In Lakewood Saturday night, Chris Duffy (.377) hit a grand slam home run in the 1st, 1 of his 4 hits on the night, and had a total of 5 RBI to pace the BlueClaws to an 8-1 win over Savannah. Carlos Perdomo had 3 more hits, the 4th straight multi-hit game for Carlos, who is 8 for 18 (.444) over that stretch, and 15 for 33 (.455) in the last 8. Moises Rivas won his first game for Lakewood with 6 solid innings, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits, and Gabriel Arias threw 3 scoreless innings of relief to pick up a save. Lakewood (14-9 in the second half) is now tied with Hickory, 1 game behind first place Hagerstown.
In Clearwater, Albert Cartwright had 3 hits, including a triple in the bottom of the 9th which turned out to be the winning run when Jim Murphy delivered the sacrifice fly to give the Threshers a hard fought 5-4 win over Fort Myers. Red hot Carlos Alonso had 2 more hits, and is 11 for his last 23 (.478) over the last 5 games. Anthony Hewitt also had 2 hits, including his 9th home run of the season. Juan Sosa picked up the win with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief.
In Norfolk, BJ Rosenberg (2.06) threw 5 shut out innings, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 5 and leaving the game with a 3-0 lead. Tyson Brummett was lit up in the 6th, allowing 6 runs, 5 of them earned, on 4 hits and 2 walks, retiring just 1 hitter. Mike Cisco let in both inherited runners, and then allowed a run in the 7th, as the Tides posted an 8-3 win over the IronPigs..........In Reading, the BaySox beat Mario Hollands and the R-Phils, 4-2. Hollands (2-3 with Reading) allowed 4 runs on 8 hits over 6 innings. If you get a chance, go watch the catch made by Jiwan James in center field as he robbed a home run on a play that looked like the one Quintin Berry made Friday in Baltimore.
In Indianapolis, Jason Donald (.251) had a single, a double, 2 walks, a stolen base, an RBI and scored 2 runs for Columbus, but the Clippers lost to the Indians, 12-9...........In Sacramento, Michael Taylor (.305) belted a 3-run homer in the 1st inning, and had a double later to help the River Cats to a 7-1 win over Las Vegas. Anthony Gose (.290) had a hit and a walk in the losing effort for the 51s..........In Corpus Christi, Jonathan Singleton (.273) had a single and a double, and scored 2 runs for the Hooks in their 11-7 loss to Frisco........In Lancaster, Domingo Santana (.310) had 2 hits, including his 13th home run for the JetHawks, who dropped an 11-3 decision to Modesto. Santana has now driven in 67 runs for Lancaster..........In Bakersfield Travis Mattair had a double and 2 walks, the second walk coming in the game winning rally as the Blaze scored 3 in the 8th to defeat Rancho Cucamonga, 5-3. "Moose" is up to .267 and climbing.
Matt Maloney has been placed on the DL by the Rochester Red Wings.