Left-hander Jonathan Dziedzic struck out eight in seven innings and Class A-Wilmington took advantage of two Salem errors in a 4-2 win on Tuesday.
Dziedzic, who threw 62 of his 94 pitches for strikes, allowed one run on four hits in seven innings. He didn’t walk a batter and his ERA dropped to 1.59. After allowing two runs in his first start of the season, Dziedzic has given up one or zero runs in his last six starts. He has 44 strikeouts and eight walks this season in 39 2/3 innings.
Mark Peterson walked one and gave up one hit in two innings and got his seventh save of the season.
Wilmington scored three runs in the third inning on just one hit. Terrance Gore led off and walked, stole second and scored when Raul Mondesi reached on an error by the center fielder. Mondesi scored on a wild pitch.
Bubba Starling and Hunter Dozier followed with walks. After two outs, Jack Lopez singled home Starling.OTHER GAMES
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