TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Yankees (29-15, 68-46) tallied their 14th shutout of the season, defeating the Clearwater Threshers (23-22, 61-54), 1-0, on Tuesday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
The one-run game comes a night after the teams combined to score 24 runs on 25 hits.
RHP Taylor Widener (W, 6-7) struck out the side in a perfect first inning and continued to toss five scoreless frames. The 22-year-old held Clearwater to three hits and three walks while striking out seven, tossing 50 of 77 pitches for strikes.
The lone run scored for Tampa in the fourth against Threshers' starter Seranthony Dominguez. A pair of singles by Trey Amburgey and Tim Lynch placed runners on the corners before Donny Sands hit a sacrifice fly into center, plating Amburgey.
Dominguez (L, 3-2) departed after completing four innings, yielding one run on three hits. The right-hander issued three walks while striking out four and throwing 50 of 76 pitches for strikes.
On his 22nd birthday, RHP Matt Frawley (H, 2) contributed a pair of scoreless relief innings, holding Clearwater to one hit while striking out one. RHP Jordan Foley (SV, 5) took the baton on the eighth and retired six of seven batter faced, stranding a hit-batter in the eighth before completing the shutout.
Lynch (2-for-2, 2B, BB) enjoyed a perfect night at the plate, reaching base all three times. Sands (0-for-2, Sac-F, RBI) tallied his fourth RBI in two games with Tampa.
RHP Harold Aaruz kept the Yankees off the board in four relief innings, allowing one hit while striking out five and facing one batter over the minimum for Clearwater.
The series wraps up on Wednesday, with RHP Brian Keller (3-2, 3.32 ERA) facing LHP JoJo Romero (3-2, 2.22 ERA) at 7:00 p.m. As part of Wine Wednesday, fans can enjoy half priced wine from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call (813) 673-3055 or visit www.tybaseball.com.
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