Around the minors 8.28.11

BUFFALO 3, ROCHESTER 1: Pat Misch scattered six hits over seven innings and Valentino Pascucci homered to give the Bisons a victory to open up their final homestand of the season. Misch’s fielders picked up the southpaw in the third inning of a scoreless game. With two runners on base, Rochester's Ray Chang singled up the middle. Jesus Feliciano charged from center field and threw out Toby Gardenhire trying to score from second base. Misch then picked up his teammates in his seventh and final inning. The Red Wings loaded the bases with none out thanks in large part to fielding errors by Pascucci at first base and Josh Satin at third base. Misch battled back to get a double play from former Mets farmhand Dustin Martin and a flyout from Brian Dinkelman to limit the damage to one unearned run. Buffalo scored in three straight innings to build a 3-0 lead. Luis Hernandez drove in a run in the fourth inning. Raul Chavez came around on a wild pitch in the fifth. In the sixth, Pascucci hit his 21st homer. Pascucci had eight more long balls postgame to win the club's annual home run derby. Dale Thayer closed out the win with a perfect ninth. The save was his 20th. He became the fifth Bisons player in the modern era to reach that plateau in a single season. Feliciano collected his 100th hit of the season with a fourth-inning single. He is the first Bisons player in the modern era to record 100 or more hits in three consecutive seasons with the team. Jordany Valdespin went 1-for-4 to up his hitting streak to seven games. Box

ALTOONA at BINGHAMTON (canceled): The game will not be made up.

ST. LUCIE 11, BRADENTON 5: Outfielders Gilbert Gomez and Cory Vaughn had two homers apiece. Cesar Puello and Gomez each had four hits. Vaughn finished with five RBIs. Josh Edgin earned his 10th Florida State League save with two scoreless relief innings. Box

CHARLESTON 5, SAVANNAH 1: The RiverDogs broke through for the game’s first run against Savannah starter Yohan Almonte in the second inning on an RBI single through the left side from Jose Mojica. Charleston added two more runs in the fourth. Almonte, who allowed three runs on eight hits in four innings, fell to 7-8. The ‘Dogs added two runs in the fifth against reliever Luis Rojas, who created trouble for himself by walking the bases loaded. The Gnats scored their only run in the eighth on doubles by Luis Nieves and Wilfredo Tovar. Tovar was 2-for-4 with two doubles, giving him six straight multi-hit games and a seven-game hitting streak. He is now hitting .355 in 24 August games. The two doubles gave him a career-high 21. Charleston starter Vidal Nuno tossed seven scoreless innings, holding the Gnats to five hits while allowing one runner to reach third base. Right-hander Gonzalez Germen (7-6, 3.44) opposes Charleston right-hander Manuel Barreda (4-2, 4.03) Monday. Box

KINGSPORT 5, BRISTOL 3: Starter Jacob Lugo tossed five scoreless innings. First-round pick Brandon Nimmo and 15th-round pick Phillip Evans made their Appalachian League debuts after being moved from Port St. Lucie with the completion of the Gulf Coast League season. Nimmo went 1-for-2 with two walks. Evans went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice. Jonathan Clark also drove in two runs. Jared West recorded his 10th save. Box

Compiled from team reports