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The Sox opened up their second half with a thrilling 8-7 victory over Minnesota, and after watching a deep drive die on the warning track and a key grounder fail to escape the infield, it seems to me that Target Field might be exactly what everybody besides the Twins hoped it would be.
I’m short on time tonight, so here’s Kenny Williams on “Pardon the Interruption.”
Minor league roundup:
- Charlotte 6, Durham 2
- Brent Morel was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, raising his average to .303.
- Tyler Flowers doubled, walked twice and struck out once.
- Jordan Danks was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
- Lucas Harrell allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks over five innings, striking out four.
- Birmingham 1, West Tenn 0
- Christian Marrero went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.
- C.J. Retherford and Justin Greene were both 1-for-4.
- Winston-Salem 9, Salem 6
- Brandon Short homered, doubled, singled and drove in three over five ABs.
- Jose Martinez went 2-for-4 with a walk.
- Jon Gilmore wore the collar.
- Lakewood 6, Kannapolis 5 (11 innings)
- Tyler Saladino hit two singles and a double, walked once and struck out twice.
- Nick Ciolli had a four-hit night, driving in one. He also stole his ninth base.
- Kyle Colligan was 0-for-4 with a strikeout and two sac bunts.
- Miguel Gonzalez went 2-for-5; Juan Silverio was 0-for-5 with two K’s.
- Bristol 2, Princeton 1
- Rangel Ravelo hit his first homer, and also drew a walk.
- Screamin’ Kevin Moran walked two and threw a wild pitch in an inning, but struck out two and escaped with the safe despite allowing an unearned run.
- Casper 6, Great Falls 5
- Steven Upchurch: 6 2/3 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 2 K. He allowed three of those runs in the seventh.
- Andy Wilkins went 2-for-5; Ross Wilson 1-for-5.