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Undated (AP) _ Pawtucket’s Dana Kiecker lost a bid for a no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning when Nashville first baseman Greg Monday lined a clean single to right in a Triple A Alliance game.
Kiecker did retire the first 19 hitters he faced and continued his streak of shutout innings, now at 17, in the Red Sox’ 1-0 victory over the Sounds.
In other Wednesday games, the Tidewater Tides defeated the Buffalo Bisons, 4-2; the Maine Phillies rallied for an 8-7 victory over the Louisville Redbirds; the Denver Zephyrs edged the Columbus Clippers 5-2; the Oklahoma City 89ers defeated the Toledo Mud Hens 7-4; the Iowa Cubs routed the Syracuse Chiefs 7-2; the Indianapolis Indians slipped by the Richmond Braves 4-3; and the Rochester Red Wings took the Omaha Royals 3-1.
Kiecker left after eight innings, allowing just the one hit, while walking two and striking out six. His record is 4-3. Mitch Johnson gave up two hits in the ninth inning but picked up his sixth save.
Nashville starter Norm Charlton, 4-8, hit Dana Williams with a pitch while the bases were loaded in the seventh, bringing home John Marzano with the game’s only run. Tidewater 4, Buffalo 2
Tim Tolman’s single and Darren Reed’s double brought home runs that snapped a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning in a game started by New York Mets pitcher Rick Aguilera, who is on a rehabiliation assignment with the Tides.
Aguilera went six innings and allowed one run on six hits, but didn’t get the decision. Reliever Tom McCarthy pitched one inning to pick up his seventh win against one loss. Jack Savage picked up his fourth save.
With the crowd of 13,657 at new Pilot Field, Buffalo established a franchise attendance record of 507,834. The Bisons have 35 home dates remaining. Maine 8, Louisville 7
Jackie Guttierez went 3-4 including a game-winning RBI single in the ninth to highlight the Phillies’ dramatic victory over the Redbirds.
Marc Sullivan tied the game in the ninth with a two-run single to set the stage for Guttierez’ game-winning hit.
Maine reliever Danny Clay pitched the ninth to pick up the win and even his record at 1-1 Denver 5, Columbus 2
Denver’s Darryel Walters hit a two-run homer, his fourth to break a 1-1 tie as the Zephyrs won the deciding game of a three-game series over the Clippers.
Tim Pyznarski singled in two insurance runs in the eighth.
Mark Knudson, 4-4, pitched 8 2-3 innings, allowing nine hits, walking two and striking out six. Jay Aldrich got the final out to earn his fifth save. Oklahoma City 7, Toledo 4
Larry See went 3-for-5 including a home run, and scored the deciding run to lead the 89ers over the Mud Hens.
Oklahoma City went ahead 4-3 in the third inning when See hit his sixth homer of the season, a one-out solo shot, and Steve Kemp scored on Dan Rohn’s single.
Steve St. Laurent knocked in See with the winning run in the seventh on a two-run homer, his fourth.
Tony Fossas, 1-0, allowed three hits a walk and struck out three in 5 1-3 innings. Gary Mielke picked up his 10th save. Iowa 7, Syracuse 2
Doug Dascenzo had three hits including an inside-the-park home run to pace the Cubs past to the Chiefs.
Dascenzo hit a looping fly down the left field line in the eighth inning, bringing both left fielder Geronimo Berroa and shortstop Alex Infante rushing for the catch.
The two collided, dazing both Berroa and Infante and allowing Dascenzo to score.
The Cubs broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning when Dave Meier hit a bases- loaded, two-run single and Bill Bathe hit a two-run double.
Drew Hall, 2-1, who relieved Iowa starter Gary Parmenter, pitched two and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and no runs. Indianapolis 4, Richmond 3
Billy Moore’s RBI double broke a 2-2 tie and highlighted a four-run sixth inning as the Indians slipped past the Braves.
The Indians trailed 2-0 when Jack Daugherty hit a two-run double in the sixth. Moore then scored Daugherty from second and the Indians went ahead 4-2 on an RBI single by Mike Fitzgerald to end the inning.
Rich Sauveur, 4-1, got the win, allowing no runs on two hits in 1 1-3 relief innings. Randy St. Claire recorded his sixth save by giving up one hit in the final 1 1-3 innings. Rochester 3, Omaha 1
Oswaldo Peraza scattered six hits to help the Red Wings complete a sweep of the three-game series with the Royals.
Peraza gave up five singles and a double while improving to 3-0. He struck out three and walked none.
Rochester took the lead in the fifth when D.L. Smith singled with one out and moved to second when Jeff Stone walked. Smith scored on a single by Steve Finley. Keith Hughes then singled to score Smith.