BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 4, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, needed just one run to win their third straight game over the Birmingham Barons 1-0 Saturday night at Regions Field.Jason Alexander tossed six scoreless innings for the BayBears (55-54 overall, 18-23 second half)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 4, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, needed just one run to win their third straight game over the Birmingham Barons 1-0 Saturday night at Regions Field.
Jason Alexander tossed six scoreless innings for the BayBears (55-54 overall, 18-23 second half) in a no-decision. He gave up four hits in the first three innings before retiring the final 11 batters he faced. Ryan Clark (2-2) earned the win in relief, and Greg Mahle stranded a pair of runners in the ninth to record his third save.
Dylan Cease also pitched six scoreless innings for the Barons (54-57, 22-21). He struck out nine batters and allowed just one baserunner, coming on a two-out single in the third.
The BayBears finally broke the scoreless tie in the top of the eighth. Brandon Sandoval collected his second hit of the game, stole his second base of the game, and scored on Jahmai Jones ' two-out single off Matt Foster (0-3).
Mobile leads the Southern League with 11 shutout victories and has won a season-high six consecutive road games.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Birmingham Sunday at 3:00 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Alex Klonowski (7-2, 4.65 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against southpaw Kodi Medeiros (7-5, 3.06 ERA) for the Barons. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Birmingham feed, subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 2:45 p.m.
The BayBears return home Wednesday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2018 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).
About the Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Ala. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 160 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos González, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at [email protected].