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August 9, 2005 at 10:11 PM

8/10 Cup of Coffee

Pawtucket came back after a 6-3 loss Monday night and won, 4-3 over Buffalo, taking 3 of 4 overall from the IL Northern Division leaders. Dave Berg went 2 for 3 with a home run. Mark Bellhorn and Alejandro Machado also hit dingers for the home team. Marc Deschenes had a respectable spot start, going four innings and allowing only one run while striking out three. Former PawSox/current Bison Andy Abad led all hitters with three hits on the night. It was a "Let's play two" doubleheader between Portland and New Britain yesterday, as the Sea Dogs took both games over the Rockcats. Portland won 8-4 in Game 1, due in large part to Jared Sandberg's big day at the plate, where he went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two ribbies. Portland's 1 through 3 hitters went a combined 6-12, as Chris Durbin, David Murphy and Jeremy West each went 2 for 4 during Game 1. Chris Smith went five innings deep, allowing three earned, while picking up his 3rd win of the season. Game 2 was more of the same, as Portland again put up eight runs en route to the doubleheader sweep of the Rockcats. Durbin and Murphy again went 2 for 4 each, while West went 1 for 2 with a two-run shot in the 4th. Hanley Ramirez also did well at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a double and three bases knocked. Conor Brooks got the win in relief, pitching 1.2 innings of scoreless ball. Wilmington dropped its game to Winston-Salem 4-2. Going strong for the Blue Rocks were Matt Van Der Bosch, who went 2 for 5 with a run scored, and Iggy Suarez, who went 2 for 3 with a walk. Luis Mendoza's 2005 struggles continued, as he took the loss aftet giving up five earned runs in six innings of work. Greenville pounded Savannah 16-1 at Municipal Stadium yesterday. Andrew Pinckney went 4 for 5 with three ribbies. Both Claudio Arias and Chris Turner each went 2 for 4 with a home run, for combined seven driven in. Not to be overshadowed by the offensive juggernaut was the pitching of Beau Vaughan, who went six strong of shutout ball while striking out eight. Lowell lost its extra-inning affair to Aberdeen, 7-6, as the Ironbirds scored two in the 10th to win it. Luis Soto went 2 for 4 with three runs scored. Matt Hancock allowed the Ironbirds to take off in the 10th by giving up the tying and winning runs to Aberdeen in the loss. The GCL Red Sox lost to the GCL Twins, 4-3 at City of Palms. Rhys Taylor had a respectable start, going four innings while allowing two unearned runs. Archie Gilbert went 1 for 3 with a base knocked in the losing effort.

Player of the Day: Greenville 3B Andrew Pinckney who went 4 for 5 with three ribbies and three runs scored.