GENEVA, Ill. - The Lansing Lugnuts' (19-13) quest for a 1500th victory as a franchise ran up against a road block named Cody Reed, who tossed eighth scoreless innings in a 6-0 Kane County Cougars (18-14) win on Friday night at Northwestern Medicine Field.
Reed (Win, 2-1), a second-round draft pick in 2014, held the Lugnuts to a walk and four singles - two by shortstop Yeltsin Gudiño and one apiece by Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. - while striking out three batters.
Tommy Eveld finished the shutout with a perfect ninth.
Lansing starting pitcher Patrick Murphy (Loss, 2-1) was victimized by a four-run fourth inning, departing after allowing five runs, two earned, on five hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Nick Hartman gave up a run on one hit and one walk with one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings. Zach Jackson followed up with a 1-2-3 eighth, striking out one.
With his seventh-inning single, Guerrero extended his league-leading on-base streak to 29 games.
The series finale is set for 2 p.m. Eastern on Saturday afternoon, featuring Lugnuts right-hander Denis Diaz (0-0, 7.11) against Kane County right-hander Jon Duplantier (2-0, 0.86).
The next Lansing Lugnuts homestand runs from Monday, May 15th, through Wednesday, May 17th, against the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Tickets may be purchased at the Cooley Law School Stadium box office, by calling (517) 485-4500 or via lansinglugnuts.com.
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