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Minors 6.22.13: Hughes HR rallies B-Mets

LAS VEGAS 4 SALT LAKE 1: The 51s took a 2-0 lead in the second when Francisco Pena was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Brandon Hicks followed with a sacrifice fly. The lead swelled to three runs in the fifth on Mike Baxter's solo homer. Starter D.J. Mitchell tossed five scoreless innings. Ike Davis went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts, dipping his average to .310. Box

BINGHAMTON 6, ERIE 5 (10 innings): Binghamton (45-28) overcame a four-run deficit in the ninth, then enjoyed a walk-off winner an inning later. Josh Rodriguez's one-out double in the bottom of the 10th scored Darrell Ceciliani, who had walked and advanced to third on Wilfredo Tovar's single. Down 5-1 in the ninth, Allan Dykstra had an RBI double and Rhyne Hughes delivered a two-out, three-run homer. Tovar finished 3-for-4. Box

PALM BEACH 6, ST. LUCIE 5: With scheduled starter Noah Syndergaard promoted to Binghamton, Carlos Vazquez stepped in and allowed two runs in four innings. St. Lucie took a 4-1 lead with a four-run fourth that included a run-scoring triple by Dustin Lawley as well as RBI singles from Jayce Boyd and Charley Thurber. Estarlin Morel (4-3) suffered the loss in relief after allowing three sixth-inning runs. Boyd finished 2-for-4 and is hitting .538 through three Triple-A games. Box

LEXINGTON 2, SAVANNAH 0: Left-hander Steven Matz limited Lexington to two hits and three walks while striking out nine in six scoreless innings, but the Gnats were shut out. Julian Hilario surrendered a pair of eighth-inning runs that broke a scoreless tie. Phillip Evans and Chad Zurcher had two-out singles in the ninth, but Eudy Pina had a game-ending strikeout. Box

JOHNSON CITY 8, KINGSPORT 1: Andrew Massie allowed six runs in 2 1/3 innings in relief. Jeff Diehl's solo homer accounted for the lone run for the K-Mets (0-3). Box

ABERDEEN 5, BROOKLYN 4 (10 innings): After the Cyclones (2-3) scored four ninth-inning runs to force extra innings, the IronBirds recovered. Brooklyn reliever David Wynn opened the 10th by walking Jared Breen. Breen stole second and scored the decisive run on Kristopher Richards' two-out single to center. Trailing 4-0 entering the bottom of the ninth, Gavin Cecchini, LJ Mazzilli and Jared King had consecutive one-out singles to load the bases. Cecchini scored on a wild pitch and Jorge Rivero walked to reload the bases. A groundout and passed ball plated runs to pull the Cyclones within 4-3. Down to their final out, Colton Plaia delivered a game-tying RBI single. With Eris Peguero at third base, Anthony Chavez then struck out to end the inning tied at 4. Box

GCL NATIONALS 3, GCL METS 2: First-round pick Dominic Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI and started at first base in his professional debut. Tim Byrdak, coming back from shoulder surgery, tossed a scoreless inning with one walk. Marcos Molina allowed two runs on three hits while striking out nine in 4 2/3 innings. Box

Compiled from team reports