Bees Lose Fifth Straight

Sanjur drives in lone Bees' run

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By Burlington Bees | May 16, 2017 12:19 PM ET

(Davenport, IA) - The Burlington Bees (11-23) lost their fifth straight game on Tuesday afternoon, losing 8-1 to the Quad Cities River Bandits (18-18) at Modern Woodman Park. 

Chuckie Robinson opened the scoring for the second straight game. With a runner on second and two outs, Robinson laced a triple to right-center, scoring Osvaldo Duarte, giving the River Bandits a 1-0 lead. The River Bandits were able to tack on to their lead in the second inning. After a leadoff walk, Yordan Alvarez doubld to left, scoring Ronnie Dawson, extending the lead to 2-0. After Bees' starter, Joe Gatto had to leave the game when a line drive hit off his foot, the River Bandits scored two more runs on a Duarte sacrifice fly and a Rodrigo Ayarza single, making the score 4-0.

Quad Cities upped their lead again in the fourth inning. After Alvarez walked to start the inning, Carmen Benedetti doubled to right-center, scoring Alvarez, extending the lead to 5-0.

Roberto Baldoquin opened the sixth inning with an infield single and then stole second base. With one out, Mario Sanjur ripped a double to left, scoring Baldoquin, cutting the deficit to 5-1. 

Quad Cities went on to add another run in the seventh on a Robinson single and two more in the eighth on an Alvarez home run and a Benedetti double as the Bees lost their fifth in a row, 8-1. Reliever Lucas Williams (1-1) earned the win while Bees' starter Joe Gatto (2-3) was charged with the loss. The Bees and River Bandits wrap up the series on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. when Erik Manoah makes the start for the Bees against Forrest Whitley for Quad Cities at Modern Woodman Park. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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