Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wings sweep Knights

Charlotte 3 at Rochester 4

Rochester Red Wings

W: K. Mulvey (3-6, 4.07); L: T. Ohka (1-8, 5.46); SV: J. DePaula (1)
HR: CHA: J. Bourgeois (2). ROC: G. Jones (5), D. McDonald (5).

Garrett Jones 5th home run of the season, a single shot in the 7th inning, gave the Rochester Red Wings a 4-3 win over the Charlotte Knights, and a sweep of the four game series.

Tommy Watkins doubled in the 1st inning, moved to 3rd on a sac-bunt and was sacrificed in by Darnell McDonald to put the Wings on the board. Charlotte answered back in the top of the 2nd when Chris Getz singled. Jason Bourgeois then put a Kevin Mulvey pitch over the left field wall to give the Knights the lead.

Rochester tied it up in the bottom of the 3rd when Chris Basak singled. A throwing error by second baseman Juan Uribe allowed Basak to advance to 3rd. Jason Pridie then sacrificed him in for the equalizing run.

Charlotte claimed the lead again in the top of the 5th when Thomas Collaro doubled, and moved to 3rd on Jerry Owen's ground out. Uribe then hit a line drive to plate Collaro.

McDonald put his 5th homer to the season over the center field wall to tie up the game again.

Mulvey, who notched his 3rd win of the season, allowed all three Charlotte runs on 5 hits. He fanned 9 over 7 innings.

Watkins was 2-for-4 in the game with a run, McDonald had 2 RBIs. Morales saw his 11-game hitting streak snapped as he went 0-for-3 in the contest.

Red Wings

The Minnesota Twins have claimed lefthanded pitcher Craig Breslow off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. In seven appearances with the Indians this season, he was 0-0, 3.24 (8.1 ip, 3 er), allowing 10 hits with five walks and seven strikeouts. Breslow is expected to be at the Metrodome in time for tomorrow night's game vs. the New York Yankees and will wear uniform number 49. To make room for Breslow on the 40-man roster, the Twins have transferred righthanded pitcher Pat Neshek to the 60-day disabled list. The Twins will make an additional roster move prior to tomorrow night's game to make room on the 25-man roster.

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