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July 9, 2014

Minors: Spinners let on slip away

BURLINGTON, Vt. — The Vermont Lake Monsters beat the Lowell Spinners yesterday afternoon 5-4 on a walk-off double by Scott Masik in the ninth.

Lowell (12-13) put runners on the corners with one out in the first inning. After Raymel Flores failed to score on a wild pitch and was thrown out at the plate, Jordan Betts singled to knock in Nick Longhi.

In the third, Mike Meyers doubled and scored on an infield error. Vermont (10-15) tied it in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI ground out and a triple by Joe Bennie.

However, Betts smashed his team-leading fifth homer on the first pitch of the fourth inning to put the Spinners back on top.

The Spinners host Staten Island tonight at 7:05 p.m.

New Britain dumps Fisher Cats

MANCHESTER — New Britain beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 5-4, in the resumption of a suspended game. RBI singles by Brad Boyer and Mike Kvasnicka in the sixth lifted the visitors the comeback win.

K.C. Hobson homered and Mike McDade plated two runs for the hosts. McDade and Dalton Pompey each had two hits.

New Hampshire (42-47) hosts the Rock Cats again today at 12:05 p.m.

Soccer: Revs oustedby Philadelphia

CHESTER, Pa. — The New England Revolution was eliminated from the U.S. Open Cup 2-0 by Philadelphia Union.

Union used goals on either side of the half to post the win and the send the Revs out of the 101-year old tournament in the quarterfinals for the second time in as many seasons.

Conor Casey put the Union on the board in the ninth minute and Sebastien Le Toux added the insurance tally in the 47th minute.

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