BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 9, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, broke a tie game in the top of the eighth inning to defeat the Birmingham Barons 5-3 in the series opener Sunday night at Regions Field.
Francisco Arcia scored three of the five runs for the BayBears (38-47 overall, 8-8 second half), including the go-ahead run on Bo Way 's fielder's choice in the eighth. The following inning, Michael Hermosillo plated Arcia with a two-out RBI single for an insurance run.
Jake Jewell recorded his team-high sixth quality start, allowing three runs on seven hits with a season-high seven strikeouts in six innings pitched. Jeremy Rhoades (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh inning, and Greg Mahle notched a six-out save.
After Jared Walsh drove in the first run of the game with a second-inning single, Keon Barnum hit a two-run homer in the fourth to give Birmingham (32-54, 6-11) its only lead of the game.
The BayBears continue up the four-game road series against Birmingham Monday at 7:05 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Osmer Morales (4-3, 4.61 ERA) is slated to make the start against southpaw Jordan Guerrero (5-7, 3.44 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 6:45 p.m. CT.
The BayBears return home Wednesday, July 19, and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 4. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 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 of Anaheim and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. 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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