PawSox DH Ryan Shealy belted a three-run home run in the top of the 11th inning to lead Pawtucket tro a 7-4 win last night over the Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field.
Shealy hammered a 3-2 pitch from Toledo reliever Jay Sborz deep over the left field fence to break up the 4-4 tie in the top of the eleventh. It was Shealy’s only hit of the night and 14th homer of the year. He had reached three other times in the game on walks.
Three of the the other four Pawtucket runs came via the long ball, with Lars Anderson (7), Jack Hannahan (1), and Dusty Brown hitting solo homers. Aaron Bates drove in the remaining Pawtucket run with an RBI single in the eighth that knotted the game at 4-4.
Brown and Josh Reddick had three hits each for the PawSox. Hannahan, Niuman Romero, and Bates added two hits each.
Kris Johnson got the start for Pawtucket and gave up three runs on three hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked four, struck out two, and gave up one homer. Michael Bowden gave up a run in relief of Johnson. Dustin Richardson (3-0) picked up the win.
The PawSox salavaged a split of the four game series with Toledo and finished the road trip at 3-5. They now head home to begin a four game series with the Durham Bulls tonight (6:05 p.m.) at McCoy. Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is expected to make a rehab start for the PawSox. Virgil Vazquez (5-1, 4.44 ERA) pitches for Durham. Mark Holliman (0-2, 7.59 ERA) gets the ball for the PawSox.
Last night was a night for the Pawtucket Red Sox pitching staff to shine, as it yielded a total of six hits in shutting out the Toledo Mud Hens 7-0 at Fifth Third Field.
Felix Doubront (4-3) got the win for the PawSox, pitching 5 1/3 innings, giving up all six Toledo hits while walking three and striking out five.
Fernando Cabrera, Tommy Hottovy, and Rich Hill went the rest of the way on the mound for the PawSox, holding Toledo hitless.
Josh Reddick had a big night at the plate for the PawSox, going 3 for 4 last night with a triple and two RBI’s. Lars Anderson had two hits, including a double, and two RBI’s. Ryan Kalish, Niuman Romero, and Ryan Shealy also had two hits apiece.
The finale of the four game series, and the road trip is tonight at 7:00 p.m. Kris Johnson (4-9, 5.36 ERA) will get the start for the PawSox. He faces Alfredo Figaro (9-6, 3.91 ERA) for Toledo.
Mike Lowell had another big night for the PawSox, going 3 for four and driving in three runs, but Pawtucket still lost to the Toledo Mud Hens last night 8-5.
Lowell, serving as Pawtucket’s DH, drove in a run with an RBI single in the first, doubled in a run in the third, and belted a solo homer in the fifth. In five games with Pawtucket Lowell is batting .500 with four homers and 10 RBI’s
Dusty Brown also hit a solo homer and Daniel Nava had two hits for the PawSox.
Robert Coello (2-5) had another shaky start for the PawSox. In five innings Coello gave up six runs on seven hits. He walked one, struck out three, and surrendered three home runs, two to Toledo LF Jeff Frazier. Frazier knocked in four runs on the night.
Michael Bowden had his worst outing since moving to the bullpen, giving up two runs on four hits in one inning on the mound.
Game three of the series is tonight at 7:00 p.m. Felix Doubront (3-3, 3.94 ERA) gets the start for the PawSox. L.J. Gagnier (4-4, 3.64 ERA) takes the hill for the Mud Hens.
NOTES: Dusty Brown was welcomed back to the team after a brief stint with the Red Sox. To make room on the PawSox roster, Gustavo Molina was placed on the 7-day disabled list with a right calf strain.
Mike Lowell proved he can still hit. The rehabbing Lowell belted three home runs last night as the PawSox snapped their four game losing streak, 10-6, last night over the Toledo Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field.
Lowell hit two home runs off Toledo starter Charles Furbush, a two run shot in the first and a solo blast in the third. Lowell added his third homer off Mud Hens reliever Fu-Te Ni. Lowell finished the night with five RBI’s.
Furbush (0-1) gave up two other Pawtucket home runs, a solo homer by Ryan Kalish and a two run homer to Mark Wagner.
Ramon A. Ramirez (2-2) got the win for the PawSox, giving up two runs on six hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out four. Dustin Richardson and Fernando Cabrera surrendered two runs each out of the Pawtucket bullpen.
Game two of the four game series with the Mud Hens continues tonight at 7:00 p.m. Robert Coello (2-4, 4.46 ERA) gets the start for the PawSox. Andrew Oliver (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will start for Toledo.
The Pawtucket Red Sox will be happy to get out of Columbus, after the Clippers completed a four game sweep with a 11-7 win last night at Huntington Park.
The Clippers scored four runs in the bottom of the first off PawSox starter Mark Holliman (0-2) and did never looked back. Holliman gave up seven runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings on the mound. Holliman also had trouble finding the plate, walking seven while striking out six. He also gave up a home run.
Reliever Rich Hill gave up three runs on two home runs in three innings of work.
Clippers SS Luis Valbuena was the hitting star for Columbus, belting two homers and driving in five runs. 1B Jordan Brown went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBI’s.
Every member of the Pawtucket line-up had at least one hit. The PawSox hit four homers, solo shots by Ryan Kalish, Ryan Shealy and Lars Anderson, and a three run blast from Gustavo Molina. Gil Velazquez had two hits and an RBI.
The PawSox now head to Toledo to begin a four game series with the Mud Hens beginning tonight at 7:00 p.m. Ramon Ramirez (1-2, 5.55 ERA) starts for Pawtucket. Charlie Furbush (0-0, 4.50 ERA) takes the mound for Toledo.
NOTES: The Red Sox activated C Victor Martinez before last night’s game in Anaheim. Dusty Brown was optioned back to Pawtucket to make room on the Boston roster.