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Game Recaps: Thursday 7/24

July 25, 2009
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Clippers pitching quiets Pawtucket
The Clippers came out on top of the Pawtucket Red Sox 3-1 Friday night, improving Columbus to 6-2 since the All-Star break.

Chuck Lofgren and Paw Sox righty Michael Bowden dueled back and forth for more than six innings, with Pawtucket scoring in first on the only two hits Lofgren would allow in six innings.

The Clippers bats were held largely in check by Bowden, but two solo homers proved to be the difference in the game. Matt LaPorta drilled one in the fourth inning and Jordan Brown went deep in the seventh to break the 1-1 tie. Andy Marte drove in Brown with a double in the ninth to cap the scoring. It was Marte's team-leading 65th RBI of the season, his 23rd in July.

Jensen Lewis continued his scoreless streak with two relief innings, has tossed 15 shutout frames since joining the Columbus roster. Greg Aquino fired a perfect ninth for his eighth save.

Tejera leads Aeros past Curve
Michael Tejera tossed seven outstanding innings and the Aeros Aeros defeated the Altoona Curve 2-1 in front of a rowdy crowd of 8,277 at Canal Park for Fireworks Friday. Tejera delivered his second straight quality start, while Carlos Santana belted his 16th home run in the bottom of the sixth to snap a 1-1 tie and provide the final margin. The Aeros improved to 61-39 in their 100th game of the season, while the Curve slipped to 38-62.

Tejera and Altoona lefty Daniel Moskos went back-and-forth in a pitcher

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