Coming off a pair of disappointing losses, the Spinners (28-33) needed a win to get back on track. Fortunately, that's exactly what they got as they kicked off a weekend series with the Tri-City ValleyCats (31-31).
First-round draft pick Tanner Houck was dominant in three shutout innings of work. He allowed only one hit while striking out four without walking anyone.
All-Star reliever Denyi Reyes strengthened his case as the best pitcher in the New York-Penn League with six innings of relief. He struck out six, walked none, and allowed one run en route to his league leading eighth win of the season.
Nick Sciortino led off the top of the seventh with a single and was moved over to second after a sac bunt by Nick Hamilton. Michael Osinski then tied the game with a single to right to make it 1-1.
The game carried into extra innings, a weakness for the Spinners on the season with a 1-4 record. Frankie Rios led off the tenth inning with a single then advanced to second on a wild pickoff attempt. Yoan Aybar singled to left to bring in Rios and break the tie. After Sciortino and Hamilton walked to load the bases, Yomar Valentin drew a walk of his own to make it 3-1. The walks kept coming when Alexander Martinez drew one of his own to make it 4-1.
Ryan Oduber picked up his first save of the season with a perfect inning of relief in the bottom of the tenth.
The Spinners return to Tri-City tomorrow with Angel Padron scheduled to make his first start of the season for the Spinners. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
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