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Gamboa befuddles with his knuckles
Bowie vet shuts down Harrisburg as he debuts new pitch
04/07/2013 11:05 PM ET
Eddie Gamboa had a 3.33 ERA in 23 appearances with Bowie in 2012.
Eddie Gamboa had a 3.33 ERA in 23 appearances with Bowie in 2012. (Carl Kline/MiLB.com)

Right-hander Eddie Gamboa came into the season with 62 career appearances, including 33 starts, with the Double-A Bowie Baysox. This March, in an effort to finally move beyond the Eastern League, Gamboa took up throwing a knuckleball with the help of Hall of Famer Phil Niekro.

And it looks like Gamboa might be onto something. In his season debut Sunday, the 28-year-old had one of his best career outing with six no-hit innings in Bowie's 5-4 loss to Harrisburg. The right-hander allowed one unearned run on a wild pitch in the first inning. He struck out four while walking two.

An RBI double by Bowie's Zelous Wheeler highlighted a three-run sixth inning. Harrisburg came back with three runs in the ninth, with the tying run coming on a double by Jose Lozada.

Sean Nicol's walk-off single in the 11th gave the Senators the win.

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Chattanooga split its double-header with Huntsville amid a big day from Los Angeles' No. 3 prospect Joc Pederson. The left fielder homered, doubled, drove in three and scored twice in the Lookouts' 8-0 win in the opener and followed with another homer in the 3-1 loss in the nightcap.

The Dodgers' top prospect Yasiel Puig went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in Chattanooga's win. Huntsville's Andy Moye picked up the win after allowing one earned run on one hit and a walk with four strikeouts in six innings.

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For the second time in three games, Jackson's Brad Miller and Julio Morban each turned in three-hit games as the Generals defeated the Jacksonville Suns, 10-0. Miller, Seattle's No. 8 prospect, went 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs and an RBI, while No. 14 Morban went 3-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs.

Chance Ruffin, a 2010 first-round pick, earned the win with after allowing two hits over six scoreless innings.

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Cleveland's No. 12 prospect Jesus Aguilar drove in five during a 3-for-5 performance as Akron dominated Binghamton, 13-3. The right-handed first baseman homered Saturday as well and has seven RBIs over his last two games.

Jose Ramirez added a 3-for-4 line with four runs scored while Chun-Hsiu Chen went 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI.

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Alex Meyer, rated No. 40 on MLB.com's Top 100 prospects, allowed one earned run on six hits while striking out eight batters over five frames in New Britain's 3-2 loss to Richmond in 11 innings. Meyer didn't factor into the decision.

The Flying Squirrels earned the walk-off victory when Adam Duvall scored on a wild pitch in the 11th.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.
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