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May 30, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Pawtucket declares Miller time in victory

5/30 Cup of Coffee: The affiliates took 3 of 5 games on Sunday, which included 2 stellar pitching performances.

Pawtucket had little trouble taking care of Indianapolis (PIT), 9-2. Ronald Bermudez went 3-4 with a home run (his first of the season) and 4 RBI. Tony Thomas went 2-4 with a double and a solo home run. Also contributing for the PawSox were Brent Dlugach (1-3, solo home run) and Che-Hsuan Lin (2-5, 2 runs and a double). Lin, who was recently promoted from Portland, has been impressive for Pawtucket thus far. The outfielder is hitting .355 over his first 8 games in AAA. Andrew Miller picked up the win for Pawtucket as he threw his best game of the season. Miller “started” the game after Bobby Jenks pitched the first inning as a rehab appearance (1 hit, 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strikeout) and contributed 7 great innings. He surrendered just 1 hit, no runs, walked 2 and struck out 4.

Portland had an early lead before surrendering that lead late in the game as they lost to Trenton (NYY), 5-2. Chih-Hsien Chiang went 1-3 with a solo home run. Chiang has had a good season thus far, and has been particularly good over his last 8 games. The 23-year old outfielder has hit .407 with 3 home runs and 11 RBI in that time. Jon Hee went 2-3 with a double and an RBI. Michael Lee got the start for Portland. He went 6.2 innings, allowed 3 hits and no runs. He walked 2 and struck out 4. Cesar Cabral entered in relief of Lee and got lit up to the tune of 6 hits and 5 runs in 1.1 innings. He walked 1 and struck out 3.

Salem lost a squeaker to Frederick (BAL), 4-3. Shannon Wilkerson went 2-4 and hit a solo home run for the 3rd straight game. David Mailman went 1-4 with an RBI. Dan Butler went 2-4 with a run. Chris Hernandez started for the Salem Sox and for the first time in several starts, he struggled. He allowed 5 hits and 3 runs over 4.2 innings. Hernandez walked 4 and struck out 1. The outing drops Hernandez' record to 5-2 on the season.

Greenville got great pitching en route to a 4-1 victory over Asheville (COL). Heiker Meneses went 2-3 with a walk, a triple and 2 RBI. Felix Sanchez and Lucas LeBlanc each went 2-4 with an RBI in the victory. Brandon Workman started for the Drive and picked up his first professional victory. Workman threw 6 innings and allowed just 6 hits and a run. He did not walk a batter and struck out 7. After a rough start to his season, Workman has turned things around. Over his last 3 starts, he has allowed just 1 earned run and has an 18:2 K:BB ratio.

The DSL Red Sox routed the opposition for the second time in as many games, as they beat the DSL Royals, 8-2. Aneudis Peralta went 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Robert Del Rosario and David Sopilka each went 1-4 with 2 RBI, while Jair Bogaerts went 2-3 with a triple and an RBI. Sully Bonnelly started for the DSL Sox. He went 4 innings and allowed 5 hits and 2 runs (1 earned). He did not walk a batter and struck out 3. Oscar Melendez picked up the victory in relief. He pitched 4 shutout innings and allowed 4 hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out 1.

Player of the Day: Andrew Miller, who threw 7 shutout innings and allowed just 1 hit in Pawtucket's victory.