Clinton, IA - LumberKings centerfielder Jabari Henry launched a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the first inning and followed it with a three-run blast in the second inning to lead Clinton to a 10-5 win over Dayton at Ashford University Field on Thursday.
Henry, who entered the night hitting .397, is leading the Midwest League in hitting and currently owns a seven-game hitting streak. During the streak he is hitting .514 (18-for-35) with 12 runs, 14 RBIs, 12 BB's and 5 2B's.
Clinton used a five-run fifth inning to break open the game. With a 10-0 lead, LumberKings starter Matt Anderson cruised through six innings and picked up his first win of the year. The only runs he allowed came on a two-out, two-run homer by Nick O'Shea in the sixth inning.
Tim Lopes and Patrick Kivlehan joined Henry with multi-hit games. Kivlehan (2-for-3) extended his hitting streak to eight games and Lopes (2-for-5) extended his to five games.
Gaby Guerrero had a two-run single in the fifth inning and has knocked at least one run in each of his last six games.
The two teams play the rubber match of the three-game series on Friday night at Ashford University Field. Clinton sends right-hander Dylan Unsworth to the mound against Dayton right-hander Pedro Diaz. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM CT.
The Clinton LumberKings, Midwest League Affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, play at Ashford University Field. For the full 2013 schedule, season ticket and group party information, merchandise and more, call the LumberKings at 563-242-0727 or visit www.lumberkings.com.
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