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LAS VEGAS 11, TACOMA 3: Jacob deGrom (3-0) allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings. He threw 91 pitches (63 strikes) and had his ERA rise to 1.93. Taylor Teagarden had a three-run homer in a five-run first against Chance Ruffin. Teagarden also went deep in the sixth to finish with five RBIs. Andrew Brown added a solo homer. The 51s improved to 18-5. Box
BINGHAMTON 8, ERIE 1
ERIE 6, BINGHAMTON 5: Matt Bowman limited Erie to one run in 5 1/3 innings and Kyle Johnson produced a three-run homer as the B-Mets opened a 5-0 lead after two innings in
Bowman Game 1. Kevin Plawecki started a four-run second inning with a double. He scored three batters later on Wilfredo Tovar's single. Johnson then produced his first homer of the season, against Jeff Ferrell. Erie answered in the third against Bowman. Jamie Johnson's double scored Francisco Martinez, who had walked. Bowman (3-0) evaded further trouble until the sixth. After Eugenio Suarez's leadoff single in that frame, Aaron Westlake shot a grounder into right field. The B-Mets caught a break, though, when Suarez strayed too far from second base and was nabbed by right fielder Cory Vaughn. Bowman’s day then came to an end when he walked Ramon Cabrera. Adam Kolarek entered and recorded the final two outs of the sixth, stranding two runners. Matt Clark upped Binghamton’s lead to seven by blasting a three-run homer against Nick Avila in the seventh. Clark’s sixth homer of the season made it 8-1. Kolarek added a perfect seventh for his first 2014 save.
In Game 2, Chasen Bradford allowed three runs (one earned) in the bottom of the seventh as the B-Mets suffered a walk-off loss. In search of his fourth save, Bradford fell into trouble immediately that frame. He allowed the first three batters to reach, on two walks and a single. Bradford then coaxed a potential double-play ball from Wade Gaynor, but the shortstop Tovar’s throw to second pulled Matt Reynolds off the bag, allowing Suarez to score. Steven Moya followed by bouncing into a run-producing, game-tying double play. Martinez then slashed the first pitch he saw through the hole on the right side, plating Cabrera with the game-winning run. Bradford (1-1) surrendered two hits and two walks in his first blown save. Binghamton had plated four first-inning runs against Erie starter Kenny Faulk. Reynolds and Clark had sac flies and Travis Taijeron produced a two-run double. The SeaWolves answered with two runs in the bottom half against B-Mets starter Darin Gorski. Binghamton made it 5-2 in the fourth. Xorge Carrillo doubled to extend his season-opening hitting streak to seven games. He took third on a single and scored on Darrell Ceciliani’s sac fly. Clark went 0-for-2 in the nightcap and had his hitting streak snapped at 12 games. Reynolds collected a single in each game to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. Box 1, Box 2
BRADENTON 4, ST. LUCIE 3: Pat Ludwig, in his third relief inning, got Jairo Perez to pop out to right field with the count full and two in scoring position to end the game. With two outs in the ninth and St. Lucie trailing by a run, Brandon Nimmo had singled and advanced to second on an error to keep the Mets’ hopes alive. After Ludwig walked T.J. Rivera, Nimmo and Rivera pulled off a double-steal, but were stranded there. The Mets had taken a 2-0 lead on RBI singles by Nimmo and Cam Maron in the first inning. Jose Osuna tied the score in the fourth with a two-run double against Domingo Tapia. In the sixth, Bradenton's Eric Wood reached on an infield single and stole second. With two outs, he scored on a hit up the middle against Tapia to give Bradenton a 3-2 lead. The Mets nearly tied the score a half-inning later. Eudy Pina tripled and Maikis De La Cruz followed with a grounder to second baseman Max Moroff, who threw home. Catcher Jacob Stallings applied the tag on Pina on a bang-bang play. Plate umpire Mike Wiseman called Pina out, preserving the Marauders' lead. Mets manager Ryan Ellis argued the call and was ejected. Bradenton added a big run in the seventh against reliever Paul Sewald. Adam Frazier stole second with two outs. He scored on a bloop single by Josh Bell that popped out of Rivera’s glove in center on a diving attempt. Rivera's RBI double in the bottom half moved St. Lucie within 4-3. Tapia (1-3) allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings. Rivera went 3-for-4 and improved his Florida State League-leading average to .410. Nimmo went 3-for-5 and is second in the league with a .393 average. Box
Gant LAKEWOOD 3, SAVANNAH 0: John Gant limited Lakewood to one run on three hits and three walks while striking out 10 in six innings, but the Gnats were blanked. Reliever Tim Peterson replaced Gant for the seventh and surrendered a leadoff homer to Samuel Hiciano. An unearned run scored later in that frame on an error by second baseman Jorge Rivero. Savannah mustered only four hits, including doubles by Patrick Biondi and Dominic Smith. With Lakewood leading 1-0 and Smith at second base, Matt Oberste struck out to end the fifth-inning threat. An inning later, after Biondi's one-out double, he moved to third on Jeff McNeil's groundout but was stranded there when L.J. Mazzilli also grounded out. Box
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LAS VEGAS 11, TACOMA 3: Jacob deGrom (3-0) allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks in five innings. He threw 91 pitches (63 strikes) and had his ERA rise to 1.