Ramon Flores’ home run wasn’t enough to push Trenton past Reading last night (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder)
Game one of the playoffs went to the Pawtucket Red Sox, as they got to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter John Maine early and often to defeat the Yankees 7-4. Chased after just 4.2 innings, Maine allowed five runs on seven hits as he took the loss. After he left, Chase Whitley shut the Phillies down for 2.1 innings, before giving way to Kelvin Perez, who allowed two runs in the eighth. On offense, Corban Joseph and Ramiro Pena led the team with two hits each, but the runs came primarily from the long ball. Luke Murton, making his Triple-A debut, launched a two-run shot in the third inning. Leadoff batter Kevin Russo also had a home run in the third, providing three of the team’s four runs. The victory gave Pawtucket a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
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Trenton ace Brett Marshall tossed seven innings last night, but the four runs h...