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April 3, 2014

Former LumberKing gets first win of season

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“I just got in a groove and felt really good,” Paxton said. “Probably around the third inning, I kind of found my rhythm and everything was coming together really well for me.”

“We had a lot of confidence coming in,” Smoak said. “We’ve got a great pitching staff. Paxton, Erasmo (Ramirez) and Felix (Hernandez) pitched their butts off and gave us a chance to win, and we were able to score some runs. Now we have to keep it going.”

Editor’s Note: Paxton pitched for the Lumber-Kings in 2011, appearing in 10 games with a 3-3 record.

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