Bubba Starling fueled an eighth inning rally with his legs and Christian Binford had another solid outing as Class A-Advanced Wilmington beat Lynchburg 3-2 on Friday.
Binford allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings. He struck out eight, walked two and saw he has a 2.04 ERA on the season.
The Blue Rocks were down 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning when Starling led off and was hit by a pitch. He stole second and took third on an error by the catcher. After Hunter Dozier struck out, Starling scored on a wild pitch.
After a Zane Evans struck out, Johermyn Chavez walked and moved to second on Jack Lopez’s single. Cam Gallagher walked to load the bases and Cody Stubbs also walked, forcing home Chavez with the go-ahead run.Other games
• Class AAA Omaha spotted Round Rock a four-run lead in the first inning, but the Storm Chasers won 11-8 by scoring the game’s final three runs. Every Omaha starter had at least one hit, topped by right fielderPaulo Orlando, who had four hits. First baseman Matt Fields, who hit a two-run homer, was one of six Storm Chasers with two hits. Catcher Francisco Peña also hit a two-run shot, his seventh of the season. Francisco Bueno allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits in two innings of his start. John Lamb took over and gave up three runs on eight hits over four innings. Donnie Joseph allowed a run on three hits in his one inning, but got the win. Spencer Patton
got his sixth save by pitching two innings of hitless relief. He walked one and struck out two.
• Seven players had a multi-hit game as Class AA Northwest Arkansas pounded out 16 hits in a 9-1 win over Springfield. CatcherParker Morin had three hits, including a double. The top six batters in the lineup had two hits, with right fielder Jorge Bonifacio and designated hitter Mark Threlkeld each had two RBIs. Bonifacio and center fielder Lane Adams each scored twice. Left-hander Sam Selman, 2-2, gave up one run on three hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out three. Angel Baez and Andrew Triggs
each pitched two innings, allowing one hit.
• Third basemanCarlos Garcia hit a two-run homer as part of a three RBI night, but Class A Lexington lost 7-4 to Asheville. First baseman Frank Schwindel and designated hitter Samir Duenez each had two hits, and right fielder Elier Hernandez walked twice and scored both times. Starter Andrew Edwards allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two. Luis Rico gave up the other three runs (two earned) on six hits in 3 2/3 innings.