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July 31, 2010 at 7:19 AM

PawSox win on Shealy homer

7/31 Cup of Coffee: Pawtucket, Portland, and Lowell needed extras Friday night, while a pair of double header sweeps were in order down in rookie ball.

Ryan Shealy hit a three-run home run in the top of the 11th to power Pawtucket to a 7-4 win over Toledo (DET). Kris Johnson gave up 3 runs in 6.1 innings, and Michael Bowden allowed a run in relief that sent the game to extras. Chad Paronto, Dustin Richardson, and Robert Manuel combined for 3.1 innings of shutout relief to secure the win. Lars Anderson, Jack Hannahan, and Dusty Brown all hit solo home runs, while Josh Reddick was 3 for 6 with 2 doubles in the victory.

Portland spoiled a solid outing from Jeremy Kehrt, losing 3-2 in 11 innings to Harrisburg (WAS). Kehrt yielded just 2 runs on 7 hits in 6.2 innings, and Blake Maxwell allowed just a hit in 3.1 frames of relief before Ryne Lawson gave up the winning run in the 11th. Che-Hsuan Lin was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, and Yamaico Navarro was 2 for 5 with an RBI triple. Luis Exposito also drove in a run in the loss.

Mike Lee, Will Latimer, and Kyle Fernandes combined for a six-hit shutout as Salem squeaked past Lynchburg (CIN) 2-0. Lee struck out 5 and allowed 5 hits in 7.0 shutout innings, and Latimer allowed a hit in the eighth before Fernandes' perfect ninth. Oscar Tejeda doubled and scored on Will Middlebrook's 10th home run of the season in the first.

Greenville scored a couple of late runs, but ultimately fell 6-5 to Charleston (NYY). Drake Britton allowed 3 runs on 6 hits in 4.2 innings, though he struck out 5. Jeremiah Bayer had similar line in 3.1 innings. Reymond Fuentes was 2 for 4 with a solo home run, while Shannon Wilkerson and Derrik Gibson each had 2 hits and an RBI.

For once, it was Lowell who scored in the ninth to tie the game, but only to fall 7-6 to Tri-City (HOU) in 11 innings. The Spinners bullpen spoiled Madison Younginer's best start in nearly a month, with Charle Rosario allowing 4 runs in 2.0 innings after Younginer allowed a run on 2 hits, striking out 4 in 5.0 innings. Chia-Chu Chen was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, and Bryce Brentz smacked an RBI triple in the fifth. Tyler Lockwood and Tyler Lavigne each allowed a run in the loss.

In the completion of last week's suspended game, the GCL Red Sox were pounded by the cross-town rival Twins 10-1. Sergio Gomez was touched for 3 runs on 4 hits in 2.0 innings, and Raynel Velette allowed 2 runs in 1.2 innings of relief. Mike Hacker retired the only batter he faced in his debut. Jason Thompson had 2 hits and an RBI, while Trygg Danforth and Leonel Escobar had the only other hits for the Red Sox. After play was resumed in the seventh, Sven Hujier gave up 5 unearned runs in 2.0 innings.

The Sox couldn't get much offense going in the regularly-scheduled game, recording just a pair of hits in a 2-0, seven-inning loss to the Twins. Jason Garcia surrendered a pair of runs on 3 hits in 4.0 innings, with Mike Gleason allowing a hit in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief. Henry Ramos and Heiker Meneses singled to account for the team's only hits.

They played two down in the Dominican as well, with the DSL Sox committing 5 errors but taking game one over the Astros 9-3. Raul Alcantara went the first 6.0 innings, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned on 3 hits. Ellis Jimenez held the Astros to 1 run in 3.0 innings of relief. Aly Gonzalez and Juan Ugas had 2 hits and a pair driven in each, while Lewis Urena, Xander Bogaerts, and Curtney Doran drove in a run each in the win.

Game two went similarly well, this one a 10-2, seven inning thumping of the Astros. Nefi Ogando allowed 2 runs, 1 earned in 5.0 innings, with Ricardo Betancourt tossing 2.0 perfect innings with 3 strikeouts in relief. Javier Gutierrez was 2 for 4 with a home run and 3 RBI, while Jesus Loya and Dreily Guererro had 2 hits and 2 RBI each.

Player of the Night: Ryan Shealy hit a three-run home run to win it for Pawtucket in extra innings Friday night. Though it was his only hit of the night, he drew three walks in the victory.

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