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Mudcats fall 6-4 following rain delay

Carolina outhits Red Sox 10-4 but cannot overcome Jacobs' home run

Mudcats fall 6-4 following rain delay
May 7, 2013
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SALEM, VA- After waiting out a one-hour, 20-minute rain delay, the Carolina Mudcats took the field against the Salem Red Sox Tuesday night.

Despite the fact that they outhit the Sox 10-4, the Mudcats fell 6-4 in the contest. Tuesday's game was the first of the three-day game series at LewisGale Field.

Mudcats designated Hitter Zach MacPhee and first basemanJerrud Sabourin both recorded home runs, but Red Sox left fielder Brandon Jacob's home run proved to be the one that won the game.

Starting right-handed pitcher Joseph Colon threw six innings for the Mudcats, and allowed four runs on three hits.

Salem started right-handed pitcher Kyle Kaminska pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on nine hits.

After two scoreless innings from both teams, MacPhee put the Mudcats ahead with a towering solo bomb over the right field wall in the middle of the third inning.

With two outs, Salem rallied back in the bottom of the third with a walk followed by back-to-back doubles that put the Sox ahead 2-1 going into the fourth inning.

The Mudcats tied the score 2-2 in the fifth inning following a RBI single to center field from third baseman Yhoxian Medina, which scored second baseman Joe Sever. Sever got on base off of a single fly ball to left field.

Carolina expanded their lead in the sixth inning with two more runs. Shortstop Francisco Lindor started the inning offensively with a ground ball single. With Lindor on first, Sabourin homered on a fly ball to right field, which brought the Mudcat's lead to 4-2.

Salem retaliated in the bottom of the sixth, matching Carolina with two runs. Both of the Sox's RBIs were from groundouts. The score was tied 4-4 entering the seventh inning.

Right-hander Owen Dew (2-3) relieved Colon to start the seventh inning for the Mudcats and also received the loss. Dew tossed two innings with two runs coming on one unfortunate hit.

The Sox also made a pitching change in the seventh inning, replacing Kaminska with RHP Matty Ott (2-2). Ott took the win for the Sox, pitching 2 2/3 innings while allowing just one hit.

The Sox took the lead for the second time in the bottom of the eight inning. A two-RBI homerun by Jacobs finished the game leaving the final score 6-4 in favor of the Sox.

The Mudcats continue their series against the Red Sox Wednesday morning. The first pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.

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