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Sunday, July 7, 2013
ZEBULON, N.C. - Paddy Matera and Bo Greenwell homered, doubled and drove in two runs each and Francisco Valera pitched four innings of scoreless relief to earn the win as the Carolina Mudcats won their third straight over the Salem Red Sox, 7-3, in front of 1,862 fans at Five County Stadium.
Henry Ramos led off the game by launching his second home run in as many nights to give the Sox an early 1-0 lead.
The Mudcats responded with an RBI single from Jerrud Sabourin in the bottom of the first, followed by a Greenwell's homer and an RBI double by Bryson Myles in the third to give Carolina a 3-1 lead.
The Sox had chances in the third after five walks plated one run, but Myles threw out Henry Ramos at second after a Deven Marrero flyout for a key double play that limited any further damage.
Matera's two-run shot in the bottom of the fifth put the game out of reach as the only offense the Sox could muster late in the game was a solo home run by Brandon Jacobs in the top of the eighth.
Kyle Kraus (1-2) took the loss for the Sox, allowing 12 hits and six runs over 4 1⁄3 innings.
ON DECK: The Red Sox return home to Lewis-Gale Field for an eight-game home stand, beginning with a four-game set against Myrtle Beach. The Sox will send right-hander William Cuevas (4-6, 5.42) to the mound to face Pelicans lefty Victor Payano (5-4, 4.85). First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
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