Miracle machine posts 9-2 win over Crabs

Sano, Vargas with multi-hit, multi-RBI nights

By Fort Myers Miracle | May 18, 2013 5:25 PM ET

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (May 18, 2013) - The Fort Myers Miracle churned out nine runs on 11 hits to knock off the Charlotte Stone Crabs, 9-2, on Saturday night at Charlotte Sports Park.

The Miracle jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning off Stone Crabs starter Mike Montgomery. Levi Michael lead off with a walk and Aderling Mejia followed with a bloop single into center. A Montgomery wild pitch moved the runners to second and third. Eddie Rosario hit a one-hopper to second to score Michael. After a Miguel Sano strikeout, Kennys Vargas delivered a two-out, RBI single through the right side to bring home Mejia.

Angel Morales continued his scorching bat against the Charlotte Stone Crabs in the fourth inning. Morales roped a 2-1 pitch from Montgomery into left center field to score two. Then, Morales swiped third base and scored on a single from John Murphy to cap off a three-run inning and give the Miracle a 5-0 lead. Morales is now 13-for-28 with five doubles and 11 RBI in eight games against the Stone Crabs this season.

Sano smacked a two-out RBI triple in a two-run fifth and added an RBI single in the seventh. Vargas finished the night 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.

Starter Jason Wheeler gave the Miracle a quality start with only two runs allowed on six hits over six innings. Wheeler (5-0) struck out three with no walks.

Stone Crab starter Mike Montgomery lasted just 4.2 innings and gave up seven runs, six earned, on seven hits. Montgomery (0-1) walked two and fanned four.

The Miracle (31-10) return to Charlotte Sports Park looking for the sweep on Sunday for a 5:30 p.m. first pitch against the Stone Crabs (16-25). Listen to every inning on www.miraclebaseball.com with the "Voice of the Miracle" Brice Zimmerman.

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

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