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August 26, 2009 at 6:02 AM

Segovia drives in 3 in Salem win


8/26 Cup of Coffee: Pawtucket fell 8-5 to Lehigh Valley in 12 innings. The Iron Pigs scored 3 times in the 12th on 3 walks, a hit batter, an error and an infield hit. Jose Vaquedano (4-2) took the loss. He pitched the 11th and 12th innings. The PawSox hit 4 home runs in the game. Jed Lowrie had 2 of them with Aaron Bates and Jeff Bailey having one apiece.

Portland downed Binghampton 3-1. Lefthander Felix Doubront (8-5) went 6 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks. He had 3 strikeouts. The Sea Dogs had 13 hits in the game. With the score tied at 1-1 in the 5th inning, Daniel Nava singled and drove in Yamaico Navarro with what proved to be the winning run. He scored an insurance run in the 8th being driven in by Jorge Jimenez after doubling to lead off the inning. Bryce Cox earned his 10th save of the season pitching a scoreless 9th. Nava went 3 for 5 with a RBI.

Salem scored 3 times in the bottom of the 8th inning to overcome a 2-1 deficit and held on to edge Winston-Salem 4-3. Kyle Fernandes (5-3) got the win in relief of starter Dave McKae who had given up 2 runs in 6 innings. Fernandes allowed a run on 3 hits in 2 innings of work. Luis Segovia was the offensive star for Salem going 3 for 4 with 3 RBI. William Vazquez went 2 for 4 with a RBI.

Kannapolis scored 2 runs in the top of the 8th to stage a come from behind 4-3 win over Greenville. Kyle Rutter (0-1) made his debut for Greenville and was charged with a blown save and the loss. He gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Shannon Wilkerson went 2 for 5 and scored a run.

The Spinners broke the game open scoring 4 runs in the top of the 9th on way to an 8-2 win over Aberdeen. Yeiper Castillo (5-1) started and earned the win going 5 innings. He allowed 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 6. Cesare Cabral earned his 4th save pitching 4 clean innings. He fanned 4. Ryan Westmoreland went 3 for 5 with a run scored and a RBI. He also had 2 stolen bases.

In the Gulf Coast League, the Twins edged the Red Sox 5-4. They scored the winning run in the bottom of the 8th when with 2 out, shortstop Jose Garcia's error allowed a runner to reach first. The next hitter drove in the winning run with a double. The Red Sox threatened in the bottom of the 9th when Felix Sanchez walked and stole second with 1 out. Both Carson Blair and Miles Head then struck out to end the threat. Michael Lennox (2-2) took the loss allowing a run on 1 hit. Felix Sanchez went 2 for 4 and scored twice. Carson Blair went 2 for 5 with 2 RBI.

Player of the Night: Luis Segovia who went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI in Salem's win