Game Recaps 6/13: Huff, Valbuena lead Clippers
|Dave Huff (Photo: Lianna Holub)|
The Clippers remained hot with an 8-2 win over Buffalo.
Lefty David Huff struck out 10 Bisons without a walk over seven innings, allowing one run on four hits. After allowing a solo home run with one out in the second inning he retired 17 of the final 18 batters he faced.
Shortstop Luis Valbuena provided all the necessary Columbus offense with two homers and seven RBI, tying a record for a Bisons visitor with Nashville's Drew Denson, who recorded seven May 13, 1993.
The clubs wrap up the four-game set Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.
Kinston Splits Doubleheader with Salem
Kinston split a doubleheader with the Salem Red Sox, Monday night at Historic Grainger Stadium. Kinston got a complete game shutout from T.J. House to win game one 2-0, while falling to Salem 2-1 in game number two. With the split, Kinston (33-30) stays three games back of first place Myrtle Beach with six games to play in the first half.
In game one, House has his best outing of the season, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The no-no was broken up by a Peter Hissey bunt in the top of the frame. After a walk, a double play got Kinston out of trouble. House (4-6) would not give up another hit, walking four and striking out six in the outing. It was the second complete game pitched by Kinston this season. It was the Carolina League leading seventh shutout thrown by Kinston this year.
Salem starter Anthony Ranaudo almost matched House, giving up two hits in the first five innings. Ranaudo