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May 30, 2010 at 6:13 AM

Kalish collects 5 hits in win

5/30 Cup of Coffee: With the help of a few quality starts, Pawtucket, Portland, and Salem earned victories as Ryan Kalish went off for the Sea Dogs Saturday.

In Pawtucket, Adam Mills continued his string of impressive performances as the PawSox topped Norfolk (BAL) 7-2. Mills went 6.0 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 6 hits while striking out 2. 5 Pawsox had 2 hits, including Lars Anderson, who had a 2-run double in the seventh. Angel Sanchez, Daniel Nava, Jorge Jimenez and Bubba Bell drove in a run apiece, and Fabio Castro and Robert Manuel combined for 3.0 innings of shutout relief.

Losers of eight of their last ten games, Portland got back on track in a big way with an 11-3 drubbing of New Britain (MIN). Ryan Kalish had hits in all 5 of his plate appearances, including ahome run and a double while scoring 3 runs. Ray Chang also added a home run and 3 RBI, while Nate Spears and Anthony Rizzo added 2 RBI apiece. Ryne Miller allowed just 2 hits and struck out 4 in 6.0 shutout innings to get the win. Eammon Portice gave up 3 runs in 2.0 innings of relief, and Jason Rice struck out 2 in a scoreless ninth.

Salem had an early lead, but Ryan Lavarnway scored the game winning run on a wild pitch in the 11th inning to beat Potomac (WAS) 4-3. Fabian Williamson allowed just an unearned run on 2 hits in 5.0 innings before Lance McClain allowed a pair of runs to bring the the Nationals level. Mitch Dening was 2 for 5 with 2 RBI and Alex Hassan had a pair of doubles in the win. Blake Maxwell and Will Latimer combined for 4.0 scoreless innings of relief.

Despite 3 hits and a home run by Chris McGuiness, Greenville was dropped by Hagerstown (WAS) 9-4. Drake Britton performed well in another short outing, giving up a run on 2 hits in 3.0 innings, but Tom Ebert allowed 6 runs, 5 earned in just 1.0 inning of relief to take the loss. Chris Court gave up a pair of runs in 3.0 innings and Cesar Cabral ended the game with yet another scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 0.31. Jeremy Hazelbaker added two hits, and Michael Almanzar hit his fourth home run of the season.

In their first game of the season, the DSL Red Sox topped the DSL Yankees 2 8-3. Curtney Doran was 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles, a home run and 2 RBI, and Juan Ugas was 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. Luis Bastardo fanned 5 in 2.2 innings of relief and Sully Bonnelly struck out 4 in 2.0 innings to get the win.

Player of the Night: Ryan Kalish, who was 5 for 5 with a solo home run and a 2-run double in Portland's big win over New Britain. Kalish also scored 3 runs and stole his 13th base of the season.