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September 4, 2010 at 7:25 AM

Jacobs drives in 5 in rout

9/4 Cup of Coffee: Brandon Jacobs homered and drove in 5 as Lowell won yet again, while Salem was eliminated from playoff contention despite Stolmy Pimentel's impressive outing.

Adam Mills gave up 5 runs in the first inning as Pawtucket fell 10-4 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NYY). Mills allowed 8 runs on 12 hits in 3.2 innings, and TJ Large gave up a pair of runs in 2.1 innings before Chad Paronto and Michael Bowden tossed a scoreless inning apiece in the loss. Bubba Bell was 3 for 5 with a pair of RBI while Josh Reddick, Niuman Romero, Aaron Bates, and Jorge Jimenez had 2 hits each.

Anthony Rizzo hit an RBI double and Luis Exposito drove in 2 with a double of his own in Portland's four-run seventh as the Sea Dogs topped New Hampshire (TOR) 7-4. Kyle Weiland yielded 3 unearned runs and struck out 5 in 5.0 innings, and Ryne Reynoso picked up the win after striking out 4 and allowing a run in 4.0 innings of relief. Ryan Lavarnway added a pair of RBI on a fifth-inning single, while Jose Iglesias and Nate Spears added RBI in the win.

Salem was eliminated from playoff contention with a 5-0 loss to Potomac (WAS). Stolmy Pimentel fanned 8 in 6.0 innings of five-hit, one-run ball, but had it spoiled by Will Latimer, who allowed 4 runs in relief. Adalberto Ibarra was 3 for 4, Ronald Bermudez doubled, and Cesar Cabral tossed 1.1 inning of perfect relief.

Dennis Neuman allowed 3 runs in the eighth inning as Greenville lost 3-2 to Hickory (TEX). Armando Zerpa followed Kendal Volz' 4.0 shutout frames with 3.0 scoreless innings of his own before Neuman surrendered the lead. Shannon Wilkerson was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Sean Kileen was 1 for 3 with an RBI in the loss.

Brandon Jacobs hit his sixth homer of the year and drove in 5 runs in Lowell's 11-3 torching of Hudson Valley (TB). Josue Peley was 3 for 5 with 2 runs scored and a pair driven in, and Miles Head also had 3 hits and an RBI. Hunter Cervenka picked up his second win of the season, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits in 5.2 innings. Chez Angeloni allowed an earned run in 3.1 frames of relief, while Bryce Brentz and Miles Head each added an RBI in the win.

Player of the Night: Brandon Jacobs was 2 for 5 with a double, a three-run home run, and 5 RBI in Lowell's big win Friday night.