Pawtucket Red Sox (15-18)
Brian Johnson went the first 6 ⅓ innings, yielding three runs on seven hits – including a Tyler Wade bomb to lead off the game – and three walks; striking out six. Kyle Martin gave up a hit and whiffed a pair over his 1 ⅔ innings of relief. Blaine Boyer allowed the tying run in his ninth-inning appearance, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out two. Chandler Shepherd went 2 ⅓ innings, giving up four hits and three walks – one intentional – and left the bases juiced when he exited in the 12th. Brandon Workman faced Eddy Rodriguez with hopes for an inning-ending double play, but on the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Rodriguez ended the game with the game-winning grand slam.
Steve Selsky, Dan Butler, and Sam Travis each swatted a pair of hits in five at-bats; Selsky with his third homer. Ryan Court chipped in with a double and a walk in five forays. Rusney Castillo roped a double and drew a walk in six sessions. Brock Holt went hitless in three attempts before leaving the game with symptoms of vertigo; Matt Dominguez replaced him and also went 0-for-3. Allen Craig had three failed forays before being replaced by fresh-off-the-DL Brian Bogusevic, who struck out twice. Jantzen Witte and Mike Miller each went hitless in five at-bats; Miller with two whiffs, Witte with three.
Salem Red Sox (24-13)
Matt Kent allowed four runs – two earned – on six hits and a walk in his six-inning start; striking out four. Gerson Bautista gave up three runs in the seventh, yielding four runs and a walk in his two relief frames; striking out a quartet. Adam Lau tossed 35 pitches in the ninth, surrendering two runs on three hits and a walk.
Michael Chavis managed a single, a double, and a stolen base in his five trips. Bryan Hudson hit a single, drew a walk, and stole a base in four appearances. Nick Lovullo, Trenton Kemp, Austin Rei, and Chad De La Guerra each laced a hit in four official at-bats; Rei and Kemp roping doubles, De La Guerra and Kemp adding a walk. Josh Ockimey obtained a single in five excursions. Tate Matheny was unable to put a ball in play, walking (and scoring) three times and striking out twice. Kyri Washington whiffed twice in his five frustrating forays.
Greenville Drive (24-12)
Robby Sexton had a rough night, surrendering all six Shorebirds runs on 11 hits – including solo jacks from Alejandro Juvier and Gerrion Grim – over 4 ⅔ frames; striking out a sextet. Algenis Martinez kept Delmarva off the board over his 2 ⅓ innings of relief, allowing two hits and two walks while whiffing one. Hunter Smith relinquished only a walk in his two relief frames, striking out a pair. Martinez and Smith both committed a balk.
Yoan Aybar, Tyler Hill, and Carlos Tovar each cracked a pair of hits in four at-bats; Hill with a three-run homer in the sixth that tied the game, Aybar with a stolen base, Tovar with a caught stealing. Chris Madera managed a single, a walk, and a caught stealing in four trips. Ryan Scott scorched a double, a hit by pitch, and was also caught stealing in four appearances. Santiago Espinal and Tucker Tubbs each took an Alex Wells pitch out of the yard; it was the only hits they had in four official at-bats, Espinal was also hit by a pitch. Jagger Rusconi roped a single in five trips. Roldani Baldwin did not put any balls in play; walking once and striking out thrice.