Anthony Ranaudo picked up his second Pitcher of the Year award, this time from the International League, where he was 14-4 with a 2.61 ERA for Pawtucket. Ranaudo won the Easter League award last year while with the Portland Sea Dogs.
Ranaudo's Pawtucket teammate, Matt Barnes, kept up his good run with 7 1/3 innings on Monday: 4 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K. Barnes (8-8, 3.80) has a 1.30 ERA in his last six starts ... Pawtucket beat Buffalo 6-2 to take a one-game lead in the wild card race ... Alex Hassan (.283) was 3-for-4 ... Garin Cecchini (.257) hit a 3-run double.
The Portland Sea Dogs have won 10 straight. The pitching staff has thrown 21 straight scoreless innings. The bullpen's scoreless streak is 28 innings ... Justin Haley (1.47) is entering the prospect conversation. See today's story.
Salem's Pat Light (5.17) has been up and down. He was up Monday: 6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K ... Mario Margot (.324) had a double,
First-round draft pick Michael Chavis (.250) went 3-for-4 in the Gulf Coast League to continue his hot August (.380).