Chavez, Millan homer as Jumbo Shrimp snap skid

Jacksonville beats Montgomery 8-2 to break five-game losing streak

J.C. Millan doubled twice and homered in Saturday's victory over Montgomery. (John Chiovaro)

By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | June 8, 2019 7:07 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Santiago Chavez and J.C. Millan each homered on Saturday as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp upended the Montgomery Biscuits 6-2 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. A crowd of 6,451 enjoyed a Jumbo Shrimp hat giveaway and Saturday Night Fireworks, both presented by 121 Financial and RJ Young.

In a scoreless game, Montgomery (37-24) starter Riley O'Brien (2-4) walked Joe Dunand to begin the second. After an error, Millan doubled in Dunand for the game's first run. Bryson Brigman drew another free pass before a wild pitch scored Stone Garrett. John Silviano's sacrifice fly then made it 3-0 Jacksonville (24-38).

The Biscuits finally got on the board in the fourth inning on a Jesus Sanchez homer off Jumbo Shrimp starter Jorge Guzman (2-6). A Kevin Padlo sacrifice fly in the sixth sliced the Jacksonville lead to 3-2.

The Jumbo Shrimp started the seventh with a base hit by Brigman and double from Silviano. Chavez then smashed a three-run shot to widen the advantage to 6-2. Millan's two-run bomb in the eighth extended the margin to 8-2. 

Guzman earned the win with two runs on four hits in 5.2 innings. Kolton Mahoney earned his first save with 3.1 scoreless frames, ceding just two hits while striking out four.

Saturday's winning raffle number of 1931911026 won a prize of $298.

Jacksonville hosts Montgomery at 3:05 p.m. on Sunday from the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. RHP Cody Poteet (3-3, 2.67 ERA) makes the start for the Jumbo Shrimp against Biscuits RHP Sam McWilliams (4-2, 2.26 ERA). Coverage begins at 2:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, Sunny 102.3 FM, TuneIn and jaxshrimp.com.

A helicopter will drop candy on the field to kick off Toy Story Night along with a plastic army falling from the sky. Plus, slinky dogs and curly fries will be available to purchase from the concession stands along with Woody and Jessie from "Toy Story" in attendance at the ballpark. On a Baptist Health Sunday Family FUNday, families are welcome to play catch on the field before the game, plus Jumbo Shrimp players will be signing autographs. Each Sunday also features free face painting, balloon animals and popular kids show and movie characters roaming the park.

Fans are also welcome to participate in the Bowden Eye and Associates Character Series for a special meet-and-greet with Woody and Jessie. Tickets must be purchased on www.tinyurl.com/jaxshrimpportal (Password: bowden). Please contact Ashley McCallen at ashley@jaxshrimp.com with any questions. In addition, 25 oz. Corona cans will be available for $5. The Jumbo Shrimp are also asking fans to donate toys for One More Child in part three of the club's A Better Jacksonville Series.

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.

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

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