BUFFALO 3, COLUMBUS 1: In a 1-all tie in the eighth, Matt Tuiasosopo's line drive dropped for a hit, scoring Fred Lewis. Bisons starter Matt Harvey allowed one run and three hits in six innings. Although Harvey struggled with his command at points, issuing four walks, including two consecutive in the second inning, the right-hander made enough quality pitches to hold the Columbus in check. "In the second inning when he walked the Nos. 7- and 8-hole hitters, he just lost his rhythm a bit," manager Wally Backman said. "And then he seemed to fight through it and get better." Chuck James, rehabbing Pedro Beato and Fernando Cabrera combined to pitch three scoreless relief innings. In the eighth, Jason Donald singled and advanced to second on a balk charged to Beato with none out. But Beato induced a groundout by Chad Huffman. After intentionally walking Matt LaPorta, Beato had back-to-back strikeouts. "He had the balk, battled through the last two hitters," Backman said. "He threw the ball a lot better, located his fastball well on the outer half of the plate. He threw some good sliders, too." Josh Thole is due to serve as DH for Buffalo (30-22) on Wednesday and catch Chris Young on Thursday before the catcher is activated from the DL. Box
BINGHAMTON at READING (ppd): Miguel Batista's rehab start was rained out, pushing his outing until Wednesday. Zack Wheeler also will be delayed a day. He now will pitch Thursday.
ST. LUCIE 9, PALM BEACH 1: Starter Cory Mazzoni improved to 4-0 by limiting Palm Beach to one run and three hits in seven innings. Wilmer Flores and Cory Vaughn both had three hits and three RBIs, with Flores contributing a homer. Darrell Ceciliani went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Box
SAVANNAH 12, GREENVILLE 2: T.J. Rivera homered while going 4-for-6 with four RBIs. Charley Thurber and Travis Taijeron each contributed three-run homers. Starter Domingo Tapia allowed one run despite surrendering seven hits and three walks in four innings. Box
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