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August 9, 2005 at 12:25 PM

8/9 Cup of Coffee

As Boston beat up on the Rangers 11-6 last night, the majority of the affiliates were also busy beating up on their opponents as well, as the organization went a combined 5-1 on the night. Pawtucket's weekend dominance over the first place Bisons was snapped as the PawSox lost 6-3. George Lombard smacked a pair of home runs, but it was not enough as Buffalo roughed up on starter Tim Kester to the tune of six runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings. Although Portland fell behind early, the Dogs beat New Britain 6-4. Scott Youngbauer was the offensive star of the night, going 4 for 5 with a doube, home run, and two ribbies. Brandon Moss went 2 for 3 with a triple and a base knocked. David Pauley turned in a solid start against the Rock Cats, going seven innings, only allowing one earned run while striking out four. Wilmington edged out Winston-Salem in the bottom of the 11th to win, 5-4. Iggy Saurez went 2 for 3 while driving in two runs. Matt Van Der Bosch and Chad Spann both went 2 for 5 on the night for the Blue Rocks. Ian Bladergroen was the human target for the Rocks, as he was plunked twice in the game.Travis Rios shut the door during the final two innings to pick up his 2nd win of the year. Greenville beat Savannah, 4-2, at Municipal Stadium last night. Amazingly, Jeff Corsaletti did not get a hit. John Otness and Andrew Pickney both homered for the Bombers en route to the win. Although Roger Lincoln gave up ten hits in his six innings of work, he allowed only two runs, while striking out eight, good enough for his 2nd win of the year. The Lowell-Aberdeen game was suspended after three innings due to rain last night. The GCL Red Sox beat the GCL Twins 4-3 at Hammond Stadium yeserday. First round pick Craig Hansen got the start, going two scoreless innings, giving up two hits while striking out two. Manuel Rafael went 2 for 3 with a double, while Michael Jones went 2 for 5 with a double as well.

Player of the Night: Scott Youngbauer, who paced Portland's offensive attack against New Britain, going 4 for 5 with a double, home run, and two runs scored on the night.