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July 13, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Gonzalez helps DSL Red Sox slug their way to a sweep over Yankees

7/13 Cup of Coffee: With the higher affiliates on break, the organization still had plenty to be happy about with a light schedule on Tuesday.

A late rally was not enough for Greenville as the Drive narrowly fell to the Lakewood BlueClaws (PHI), 8-7. Greenville staked Manny Rivera to a 4-0 advantage after three thanks to four RBI from Sean Coyle. The 19-year-old second baseman contributed a sacrifice fly in the first, followed by a three-run home run in the third. But Rivera was unable to hold the lead after allowing six runs over the next two innings. He finished his outing with 4.2 innings pitched and 6 runs (5 earned) allowed on 6 hits with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. After Juan Rodriguez yielded another run in the sixth to make it a 7-4 BlueClaws lead, the Drive countered with a run of their own on a solo shot by Christian Vazquez, his 12th of the season. The teams once again traded runs in the eighth, with Greenville's score coming on David Renfroe's second double of the game. Trailing by two in the ninth, the Drive got another run on a Vazquez RBI single, but left the tying and winning runs on base after Henry Ramos popped up to end it.

The GCL Red Sox are leading the GCL Twins 3-1 after the game was suspended in the 4th inning. The Red Sox got their runs in the second after David Chester launched a two-run home run, followed by a sacrifice fly by Dreily Guerrero just two batters later. Starting pitcher Jacob Dahlstrand went 3.2 innings allowing 1 run on 1 hit with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts and gave way to William Cuevas, who struck out the only batter he faced to end the top of the fourth. The Red Sox have runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the fourth. No word yet as to when the game will resume, but the Red Sox play a doubleheader with the GCL Rays today with first pitch scheduled for 11:00 a.m EDT.

The DSL Red Sox had a doubleheader of their own yesterday, and came away with a 10-9 victory over the DSL Yankees2 in game one. Though starter Pedro Reyes gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in 2.0 innings of work, the Red Sox exploded for five runs in the third inning and led the rest of the way. Aneudis Peralta, Deiner Lopez, and Aly Gonzalez all had two hits for the Red Sox, with Lopez adding a pair of RBIs to the mix, as well. Sully Bonnelly earned the win after throwing 4.1 innings in relief, while Ellis Jimenez tossed 2.2 innings for his first save of the season.

The Red Sox completed the sweep of the doubleheader in game two, winning the seven-inning affair, 9-1. Oscar Melendez allowed five hits but no runs in his 6.0 innings of work and pitched to contact, striking out just one batter in his outing. Jair Bogaerts went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI in the win, while Gonzalez added three more hits to his total on the day. The Red Sox collected 13 hits in total in game two, with every starter chipping in with at least one. Leonel Vazquez pitched the seventh and allowed the only Yankee run.

Player of the Night: Aly Gonzalez, who went 5 for 9 with 2 RBIs in a sweep of the DSL Yankees2 for the DSL Red Sox. Gonzalez is now hitting .349/.397/.429 on the season.