Minors 6.8.13: Montero ups scoreless streak

TACOMA 11, LAS VEGAS 0: Starter Matt Fox was charged with eight runs in four innings. Reliever Gonzalez Germen surrendered three fifth-inning runs. Collin Cowgill went 2-for-3 with a walk in the loss, snapping a 1-for-20 rut to begin the road trip. Box

BINGHAMTON 9, ALTOONA 3: Rafael Montero allowed two singles and a walk over seven scoreless innings as the B-Mets (37-25) moved 12 games over .500 for the first time since September 2004. The Dominican right-hander struck out six and faced three over the

lastname Montero minimum while extending his Eastern League scoreless streak to 23 2/3 innings. He retired 16 of the final 18 batters he faced and did not allow a runner past first base in his final five innings. Montero (7-3) produced his fourth scoreless performance of at least six innings this season. Cesar Puello drove in four runs and Travis Taijeron, in his Double-A debut after replacing injured Cory Vaughn, finished a triple shy of a cycle. Curve third baseman Adalberto Santos opened the door for the B-Mets with consecutive throwing errors in the second. With one out, Richard Lucas reached second base when Santos errantly fired to first. Lucas scored one batter later when Santos repeated the gaffe on a grounder from Blake Forsythe. Wilfredo Tovar added an RBI single. Montero faced his only major challenge in the second. Santos reached on a fielding error by second baseman Danny Muno and Carlos Paulino singled to put runners on first and second. Montero retired the next two hitters to end the threat. The B-Mets added to their lead in the third against starter Casey Sadler. Taijeron doubled and Puello drove him in for a 3-0 lead. Taijeron highlighted his stellar debut with a two-run homer off Luis Sanz and Lucas added a sac fly in a three-run seventh. Puello blasted a three-run homer over the batter’s eye off Nate Baker in the ninth. Puello is hitting .600 (15-for-25) in six games in June, with three doubles, six homers and 15 RBIs. Ryan Fraser allowed three runs (one earned) in the ninth. Box

JUPITER 2, ST. LUCIE 1 (9 innings)

ST. LUCIE 1, JUPITER 1 (suspended): Ryan Rieger had a walk-off infield single to third, scoring Joe Mahoney in the ninth inning as Jupiter won Game 1. The second game of the

lastname Tapia doubleheader was suspended entering the top of the eighth. The Mets and Hammerheads are tied at 1 in the extra-inning game, which will resume at 5:05 p.m. Sunday. In the opener, Mahoney's solo homer in the fourth gave Jupiter a 1-0 lead. T.J. Rivera had an RBI single in the fifth to plate Cam Maron and even the score. Domingo Tapia pitched six innings and allowed one run and five hits while issuing one walk and striking out five. Hamilton Bennett pitched a scoreless seventh. Chasen Bradford suffered the loss in 1 2/3 innings of work. Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-4 in the first game of the doubleheader, while fellow rehabbing Marlins Donovan Solano and Mahoney had two hits apiece. Stanton struck out twice against Angel Cuan in the second game. Also in Game 2, Matt Reynolds singled to score Robbie Shields in the first inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Josh Adams delivered an RBI single to tie the score in the fifth. Cuan pitched five innings and allowed one run on five hits. Jim Fuller pitched two scoreless relief innings. Box 1, Box 2


ROME 3, SAVANNAH 0: Steven Matz, who had landed on the DL with a blister, made his first appearance since May 28. He allowed a two-run first-inning homer to Trenton Moses but no other damage in four innings in the Game 2 loss. Savannah (37-24) mustered only three hits in the nightcap. In Game 1, Jake Kuebler limited the Braves to one run on three hits and a walk in five innings. Paul Sewald earned his second save with two scoreless relief innings. Stefan Sabol's three-run homer in the fourth opened the game's scoring. Jeff Reynolds plated the Gnats' other run, in the sixth. Box 1, Box 2