Minors 5.23.13: Boyd plates 2 for Gnats

IOWA 4, LAS VEGAS 0: Wilmer Flores and Brandon Hicks had two hits apiece, but the 51s (21-24) were blanked by Chris Rusin and two relievers. Starter Matt Fox (1-1) surrendered a solo homer to Logan Watkins to lead off the bottom of the first. Fox was charged with three runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings. Box

NEW BRITAIN 1, BINGHAMTON 0: Mark Cohoon (3-2) allowed one run on six hits and struck out seven over eight innings in a hard-luck loss. He tossed his first complete game

lastname Cohoon this season. Cohoon allowed only two singles through the first four innings, requiring 37 pitches. The lone run came in the fifth, when Danny Ortiz ripped a leadoff homer. The B-Mets were limited to six hits. After waiting through a 70-minute rain delay to start the contest, the B-Mets (26-21) threatened but failed to break through over the first five innings against New Britain starter Logan Darnell. Darnell then worked around an error in a scoreless sixth and put up a perfect seventh. His biggest challenge came in the eighth, his final inning. Cesar Puello singled with one out and stole second, but was stranded when Cory Vaughn popped out. Michael Tonkin took over for Darnell in the ninth and hit Joe Bonfe with a 1-2 pitch, putting the tying run on base. The righty escaped by inducing Xorge Carrillo to bounce into a fielder’s choice and Wilfredo Tovar to ground out to end the game. Box

ST. LUCIE 8, DUNEDIN 5: In his second official rehab start, Jenrry Mejia allowed two runs

lastname Mejia on five hits and a walk while striking out eight in five innings. Aderlin Rodriguez produced a three-run homer in the first, but St. Lucie (26-19) trailed 4-3 until tallying five runs in the eighth. The frame began with five straight singles -- from Robbie Shields, Matt Reynolds, Dustin Lawley, Rodriguez and Charley Thurber. Travis Taijeron added a sacrifice fly and Cam Maron produced an RBI double. Before the game, St. Lucie added right-hander Rainy Lara, the reigning South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. Lara went 4-2 with a 1.42 ERA in eight starts with Savannah. Marco Camarena was sent from St. Lucie to Savannah. Box

SAVANNAH 3, AUGUSTA 1: Starter Robert Gsellman limited Augusta to one run on three hits and a walk in seven innings. Savannah (26-19) took a 2-1 lead in the fourth on Jayce Boyd's double, which scored Yucarybert De La Cruz and Eudy Pina. Paul Sewald tossed a scoreless eighth. Bret Mitchell then notched his ninth save. Boyd, who went 2-for-4, is hitting .342. Box

Compiled from team reports