Organizational One-Stop: Apr. 20

The PawSox lost despite six impressive innings by David Pauley and late errors cost the JetHawks, but the Sea Dogs rode the legs and bat of Jacoby Ellsbury to victory and the Drive mounted a three-run comeback in the eighth to win its game. Here's the organizational recap for Friday:

RED SOX 7, YANKEES 6
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ROCHESTER 6, PAWSOX 2
David Pauley allowed just two hits and two walks and struck out nine in six scoreless innings, but Scott Baker two-hit the PawSox over eight innings and Rochester scored six runs in the eighth off Bryan Corey and Manny Delcarmen to break open a scoreless tie and win an International League game in Pawtucket, RI. Pauley, who entered the game with seven strikeouts in 12 innings, struck out the side in the third and fourth innings and recorded his most strikeouts since May 22, 2005, when he whiffed nine over five innings for Double-A Portland. He's allowed just two runs in 18 innings over three outings. Corey (0-1) and Delcarmen combined to allow six hits—five singles and a three-run triple—in the eighth. Brandon Moss broke up the shutout with a two-run single with two outs in the ninth, but potential tying run Bobby Scales hit into a fielder's choice with the bases loaded to end the game. Runelvys Hernandez is scheduled to start tonight for the PawSox, who start a three-game series at Buffalo at 6:35 p.m.


SEA DOGS 5, NEW HAMPSHIRE 2
The sizzling Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-5 with two triples and had a hand in every run scored by the Sea Dogs in their Eastern League victory over New Hampshire in Manchester, NH. Ellsbury led off the first and sixth inning with triples and scored on RBI singles by Jeff Corsaletti. Ellsbury laced an RBI double in the seventh and delivered a two-run single for insurance in the ninth. Ellsbury is hitting .500 (18-for-36) and leads the EL with nine extra-base hits (seven doubles and two triples) despite playing in just eight games. Andrew Dobies (1-0) earned the win for the Sea Dogs by allowing four hits and one walk while striking out two in five shutout innings. Mike James earned his first Double-A save after allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one in 2 1/3 shutout innings. The Sea Dogs are scheduled to play New Hampshire in the third game of a four-game series today at 1:05 p.m.


INLAND EMPIRE 5, JETHAWKS 3
Inland Empire scored three unearned runs off relievers Blake Maxwell and Tim Cox—including two off Cox in the 10th—as it handed the JetHawks a California League loss in Lancaster, CA. Mike Rozier lasted a season-high 6 1/3 innings, during which he allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three, but a throwing error by catcher Mark Wagner in the eighth inning allowed Inland Empire to notch an unearned run off Maxwell, who allowed three hits and no walks while striking out one in 2 2/3 innings. Cox (0-1) allowed two hits and issued two walks in the 10th and committed the error that led to the winning runs. The JetHawks were limited to five hits by a quintet of Inland Empire pitchers. Wagner, Aaron Bates and Iggy Suarez all had one RBI each. Michael Bowden is scheduled to start tonight for the JetHawks, who host Inland Empire in the second game of the four-game series at 8 pm EST.


DRIVE 5, SAVANNAH 4
Carlos Fernandez-Oliva's two-run single with two outs in the eighth capped a three-run rally and spared Jon Lester a loss in what is likely his final Single-A rehab start as the Drive won for the sixth time in its last eight games by edging Savannah in a South Atlantic League game in Savannah, GA. Lester, who is reportedly scheduled to throw a side session in Boston Sunday before the Sox determine his next destination, allowed three runs on six hits and no walks while striking out three in five innings. He has a 2.08 ERA with 15 strikeouts and just two walks in 13 innings for the Drive. Travis Beazley (3-0) allowed one run on four hits and no walks while striking out five in four innings of relief to earn the win. Jason Place hit an RBI double earlier in the eighth for the Drive while Jonathan Egan laced a two-run single in the first. Manuel Arambarris had two hits for the Drive. Chris Jones is scheduled to start tonight for the Drive, who return home to host Asheville in the first game of a four-game series at 7:05 p.m.


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