Clinton, Iowa-Jose Siri blasted a two-run home run to extend his hitting streak to 20 straight games as the Dayton Dragons defeated the Clinton Lumber Kings 8-4 on Thursday night. Siri tied the club record for longest hitting streak with his home run, then added a double later in the game to lead the Dragons to the win as they snapped an eight-game losing streak.
Dragons starting pitcher Andrew Jordan (4-6) earned the win, going five innings and allowing three hits and two runs with two walks and five strikeouts. It was Jordan's first win since May 7th. Reliever Jesse Adams came on in the bottom of the ninth to earn his second save, striking out both batters he faced.
The Dragons trailed 2-0 in the third when Siri belted a two-run homer to tie the game, his 15th home run of the year. Later in the same inning, Tyler Stephenson delivered a two-out, run-scoring double to the center field fence to give the Dragons the lead, and Stephenson later scored on an error to make it 4-2.
The Dragons added another run in the fourth on Siri's RBI ground out, and they scored three in the sixth, keyed by a two-run single by Taylor Trammell after a Siri double to make it 8-2.
Clinton scored two runs in the seventh to cut their deficit to 8-4. The Lumber Kings had runners at first and second with one out in the bottom of the ninth when Adams entered the game with the tying run on deck. Adams posted back-to-back strikeouts to end the game.
The Dragons finished with 12 hits. Siri, Trammell, Kevin Franklin, and Malik Collymore each had two.
Siri's 20-game hitting streak has tied the club record set by Carlos Mendez in 2009. Cody Strait hit in 19 straight games in 2005.
Up Next: The Dragons (7-14, 48-43) close out the three-game series with the Lumber Kings (7-14, 38-50) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) in the rubber match of the set. Matt Blandino (1-2, 4.40) will start for the Dragons.
The next Dragons home game is Wednesday, July 19 when they host the Peoria Chiefs at Fifth Third Field in the opener to a six-game home stand.
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