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June 21, 2007 at 6:30 AM

Buchholz lowers ERA to 1.82 in Portland win


6/21 Cup of Coffee: Action on Wednesday saw Indianapolis defeat Pawtucket 6-3. Jon Lester started and went 5 innings. He gave up 3 runs on 5 hits and 4 BB. He had 3 Ks. Edgar Martinez threw 2 scoreless innings. He did not give up a hit but had 1 BB. Bryan Corey (2-4) went 1 inning giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and a BB. Bobby Scales went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Chad Spann went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.

Portland split a doubleheader with Connecticut. They took the first game 6-0. Clay Buchholz (5-2) started and threw 5 shutout innings lowering his league leading ERA to 1.82. He gave up 6 hits and had 1 BB. He had 6 Ks and reached the 100K mark for the season. Barry Hertzler threw the final 2 innings. He gave up 3 hits. Jeff Corsaletti and Jed Lowrie were each 2 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI. Jeff Natale went 2 for 4 with a RBI. Dusty Brown went 2 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBI. Zach Borowiak went 2 for 3 with a run scored and a RBI. In the second game, Connecticut edged the Sea Dogs 2-1. Chris Smith (2-4) took the loss giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and a BB in 3 innings of work. He had 1 K. Lincoln Holdzkom threw 2 scoreless hitless innings. He gave up 1 BB and had 1 K. Andrew Dobies threw a scoreless inning. He gave up 1 hit while fanning 1. Bryan Pritz went 2 for 4 with a home run. Cory Keylor went 2 for 3.

Oneonta defeated Lowell 4-2. Caleb Clay started and went 5 innings. He allowed 1 run on 5 hits and 2 BB. He had 1 K. Adam Mills threw 2 scoreless hitless innings. He had 1 K. Willy Mota (0-1) blew the save and was charged with the loss. He went 2 innings giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and a BB. He had 1 K. Ryan Kalish went 2 for 5 with a run scored and a RBI. Yamaico Navarro went 2 for 4.

Gulf League action saw the Orioles defeat the Red Sox 3-2. Pedro Perez (0-1) was charged with the loss. He went 4 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits. He had 7 Ks. Amando Zerpa went an inning and gave up 2 runs on 4 BB. He had 1 K. Mauricio Mendez threw 3 scoreless innings. He gave up 2 hits and a BB. He had 4 Ks. Oscar Tejeda went 2 for 4. Darren Blocker went 2 for 5 with a home run and 2 RBI. Pete Gilardo went 2 for 4.

Player of the Night: Clay Buchholz who won his 5th game of the season while lowering his ERA to 1.82