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August 22, 2009 at 6:11 AM

Wakefield gets win in second rehab start

8/22 Cup of Coffee: Tim Wakefield gave up a run on 2 hits and threw 81 pitches over 5.2 innings to help Pawtucket break their 10 game losing streak and score a 2-1 victory over Rochester. Jose Vaquedano, Dustin Richardson, and Javier Lopez each threw 0.2 of an inning without allowing a run. TJ Large pitched the final 1.1 innings retiring all 4 batters he faced to earn his first save in AAA. The game turned in the bottom of the 5th when the PawSox scored 2 runs to overcome a 1-0 deficit on RBIs by Josh Reddick and Jeff Bailey who were each 1 for 4 in the game.

Potomac scored early and often on way to a 11-0 hammering of Salem. Stephen Fife did not retire a batter in the 2nd inning and was charged with giving up 7 runs on 7 hits. He had a pair of strikeouts. Armando Zerpa did not fare much better going 1.2 frames. He allowed 4 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Josh Papelbon pitched 4.1 scoreless innings allowing 4 hits. He had a strikeout. Derrick Loop continued his excellent work by throwing another clean inning. He has not allowed a run in his last 5 appearances and over his last 10 games his ERA is 0.75. The Salem offense managed just 4 hits in the game.

Lowell scored 8 runs in the bootom of the 6th inning to overcome a 1 run deficit and then cruised to a 16-7 win over Auburn. Yeiper Castillo got the Spinners off to a shaky start by allowing 7 runs on 7 hits and a pair of walks in 1.2 innings of work. Jeremiah Bayer threw 3.1 scoreless frames allowing just 1 hit. He fanned 2. Michael Bugary got the win going 2.1 scoreless innings allowing a hit and 3 walks. He struck out 3. Dennis Neuman got the final 5 outs in the game allowing 1 baserunner on a walk. He had 2 strikeouts. Wilfred Pichardo led the way offensively going 3 for 4 with 2 doubles. He scored 3 times and drove in 3 others. Ronald Bermudez went 3 for 5 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Thomas DiBenedetto went 2 for 4 and scored a run. Ryan Westmoreland went 1 for 4 hitting his 7th home run. He scored 3 times in the game and had 2 RBI.

In the Gulf Coast League, the Red Sox were leading 5-0 in the 4th inning when the game was suspended due to rain. Bad weather also caused the cancellation of the Portland/Harrisburg and the Greenville/ West Virginia games.

In the Dominican, the Red Sox edged the Mets 7-6 scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 10th after Lewis Urena led off the inning with a triple. He went 3 for 5 in the game. Wilfi Santana was credited with the win after pitching the final 4 innings of the game. He allowed 1 run on 1 hit and 2 walks. He had a strikeout. The Dominican Red Sox finished their schedule with a 44-25 record which left them in 3rd place 7 games behind the Giants.

Player of the Night: Wilfred Pichardo who went 3 for 5 at the plate with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI