Historic Win Streak Continues

Spinners set franchise record with 10th straight victory

By Lowell Spinners | July 19, 2018 11:00 PM

LOWELL, MA - It was a historic night at LeLacheur Park as the Spinners (19-14) won their 10th consecutive ball game with a 13-7 victory over the Aberdeen IronBirds (13-20).

Aberdeen struck first in the top of the third with a run off of starting pitcher Brian Brown. In four innings of work, Brown struck out a pair, walked one, surrendered three earned runs, and six hits.

Lowell struck back immediately when Jarren Duran got the inning started with a single and Jonathan Ortega reached on an error. After a double steal, Xavier LeGrant brought home the pair with a single up the middle to make it 2-1. Later in the inning, Tyler Dearden brought in LeGrant with a single of his own to make it 3-1.

The IronBirds regained the lead and with the Spinners trailing by a run in the bottom of the fifth. Ortega and Devlin Granberg singled to lead off the inning. Ortega came in to score on a wild pitch to tie the game and Granberg scored on a Kole Cottam single. Later with the bases loaded, Dylan Hardy and Duran drew back-to-back walks to bring in a pair.

Lowell added another when Granberg led off the sixth with a double. Cottam drove in his second run of the evening with a single to make it 8-4.

Aberdeen managed to cut the lead to one after scoring three runs off of Andrew Politi (two earned). He did manage to strike out four batters in two innings of relief.

Giving the bullpen plenty of insurance, the Spinners piled on five runs in the bottom of the eighth after starting the inning with three consecutive walks. Andre Colon singled home a run and LeGrant scored on a wild pitch. Jarren Duran then ripped his franchise-record tying ninth triple of the season to make it 13-7.

Lowell now takes a 10-game win streak on the road to Brooklyn for a weekend series. Yorvin Pantoja takes the mound on Friday with first pitch scheduled for 6:40 p.m.

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

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