Dietrich Enns pitched well in a loss. Brian Navarreto had a big day. Edwar Colina pitched well in a loss. Carlos Suniaga pitched well in a win. An extra inning dooms the E-Twins.
LEHIGH VALLEY 2, ROCHESTER 1 IN ROCHESTER
Nick Gordon tripled and scored in the first inning, but that was as good as it got for the Red Wings. Both IronPigs runs scored in the third on Danny Ortiz' two-run single.
Kennys Vargas was 2-for-4.
Fernando Romero started and pitched three innings, giving up two runs on three hits and five walks and striking out three. D. J. Baxendale then pitched a scoreless inning, giving up two hits. Does that make him the "middler"? Dietrich Enns then pitched five shutout innings, giving up four hits and a walk while striking out two.
JACKSON 7, CHATTANOOGA 5 IN JACKSON
It was tied 1-1, 4-4, and 5-5, but the Generals scored two in the bottom of the fifth and there were no more runs after that. Josh Prince hit a two-run double to bring home the lead runs.
Brian Navarreto was 3-for-3 with a double. Luke Raley was 3-for-5 with a triple and a double, driving in three. Andy Wilkins was 1-for-5 with a home run, his twelfth.
Bryan Sammons struck out six in four innings, but allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks. Sam Clay struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up two hits and a walk.
CLEARWATER 5, FORT MYERS 2 IN FORT MYERS (10 INNINGS)
The Miracle scored single runs in the fourth and fifth, but the Threshers tied it with two in the sixth. Four singles produced three runs for Clearwater in the tenth to win it.
Jose Miranda was 1-for-4 with a home run, his third. Alex Kirilloff was 0-for-5 and is batting .358. Ernie De La Trinidad was 1-for-3 and is batting .303.
Edwar Colina struck out nine in 6.2 innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and no walks. Ryan Mason struck out three in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit. His ERA is 2.84.
The Miracle trail Charlotte by one game with one game to play. Fort Myers holds the tie-breaker.
CEDAR RAPIDS 5, BELOIT 2 IN BELOIT
The Kernels scored three in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead. They never led by less than two after that.
Trevor Larnach was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Ariel Montesino was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs. Ben Rodriguez was 2-for-4 with a double. Gabriel Maciel was 2-for-5 with a double. Michael Helman was 1-for-4 with two runs and is batting .374.
Carlos Suniaga pitched seven innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk.
KINGSPORT 7, ELIZABETHTON 6 IN ELIZABETHTON (10 INNINGS--PLAYOFF GAME 2)
The Mets scored three in the top of the first. The Twins chipped away, scoring single runs in the second, fourth, and seventh to tie it 3-3. It stayed there until the tenth, when three singles, a double, and a walk plated four Kingsport runs. The Twins fought back, scoring three in the bottom of the tenth and putting men on first and second with one out, but a ground out and a fly out ended the game.
Chris Williams was 2-for-3 with two walks. Alex Robles was 2-for-3 with a walk.
Luis Rijo pitched five innings, giving up three runs on nine hits and a walk and striking out four.
PENNANT RACE/PLAYOFF UPDATE
Fort Myers trails Charlotte by a game with one game to play. The Miracle holds the tie-breaker.
Cedar Rapids has clinched their division.
Elizabethton is tied with Kingsport 1-1 in their best-of-three series.
NEXT DAY'S GAMES
Lehigh Valley at Rochester
Chattanooga at Jackson
Clearwater at Fort Myers
Cedar Rapids at Beloit
Kingsport at Elizabethton