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April 6, 2007 at 6:52 AM

Lester goes four scoreless innings

Welcome to your first Cup of Coffee for the 2007 season. In Opening Day action, Pawtucket defeated Charlotte 7-4. Brandon Moss went 2 for 5 with a home run and 4 RBI. Ed Rogers went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. George Kottaras went 1 for 3 with 2 BB and 2 runs scored. Kason Gabbard started and picked up the win going 5 innings. He gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 BBs. He had 3 Ks. Bryan Corey threw 1 perfect inning. Mike Timlin allowed 2 hits in an inning of relief. Manny Delcarmen pitched the final 2 innings allowing 2 runs on 2 hits and a BB. He had 4 Ks. Portland saw their opener postponed due to bad weather. On the West Coast, Bakersfield got by Lancaster 9-7. Mike Bowden started and went 5 innings. He allowed 3 runs on 5 hits and a BB. He had 5 Ks. Hunter Jones went 1 1/3 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 BBs. Jason Blackey pitched 1 2/3 hitless innings allowing 1 BB while recording 1 K. Blake Maxwell blew the save and took the loss. He gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and a BB in 1 inning of work. He had 1 K. In a pitchers duel, Charleston edged Greenville 1-0 in 10 innings. Jon Lester started and pitched 4 scoreless innings. He allowed just 2 hits and a BB. He had 5 Ks. Travis Beazley went 5 innings of scoreless relief. He had 4 Ks. TJ Large took the loss giving up a run on 3 hits and a BB in a 1/3 of an inning. He had 1 K. Jason Place went 2 for 5.
Player of The Night: Jon Lester who pitched 4 scoreless innings with 5 Ks in his first official start on his road back to the majors.