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Two blown leads; two blowouts

Two blown leads; two blowouts

Two blown leads and two blowouts were on the docket in the minors. Travis Chick was on in his Mobile debut while R.D. Spiehs was off. Matt Varner didn't close and Portland closed early. Jared Wells, meanwhile, built on the success of late last year.

Portland won 10-2 Marty McLeary went 4.1 innings before being lifted. He allowed just two runs on four hits but walked four batters. Brian Falkenborg registered the win and kept two inherited runners from scoring. McLeary made seven starts with the Portland Beavers in '04 and was put in the closer role in early July. In 21 appearances, he was 3-0 with a 1.19 ERA, giving up just 12 hits in...

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