Lee hammers homer to lift Astros over Red Sox

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Astros went on an offensive binge in the fourth inning scoring 13 runs to take a 14-0 win over the Red Sox in Dixie Minors play.

The game was tight in the early innings with the Astros leading 1-0 thanks to a first inning leadoff homerun by first baseman Donte Lee and was only able to muster two base runners the next two innings courtesy of a walk and a hit batsman. But Lee got the rally started in the fourth with a single followed by the next six batters who were able to get aboard and score, including Michael Myers and Chip Taylor, who both cracked two RBI doubles and later scored.

After a shaky start from the mound for the Astros, Chase Whiddon allowed singles to Blake Harris and Ryan Burkett in the first, but struck out the side to keep the Red Sox from scoring. Whiddon recorded eight strikeouts on the night.

Twins 12, Yankees 5

The Twins scored three runs in the first inning and never looked back in route to a 12-5 win over the Yankees. The Twins held a 3-1 lead until the third inning when Roscoe Moorhead, who was 2-for-4 on the night, led off with a double. After a strikeout, Brady Edge doubled followed by Ben Presley and Dalton Weeks who walked and later scored making the score 7-1.

The Yankees added two runs scored four runs late, including a homerun by Jack &#8220Shaq” Bates, but it was too little too late.

Orioles 17, Braves 1

The O's came out smoking in the first with four straight hits including a double by Toby King to score four runs and set the tone in their win over the Braves. Colby Booker led the O's from the plate striking out eight and allowing four walks.

Price Jones scored the lone Braves' run after reaching on a walk and scoring on Adam Brown's double in the third.

Astros 18, Braves 3

A homerun by Donte Lee set the tone as the Astros scored 12 runs in the first inning to take an 18-3 win over the Braves. Braves' pitching allowed 11 walks on the night and two hit batsman and only one Astros' batter didn't cross the plate during the game.

Luke Hamm pitched for the Astros and recorded seven strikeouts, hit two batters and walked one.

J.T. Thomas hit a two-RBI double for the Braves in the mercy rule shortened game.

Twins 10, Red Sox 2

Harper Vinson went 2-for-3 from the plate including a triple and struck out 10 batters to lead the Twins to a 10-2 win over the Red Sox. Roscoe Moorhead was 3-for-3 with three singles in the win.

Blake Harris and Ryan Burkett each recorded singles for the Red Sox and scored a run.

Orioles 10, Yankees 2

Colby Booker, Cade Tillery and Shane Holcombe each doubled in the first inning to highlight a three run first inning for the Orioles in route to a 10-2 win over the Yankees. Payton Frazier was also 3-for-3 on the night for the O's with two singles and a double and scored three runs.

Tillery struck out 14, holding the Yankees scoreless until the late innings when Jeffery Register doubled followed by John Dunn's single and Jeffery Fuller's two-RBI double.