Saturday, March 8, 2014
Kyle Weiland (4.44 ERA) held the Reading Phillies to three hits, one run and no walks in five innings to pick up his second win of the season, with a 4-3 victory over Reading. Ryan Khoury, down from Pawtucket this week, was 4-for-5 with two runs scored ... Che-Hsuan Lin (.274) had two RBI singles.
Portland had to hang on for this win. The parent club had it a lot easier, thanks to 11 runs and a five-hit shutout by Clay Buchholz. The kid looks bound for the All-Star Game if he keeps it up this month.
Elsewhere in the minors, Pawtucket's Kris Johnson saw his string of solid starts snapped (3 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 2 K) ... Daniel Nava (.291) was 3-for-4 ... Josh Reddick (.191) was 2-for-2 with 2 walks ... Ryan Kalish (.200) had a RBI double.
Salem's Caleb Clay (4.18) allowed no earned runs in 6 innings (4 H, 3 K) ... Kyle Fernandez (1.78) got the save (1 IP, 2 K).
Greenville's Yelper Castillo (2.80) went 6 innings (4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) ,,, Reymond Fuentes (.276) went 2-for-4.
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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