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August 3, 2005 at 10:19 AM

8/3 Cup of Coffee

As the parent club clawed and scratched to come back and win 6-4 last night over the Royals, ex-prospect Chip Ambres blasted his 2nd home run for Kansas City since being dealt on July 19. On that note, let's take a look at how some of his former teammates did yesterday. The PawSox won in grand fashion 7-0 over Syracuse behind Abe Alvarez's 7-inning, 2-hit gem. Alvarez had a perfect game going into the 6th until former Sox farmhand Joe DePastino broke up the bid with an infield single. Roberto Petagine , who continues to knock on Boston's door, blasted his 20th home run of the season. Both Kevin Youkilis and Justin Sherrod went 2-3 on the afternoon. Roughly 170 miles north, in Portland, another pitching gem was turned in by the highly-touted Anibal Sanchez as he cruised through seven innings of work, allowing only three hits while striking out seven, lowering his already-miniscule ERA to 0.98. Brandon Moss and David Murphy drove in the only runs of the game. After being embarrassed the night before in a 14-3 loss vs. Frederick, Wilmington came back with a vengance by beating the Keys, 13-2. Jeff Ontiveros went 3-6 two doubles, while Matt Van Der Bosch had three singles while going 3-4 on the night. Ian Bladergroen boosted his average a bit by going 3-6 with two doubles and two ribbies. Overshadowed in this offensive onslaught were the combined efforts of pitchers Tommy Hottovy, Justin Sturge, and Mike James, who combined to hold the Keys to just five hits. In low-A action, Andrew Pickney led off the tenth inning by clouting the game-winning home run, leading Greenville's 7-6 win over Columbus. Jeff Natale went 3-5 with a double and base knocked in. Both Claudio Arias and Ian Cronkhite went 2-4 on the night as well on pace to the Bombers' win. Although he did not factor in the decision, Roger Lincoln pitched well, going six innings, allowing two runs on six hits. Lowell topped Brooklyn 2-1 at LaLacheur last night, with Jed Lowrie leading the way at the plate with 2-3 night with a ribbie. Mario Pena went six strong innings, allowing no runs on four hits to pick up his fifth win of the season. The GCL Red Sox were the only team keeping the Sox organization from a clean sweep yesterday, as they lost 6-1 to the GCL Twins. The only offesnive star for the Sox was Emilio Linares, who went 2-3 with a home run, scoring the Sox lone run of the game. Australian product Tim Cox took the loss, dropping his record to an even 1-1 on the year.
Players of the Day/Night: Tied - Abe Alvarez and Anibal Sanchez, who both threw 7 shutout innings in their respective teams' wins.