LOWELL, MA - After snapping a season-high seven game losing streak the day before, the Lowell Spinners, proud affiliate of the 2018 World Champion Boston Red Sox, looked to continue the winning ways in a doubleheader Sunday night against the Hudson Valley Renegades, affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Not only had they won the day before, but they also had not lost in twin-bill play in 10 attempts, but Sunday night they fell by a combined score of 12-3 (7-2 and 5-1) at LeLacheur Park.
Game Two: Hudson Valley 5, Lowell 1
In game two, the Spinners (31-25) fell behind early and fell to the Renegades (34-21) by a final score of 4-1 in the second of two.
Lowell fell behind early when Hudson Valley tacked on four runs. The first run came off an RBI single by Ben Troike in the top of the second inning, but they broke through for three more in the top of the top of the third inning courtesy of a three-run home run by Hill Alexander.
The Spinners got their only of the contest on an RBI double by Nick Northcut, scoring Stephen Scott from first base.
The Renegades put the final nail on Lowell's coffin in the top of the seventh when Cristhian Pedroza homered to left field off the scoreboard.
Game One: Renegades 7, Spinners 2
In game one, the Spinners went down early and were unable to come back falling by a final score of 7-2.
In the top of the first inning, the Renegades got on the board plating four runs in the first frame. Two of the runs came off a triple by Jonathan Embry, scoring Garrett Hiott and Greg Jones and putting Hudson Valley up 2-0 early.
Pedro Diaz followed up the triple by Embry with a double and scored on a single by Mason Mallard and just like that, Lowell trailed 4-0.
In the bottom half, the Spinners got one back when Scott drove home Gilberto Jimenez from third base on a sacrifice fly to deep center field.
The Renegades got the next one in top of the third inning when Mason Mallard singled to left field, scoring Alexander from third base.
Lowell got a run back in the bottom half, however, when Cameron Cannon reached on a fielder's choice, scoring Alex Erro from third base.
In the top of the fourth inning, Hudson Valley put the final nail on the Spinners' coffin when K.V. Edwards launched a two-run home run to right-center field, putting the Renegades in front 7-2.
After starter Bryan Lucas lasted all of 0.2 innings, allowing four runs (all earned) on three hits. Osvaldo De La Rosa continued his hot streak out of the bullpen, however, going three innings allowing no runs on two hits and collecting three strikeouts along the way.
De La Rosa increased his scoreless streak to six innings which stretch over three different appearances.
Gilberto Jimenez also looked good at the plate, going 3-for-4 in game one with a triple.
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