhn. Elvin Ramirez (2-0) relieved Harvey and allowed one hit in two scoreless innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 7, NEW HAMPSHIRE 6: The B-Mets belted three homers to match a season high, including a go-ahead blast by Jefry Marte in the seventh. The seesaw battle saw Binghamton grab its first lead using a two-out rally against starter Randy Boone in the third. Rylan Sandoval started the charge with a double and Pedro Zapata followed by reaching on third baseman Mark Sobolewski’s throwing error. Matt den Dekker extended his hitting streak to nine games with a two-run double. The Fisher Cats answered the following half-inning. With two outs and a runner on, Sobolewski hammered his league-leading eighth homer to tie the score. After a hit batsman and a single, Brian Van Kirk delivered a two-run double. The B-Mets answered with a pair of long balls in the fifth. Sean Kazmar ripped a homer and den Dekker tied the score with a shot off the batter’s eye. Kazmar’s homer was his first since July 2011. New Hampshire took the lead right back with another two-out hit the next half-inning. Brian Van Kirk laced a run-scoring single to plate Sobolewski, giving the Fisher Cats a 5-4 advantage. It was the final inning for Greg Peavey, who allowed five runs on seven hits over five frames.

Trailing by one with two men aboard in the sixth, Travis Ozga delivered. After going hitless in his first 16 at bats against the Fisher Cats in 2012, Ozga dumped an RBI single to right against reliever Danny Farquhar to score Eric Campbell and knot the game at 5. In the seventh against reliever Aaron Loup with two outs, Juan Lagares reached on another throwing error by Sobolewski. Marte immediately launched a two-run homer to give Binghamton a 7-5 lead. It was Marte’s first home run with the B-Mets. After Armando Rodriguez tossed a scoreless sixth and seventh, the Fisher Cats threatened in the eighth by putting two men aboard with one out against Jeff Kaplan. After falling behind Brian Jeroloman 1-0, Kaplan was replaced by Robert Carson. Fisher Cats manager Sal Fasano countered by pinch-hitting for Jeroloman with A.J. Jimenez. Jimenez popped out in foul territory and Justin Jackson flied out to end the threat. It did not get any easier for Carson in the ninth after two singles and a wild pitch put runners at second and third with one out. Mike McDade cut the deficit to one with a sac fly, but Brad Glenn stranded the tying run at second by striking out on three pitches. Rodriguez (2-0) has not allowed a run in more than 13 innings on the hill. Carson collected his first career save. The B-Mets (17-18) enjoy a day off Monday. Box

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Around the minors 5.11.12

May, 11, 2012
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CHARLOTTE 3, BUFFALO 2 (10 innings): With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Jack Egbert relieved Josh Edgin. Hector Gimenez singled to score Greg Golson, and Charlotte knocked off the Bisons. Edgin had replaced Dylan Owen heading into the 10th, and Golson took advantage with a leadoff double. A sacrifice bunt sent Golson to third, giving Gimenez the opportunity to display his late heroics. The Bisons had a chance of their own in the top of the 10th, but could not capitalize. Lucas May opened the extra frame with a double, but Knights pitcher Gregory Infante was able to retire the next three Bisons batters in order. Down 2-1 entering the top of the ninth, Valentino Pascucci opened the frame with a double. Michael Fisher pinch ran. Josh Satin then ripped a single, scoring Fisher and tying the score. The Knights had opened the scoring with a first-inning Dan Johnson single that scored Golson. It took the Bisons seven innings to produce any runs. Trailing 1-0 through six, Matt Tuiasosopo produced a double that scored Pascucci. The Knights responded with a run in the eighth. Garrett Olson started for the Bisons and produced a quality start, allowing four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Olson had 10 strikeouts and one walk. He received a no-decision. Edgin was charged with the loss. Box

BINGHAMTON 11, NEW HAMPSHIRE 4: The B-Mets pounded out 13 hits, including three home runs, and starter Gonzalez Germen fired seven innings. Matt den Dekker started the attack in a five-run first with a leadoff single off Deck McGuire. After a wild pitch moved him to second, Josh Rodriguez gave the B-Mets the lead for good with an RBI single. Raul Reyes followed with a hit, and Jefry Marte doubled Binghamton’s lead with a run-scoring single. After McGuire walked Reese Havens to load the bases, Juan Lagares produced another run with a groundout. Eric Campbell ended McGuire’s night with a two-run double. The righty recorded only one out, his shortest career outing. By the time Fernando Hernandez struck out Pedro Zapata to end the frame, the B-Mets held a 5-0 lead. Given a five-run edge, Germen got off to a bumpy start. The right-hander allowed two runs on three hits while walking two in the bottom half. He escaped further damage by inducing Brad McElroy to fly out with the bases loaded to end the inning. Den Dekker kicked the lead back to five with a long-overdue homer in the fourth. The center fielder crushed the first pitch he saw from Matt Daly to right for a two-run shot. It was Binghamton’s first homer since May 3 -- a drought of 67 innings and 277 plate appearances. Rodriguez kept the offense rolling with another homer in the sixth, a three-run shot. Campbell added a solo blast off Aaron Loup in the eighth. It was Binghamton’s first multi-homer game since it hit three against Portland on April 15. Germen settled down after his spotty first inning, facing the minimum from the second through the sixth. He surrendered one run on three consecutive hits in the seventh before inducing A.J. Jimenez to bounce into a fielder’s choice to end his night. Germen (1-1) allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out three in seven frames to earn his first Double-A victory. Edgar Ramirez took over in the eighth and wrapped up the game, allowing one run on three hits in two innings. Mike McDade tagged him for a solo home run. The B-Mets (16-17) look to secure the series win Saturday. Left-hander Darin Gorski opposes right-hander Yohan Pino. Box

