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Game Recaps: Wednesday June 18

June 18, 2009
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Clippers fall 10-2

The Clippers fell back into a funk with a 10-2 loss to the Rochester Red Wings Wednesday night.

Starting pitcher Jack Cassel allowed eight runs and eleven hits. He left with one out recorded in the fifth inning.

It was the top of the order that gave the Clippers the most trouble. The first three Rochester batters combined for nine hits and seven runs. The middle of the order produced another five hits, three runs scored, and seven runs knocked in. Dustin Martin led the attack with four RBI despite having only one hit.

Rochester scored two runs in the opening inning when Alexi Casilla led off the game with a homer. The next two batters singled and Martin drove in a run on a fielder's choice ground out.

The Clippers tied the game 2-2 in the second inning. Brown, Marte, Toregas and Romero hit four consecutive singles to bring in a pair of runs. Brown was the only Clippers batter with multiple hits, including two doubles.

The Red Wings added three more runs in the third inning and one in the fourth. They would put the icing on the cake with a four-run sixth inning.

The loss drops the Clippers to 2-5 on the home stand. The conclusion of the series with Rochester begins Thursday at 12:05pm. Aaron Laffey will make a rehab start for Columbus. Righty Anthony Swarzak (3-5, 2.25) gets the nod for Rochester.

Aeros sweep doubleheader

Akron continued its recent scorching play Wednesday night, taking both games of a doubleheader from New Hampshire by finals of 6-3 in game one and 4-3 in game two. The Aeros improved to 43-21 with the victories, moving 22 games over .500 for the first time this season while the Fisher Cats fell to 28-38. Akron has now won five straight games and 10 of its last 12.

The Aeros claimed a back-and-forth affair in game one, striking for two runs in the sixth to take the lead for good. Jerad Head started the rally with a leadoff single, and New Hampshire reliever Rommie Lewis walked three straight hitters to force in a run and tie the game at 3-3. Matt McBride then greeted former Aero Bubbie Buzachero with an RBI single to left-center, scoring Carlos Santana and putting Akron ahead to stay. Nick Weglarz provided the final margin with a two-run homer in the seventh.

Jeanmar Gomez (6-2) earned the win with a quality start, working around eight hits and two walks to allow only three runs in six innings. Lewis (1-4) blew the save and took the loss, while Vinnie Pestano closed it out for his league-leading 18th save. Weglarz, Beau Mills, and McBride all drove in two runs in the opener.

Akron never trailed in the nightcap, as Armando Camacaro laced a two-run single to left-center with two down in the second to put the Aeros in front 2-0. New Hampshire cut the lead in half with a run in the fifth, but three straight doubles from Head, Weglarz, and Santana in the sixth gave the Aeros a 4-1 advantage. Those insurance runs would loom large in the bottom of the inning, as Brian Dopirak launched a two-run homer to turn it back into a one-run game. Adam Calderone then reached on an error to put the tying run on base, but Zach Putnam recovered to start a 1-6-3 double play to get out of the sixth and then didn

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