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LAS VEGAS 8, TUCSON 4: Eric Campbell drove in four runs while Ike Davis went 2-for-2 with three walks, an RBI and two runs scored. Gonzalez Germen and Sean Henn combined for three scoreless relief innings after starter Matt Fox allowed four runs in six innings. Box
RICHMOND 3, BINGHAMTON 2 (8 innings)
BINGHAMTON 8, RICHMOND 1: The B-Mets suffered a walk-off loss in the opener as Chase Huchingson walked the leadoff batter and ultimately surrendered a two-out RBI
Dykstra single to Andrew Susac in the bottom of the eighth. Binghamton won the nightcap as Cesar Puello returned from a one-week absence and Allan Dykstra went 3-for-7 with a double, two homers and five RBIs in the twinbill. In Game 1, Richmond starter Carlos Torres walked five batters in his lone two innings, but the B-Mets could not capitalize. Binghamton starter Erik Goeddel hit Mark Minicozzi to start the second inning and surrendered an RBI single later in the frame to Jarrett Parker. Omar Javier took over for Torres in the third and Puello stroked a leadoff double. Dykstra followed with a go-ahead two-run homer. Goeddel preserved that 2-1 lead, but Richmond busted through in the sixth against reliever John Church. Adam Duvall and Minicozzi singled. Duvall eventually scored on Susac's sac fly. The B-Mets loaded the bases in the top of the eighth against Tom Vessella, but Danny Muno struck out looking to end the frame. None of the 10 B-Mets batters who walked scored.
After mustering four hits in the opener, the B-Mets opened the nightcap with the first five batters to face Richmond starter Taylor Rogers reaching safely. Puello delivered an RBI single. Richard Lucas added a two-run single. Xorge Carrillo wrapped up the four-run first with his first RBI as a B-Met. B-Mets starter Darin Gorski allowed a runner to reach in each of his five innings, but surrendered just one run. Puello added an RBI single in the second and Dykstra hammered an RBI double in the fourth. Dykstra also had a two-run homer against reliever Ryan Bradley. Ryan Fraser contributed a scoreless sixth. Adam Kolarek struck out two in the seventh. Lefty reliever Jim Fuller was promoted from St. Lucie. Box 1, Box 2
ST. LUCIE 5, CHARLOTTE 4: St. Lucie (37-30) won seven of its last eight games to close
Shields the first half. Robbie Shields had two hits, including a leadoff homer in a five-run fourth. Gilbert Gomez followed with an RBI single to tie the score at 2. Matt den Dekker, who finished 0-for-3 in his third game since returning from a broken right wrist, had a sacrifice fly to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. T.J. Rivera and Dustin Lawley each had RBI singles in the frame. St. Lucie starter Rainy Lara struck out back-to-back hitters with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth to close his outing. Lara earned his first Florida State League win. He allowed three runs and seven hits over five innings while walking two and striking out seven. Carlos Vazquez allowed one run and one hit with no walks and two strikeouts in two innings. Chasen Bradford pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. T.J. Chism struck out Richie Shaffer looking with runners at first and third to earn his eighth save. Box
STATEN ISLAND 5, BROOKLYN 2: Miller Diaz allowed five runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings. He allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out four. The damage began in a two-run second. With two outs, Kale Sumner and Bubba Jones consecutively singled. Francisco Rosario then produced a two-run double. An inning later, Derek Toadvine and Michael O’Neill singled to start the inning. With both in scoring position and two outs later in the frame, Isaias Tejeda lofted a fly ball that was botched by left fielder Eris Peguero, allowing two unearned runs to score. Sumner followed with an RBI single for a 5-0 Baby Bombers lead. The Cyclones (0-2) finally broke through in the sixth. LJ Mazzilli doubled with one out and advanced to third on a passed ball. Matt Oberste (3-for-4) eventually singled with two outs to plate him. Oberste, a seventh-round pick from the University of Oklahoma, produced his first professional homer in the ninth. Box
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LAS VEGAS 8, TUCSON 4: Eric Campbell drove in four runs while Ike Davis went 2-for-2 with three walks, an RBI and two runs scored. Gonzalez Germen and Sean Henn combined for three scoreless relief innings after starter Matt Fox allowed four runs in six innings.