Around the minors 8.4.11

BUFFALO 5, PAWTUCKET 4 (10 innings): Jesus Feliciano's second RBI and third hit of the night scored pinch runner Fernando Perez in the top of the 10th. John Lujan, who earned the win, wiggled free in the ninth with the score tied and runners on second and third and one out, striking out Brent Dlugach and getting Ryan Lavarnway to fly out. Despite Lars Anderson’s single and Nate Spears’ walk, Dale Thayer held on for his 15th save. Starter Dylan Owen allowed four earned runs on six hits over five innings, walking four with two strikeouts. Pawtucket put runners on the corners with no outs in the second, scoring when the Bisons traded a double play hit into by Hector Luna for Anderson advancing home. The Bisons tied the score in the fourth after loading the bases with no outs. Josh Satin, who started the rally with his fourth double as a Bison, scored on Feliciano’s single. Satin extended his hitting streak to 11 games and is hitting 18-for-44 over the stretch. Plate umpire Art Thigpen ejected manager Tim Teufel after Teufel argued a safe call on Fernando Martinez's throw, which seemingly caught Ronald Bermudez at third after Spears' single. The next batter, rehabbing major leaguer Jed Lowrie, scored both runners on a double for a 4-1 lead. Ruben Tejada cut the deficit to one on a two-run single after the Herd loaded the bases again, this time against reliever Clevelan Santeliz. Luis Figueroa then tied the score and took a bid for a win from PawSox starter Brandon Duckworth with a single. Valentino Pascucci walked twice, but lost his hitting streak at 14 games. Hitting coach Mike Easler assumed managerial duties after Teufel's ejection. Box

BINGHAMTON 3, ALTOONA 0: Matt Harvey hurled five scoreless innings and combined on a three-hit shutout with Ricky Brooks and Josh Stinson. Harvey picked up his first Double-A win. Kai Gronauer extended his modest hitting streak to four games with a 2-for-3 showing, including two RBIs. Harvey and Curve starter Michael Colla matched each other inning through five innings, at which point both departed. Colla, who has not won since May 28, allowed four hits and struck out four over five innings but took a no-decision. Harvey limited Altoona to three hits and struck out four in his five-inning stint. Binghamton (45-67) did not let Harvey leave empty-handed. Tim Alderson entered in relief of Colla in the sixth and unraveled after getting the first out. Mike Fisher started the rally with an opposite-field single. Raul Reyes joined him on base with a single. Eric Campbell followed and got the B-Mets on the board with a bloop double, which plated Fisher. With two men in scoring position and one out, the Curve brought the infield in. Gronauer then lofted a liner over first base for a single to clear the bases and put Binghamton ahead, 3-0. Brooks retired all nine batters he faced with three strikeouts. Stinson, a night removed from a blown save, worked the ninth for his first save. Binghamton, which has played 14 of its past 17 games on the road, returns home Friday. Right-hander Brandon Moore (8-7, 3.89) starts opposite Reading right-hander J.C. Ramirez (8-11, 4.34). Box


JUPITER 5, ST. LUCIE 0: In the resumption of Wednesday's suspended game, Michael Powers limited Jupiter to one run in four relief innings, but St. Lucie mustered only two hits in seven innings -- by Pedro Zapata and Juan Centeno. In the regularly scheduled game, Kyle Allen dropped to 4-8 by allowing four runs in 3 2/3 innings. St. Lucie again mustered only two hits -- by Zapata and Francisco Pena. Brandon Sage tossed two no-hit relief innings. Box 1, Box 2

SAVANNAH 5, AUGUSTA 3: Savannah first baseman Juan Torres singled to bring home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth. The Gnats (26-14/65-44), who have won three straight, own the best record in the South Atlantic League and moved a season-high 21 games over .500. In the eighth, Albert Cordero reached on an error and Joe Bonfe walked to set up Torres. With pinch-runner Alonzo Harris at second and Bonfe at first, Torres singled to plate Harris to put the Gnats ahead, 4-3. Bonfe later scored on an infield groundout by Luis Nieves. Torres finished 3-for-4. Savannah reliever Gabriel Zavala (2-5) worked a 1-2-3 eighth to earn the win. Closer Hamilton Bennett set down three GreenJackets in the ninth after a leadoff single for his 11th save. Augusta reliever Austin Fleet, who allowed the Gnats’ two unearned runs in the eighth, was charged with his fourth loss. The Gnats built a 3-0 lead through three innings. In the first, Darrell Ceciliani doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly from Rafael Fernandez. In the third, three straight singles -- from Ceciliani, Wilfredo Tovar and Fernandez -- produced a second run. Cordero then brought home Tovar with a sacrifice fly. Savannah starter Taylor Whitenton, in his second start since returning from a strained forearm, held the GreenJackets off the scoreboard for three innings until a rising pitch count forced him from the game. The GreenJackets evened the score at 3 with a single run in the fourth and two in the fifth against reliever Luis Rojas. Guillaume Leduc completed the fifth and worked scoreless frames in the sixth and seventh innings to keep the score tied. The Gnats begin a four-game series in Charleston on Friday. Right-hander Gonzalez Germen (7-5, 3.70) opposes right-hander Jose Ramirez (5-5, 4.24). Box

KINGSPORT 6, ELIZABETHTON 1: Juan Urbina limited Elizabethton to one run on five hits and a walk while striking out six in six innings. First baseman Tant Shepherd went 3-for-4 with a solo homer. Box

WILLIAMSPORT 5, BROOKLYN 1: Starter Eduardo Aldama (2-3, 4.50) took the loss after allowing five earned runs in six innings, all of which came in the third. Aside from that inning, the right-hander pitched effectively, allowing one hit and one walk in his other five innings. After a double and a single gave the Crosscutters runners on the corners with one out, Luis Unda drove in the game’s opening run of on a hard-hit grounder out of the reach of outstretched first baseman Richard Lucas. After a triple over the head of right fielder Charley Thuber cleared the bases for a 3-0 lead, Aarron Altherr produced a two-run homer. Chase Greene, who scored Wednesday’s winning run, picked up Brooklyn’s first hit of the game in the bottom of the third. With two outs and the bases empty in the fifth, Thurber doubled. He scored on a single by Xorge Carrillo. The hit ended an 0-for-8 skid for the Arizona State product. Although the Cyclones’ pen blanked the ‘Cutters over three innings, the offense did not muster another run. The Cyclones cross the Verrazano Bridge on Friday to take on Staten Island. Left-hander Carlos Vazquez (2-2, 3.38) opposes right-hander Wilton Rodriguez (1-3, 3.93). Box

GCL METS 2, GCL NATIONALS 1 (11 innings): Box

Compiled from team reports