Closing out a double-header, the Spinners (31-37) hoped for a split with the Cyclones (21-48) after a disappointing result in Game 1. Sadly, it was not the result they hoped for.
It was a pitcher's duel early, with Durin O'Linger throwing a six-inning gem. He fanned eight and allowed only two hits without giving up a run or a walk.
Nick Hamilton got the Spinners on the board in the top of the fifth with a solo home run, his second of the season, to make it a one-run ball game.
The offense added an insurance run in the top of the seventh when Tanner Nishioka led off the inning with a triple and Hamilton drove him in with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.
Ryan Oduber came in to close it out for Lowell but the Cyclones offense came to life late. A two-run seventh sent the game to extras and the offense followed up with a walkoff home run in the eighth inning.
The Spinners return to Brooklyn on Friday for the third game of a four-game set. Nick Duron takes the hill with first pitch scheduled for 6:40 p.m.
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