MOBILE, Ala. (September 2, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, scored four runs in the first two innings and defeated the Biloxi Shuckers 7-3 Saturday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
Tyler Warmoth pitched three-plus scoreless, hitless innings before allowing a pair of baserunners in the fourth. Jackson Zarubin (1-0) got nine outs over the next three frames to earn the win in his Double-A debut. The BayBears (64-73 overall, 34-34 second half) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Angel Ortega hit a single.
With the bases loaded and one out in the first, Zach Gibbons delivered with a two-run double. Taylor Ward scored on a passed ball, and he added an RBI single in the second.
The BayBears added three more runs of insurance in the eighth inning to increase the lead to 7-1. Michael Barash 's first Double-A hit plated a run, and he scored on an Alberto Triunfel single. Triunfel came home later in the inning on an errant pickoff attempt.
The Shuckers (69-66, 33-33) cut the deficit to 7-3 with a pair of solo home runs in the ninth. Jake Gatewood hit his second of the series, and Gabriel Noriega hit one to right field with two outs and a two-strike count.
Freddy Peralta (2-5) took the loss, despite striking out eight batters in six innings pitched.
The BayBears continue the five-game series against Biloxi Sunday at 5:05 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Jake Jewell (7-8, 4.96 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Luis Ortiz (4-7, 3.99 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 4:45 p.m. CT.
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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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