MOBILE, Ala. (May 26, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, scored eight unanswered runs, including six in the seventh inning, to defeat the Biloxi Shuckers 11-3 and clinch a series victory Saturday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
After the Shuckers (29-20) tied the game 3-3 on a pair of fifth-inning homers from Wendell Rijo and Troy Stokes, the BayBears (26-22) quickly responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame to knock Kodi Medeiros (4-2) out of the game. In the seventh, Mobile sent 12 batters to the plate and tallied six runs on five hits.
Griffin Canning tossed 3 2/3 scoreless, hitless innings with five strikeouts in his seventh start with the BayBears. He has not allowed a hit since May 9, spanning nine innings. Alex Klonowski (1-0) earned the win in relief, finishing the game and striking out seven batters.
Five Mobile players had multiple hits, including Brendon Sanger and Michael Barash who both had three. Luis Rengifo hit his second triple in four games and drove in a pair of runs.
The BayBears wrap up the five-game home series against Biloxi Sunday at 2:05 p.m. CDT. Angels No. 10 prospect Jesus Castillo (4-3, 4.30 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Trey Supak (0-0, -.-- ERA) for the Shuckers. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (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 1:45 p.m.
The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. 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 Gonzalez, 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 Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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