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Aeros win big, need one more to clinch division

By sstorm Published: August 29, 2009

AKRON AEROS 13, BINGHAMTON METS 3 KEY STATS: A night after being one-hit, the Aeros offense exploded for 13 runs on 19 hits...LF Matt McBride's two doubles moved him into fourth place in all of minor league baseball with 42 between Akron and high Class-A Kinston...The Aeros Magic Number to clinch the Southern Division title is down to one. KEY MOMENTS: The Aeros scored at least one run in all but three innings, including posting four-run innings in the fourth and sixth...C Carlos Santana's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning gave him 90 RBI, moving him into third place on the Aeros all-time RBI list. STORM'S STAR: Every player in Akron's starting lineup had at least one hit, with only two players not finishing with multiple hits. RF Jerad Head led the way with a 3-for-4 effort that included four RBI and two runs scored. UP NEXT: The Aeros host Binghamton for the third game of this four-game series today at Canal Park at 1:35 p.m. Aeros left-hander Bobby Livingston (2-4, 5.55 ERA) and B-Mets right-hander Eric Brown (5-14, 6.38 ERA) are the scheduled pitchers. ROSTER MOVES: The Aeros welcomed a familiar face back to the bullpen Saturday, as right-hander Brian Grening rejoined the team from low Class-A Lake County. Grening, who owns the distinction of having pitched at four different levels of the Indians minor league system this season, made two scoreless appearances for the Aeros in June. Grening was the Tribe's 38th-round pick in the 2008 draft out of Cal Poly. He takes the roster spot of right-handed pitcher Josh Tomlin, who was placed on the disabled list Saturday (retroactive to Friday) with a left calf strain. RADIO: WARF (1350 am).

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