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August 27, 2009 at 5:46 AM

Chih-Hsien Chiang's 3 doubles lead Salem to win


8/27 Cup of Coffee: On Wednesday, Pawtucket downed Buffalo 3-2. Michael Bowden started and pitched 6 strong innings giving up 2 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks. Hunter Jones (4-3) threw 3 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the victory. He allowed just 1 hit. The PawSox scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th when with 1 out, Angel Chavez doubled and advanced to third on a wild pitch. He then scored on a Josh Reddick sacrifice fly. Dusty Brown went 2 for 4 in the game with a run scored and a RBI. Jed Lowrie left the game after 1 at bat due to discomfort in his repaired wrist. It was termed a precautionary measure.

Binghamton edged Portland 3-2. The Sea Dogs took a 2-1 lead in the 6th on a Ryan Kalish double and a Ryan Khoury single. In the bottom of the 7th, however, the Mets regained the lead for good when they responded with a 2 run homer. Ryne Miller started and went 5 innings giving up 1 run on 2 hits and a walk. He struck out 8. Tommy Hottovy (0-2) entered the game in the 6th and was charged with the blown save and the loss. Ryan Kalish went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and a run scored. Daniel Nava and Ryan Khoury each had 2 hits in the game.

Salem scored 3 times in the bottom of the third to overcome a 2-1 deficit and they went on to post a 8-5 win over Winston-Salem. Eammon Portice (7-7) threw 5 innings allowing 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk. He fanned 7. Chih-Hsien Chiang went 3 for 4 with 3 doubles, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Zach Borowiak went 3 for 4 in the game. Che-Hsuan Lin had 2 hits in the game and stole his 24th and 25th bases of the season. The win moved Salem to within 1/2 game of the Division lead.

Kannapolis got off to a 7-0 lead and coasted to a 8-6 win over Greenville. Jeremy Kehrt (1-1) went 5 innings giving up 7 runs 5 of which were earned on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out 3. The Drive staged a mild threat in the 9th when Oscar Tejeda walked follwed by singles by Ryan Dent and Pete Hissey. Tejeda and Dent scored on an error by the Intimidators third baseman. Alex Hassan led the offense going 2 for 3 with a run scored and 2 RBI.

With the score knotted at 2 in the 7th inning, Ronald Bermudez doubled and then scored on a Wilfred Pichardo double to give Lowell the margin of victory in a 3-2 win over Aberdeen. Drake Britton made the start and threw 3 scoreless innings allowing 1 hit and a walk. He struck out 3. Ryan Pressly (6-3) took over and pitched 4 innings giving up 2 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks. He fanned 10. Dennis Neuman pitched a scoreless 9th inning to pick up his 6th save. Ronald Bermudez led the offense going 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored.

In the Gulf Coast League, the Red Sox won the completion of the August 21 game downing the Orioles 7-0. Drake Britton's name appeared today as the starter for two different teams. He, however, started the game on the 21st of August and threw 2 scoreless, hitless innings before the game was halted. He was later promoted to Lowell. Pete Ruiz (3-2) took up the reins yesterday and pitched 5 scoreless innings on 5 hits and 2 walks. He fanned 4. Boss Moanaroa led the offense going 3 for 5 with 2 RBI. Both of his RBI cameon a first inning single. In the regularly scheduled game, Oriole pitchers held the Sox offense to just 1 hit and posted a 2-1 win over the Red Sox. The Orioles scored twice in the 5th inning to overcome a 1-0 deficit. The Sox had taken the lead in the third when Tyler Yockey singled and advanced to third on a walk and a wild pitch. He then scored on a ground out to the second baseman. Randy Consuegra (4-4) started and took the loss allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 4.2 innings.

Player of the Night: Chih-Hsien Chiang who hit 3 doubles, scored 2 times and drove in 2 others