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Windham denies Miracle

Mike Windham, who entered Friday's game with a 3-9 record, pitched 8 shutout innings and gave up two hits in the St. Petersburg Cardinals' 6-0 victory over the Fort Myers Miracle at Lee County Sports Complex.

Windham, part of a Cardinals staff that leads the league with a 3.04 ERA, struck out four and walked one. After giving up a single to Doug Mientkiewicz in the second, Windham retired 17 straight batters until Armann Brown's two-out double in the bottom of the ninth. Kevin McNeill took over and struck out the final batter.

LAKELAND 8, DUNEDIN 0: Cameron Smith gave up three hits, struck out nine and walked one in seven shutout innings to lead the visiting Tigers.

Ryan Freel had two of the Blue Jays' five hits.

CHARLOTTE 8, CLEARWATER 7: Adan Millan and Steve Carver each hit home runs, but it wasn't enough to keep the visiting Phillies from dropping their third straight.

Matt Bokemeier went 4-for-5 and Andrew Vessel went 3-for-5 to pace the Rangers.

SARASOTA 6, TAMPA 1: The host Yankees had 10 hits, but left 14 runners on base.

Tim Raines, on rehab assignment from New York, went 2-for-3. Scott Emmons' single in the eighth brought home Carlos for Tampa's only run.

Tony Derosso hit a three-run homer and Nathan Tebbs went 3-for-5, drove in one run and scored another to lead Sarasota.

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