Minors 5.24.13: Plawecki 4 RBIs for Gnats

LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 5: Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Josh Satin homered for the 51s. David Aardsma picked up his first Las Vegas save with a scoreless ninth. Box

PORTLAND 10, BINGHAMTON 9: Jeff Walters surrendered a triple, run-scoring wild pitch and RBI double in the top of the ninth as Portland took a 10-8 lead. Josh Rodriguez doubled in the bottom half to plate Wilfredo Tovar and pull the B-Mets (26-22) within a run, but Cesar Puello lined out to center field to end the game. Binghamton overcame 5-0 and 7-2 deficits to pull even at 8, buoyed by seventh-inning homers from Puello and Blake Forsythe. Starter Cory Mazzoni allowed five runs on five hits and four walks in four innings. Dylan Owen, after a demotion from Las Vegas, surrendered three runs (two earned) in two innings in his first Double-A appearance since 2011. Box

BRADENTON 8, ST. LUCIE 6: Domingo Tapia surrendered six runs on two hits, four walks

lastname Tapia and a hit batter and was knocked out after recording only one out in the first. His ERA rose from 2.23 to 3.86. Tapia, who had been sidelined after burning his non-pitching hand cooking, made his first Florida State League appearance in 19 days. Trailing 7-0, St. Lucie (26-20) mounted a late rally. Charley Thurber had a two-run double and Cam Maron and Matt Reynolds had RBI singles in a four-run eighth. Travis Taijeron's two-out RBI single in the ninth pulled the Mets within two runs. Jim Fuller, Chasen Bradford and Hamilton Bennett held Bradenton scoreless over the final five innings. St. Lucie placed right-hander Hansel Robles on the DL this week. Box

lastname Plawecki SAVANNAH 6, AUGUSTA 5: Kevin Plawecki belted a three-run homer in the first inning. Savannah then overcame a 5-3 deficit with a three-run fifth that included a bases-loaded walk by Plawecki and two-run double from Stefan Sabol. Trying to protect a one-run lead in the ninth, Beck Wheeler loaded the bases with none out but escaped for his fourth save with two strikeouts and a lineout to center. Gnats starter Matt Koch was charged with five runs (four earned) on seven hits in five innings. Julian Hilario, Hunter Carnevale and Wheeler combined for four scoreless relief innings. Box

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