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On this date in Suns history

August 28, 2005

Aug. 28


1981 - The Suns pitching staff notched its second shutout in three games with a 1-0 10-inning victory over Peninsula. Allen Edwards pitched a complete-game four-hitter for the victory, while the Suns managed just two hits. The Suns scored in the 10th as Scott Kuvinka led off with a bloop double, took third on a groundout and scored by beating third baseman Dave Enos' throw to the plate off Neal Herrick's grounder. Former Mets catcher Ed Hearn was 0-for-3 for the game. The Suns were six games behind Salem with three to play in the Carolina League's Northern Division's second half, but were already in the playoffs after winning the first-half title.

1984 - Lynchburg scored six runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-4 win over the Suns behind a 5-for-6 night with three runs scored by Jason Felice. Lynchburg scored all 10 of its runs in the first four innings off Suns starter Tim Mulcahy. Former Orioles pitcher Bob Milacki pitched in relief, making his first appearance since June 27 because of a strained rotator cuff. Bill Ripken broke a 2-for-35 slump with three hits. Former Mets catcher Barry Lyon had two hits and drove in a run in the game.

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1991 - Former Oriole Ozzie Peraza continued his problems in the first inning, allowing the first of Billy Masse's two two-run doubles in an 8-3 loss to Albany. Future Major League catcher Brad Ausmus added a three-run double to blow the game open in the seventh. The loss went against the Suns blueprint for the Eastern League playoffs, set by now Cincinnati Reds manager Jerry Narron. He wanted clean play in the final five games before the postseason began. J.T. Snow, Russ Davis and Dave Silvestri all played for Albany. The Suns were led by Ken Shamburg, who doubled and homered.

1998 - Matt McClellan was roughed up for six runs in the first three innings, aided when three of the four walks he issued scored, as the Suns squandered a big chance to win the South Atlantic League Northern Division's second-half title in a 7-3 to Delmarva. Delmarva led the Suns by two games with two to go, but Hagerstown was already the first-half champion. The two teams locked up in the divisional round of the playoffs three days later. Future Toronto Blue Jay Vernon Wells drew a bases-loaded walk for the Suns just after shortstop Cesar Izturis was gunned down at the plate. Luis Matos had two hits for Delmarva while catcher Jayson Werth scored a run. Thomas Johnson grad Joey Hammond had a hit for Delmarva. Future Texas Ranger shortstop Mike Young and Izturis each had two hits for the Suns.

2004 - Lakewood scored four unearned runs off three Suns errors to take an 8-5 win. The BlueClaws scored six in the fifth and two in the sixth to erase the Suns' 2-0 lead. Derek Barrows homered and Jay Knowlton had three hits for Hagerstown.

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