Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, Jonathan Pettibone and the Phillies snapped the Pirates' winning streak at 9 with a 3-1 win. Pettibone went 5.2 innings and allowed just 1 run on only 3 hits and 3 walks for his 4th win of the year. Jake Diekman, Antonio Bastardo and Justin De Fratus each recorded an out and received a hold, with De Fratus getting the biggest one, a strike out of Jody Mercer with the bases loaded and 2 out in the bottom of the 8th. Ryan Howard was 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI, and Domonic Brown also drove in a run, his 58th of the season. The victory for Pettibone was #32 for the HomeSide this year in the major leagues.
In Lakewood, Severino Gonzalez threw 6 perfect innings, striking out 9 Shorebirds, and Willie Carmona's 4th home run of the year, a monster shot into the Tiki Bar in right center, provided the difference in a 1-0 Claws victory..........In Reading, Edgar Duran drove in 3 runs, including 2 in the 5-run, 6th inning rally, to help the Fightin Phils to a 7-5 win over Richmond.
In Rochester, Vance Worley won his 5th game for the Red Wings, throwing 5.2 innings as the Wings gained a split of their double dip with Syracuse in a 6-5 win. Worley (5-3, 3.81) has seemed to find himself and could be ready for a recall if the Twins need him............In Pawtucket, Randy Ruiz went deep again, his 6th in just 18 games for Scranton, and the RailRiders beat the Sox again, 6-5. With Mark Texiera having surgery, could Randy be the next HomeSider to get the call?..............In Oklahoma City, Josh Zeid tossed a scoreless 9th inning to notch his 8th save of the year in the RedHawks' 4-3 win over the Isotopes...............In Reno, Tuffy Gosewisch (.300) had 3 hits, including 2 doubles, and scored 2 runs for the Aces in their 9-3 win over Salt Lake..................In Sacramento, Michael Taylor's 9th home run of the year provided the margin of victory for the River Cats as they beat Tucson, 2-0.