The Twins got a second win against the Angels on Tuesday night. Joe Mauer got four hits for the second straight game. Brian Dozier was forced into the leadoff spot at the last minute and got on base three times. He was leading off because Aaron Hicks was moved down in the order, and then Darin Mastroianniís ankle flared up on him again.
Following the game, Mastroianni was put on the Disabled List and Oswaldo Arcia as again recalled from Rochester to take his place. In other roster moves, Bruce Pugh was sent from Rochester to New Britain. Aaron Thompson was added to the New Britain roster with Nelvin Fuentes being send down to Ft. Myers. According to Jeff Johnson of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids
, the word is that J.O. Berrios will be with the Kernels by Thursday.
Rochester Red Wings 0, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1
Kyle Gibson loaded the bases in the first inning but survived by giving up just one run. Unfortunately, that one run was enough to give him, and the Red Wings, another loss to fall to 2-10. Gibson settled in very nicely after the first frame. He went six innings and gave up the one run on four hits. He walked two and struck out five. Caleb Thielbar came on and gave up three hits but no runs in 2.2 scoreless innings. Luis Perdomo came in and walked a batter before getting the final out.
Oswaldo Arcia was back in the Red Wings lineup on Tuesday night after starting for the Twins on Monday night (and now heading back to Minneapolis). He went 1-4 and stole his second base. Eric Farris went 1-3 with a walk and his first double. Eric Fryer was 2-3.
New Britain Rock Cats 7, New Hampshire Fisher Cats 6
The Rock Cats were able to pull out another win in the bottom of the ninth on this night. James Beresford scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch.
Beresford has been hot of late. On this night, he went 3-4 with his second double. He was also hit by a pitch. Curt Smith was 2-3 with a walk. Danny Santana was 2-5 with his first double. Nate Hanson was 1-2 and he also walked three times. Josmil Pinto and Danny Ortiz each doubled.
Trevor May was back on the mound. The hard-throwing righty gave up two runs on six hits. In 5.1 innings, he walked four and struckout eight. Jose Gonzalez got the final two outs of the sixth inning but not before giving up four runs on five hits. Edgar Ibarra was perfect for two innings, striking out two. Michael Tonkin got the win. He walked one and struckout one in the ninth inning.
Ft. Myers Miracle 7, Palm Beach Cardinals 4
Another day, another win for the Ft. Myers Miracle. This one came in dramatic fashion. Down 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh, the Miracle loaded the bases to bring up Miguel Sano. On the first pitch, Sano launched a long, towering home run. The grand slam was his fourth homer of the season and gave the Miracle their 7-4 lead, a lead they would maintain over the final innings.
Sano went 2-3 with a walk. Early in the game, he extended his hitting streak to ten games. Eddie Rosario extended his hitting streak to nine games with an early single. He was 2-4. Jhon Goncalves went 2-3 with a walk and a double. Matt Koch was 2-4 with a double. Stephen Wickens had a triple. AJ Pettersen hit his second double.
Jason Wheeler made the start. The lefty gave up three runs on five hits in six innings. He walked four and struck out four. Tim Wood made his first rehab appearance. He gave up one run on three hits. Cole Johnson picked up the save with two shutout innings. He struck out two.
Game 1 - Cedar Rapids Kernels 3, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 0
The Kernels remain quite busy. It was their third doubleheader in four days (7 games in 4 days). Brett Lee finally go to make his first start. The left-hander threw six shutout innings. He gave up six hits, walked none and struck out three. Tyler Jones came on for the final inning to record his second save of the season.
Jorge Polanco went 2-3 with an RBI. Travis Harrison went 1-2 with a walk. Niko Goodrum went 1-2 with a walk. Adam Walker went 0-1 with two walks.
Game 2 - Cedar Rapids Kernels 9, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 1
Byron Buxton did not play in the first game, the first game of the season he has missed. He had been hit in the elbow on Monday night. He had it checked out, and it was fine. In the first inning of the second game he returned to the lineup with a single. Later, in the same inning, he doubled in a couple of runs. The Kernels bats scored eight runs in the first inning and maintained that lead with a 9-1 win.
Buxton went 3-4 with his second double and two RBI. He is now hitting .474 on the season. Jorge Polanco went 2-4 with his third double and two RBI. Travis Harrison hit his second home run, a two run shot.
Steven Gruver also made his first start of the season. The lefty gave up two hits in four shutout innings. He walked none and struck out six. Tim Atherton got the win. He went the final three innings and gave up one run on two hits. He struck out two.
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