Linares lifts PawSox past Chiefs
PawSox won the final game against Syracuse 4-3 Thursday afternoon at McCoy Stadium. J.C. Linares went 2 for 4 with two homeruns and Jon Hee had two hits for the PawSox.
PawSox starter, Zach Stewart gave up a leadoff homerun to Corey Brown and the Chiefs took the lead 1-0. In the bottom of the first, the PawSox collected three back to back singles to load the bases with no outs. Andy LaRoche had a 2-run RBI double (9) which scored Scott Podesednik and Che-Hsaun Lin to take the lead 2-1. The Chiefs retired the next three batters.
J.C. Linares added to the PawSox lead with a solo homerun (3) in the third inning and made the score 3-1. Syracuse tied the score 3-3 after a 2-run homerun by Koyie Hill. Linares hit his second homerun (4) of the game in the eighth inning to give the PawSox the lead 4-3.
Daniel Bard earned the win for the PawSox. He gave up one hit and one walk in one inning. Erik Arnesen took the loss for Syracuse after giving up one hit and one run in two innings.
After today the PawSox will play 12 of their next 14 games on the road from July 20-August 2. They visit Louisville next for a 4- game series. Brandon Duckworth (8-2, 3.35) faces Pedro Villarreal (3-6, 3.73).