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May 13, 2010 at 9:22 AM

Affiliates complete perfect evening as Nava, McGuiness have big nights


5/13 Cup of Coffee: The affiliates were a perfect 4 for 4 Wednesday evening as Pawtucket hurled a shutout and Portland, Salem and Greenville were propelled by solid offensive performances.

A rehabbing Boof Bonser helped give Pawtucket its second shutout victory of the season, blanking the Gwinnett Braves (ATL) 6-0. The PawSox got on the board early, getting two in the first on Daniel Nava's sixth home run of the season. Three more would be added in the second on Bubba Bell and Josh Reddick RBI singles and a Nava sacrifice fly. Nava added an RBI double in the fourth inning to cap the scoring. The six runs would be more than enough for Bonser, who went 4.0 innings, allowing 2 hits, 2 walks and struck out 2. Fabio Castro followed Bonser out of the pen with 4.0 sparkling innings of his own, allowing just 2 hits while walking 3 and striking out 3. T.J. Large pitched a 1-2-3 ninth in his lone inning of work. Nava, Dusty Brown and Jorge Jimenez each had two hits to lead the Pawtucket offense.

Looking to finish a brief three game home stand on the right note, Portland knocked off the Binghamton Mets (NYM) 7-2. The Sea Dogs got a solid start from left-hander Felix Doubront, who went 6.0 innings allowing just 1 run on 5 hits, striking out 4 and issuing 4 walks to move to 3-0 on the season. Juan Apodaca put the Sea Dogs on the board in the third with a solo home run, his second of the season. Portland took the lead for good in the fourth, getting RBI doubles from Luis Exposito and Yamiaco Navarro. The scoring would continue in the sixth, when Anthony Rizzo lofted a sacrifice fly and Navarro knocked in another with his second double of the contest. Rizzo, playing in just his second game with Portland, hit his first Double-A home run to bring in two more in the eighth inning to give the Sea Dogs the 7-2 advantage. Ryne Lawson pitched 2.0 innings of relief, allowing 1 run on 4 hits. Bryce Cox pitched a scoreless ninth inning, allowing 1 hit, walking 1 and striking out 1. Navarro and Exposito were both 2 for 4 to lead the Portland offensive attack.

A back-and-forth contest in Salem saw the Red Sox outlast the Frederick Keys (BAL) 6-4. Starter Fabian Williamson went the first 5.0 innings to pick up the victory, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 4 hits while striking out 3 and walking a pair. Salem tied the contest at 3 in the third, getting a solo home run from David Mailman, a Will Middlebrooks sacrifice fly and an RBI double by Tim Federowicz. Federowicz added another RBI double in the fifth, his sixteenth of the season, to bring home two more and give the Red Sox a 5-3 advantage. Frederick scored one in the seventh as they looked to replicate Tuesday's late game rally, but Salem added an insurance run in the eighth on Ryan Lavarnway's bases loaded walk to squash the Key's momentum. Jeremy Kehrt picked up his third save of the season, pitching the final 4.0 innings of the game, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 3. Peter Hissey was 4 for 5 with 3 runs scored and Oscar Tejeda was 3 for 5 with a double to lead the Red Sox offense.

The Greenville Drive jumped out to an early 7-1 lead, but barely held on to an 8-7 victory over the Lakewood BlueClaws (PHI). Greenville scored one in the first as Chris McGuiness laced an RBI double. The Drive scored six in the second inning, getting an RBI double from Daniel Butler, a three run home run from McGuiness, a Jeremy Hazelbaker RBI double, and a Reymond Fuentes RBI single to break the game open 7-1. The BlueClaws were not going to go away easy on this night, as they scored singular runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings to bring them within three. Wilfred Pichardo's RBI groundout in the eighth added a very important insurance run for Greenville as the BlueClaws would score three in the ninth to come within one before finally running out of steam. Drive starter Manuel Rivera went 4.0 innings allowing 3 runs on 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 4. Anatanaer Batista pitched 2.1 innings to pick up the victory, allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 3. Jordan Flasher pitched 2.0 innings allowing 2 runs on 1 hit and 2 walks while striking out 3. Dennis Neuman got the final two outs of the ninth, allowing 1 run on 1 hit and striking out 1 for his fifth save of the season. Derrik Gibson, McGuiness, Hazelbaker and Ronald Bermudez all had two hits to lead the Greenville offense.

Player of the Night: Daniel Nava
, who went 2 for 3 with a home run, double and 4 RBI in Pawtucket's 6-0 victory over Gwinnett.