Sciortino Goes Deep Twice, Spinners Win

Lowell snaps skid in 3-1 victory in Staten Island

By Lowell Spinners | August 20, 2017 7:42 PM


After losing their first four games out of the All-Star break, the Spinners (26-30) got back on track with a key victory in Staten Island (37-20) to even the series.

Catcher Nick Sciortino got the Spinners on the board first when he belted a solo home run in the top of the third, his first home run of the season. 

Starting pitcher Tanner Houck threw three scoreless innings of work. He walked a pair, struck out one, and allowed only one hit against the Yankees.

Tanner Nishioka led off the top of the fifth with a walk then got himself into scoring position when he stole second base and was able to advance to third on a throwing error by the catcher. Nishioka came in to score when Steven Reveles drove him in on a fielder's choice to put the Spinners up by two.

Reliever Denyi Reyes gave up his first earned run since July 21, putting an end to an incredible 24.2 consecutive innings without giving up a run, a new franchise-record. Reyes also managed to close out the game and pick up his league-leading seventh win of the season with four strikeouts over six innings.

Sciortino gave the Spinners an insurance run in the top of the seventh with a second solo home run to make it a 3-1 ball game. It was the first multi-home run game of the season by any Spinners batter.

With the win, the Spinners look to close out the current road trip in Staten Island on Monday before returning to Lowell on Tuesday, August 22 for a three-game home stand.

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

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