Starling pushes hit streak to eight games as Wilmington wins

Third baseman Hunter Dozier had three hits Tuesday night and center fielder Bubba Starling scored three runs as Class A-Advanced Wilmington won 8-4 at home against Carolina.

Starling, who had a hit, also walked twice and stole a base and he has an eight-game hitting streak, during which he has hit .310 (nine for 29) with five walks.

DH Zane Evans and left fielder Terrance Gore each had two hits and two RBIs, while first baseman Michael Antonio knocked in a pair of runs. The offensive showing came in support of Christian Binford, who allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out eight, walked three, and allowed six hits.

Yender Caramo gave up two runs in 3 1/3 innings and got his first save.

Other games

Left-hander John Lamb allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings and got his second win of the season as Class AAA Omaha beat Nashville 4-1. It was a 2-1 game in the eighth inning when Carlos Peguero hit a two-run homer. Center fielder Paulo Orlando and second baseman Jimmy Paredes each had two hits. Michael Mariot (one inning, one hit, three strikeouts), Francisley Bueno (1 2/3 innings, one hit, two strikeouts) and Spencer Patton (one inning, one strikeout) kept the Sounds off the board.

Cody Reed gave up six runs (four earned) in 5 1/3 innings of Class A Lexington’s 11-4 loss to Hagerstown. Reed struck out seven, walked two and gave up eight hits. Crawford Simmons also struggled, allowing five runs on four hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings. The Legends had 13 hits and walked twice but went just one for 11 with runners in scoring position. Left fielder Dominique Taylor, first baseman Frank Schwindel and catcher Chad Johnson each had three hits.

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