Monday, June 11, 2012

Kennelly's 4 hits pace Reading; Claws win!!

In Reading, Tim Kennelly had 4 hits, including a walk-off home run, his 2nd of the game, to power the R-Phils to a 5-4 win over Harrisburg.  Julio Rodriguez was the starter for Reading, and went 6 innings, allowing 4 runs, 3 earned, on 7 hits and 2 walks, and received no decision.  Mike Cisco (1.14) tossed 2 scoreless frames of relief.

In Salibury, the BlueClaws rode another strong performance from Ethan Stewart to salvage a 4-2 win in their series finale against the Shorebirds.  Stewart went 6 solid innings, allowing just 2 runs on only 3 hits and 4 walks to win his 2nd consecutive start.  Maikel Franco had 2 hits, including his 6th home run of the season to give the Claws a quick 2-0 lead, as Lakewood won a game in which they managed just 6 hits.  The team returns home Monday for the final home stand of the first half, 8 games in the next 7 days before the All-Star break.

In Syracuse, the IronPigs scored 4 in the 1st inning, and coasted to a 5-2 win over the Chiefs.  Mike Spidale (.329) had 3 hits, and scored 2 runs, and Domonic Brown (.269 and climbing) chipped in with a pair of hits.......In Dunedin, the Blue Jays got to Jesse Biddle for 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in just 3 innings en route to an 8-3 beating of the Threshers.  Carlos Alonso (.315) had 3 hits for Clearwater, and Jim Murphy, Cody Asche, and Edgar Duran added 2 hits each.

In Fresno, Travis d'Arnaud (.332) had 3 hits, including a double and drove in 2 runs, and Anthony Gose (.287) added 2 hits, scored twice and knocked in a run for Las Vegas, as the 51s got past the Grizzlies, 8-7.........In Iowa City, Anthony Rizzo hit 2 more home runs for the Cubs, leading them to a 14-3 win over Nashville. Jason Jaramillo (.290) had 1 for 3 for the Sounds........In Colorado Springs, Michael Taylor (.339) had a hit, 2 walks, and an RBI to help Sacramento defeat the SkySox, 8-2.........In Columbus, Jason Donald (.321) had a double, a walk, scored a run and drove in another to help the Clippers beat Charlotte, 5-4.  Greg Golson had a hit, stole a base (#10), and scored a run for the Knights..........In Corpus Christi, Jonathan Villar led off the first inning with his 4th home run of the year, and the Hooks went on to an 11-6 win over San Antonio.

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