Left fielder Luis Gonzalez also homered for the Aeros, mashing a solo shot in the third inning off of B-Mets starter Jake Joseph.
Joseph (2-4) took the loss after throwing 4 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks while fanning four. Joseph has not won a game since April 16, an 8-4 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs.
Francisco Cruceta (2-3) picked up a win despite some erratic pitching. Cruceta allowed 10 hits and a walk in five innings, giving up four runs - three earned - while striking out two.
Rafael Betancourt extended his scoreless-innings streak to 17 innings by pitching the ninth inning. Betancourt struck out two and allowed a hit while notching his fifth save of the season and second of this series.
The B-Mets have now lost three straight games, and five of their last six. But all is not lost in Binghamton. Jeromy Burnitz joined the team on a rehab assignment. Burnitz - who fractured a bone in his hand several weeks ago - had two hits, a stolen base, and an outfield assist in his double-A debut. Burnitz hit third in the batting order behind Frank Corr, who homered Monday night. Corr went 1-5 and scored a run for the B-Mets. Craig Brazell continued his red-hot hitting with a three-hit, two-RBI performance.
The B-Mets bullpen also looked sharp on Tuesday. Nick Mattioni and Steve Bennett combined to throw 3 2/3 innings of two-hit, shutout ball.
The third game of the four-game set between these two teams is on Wednesday morning at 10:35 am. Neal Musser (0-1, 3.46) will take the hill for Binghamton, filling in for the injured Bob Keppel for the third straight start. Musser will face Kyle Denney (4-1, 2.51) of the Aeros.
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