Gonzalez, Lovullo spur Salem to 5-1 win over Down East in rain-shortened contest


SALEM, Va. (AP) — Nick Lovullo had two hits and two RBI, and Daniel Gonzalez allowed just four hits over six innings as the Salem Red Sox defeated the Down East Wood Ducks 5-1 on Friday.

Gonzalez (3-6) allowed one run while striking out five and walking two to get the win.

Down 2-0 in the fourth, Down East cut into the lead when Yanio Perez hit an RBI single, bringing home Diosbel Arias.

Salem answered in the bottom of the frame, scoring three runs to extend its lead. Edgar Corcino and Dylan Hardy scored on an error and Tanner Nishioka hit an RBI double en route to the four-run lead.

Reid Anderson (3-5) went six innings, allowing five runs and six hits in the Carolina League game. He also struck out three and walked three.

Despite the loss, Down East is 9-4 against Salem this season.

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