Geneva, Ill.-Jose Siri belted his 16th home run of the year and added a single and double to lead the Dayton Dragons to a 9-3 victory over the Kane County Cougars on Saturday night. The Dragons have split the first four games on their six-game road trip.
Siri, who broke the Dragons franchise record for longest hitting streak on Friday night when he hit safely in his 21st consecutive game, led a 12-hit Dayton attack by going 3 for 5 with two runs batted in.
The Dragons trailed 2-1 before they tied the game in the seventh on Siri's run-scoring single with two outs. They took the lead in the eighth on a solo home run by Taylor Trammell, his eighth homer of the year, and they extended their lead to 5-2 in the same inning on a two-run single by Malik Collymore. They added four runs in the ninth, keyed by a solo homer by Siri and a two-run home run by John Sansone, his 10th of the year.
Dragons starting pitcher Wennington Romero recovered after allowing two runs in the first inning to give the club a strong performance. He struck out nine and walked only one over five and two-thirds innings, surrendering just the two runs that scored in the first. Reliever Carlos Machorro (1-1) was credited with the win, going an inning and one-third without allowing a run on one hit.
Along with Siri's three-hit night, Trammell, Collymore, and Bruce Yari each had two hits.
Up Next: The Dragons (8-15, 49-44) meet Kane County (11-12, 50-40) on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) in the second game of the three-game set. Scott Moss (10-5, 3.82) will start for the Dragons against Kane County's Sam McWilliams (9-3, 2.38).
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.
All Dragons games are broadcast on radio on Fox Sports 980 WONE and on the internet at wone.com. Games are also available on the Dayton Dragons mobile app.
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