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      Salem completes four game sweep of Pelicans

      The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are 0-4 after their first series of the 2014 Carolina League season.

      The Salem Red Sox beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 3-0 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep at Pelicans Ballpark.

      Matt Gedman led off the fifth inning with a double for Salem. He later scored on a wild pitch. The Red Sox added two more runs in the seventh inning.

      There were a couple of bright spots for the Pelicans. Starting pitcher Sam Wolff (0-1) took a perfect game into the fifth inning, but suffered the loss. Odubel Herrera went 4-for-4 at the plate. But the Pelicans had only six hits on the day and stranded 11 base runners.

      Simon Mercedes (1-0) picked up the win with 3.1 innings of shutout ball in relief with six strikeouts.

      Salem (4-0) has now won 15 straight games dating back to last season. They are one victory shy of the Carolina League record for consecutive wins.

      The Pelicans are idle on Monday before starting a seven game road trip. They will travel to Wilmington, Delaware to begin a series with the Blue Rocks on Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m. The Birds next home game is Tuesday, April 15 against the Potomac Nationals.