ST. LUCIE 11, BREVARD COUNTY 2: Richard Lucas had three hits and Danny Muno, Robbie Shields and Francisco Pena drove in two runs apiece. Ryan Fraser tossed 3 2/3 scoreless, no-hit relief innings. Box

HICKORY 3, SAVANNAH 1: Tyler Pill struck out 10 while limiting Hickory to two runs in six innings but suffered the loss. T.J. Rivera homered to account for the Gnats' lone run. Box

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Around the Mets minors 4.24.12

April, 25, 2012
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LEHIGH VALLEY 4, BUFFALO 3 (11 innings): Scott Podsednik singled home Erik Kratz in the bottom of the 11th inning after Buffalo had rallied from three runs down. For the second time this season, the IronPigs were able to best Herd reliever Jack Egbert (0-2). Kratz singled to left on a groundball through the left side of the infield with one out in the 11th inning. The Lehigh Valley catcher moved to second on a walk to Andres Blanco and was able to beat the throw home from the newest Bison, Dustin Martin, on Podsednik's single. The IronPigs also defeated Egbert on April 19, in Buffalo. The reliever has allowed just three hits in nine innings against the rest of the International League North Division. The IronPigs took a 3-0 lead into the game's final innings. Vinny Rottino then started the Herd comeback with a two-run home run with two outs in the eighth. Omar Quintanilla's infield single scored Martin with two outs in the top of the ninth. Martin was signed by the Mets on Tuesday and activated to the Bisons roster. The Bisons got another quality start from their rotation. Garrett Olson didn't factor into the decision despite allowing just three runs in six innings. The southpaw is still in search of his first Bisons win despite a 2.92 ERA through four starts this year. The Bisons got two innings of scoreless relief from both Brad Holt and Fernando Cabrera in the loss. Prior to the game, the Mets recalled Zach Lutz from the Bisons. The infielder made his major league debut on Tuesday night with a strikeout as a pinch hitter for New York. Valentino Pascucci extended his hitting streak to nine games. He's averaged an even .300 (12-for-40) with two homers and seven RBIs over the stretch. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 4, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets collected eight hits -- but never more than one in any inning -- in suffering their Eastern League-leading third shutout loss. Binghamton starter Zack Wheeler battled through control issues to put up five scoreless innings in his fourth Double-A start. The righty matched a career-high with six walks, issuing at least one free pass in every inning. New Hampshire starter Chad Jenkins side stepped his own jams, scattering six hits over six scoreless innings. The B-Mets' only threat to score against Jenkins came in the fourth. Juan Lagares led off the inning by ripping a line drive to center field. The blast sailed over Brad McElroy’s head and ricocheted off the fence back toward center field. Reading the carom, Lagares raced to third. McElroy tracked the ball down, but fumbled it, enticing Lagares to attempt to score. McElroy recovered and relayed the baseball to Ryan Goins, who fired home to nab Lagares at the plate, keeping the game scoreless. For the second straight start, the B-Mets offered no offensive support for Wheeler. The righty departed after five innings and was replaced by Erik Turgeon in the sixth. The Fisher Cats broke the tie against the righty. Brad Glenn led off with a double. John Tolisano walked. A.J. Jimenez lifted a fly ball to deep right field that glanced off the outstretched glove of Lagares for a triple, giving the visiting club a 2-0 lead. Jimenez crossed home later on McElroy’s fielder’s choice. Given a three-run cushion, Jenkins returned for the sixth and put up a scoreless inning. Former B-Met Clint Everts pitched a scoreless seventh before running into trouble in the eighth. A single by Oswaldo Navarro and a walk to Josh Rodriguez put two men aboard with no outs. The rally quickly died when Jefry Marte struck out and Lagares bounced into an inning-ending double play. After Mike McDade gave the Fisher Cats insurance with a home run off Armando Rodriguez in the top of the ninth, Ronald Uviedo worked a perfect frame to cap the New Hampshire victory. Turgeon was handed his second loss. The B-Mets (9-8) continue their series against the Fisher Cats on Wednesday. Left-hander Darin Gorski takes the ball for Binghamton against right-hander Deck McGuire. Box

