Clearwater, FL.--- The Blue Jays continue to be strong in series finales getting the win against Bradenton to end the weekend series.
The Dunedin offense had been quiet all series, but they started to manufacture runs early on Sunday afternoon. In the second, a pair of singles got two men on. Norberto Obeso came up with two outs, and he broke the 0-0 tie with a single into right-center field to go up 1-0. This was the first lead the Blue Jays had the entire series, and they didn't let it go.
Nick Allgeyer had been struggling in his last few starts, but he put together an exceptional outing with five innings of one-hit baseball. The lefty picked up his team leading eighth win of the year with four strikeouts and just three walks. Allgeyer never really found himself in trouble, and the score line reflected just that in the end.
In the third inning, Ryan Noda collected one of his three hits with a double to get two runners in scoring position. Christopher Bec extended the lead with a double of his own right down the left field line. Jesus Navarro and Ryan Noda came around to score, but the inning ended with a Demi Orimoloye strikeout. The Marauders tried to make things interesting in the 6th after Maverik Buffo came in relief. Travis Swaggerty tripled to start the inning and a Mason Martin single brought him home two batters later. Raul Hernandez grounded into a double play to give Buffo a chance to limit the damage, but a run did score to make it 3-2.
The Blue Jays added a run in the 7th by a shallow sacrifice fly to left with heads up base running from Ryan Noda to add an insurance run. Matt Shannon and Jackson Rees finished things out of the bullpen allowing just three hits. Rees recorded his second save of the year, and Dunedin avoided the sweep.
Dunedin will be on to Clearwater with the Threshers to get a win streak going for the first time since their 11-game win streak in early July. The first pitch on Monday is set for 7:00 with Maximo Castillo on the mound.
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