Buffalo Bisons at Pawtucket Red Sox

April 8th, 2004

Chris Clapinski 3B 3 1 0 0
Brandon Phillips 2B 3 1 1 0
Grady Sizemore CF 2 0 0 1
Ernie Young DH 4 0 2 1
Jhonny Peralta SS 3 0 1 0
Todd Dunwoody LF 3 0 0 0
Mark Little RF 4 0 1 0
Eric Crozier 1B 4 1 1 1
Dusty Wathan C 4 0 0 0
Red Sox
Mike Curry LF 5 2 2 0
Carlos Febles SS 5 0 3 2
Kevin Youkilis 3B 4 0 1 0
Andy Dominique DH 3 0 2 2
Adam Hyzdu RF 3 0 0 0
Kelly Shoppach C 4 0 0 0
Earl Snyder 1B 4 1 0 0
Tony Schrager 2B 3 1 1 0
Jeremy Owens CF 4 0 0 0

Buffalo 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 5 2
Pawtucket 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 9 0

E-Peralta, Miller, LOB BUF-6, PAW-11, 2B-Phillips, Little, HR-Crozier (Hamulack/7th/solo), SACF-Sizemore, SB-Clapinski, Curry, Febles, CS-Phillips, Sizemore, Owens

Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Robert Ellis 5 5 1 1 0 4 ND
David Lee 2 0 0 0 2 4 ND
Matt Miller 1.1 4 3 2 0 2 L (0-1)
Fernando Cabrera 0 0 0 0 2 0 ND

Red Sox
Name IP H R ER BB SO Decison
Phil Seibel 5 3 0 0 2 5 ND
Matt Duff 1.2 2 1 1 0 3 ND
Tim Hamulack 1 1 2 2 1 0 ND
Anastacio Martinez 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 W (1-0)

HB-Hyzdu (Miller), SO-Clapinski, Peralta, Little, Young, Owens, BB-Clapinski, Youkilis, Dominique
T-2:58, A-8,964

One out when winning run scored. Cabrera pitched to two batters in the ninth.

Buffalo News
How The Runs Scored

Pawtucket 1st
Curry singled. Febles singled, Curry to second. Youkilis reached on fielder's choice, Febles out at second, Curry to third. Dominique singled, Youkilis to second, Curry scored. Hyzdu flied out, Youkilis to third. Shoppach reach on a fielder's choice, Dominique out at second.

Buffalo 5th
Duff now pitching, Clapinski struck out.Phillips doubled. Sizemore ground out, Phillips to third. Young singled, Phillips scored. Peralta struck out.

Buffalo 7th
Duwoody ground out. Little struck out. Hamulack now pitching. Crozier homered, Wathan ground out.

Buffalo 8th
Clapinski walked. Clapinski stole second. Phillips ground out, Clapinski to third. Sizemore hit a sacrifice fly, Clapinski scored. Martinez now pitching. Young struck out.

Pawtucket 9th
Snyder reached on Miller error. Schrager singled, Snyder to second. Owens struck out. Curry singled, Schrager to second, Snyder to third. Febles singled, Curry to second, Schrager and Snyder scored. Cabrera now pitching. Febles stole second, Curry stole third. Youkilis intentionally walked. Dominique walked, Youkilis to second, Febles to third, Curry scored.

Buffalo News

Reliever Francisco Cabrera issues a bases loaded walk to Andy Dominque in the ninth ining as the Buffalo Bison fell hard to Pawtucket 4-3, in the International League season opener for both teams Thursday night.

Dominique's walk capped a three run rally for the Red Sox, playing before 8,964 in McCoy Stadium.

Buffalo held a 3-1 lead going into the ninth, but Pawtucket loaded the bases with one out on an error by losing pitcher Matt Miller and singles by Tony Schrager and Mike Curry. Carlos Febles grounded a two run single to center to tie the game. After Cabrera reliever Miller, Febles and Curry executed a double steal.

"This was Cabrera's first Triple-A game, and something we worked on in spring training was his awareness," said Bisons manager Marty Brown. "He's a big guy and his times to the plate are not as quick as they can be, plus he has a high leg kick. I think just holding the ball is something he's going to have to learn how to do. But they got some big hits in the ninth. Matt pitched behind in the count more than he wanted to, and it allowed them to do some good things."

Kevin Youkilis was walked intentionally to load the bases, and then Cabrera walked Dominique to force in the winning run.

The Paw Sox grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning against Robert Ellis on Dominique's single.

Buffalo tied it at 1-1 in the sixth against Matt Duff on Brandon Phillips' double and Ernie Young's bloop single.

Matt Crozier gave Buffalo a 2-1 lead in the seventh with a mammoth home run, a 420 foot blast that hit the roof of a concession stand in dead center.

The Bisons added a run in the eighth on Grady Sizemore's sacrfice fly.