Scranton/Wilkes-Barre beat Pawtucket 9-6:
The RailRiders started the day off right with a lead-off solo homer by Corey Patterson, setting the tone for a day full of home runs. A two-run homer by Will Middlebrooks put the Red Sox in front 2-1 after the first inning. Patterson started the third with a double and Randy Ruiz homered for the 3-2 advantage, however, Pawtucket got the two runs – and the lead – back in the bottom of the inning. Josh Bell hit a solo homer to start the fourth, and Addison Maruszak followed with the same, giving the RailRiders a 5-4 advantage. A double by Bobby Wilson led to him scoring on a throwing error later on in the inning for another Scranton run. The Red Sox tied the game up in the seventh, but Scranton wasted little time in retaking the lead. Bell drew a walk to start the eighth and Maruszak singled to right. A double by Wilson scored Bell and Maruszak and Wilson scored on a double by Ibarra for the 9-6 victory.
Patterson went 3-5 with two runs scored, a homer, a double, a stolen base and a RBI. Maruszak went 2-5 with two runs scored and a homer. Wilson and Ruiz both went 2-4. Ruiz had a homer and two RBIs, while Wilson scored twice, hit a pair of doubles and had a RBI. Jose Ramirez gave up four runs (two earned) on five hits, two walks and four Ks in 4.2 innings. Matt Daley allowed two hits and two walks in his 1.1 innings of work. Mike Zagurski allowed two runs on three hits, two walks and two Ks in two innings. Jim MIller finished out the game striking out the side.
Trenton lost to Binghamton 5-4:
Much like Scranton, Trenton’s game started off with a lead-off solo homer, this one by Ramon Flores. Unfortunately, Binghamton got their first runner on base to start the bottom of the inning, as Daniel Muno drew a walk. Cesar Puello hit a homer and Binghamton took the 2-1 lead. The Mets loaded the bases in the second and scored another run when Muno drew a walk. A solo homer by Richard Lucas in the third put Binghamton up 4-1. Trenton rallied in the top of the sixth. Carment Angelini lined a single to elft and Jose Pirela hit a ground-rule double. A homer by Francisco Arcia tied the game. The Mets quickly took the lead back, however. Wilfredo Tovar drew a walk, as did Muno. A single by Puello plated Tovar and the Mets held on for the 5-4 win.
Pirela went 2-4 with a run scored and a double. Arcia went 2-3 with a homer and three RBIs. Flores went 1-4 with a homer. The Thunder had plenty of chances, going 1-8 with runners in scoring position and they left eleven runners on base. Michael Pineda made the start and gave up four runs on four hits, four walks and four Ks in just three innings. Rigoberto Arrebato allowed just one run on one hit and three walks, striking out four in 2.1 innings. Cesar Cabral pitched one inning, allowing a hit and a walk. Danny Burawa ended the game with a pair of strike outs and a hit in 1.2 innings.
Tampa and Charleston were both suspended due to rain.
Staten Island beat Aberdeen 6-2:
After two scoreless innings, Staten Island broke through in the top of the third. Daniel Lopez drew a walk and scored on a single by Hector Crespo. Aberdeen got the run back in the bottom of the inning, however. A solo homer by Hector Veloz gave Aberdeen a 2-1 advantage in the fourth. Bubba Jones singled to right in the fifth and Crespo drew a walk. Jose Rosario reached on an error, loading the bases. Michael O’Neill hit a single to left as Jones and Crespo scored and the Yankees took a 3-2 lead. The Yankees padded their lead in the late innings. Lopez and Crespo singled in the eighth and Rosario doubled in Lopez. A single by O’Neil scored Crespo. They added one more run in the ninth as Kale Sumner singled and scored on a line drive to center by Lopez for the Staten Island 6-2 win.
O’Neill went 2-4 with three RBIs. Lopez went 2-3 with two runs scored, a RBI, a stolen base and two walks. Crespo went 2-4 with two runs scored and a RBI. Jones went 2-5 with a run scored. Rookie Davis gave up one run on four hits and a walk. He struck out five in three innings. Andrew Benak also allowed one run, giving up four hits and a walk in four innings. He struck out four. Dillon McNamara gave up a walk and a hit and struck out two in his inning of work, while Charles Haslup allowed just one walk.