Triple-A International League
Norfolk jumped out to a 5-0 lead after five innings facing Rochester starter Henry Bonilla, who allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits over 4-1/3 innings. Kaz Matsui highlighted a three-run fifth inning for the Tides with a two-run double.
Reliever Heath Bell allowed a run on two hits in the ninth but held on for his third save.
Double-A Eastern League
Willie Collazo suffered his first defeat of the season, allowing five runs and nine hits over four innings as Binghamton fell at New Hampshire, 8-4.
Collazo, last week's Eastern League Pitcher of the Week, had opened the year with two wins and 12 scoreless innings, but broke that string in the second inning when Eric Arnold singled in a run, one of four hits for the New Hampshire third baseman.
St. Lucie Mets
Single-A Florida State League
St. Lucie's Chuck Smith hit a batter and allowed a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the sixth inning Tuesday, allowing the Daytona Cubs to come from behind en route to an 8-2 victory at Daytona.
Jose Sanchez started for St. Lucie and was strong, scattering five hits and one run over five innings, walking two and striking out four. The Cubs exploded for five runs in the eighth inning against Robert Paulk to put the game out of reach, as Paulk allowed the first six batters of the inning to reach base.
Single-A South Atlantic League
Fernando Martinez had a sacrifice fly in the inning against West Virginia's Dane Renkert, a frame that also included a throwing error. To that point, the Suns had been held quiet, limited to Jose Castro's run-scoring hit in the fifth.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
MLB: Atlanta at New York, 1:10 p.m.
AAA: Norfolk at Rochester, 1:35 p.m.
AA: Binghamton at New Hampshire, 11:05 p.m.
A: St. Lucie at Daytona, 7:05 p.m.
A: West Virginia at Hagerstown, 1:05 p.m.
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