FORT MYERS 7, ST. LUCIE 1: Fort Myers recorded 14 hits and pulled away late with a three-run ninth as the Miracle snapped the St. Lucie Mets' 10-game winning streak. The Mets were dealt their first home loss. St. Lucie left-hander Chase Huchingson suffered his first loss of the season, allowing four runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings. Huchingson issued a season-high four walks and had three strikeouts. Huchingson came into the start with a 17 2/3 scoreless innings streak through three starts. Wilmer Flores hit his second home run of the season in the sixth inning, a solo blast over the left-field fence. Ryan Fraser pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings and gave up three hits with two strikeouts. Fort Myers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning with three hits off Huchingson. They added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Fort Myers had a 4-1 lead entering the ninth, before pushing across three runs against Mets left-hander Hamilton Bennett. He allowed three runs on five hits with two strikeouts over two innings. Mets center fielder Andres Torres finished 0-for-4 in his second game with the Mets on a major league rehab assignment. He played the full game. DH Cesar Puello and first baseman Richard Lucas each went 2-for-4. Box

SAVANNAH 14, WEST VIRGINIA 5: T.J. Rivera went 4-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs. Dustin Lawley added a three-run homer. All nine Gnats scored runs. Box

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Around the minors 4.18.12

April, 18, 2012
4/18/12
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BUFFALO 4, LEHIGH VALLEY 1: A day after snapping Lehigh Valley's six-game winning streak, the Bisons won again by the same score as Jeremy Hefner (2-1) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. The only blemish on Hefner's line: an unearned run in the first inning on a passed ball. Hefner faced the minimum in innings four through seven. Hot-hitting Zach Lutz doubled home Bobby Scales in the fourth inning to tie the score. In the seventh, Scales provided the clutch hit with a two-out RBI double. Scales then scored along with Jordany Valdespin on Valentino Pascucci's two-run single. With a walk and a double, Scales upped his streak of getting on base twice to 11 straight games. His on-base percentage actually went down on Wednesday to .551 after going 1-for-3 with a walk. Justin Hampson retired all six batters he faced to earn his first save. Hampson's save was the second of his pro career. He earned the first on April 21, 2011 against Rochester. Buffalo will go for the series win Thursday afternoon, with Garrett Olson facing ex-Bison Scott Elarton. Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the series finale. Box

NEW HAMPSHIRE 2, BINGHAMTON 0: The B-Mets scratched out only two hits and were shut out for the second time this season. The game was a battle of prospects as Zack Wheeler made the start for Binghamton against right-hander Deck McGuire for New Hampshire. With the help of timely Fisher Cats hits, McGuire triumphed. Wheeler turned in a solid performance in his third Double-A start. He struck out six in his first three innings before allowing a run in the fourth. Mike McDade led off the frame by dumping a single to left field. He advanced to second on a groundout and scored on Kevin Howard’s double to right-center. It was the only run allowed by Wheeler in his six innings. The right-hander struck out eight and walked two, but got no help from the offense. The B-Mets struggled to put solid contact on the ball against McGuire. The righty had just three strikeouts, but allowed only one hit in 6 2/3 scoreless innings. Binghamton threatened with two runners on base with one out in the second, but McGuire struck out Josh Rodriguez and induced Juan Centeno to ground out. Binghamton would not have another scoring chance until the seventh, when Eric Campbell walked to start the inning. Juan Lagares traded places with him on a fielder’s choice, but was quickly erased by catcher A.J. Jimenez on a steal attempt. McGuire’s night ended after he walked Travis Ozga with two outs. Former B-Met Clint Everts entered from the bullpen and allowed a single to Rodriguez, but bounced back to strike out Centeno, stranding both runners. After Everts breezed through the eighth and the Fisher Cats added an insurance run against Edgar Ramirez in the bottom of the inning, Ronald Uviedo took over in the ninth. He issued a pair of walks, but induced Centeno to pop out in foul territory to end the game. Uviedo earned his fourth save. The B-Mets (5-7) head back to Binghamton for a seven-game homestand, starting Thursday night against Portland. Left-hander Darin Gorski opposes right-hander Billy Buckner. Box

SAVANNAH 4, ROME 3
SAVANNAH 2, ROME 0:
In the resumption of Tuesday's suspended game, Savannah rallied with two seventh-inning runs for a comeback victory. Brian Harrison contributed a game-tying RBI double as part of a 4-for-5 game spanning two days. Jack Leathersich earned the save with two no-hit relief innings that included three strikeouts. In the regularly scheduled game, which was limited to seven innings, Rafael Montero and Estarlin Morel combined on a three-hit shutout. Savannah scored both runs in the final frame, all with two out. Charlie Thurber singled. Travis Taijeron walked. Then Gregory Pron and Luis Nieves contributed RBI singles. Box 1, Box 2

