Spinners Come Back from Down Four

Five-run inning kick starts comeback

By Lowell Spinners | August 30, 2017 10:03 PM


For the second time in a three-game series, the Spinners (31-35) came back from down four runs to topple the rival Staten Island Yankees (41-26).

The Yankees jumped out of the gate early, tagging starter Tanner Houck for four runs (one earned) in two innings of work. Houck also struck out four and surrendered four hits.

Lowell struck back in the fourth when Frankie Rios led off the inning with a single. Garrett Benge then reached on a fielding errors to put two runners on for Juan Barriento who was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs. Yoan Aybar poked a line drive to right, driving in a pair of runs to cut the lead in half. A pair of wild pitches moved Aybar over to third and came in to score on a fielder's choice. Later in the inning, Raiwinson Lameda advanced to second on a wild pitch before he was driven in on an RBI-double from Samuel Miranda. Yomar Valentin croked a double of his own down the right field line to score to drive in Miranda to give the Spinners a 5-4 lead.

Aybar led off the sixth inning with a single and moved over to second on a sacrifice bunt from Hamilton. A Raiwinson Lameda single brought him home to push the Spinners lead to two.

Reliever Denyi Reyes turned in yet another stellar outing. In four innings of work, he struck out four, allowed three hits, and did not allow any runs or walks en route to picking up his seventh conesecutive win and his league-leading ninth on the season.

Left-hander Dominic LoBrutto closed out the game with a three-inning save. He allowed an earned run to make it 6-5 but pitched out of a bases loaded jam into the bottom of the ninth to pick up his fifth save.

The Spinners now hit the road to Brooklyn for a four-game series, including a double header tomorrow with Angel Padron slated to start game one. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.


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