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Delgado masters Charleston, 2-0

August 31, 2009 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Charleston RiverDogs News Release

ROME, Ga.- Rome starter Dimaster Delgado tossed seven shutout innings, as the Braves bested the Charleston RiverDogs, 2-0, in South Atlantic League action at State Mutual Stadium Monday evening.

With the victory, Rome improves to 29-32 in the second half (64-67 overall), while the RiverDogs have lost consecutive games to fall to 28-33 this half (67-64 overall).

Southpaw Delgado (5-6) did not allow a hit through his first six innings and retired 13 of the first 14 batters faced. Charleston threatened with multiple men on base in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings, but could not score and left nine men on base in the process.

Rome took a 2-0 in the third against starter Dan Kapala on an RBI double by Joel Campusano and an RBI single by Adam Milligan.

Kapala (6-2) worked six innings, allowing two runs on six hits while walking one and fanning three. Manny Banuelos worked the final two innings in relief for Charleston, allowing just one hit while striking out four.

Matt Small walked two and allowed two hits in the eighth, but no runs scored, while Angelo Paulino struck out the side in the ninth for his second save.

Rome received two hit from Campusano and Luis Sumoza, while Charleston's four hits came from four different players. Abraham Almonte did increase his hitting streak to 22 games with an eighth-inning single to right field.

Tuesday's slate is a doubleheader with two seven-inning games beginning at 6 p.m. In game one, Charleston will send right-hander Chuck Nolte (4-2, 5.40 ERA) for his first start of the year against Rome righty Zeke Spruill (8-5, 3.16 ERA) Game two features Charleston righty Paul Patterson (0-0, 0.00) making his first appearance with the RiverDogs since 2007, while Rome counters with right-hander Randall Delgado (4-9, 4.57 ERA).

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