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BlueClaws Win Sloppy Game With Delmarva

The Lakewood BlueClaws won for the fourth time in their last five games, downing the host Delmarva (Md.) Shorebirds 6-3 Friday night at Perdue Stadium.

The game ended with Delmarva’s Cedric Mullins being doubled off second base after Carlos Duran made a diving catch in center field of a line drive off the bat of Ryan Mountcastle. Duran got up and threw to second to end the game, giving Jake Waguespack his third save of the season.

Down 1-0, Lakewood, the Philadelphia Phillies’ low Class A affiliate in the South Atlantic League, scored three runs in the fourth.

Deivi Grullon tied the game with an RBI double. Duran lofted a sacrifice fly for a 2-1 lead and the third run scored on an error on second baseman Jack Graham.

Lakewood pushed its lead to 5-1 in the fifth as one run scored on a wild pitch and Damek Tomscha hit a sacrifice fly.

Lakewood starter Drew Anderson (1-1) allowed two runs (both unearned) through five innings. He struck out seven. It was his first win since 2014; the win came in his fourth start since returning from the disabled list.

Skylar Hunter relieved Anderson and allowed one run in the sixth on a wild pitch. With two out and two on in the seventh, Lakewood’s Zach Morris entered and struck out Alex Murphy. Lakewood’s Emmanuel Marrero singled home an eighth-inning run for a 6-3 lead.

The teams combined for four errors and three passed balls. Only one earned run was charged to each pitching staff.

Lakewood is 24-36. Delmarva, a Baltimore Orioles farm club, is 33-26.

The series continues Saturday at 6:35 when Lakewood righty Jose Taveras (2-4) opposes lefty Reid Love (3-3).

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