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Around the minors 4.17.12

April, 17, 2012
4/17/12
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BUFFALO 4, LEHIGH VALLEY 1: Chris Schwinden induced 12 fly-ball outs over seven innings of one-run ball as the Herd snapped Lehigh Valley's six-game winning streak. Schwinden faced five more than the minimum through his seven innings. He struck out only one batter, but also only issued a one walk. The righty kept the outfielders busy with four fly-ball outs to left field, five to center and three more to right. Schwinden didn't allow more than one baserunner in any inning. The duo of Jack Egbert and Fernando Cabrera then kept the lead intact. Egbert increased his scoreless-innings streak to begin the season to eight with a 1-2-3 eighth. Cabrera worked the ninth for his third save. Trailing 1-0, the Bisons took the lead with two runs in the fifth inning against ex-Met Pat Misch. Lucas May hit Buffalo's first triple of the year to score Vinny Rottino from first base. Omar Quintanilla then gave the Herd the lead with a run-scoring groundout. Bobby Scales added insurance with a solo homer in the sixth. Scales also singled in the eighth to continue his streak of reaching base twice in all 10 games he has started this season. Buffalo plated a fourth run in the ninth inning when Domonic Brown dropped a deep fly ball off the bat of Josh Satin. Jordany Valdespin finished the game 0-for-4 and saw an end to his seven-game hitting streak. Zach Lutz went 2-for-3 to raise his average to .364. It was Lutz's fourth multi-hit game this homestand. Before May, the last Bisons catcher to triple was Josh Thole, on May 9, 2010 in Indianapolis. Misch (1-2) was charged with three runs and five hits while striking out two in 5 2/3 innings. Box

BINGHAMTON 10, NEW HAMPSHIRE 6: The B-Mets sent 10 men to the plate and scored six runs in the third inning. Binghamton started the scoring early against New Hampshire starter Chad Jenkins. Sean Kazmar led off the game by walking and Oswaldo Navarro followed with a single. Matt den Dekker gave the B-Mets the lead and extended his hitting streak to nine games by ripping an RBI single past Mike McDade at first base. Navarro scored one batter later when Eric Campbell bounced into a double play. Binghamton truly turned up the heat in the third. The B-Mets set a season high for runs in an inning by crossing home six times on seven hits. Navarro, den Dekker, Campbell and Juan Lagares pounded out consecutive hits against Jenkins. Following a flyout by Travis Ozga, the B-Mets chased Jenkins with three straight hits, capped by Rylan Sandoval’s two-run triple. It was Sandoval’s first hit as a B-Met. Matt Wright entered in relief and doused the flames by inducing Kazmar to ground out. Wright struck out the side in order in the fourth, but hit a speed bump with two outs in the fifth. Josh Rodriguez started the rally by producing his first homer of the season. Juan Centeno followed with a double. He scored two batters later on Kazmar’s single. B-Mets starter Collin McHugh earned his second win of the trip. For the second straight start, McHugh racked up six strikeouts. He capped his night by fanning Brian Van Kirk to end the fifth. The righty allowed one run on four hits and walked two. His only blemish was a solo homer by Mark Sobolewski in the second. Up 10-1, Kevin Mulvey allowed the first three to reach to start the seventh, in his second inning. Ryan Goins cleared the bases with a triple. He scored one batter later on Van Kirk’s sacrifice fly. After a double and a walk, Robert Carson relieved Mulvey and ended the threat. The southpaw allowed the first two to reach in the eighth, but retired the next three Fisher Cats to post 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Josh Edgin took over in the ninth. Brad Glenn blasted a one-out solo homer. A.J. Jimenez followed by flying out and Sobolewski struck out to end the game. The B-Mets (5-6) complete their first trip of the season Wednesday night. It will be a matchup of top prospects as right-hander Zack Wheeler opposes right-hander Deck McGuire. Box

ST. LUCIE 6, CHARLOTTE 1: Gonzalez Germen limited Charlotte to one run on two hits and three walks while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings. Relievers John Church, Adam Kolarek and Adrian Rosario combined to blank the Stone Crabs, surrendering only one hit and one walk, the rest of the way. Wilmer Flores went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a walk and two RBIs. Cesar Puello and Wilfredo Tovar also had two hits apiece. Box

SAVANNAH 2, ROME 1 (suspended): The game was halted in the top of the fifth inning because of a power failure. Before the stoppage, Aderlin Rodriguez contributed an RBI triple and scored on Dustin Lawley's sacrifice fly in the third. The game will resume Wednesday. Box

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