Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Rays playoff roundup

Durham 11, Toledo 8
Justin Ruggiano's two home runs led Durham's six-homer barrage in Game 1 of a best-of-5 International League series.

Jon Weber, Jason Pridie and Ruggiano went back-to-back-to-back to start the bottom of the first. Ruggiano also homered in the third, while Wes Bankston and Elliot Johnson hit consecutive homers in the seventh.

Johnson came within a single of hitting for the cycle and Bankston missed it by a triple. The Bulls had 16 hits.

Columbus 11, Augusta 2
Heath Rollins, who was 17-4 in the regular season, allowed five hits and one run over seven innings to lead the Catfish in Game 1 of a best-of-3 South Atlantic League series.

Catcher Nevin Ashley hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs, while center fielder Maiko Loyola was 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Quinn Stewart and Matt Fields each hit two-run homers and scored twice.

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