Minors 7.10.13: Lawley slams Charlotte

SALT LAKE 7, LAS VEGAS 4: Starter Matt Fox allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. The 51s (47-44) scored four ninth-inning runs, highlighted by Matt den Dekker's two-run homer. Jamie Hoffmann flied out with the bases loaded as the comeback bid ended. John Church made his Triple-A debut with two scoreless relief innings. Box

ST. LUCIE 9, CHARLOTTE 4: Dustin Lawley hit a grand slam in the seventh for his league-leading 19th homer to secure the win for the Mets (46-40). After an intentional walk to

lastname Lawley Jayce Boyd loaded the bases, Lawley crushed a pitch from Lenny Linsky over the left-field fence for a five-run lead. Lawley, who also leads the league in extra-base hits and total bases, is now tied for the league lead with 67 RBIs. Kevin Plawecki had two hits and two RBIs and reached base three times. Matt Reynolds finished with two hits and an RBI. Kyle Johnson had two hits and two runs scored. Boyd had an RBI double and walk. Randy Fontanez earned the victory in relief with 1 2/3 scoreless innings and three strikeouts. Fontanez pitched in relief in the fifth and helped the Mets escape a jam with runners at first and third to protect a 5-4 lead. Tim Byrdak retired the side in order in the seventh with one strikeout. T.J. Chism retired all six batters he faced with two strikeouts to close the game. Hansel Robles received a no-decision. He allowed four runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings while issuing one walk and striking out three. Box

SAVANNAH 1, AUGUSTA 0: Gnats outfielders threw out two runners at the plate to keep the GreenJackets from scoring, while Savannah scored the game’s only run on a throwing

lastname M. De La Cruz error. In the second, left fielder Maikis De La Cruz nailed Mitch Delfino, who was trying to score from second on a single. In the third, with the bases loaded, right fielder Eudy Pina threw out Andrew Cain, who was attempting to tag up from third on a line drive toward the line. The Gnats (9-10/52-36) scored the game’s lone run in the third. Phillip Evans doubled to start the frame. DH Jorge Rivero, playing his first game as a Sand Gnat after a promotion from Brooklyn, then attempted a bunt that pitcher Kendry Flores threw wildly down the left-field line in an attempt to get Evans. The errant throw allowed Evans to score. Savannah starter Marco Camarena worked around eight hits and a walk in 6 1/3 scoreless innings in his second start while benefiting from his outfielders' arms. He improved to 4-0 with a 1.50 ERA. The GreenJackets (8-9/46-40) had runners on base in six of their nine turns at bat but could not push across a run against Camarena or Gnats relievers Hunter Carnevale and Paul Sewald. Sewald earned his third save with a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts. Box

DANVILLE 7, KINGSPORT 1: Starter Corey Oswalt allowed three runs (two earned) in five innings. Reliever Yoan Gonzalez surrendered four runs in the seventh. The lone run for Kingsport (8-12) came on a third-inning double by Champ Stuart, which plated Pedro Perez. Box

AUBURN 2, BROOKLYN 0 (suspended): The game will pick up in the fourth inning Thursday at 5:35 p.m., followed by the regularly scheduled game, which will now be seven innings. Seth Lugo allowed a pair of second-inning runs before the stoppage. Box


Compiled from team reports