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BINGHAMTON 4, PORTLAND 0: Erik Goeddel scattered four hits in six scoreless innings and combined with Ryan Fraser, Pedro Feliciano and Adam Kolarek on the shutout.
Goeddel Binghamton scored in the first inning for the fifth straight game. With two outs, Portland catcher Chris Vazquez attempted a snap throw to first base to pick off Rhyne Hughes. The throw hit Hughes’ helmet and bounced into the stands, allowing Josh Rodriguez to score from second base. Two innings later, Binghamton extended its lead against Portland starter Matt Barnes. Travis Taijeron hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to plate Danny Muno.
Portland reliever Nate Striz, in his Double-A debut, got into trouble in the fourth. Wilfredo Tovar singled, stole second and scored on Xorge Carrillo's single. Later in the frame, Carrillo advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on Alonzo Harris' single. Fraser took over for Goeddel and tossed a 1-2-3 seventh. He returned in the eighth, but did not record an out. The righty gave up two singles and a walk to load the bases. Feliciano entered and rose to the occasion. He struck out Travis Shaw and Michael Almanzar and got Matt Spring to fly out to escape the jam without surrendering an inherited run. In the ninth, Kolarek worked through a double and a walk to preserve the shutout and give the B-Mets their 58th win. Goeddel (8-3) is now tied for the league lead in wins. Binghamton is 24 games over .500 for the first time since it ended the 2000 season with an 82-58 record. Box
ST. LUCIE 1, DUNEDIN 1 (suspended): Michael Fulmer pitched three innings and allowed one run while issuing one walk and striking out one before the game was halted. Nick Baligod’s solo homer gave the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead in the second. Sergio Santos pitched a scoreless first inning for the Blue Jays. Aaron Sanchez allowed one run in the second inning, on Matt Reynolds' solo homer. The game will resume Monday. Box
GREENVILLE at SAVANNAH (ppd.)
KINGSPORT 6, BURLINGTON 4: Starter Persio Reyes allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings. Joe Tuschak had a second-inning solo homer. Kingsport took a 6-1 lead with a five-run fifth, which included Yeixon Ruiz's two-run double. Box
CONNECTICUT 6, BROOKLYN 4: Starter John Gant took a scoreless effort and 4-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth before stumbling. Gant led off by walking Duncan McAlpine, then struck out Javier Azcona and induced Pat Leyland to fly out. But Brett Harrison was hit by a pitch. And after Curt Powell delivered an RBI single, Brooklyn manager Rich Donnelly summoned David Wynn, who struggled with command. Austin Schotts walked to load the bases. Kasey Coffman then singled, scoring two Tigers and narrowing Brooklyn's lead to 4-3. Wynn then walked Raphael Rhymes, and Paul Paez replaced him. Dominic Ficociello drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the score -- the fourth walk issued in the inning. Paez avoided further damage by inducing McAlpine to pop out to shortstop Ismael Tijerina. Connecticut took its first lead in the eighth with two runs against Paez. Box
Compiled from team reports