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April 30, 2010 at 6:39 AM

Anderson debuts for PawSox in a losing effort


4/30 Cup of Coffee: On a night when all eyes were on Pawtucket in anticipation of Lars Anderson's Triple-A debut, it was Greenville who had the best result in the only other action Thursday night.

Anderson pinch hit and grounded out for Mark Wagner, who left with a hand injury in the sixth inning as the PawSox managed just five hits in a 4-1 loss to Indianapolis (PIT). The Indians plated a run in the first and second innings before getting two in the third off Pawtucket starter Randor Bierd, who went 5.0 innings and allowed 4 runs, 3 earned on 7 hits. He struck out a pair. Robert Manuel tossed 2.0 innings of hitless relief before Scott Atchison made his PawSox debut, striking out 2 and giving up 3 hits in a pair of scoreless innings. Josh Reddick generated Pawtucket's only run, depositing one over the right field wall in the sixth inning. Reddick was 2 for 4, and Angel Sanchez was 2 for 3 with a double for the PawSox, who lost their third straight.

In the only other game on the bill Thursday evening, six different Drive players drove in runs and all but one of the starting nine had a hit as Greenville rolled over West Virginia (PIT) 9-3. Drive starter Yeiper Castillo got off to a tough start, allowing a pair of runs in the top of the first before settling down in the second. He went on to retire 10 in a row. Castillo left with two on and two out in the fifth, having allowed 4 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 4. Jordan Flasher got out of the jam for the Drive, who got on the board an inning earlier when Reymond Fuentes hit an inside-the-park home run. The only blemish in Flasher's 2.1 innings of work was a solo home run in the sixth that put Greenville down 3-1 before the Drive bats came to life. Fuentes singled and scored on an RBI triple by Dan Butler, and Butler scored on an error before Chris McGuiness chipped in with an RBI single to put Greenville ahead for good. Michael Almanzar added a two-run double in the eighth, while Shannon Wilkerson and Ronald Bermudez had an RBI single each for the Drive, who won for the fourth time in their last five games. Cesar Cabral struck out 3 in 2.0 perfect innings to get the save.

Player of the Night: Reymond Fuentes, who hit an inside-the-park home run and scored 3 runs in Greenville's 9-3 win over West Virginia. The home run was his first of the season.

 
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