In a game that lasted just 1 hour and 53 minutes, Swynenberg (2-1) allowed no hits after the second inning as he retired 19 batters in a row at one point and 22 of the final 23. He gave up just three hits on the afternoon while walking one and striking out three. The start was the longest of the season by a P-Nats starter as no previous starter had finished seven innings.
Swynenberg outdueled Pelicans right hander Roman Mendez (1-3), who was the hard-luck loser allowing two runs on four hits while striking out nine batters in 6.2 innings.
Yefry Castillo put the Pelicans in front 1-0 in the top of the second inning with an RBI single that scored Brett Nicholas.
Blake Kelso tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third with a two-out, RBI single that plated Sean Nicol.
Zach Walters broke the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth as he brought home Francisco Soriano with a sacrifice fly.
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