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Dodgers blank Yanks to even GCL Finals08/30/2007 5:34 PM ET
By Benjamin Hill / Special to MLB.com
Chris Withrow and Justin Miller combined on a six-hit shutout as the Dodgers blanked the Yankees, 5-0, on Thursday to even the best-of-3 Gulf Coast League Finals at one game apiece.
Withrow, who had not pitched more than two innings in six appearances this season, started the game and struck out five of nine batters he faced over two frames. The 18-year-old escaped his brief outing unscathed, despite allowing Wady Rufino's double in the first and Melky Mesa's triple in the second.
Miller (1-0) came on in relief and yielded just three hits over the remaining seven innings. The Kansas native retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced and did not issue a walk.
Andrew Lambo accounted for the Dodgers' first two runs as the 19-year-old right fielder hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning before smashing a solo homer in the fourth. Alfredo Silverio, Pedro Baez and Keyter Collado all contributed RBI singles in the eighth.
Dickson Marquez (0-1) turned in a strong start, yielding two runs on two hits over 5 2/3 innings, but took the loss. Link Saunders surrendered a run in 1 2/3 innings, before Jake Shafer was touched for two runs on four hits while retiring just two batters.
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