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May 3, 2011 at 6:13 AM

Navarro has career day in Pawtucket victory

5/3 Cup of Coffee: The affiliates won 3 of 4 games on the day with some strong offensive performances.

Pawtucket scored at least 1 run in each of the first 5 innings and beat Toledo (DET), 11-2. Yamaico Navarro went 3-5 with a double, 2 home runs and 3 RBI. Navarro ranks 4th in the PCL with a .1037 OPS, Hector Luna went 3-5 and had 2 home runs and 3 RBI as well. Drew Sutton went 2-4 with a walk, a home run and 3 RBI. Brandon Duckworth started and got the win for the PawSox. Duckworth went 6 innings, allowing 8 hits and 2 runs. He walked 2 and struck out 6.

Portland’s defense did them no favors as they lost to Trenton (NYY), 5-3. Two errors by Jonathan Hee and Will Middlebrooks led to a total of 3 unearned runs, which proved to be the difference. Chi-Hsien Chang went 1-3 with a walk, a home run and 2 RBI. Jorge Padron went 3-4. Brock Huntzinger started for Portland and struggled. Huntzinger went 3.2 innings and allowed 7 hits and 4 runs (2 earned). He walked 1 and struck out 4.

Salem won a nailbiter over Kinston (CLE), 3-2. Salem was able to pull out the victory without much offense. Zach Gentile went 2-2 with a walk and an RBI, and that was about it in the way of strong offensive performances. Drake Britton started for the Salem Sox and pitched pretty well, with the exception of his control. Britton went 4 innings and allowed just 2 hits and a run. He walked 4 and struck out 4. Cesar Cabral earned his 6th save for Salem. He pitched 2 innings and allowed just 1 hit. He did not walk a batter and struck out 2.

Greenville positively throttled Asheville (COL), 15-2. Christian Vazquez led the way, as he went 3-4 with a walk, a home run and 5 RBI. Miles Head, who was celebrating his 20th birthday, continued to pummel the ball. He went 4-4 with a walk, 2 doubles and an RBI. Head is 9 for his last 13 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI in that time. Felix Sanchez went 1-5 with a triple and 4 RBI. David Renfroe went 2-4 with an RBI, and Sean Coyle went 1-3 with a walk and an RBI. Miguel Celestino started for the Drive and picked up the victory. He went 5 innings and allowed 5 hits and 2 runs. Celestino walked 1 and struck out 1 to improve to 2-1 on the year.

Player of the Day: Yamaico Navarro, who went 3-5 with a double, 2 home runs and 3 RBI in Pawtucket's victory over Toledo.

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