Red Wings starter Jeff Manship breezed through the first inning Thursday, helped out by his defense. Catcher Rene Rivera threw out Jose Iglesias on a steal attempt, after Iglesias hit a first pitch single; and Danny Valencia made a nice diving stop to his left to rob Jason Repko of a hit.
The Wings got a pair of singles in their half of the first against Pawtucket starter Tony Pena, Jr. When Pena walked Sean Burroughs to load the bases, the Wings had a great chance to grab a lead, but Pena struck out Danny Valencia to end the early scoring threat.
Manship faced trouble in the top of the second when he loaded the bases with two outs, but Nate Spears flew out to center field keeping Pawtucket scoreless.
In the top of the fourth, Manship escaped another PawSox scoring threat when he caused Che-Hsuan Lin to ground into a double play with runners on first and second, keeping the game a scoreless tie.
Luis Perdomo relieved Manship to start the top of the fifth. Manship pitched four innings allowing 4 hits and 4 walks, with 1 strikeout. With Perdomo pitching, former Red Wings Repko hit a solo home run to take a 1-0 lead.
The Wings broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth scoring six runs to take a 6-1 lead. The surge was sparked by Pedro Florimon when he hit an RBI single to score Brian Dinkelman. Matt Carson continued the scoring when he hit a double to score Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Florimon, making the score 3-1 Wings. The next two runs came on two wild pitches by Pawtucket reliever Daniel Bard, extending the Wings lead to 5-1. The sixth run of the inning came when Valencia hit a RBI single to score Sean Burroughs.
Brendan Wise was able to get out of trouble in the top of the seventh when he got ground outs from both Iglesias and Repko to leave two runners stranded, keeping the score 6-1 Wings.
In the top of the eighth Pawtucket added one run when Lin hit a single to score Nate Spears, to make the score 6-2 Wings.
Pawtucket staged a late rally against Wise, and a two-out, two-run single by Alex Hassan brought an end to Wise's night. Caleb Thielbar took over with the tying runs in scoring position, and promptly walked J. C. Linares to load the bases. But Thielbar struck out Che-Hsuan Lin on three pitches to end the save, and pick up his first Triple-A save.
Burroughs was replaced by Ray Chang after he was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning.
Minnesota Twins announced today that they will select the contract of right-handed
pitcher Samuel Deduno from Triple-A Rochester prior to tomorrows
game in Texas. In nine starts for the Red Wings this season, Deduno went 1-2,
2.14 ERA (42.0 ip, 10 er) with 22 walks and 46 strikeouts for the Red Wings. Deduno,
who will wear uniform number 21, is scheduled to start for the Twins Saturday
night vs. Texas. To make room for Deduno on the 25-man roster, the Twins optioned
Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Rochester. The Twins now have 40 players on
their 40-man roster...RHP Deolis Guerra was placed on the 7-day disabled
list with shoulder tendonitis...RHP Dan Sattler was called up from New
Britain to Rochester. Sattler began the season with the independent league St.
Paul Saints...The Red Wings are just 4-6 since returning to International
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Wing Watch - Fort Myers third baseman Jairo
Perez had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Miracle
to a 7-5 win over Charlotte on Wednesday.
This Day in Red Wings
History: 1990 - First baseman David Segui had two hits from the left side
of the plate and one hit from the right side, leading the Red Wings to a 7-5 win
over Denver. Leo Gomez also hit his team leading 14th home run in the game. The
win extended the Wings lead in the IL east to 7.5 games ... 2005 - The
Wings defeated the Buffalo Bisons 6-3 Tuesday night at Frontier Field thanks to
strong pitching and timely hitting. Francisco Liriano (2-0) struck out nine Bisons
hitters, and allowed only four hits in seven innings of work. Kevin West finished
with two RBI on the night for the Wings, who went four games over .500 for the
first time since June 4th and pulled to within six games of the first place Bisons
for the first time since June 11th. .New Britain OF Alex Romero and Rochester
RHP Travis Bowyer are the Twins Minor League Player Bowyer and Pitcher of the
Month for June. Romero, 21, batted .342 (39-114)with 18 runs scored,7 doubles,6
homers and 20 rbi in 30 games with a .596 slugging percentage and a .375 on-base
percentage. Bowyer, 23, had a 0.00 ERA (11.1 IP) with 5 saves allowing 4 hits
with 7 walks and 11 strikeouts in 11 games,holding opponents to a .108 batting-average-against
... 2006 - The Rochester Red Wings continued to break out of an offensive
slump with 11 hits to beat the Pawtucket Red Sox 5-3 Wednesday night at Frontier
Field...Tommy Watkins added terrific defense with three great plays in the field.
This Day in IL Baseball History: 1886 The city of Buffalo is witness to a hotly contested game between the Bisons and visiting Hamilton. At one point, shortstop Nat Kellogg of Hamilton argues over a decision by umpire John Harrington, and when he doesnt get his way Kellogg decks the ump with a powerful blow to the jaw. Following the orders of several Buffalo shareholders in the crowd, policemen collar the Hamilton shortstop and place him under arrest. Kellogg is marched to the police station, tried in evening court, and released. As a response to the incident International League officials increase the salaries of all umpires. Hamilton and Buffalo went on to finish 4th and 5th respectively in the 1886 IL pennant chase.
Born on This Day: 1950 Huey Lewis... 1951 Goose Gossage... 1985 Megan Rapinoe
It Happened This Day in Baseball: 1930 - The New York Lincoln Giants top the Baltimore Black Sox, 13-4, in the first Negro League game at Yankee Stadium. Rap Dixon hits three home runs and Chino Smith goes deep twice and adds a triple as well... 1934 - Lou Gehrig hits his 17th career grand slam, an inside-the-park shot. He breaks Babe Ruth's record for grand slams and will extend it over the next several years... 1947 - Larry Doby (pictured) becomes the first African-American player in the American League when he pinch-hits for the Indians. He strikes out but will go on to an excellent career in the AL... 1993 - Rickey Henderson leads off both ends of a doubleheader with a home run. The last time this had happened was 80 years earlier, when Harry Hooper did so... 1998 - Juan Gonzalez reaches 100 RBI before the All-Star break. He is the second player to have done so, following Hank Greenberg by 63 years.
#1 Song on This Day: 1960 "Alley Oop" Hollywood Argyle... 1970 "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" Three Dog Night... 1990 "Step By Step" New Kids On The Block