Minors 6.17.13: 'Clones drop opener

LAS VEGAS 12, COLORADO SPRINGS 7: Mike Baxter and Brandon Hicks homered and Juan Centeno went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Wilmer Flores went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Ike Davis was 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI. Las Vegas starter D.J. Mitchell allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 3, CHARLOTTE 0: Matt Bowman struck out eight and pitched six scoreless

lastname Bowman innings. He allowed four hits and issued one walk. Bowman has a combined eight wins between low-A Savannah and St. Lucie this season. He struck out the side in his final inning. The Mets (35-30) scored three runs in the fifth. Robbie Shields had a leadoff single and scored on Cam Maron's RBI double. Albert Cordero also doubled, plating Maron. Matt den Dekker’s RBI fielder’s choice made it 3-0. Den Dekker batted leadoff and finished 0-for-4 with an RBI in his first game with St. Lucie since suffering a fractured right wrist during spring training. He also had a sliding catch in center field. Matt Reynolds and Shields each had two hits. Chasen Bradford pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. T.J. Chism earned his seventh save with a 1 1/3 scoreless innings and two strikeouts. Box

STATEN ISLAND 2, BROOKLYN 1: 2012 first-round pick Gavin Cecchini had a throwing error at shorstop with two outs and the bases loaded in the second inning as two runs scored, and Brooklyn ultimately lost its season opener. James Roche's homer in the seventh accounted for the Cyclones' lone run. Roche played for the independent Newark Bears last season. Brooklyn starter Robert Gsellman suffered the hard-luck loss. He allowed two unearned runs on four hits and a walk in five innings. Brooklyn lost on Opening Day for the first time since 2006. Fourth-round pick LJ Mazzilli had a pair of hits in his pro debut, including the Cyclones' first hit of the season after the game's first 10 batters were retired. Box

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