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August 20, 2009 at 6:57 AM

Pawtucket drops 2 and extend losing streak to 9


8/20 Cup of Coffee: On Wednesday, Pawtucket dropped both games of a doubleheader and extended their losing streak to 9 games. The PawSox were blanked 6-0 by Rochester in the first contest. Charlie Zink went 5.1 innings giving up 6 runs on 8 hits and 5 walks. Billy Traber tossed the final 3.2 frames and did not give up a run. He allowed 2 hits while fanning 3. George Kottaras went 2 for 4 in the game. Rochester took the second game 5-1. Paul Byrd went 4 innings giving up 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk. He struck out 3. Hunter Jones threw 2.1 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. TJ Large pitched 2.2 scoreless frames allowing 3 hits. He had 2 strikeouts. Jeff Bailey went 2 for 3 with a home run.

Reading thrashed Portland 18-1. Kason Gabbard went 3 innings allowing 9 runs on 8 hits and 7 walks. He had a strikeout. Tommy Hottovy went 1.2 frames giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out 4. Chad Rhoades tossed 2.1 frames allowing 2 runs on 3 hits. He fanned 2. Richie Lentz pitched an inning and gave up 1 run on 3 hits. Dustin Richardson went an inning giving up 3 runs on 3 hits and a walk. He had 2 strikeouts. Luis Exposito went 1 for 4 with a home run.

Lynchburg edged Salem 6-5. Dave McKae threw 4 frames allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks. He fanned 2. Jose Capellan pitched 2 innings allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and a walk. He struck out 3. Jason Rice retired the only hitter he faced. Josh Papelbon finished the final 2.2 frames and did not allow a run on 4 hits. He struck out 2. Brad Correll went 3 for 5 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Chih-Hsien Chiang went 2 for 4.

Greenville was leading Hickory 1-0 in the bottom of the 3rd inning when the game was suspended.

Auburn downed Lowell 3-1. Pedro Perez threw 5 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 5. Charlie Rosario pitched 2 innings allowing a run on 4 hits. He had 2 strikeouts. Kyle Rutter tossed 2 scoreless frames allowing 2 hits. He struck out 3. William Holmes went 2 for 4.

In the only win of the day for Sox affiliates, the Gulf Coast League Red Sox edged the Rays 2-1 in 10 innings. Roman Mendez went 4 innings allowing 1 run on 5 hits. He fanned 3. Swen Huijer pitched 3 perfect innings of middle relief recording a strikeout. Cesare Angeloni threw 2 scoreless innings giving up 2 hits. He had a strikeout. Doug Wogee pitched a scoreless inning allowing a hit. Reymond Fuentes went 2 for 5. Ken Roque went 2 for 4 with a RBI.

Player of the Night: Swen Huijer who tossed 3 perfect innings of relief