Game Recaps: Monday 7/27
The Clippers garnered a split in the series at Pawtucket, winning 4-3 Monday afternoon.
Lefty Kris Johnson (3-11) shut out the Clippers for five innings and fellow southpaw Zach Jackson (4-7) allowed just two runs on five hits. Though both pitched well, neither factored in the decision.
Pawtucket broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning. After a two-out triple by Freddy Guzman, Ivan Ochoa laid down a squeeze bunt for a 1-0 lead. A bases-loaded walk to Chris Duncan later made it a 2-0 Red Sox. Torey Lovullo and Scott Radinsky were both ejected by plate umpire Al Porter for arguing about the strike zone.
In the sixth inning, Jordan Brown hit a solo homer off Jose Vaquedano, who relieved Johnson. The Clippers came to bat in the seventh and took control. With Javier Lopez on the mound, the Clippers put two runners on base with one out and Trevor Crowe drove them in with a double for a 3-2 advantage. Crowe scored when Lopez tried to pick him off second, but threw the ball into center field for a two base error.
Pawtucket scraped across a run in their half of the seventh on a Chris Carter RBI single, but that's all the Red Sox would muster. Rich Rundles and Greg Aquino combined to close out the win. Aquino earned his ninth save of the year.
Edell dominant, Santana historic in Aeros win
Ryan Edell tossed seven shutout innings and Carlos Santana tied a franchise record with a home run for the fourth straight game as Akron systematically dismantled Erie 9-0 before 2,579 fans at Canal Park Monday night. The Aeros (62-41) won for just the fourth time in 16 games against the SeaWolves (57-44), and pushed their lead back to four games over Erie in the Southern Division. It was also Akron