MOBILE, Ala. (May 28, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, exploded for six runs in the fifth inning and defeated the Birmingham Barons 9-4 in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Hank Aaron Stadium.With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom
MOBILE, Ala. (May 28, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, exploded for six runs in the fifth inning and defeated the Birmingham Barons 9-4 in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Hank Aaron Stadium.
With the game tied 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth, the BayBears (23-27) sent 12 batters to the plate and scored six runs on four hits. Alberto Triunfel and Josè Briceño each had RBI singles, Michael Hermosillo drove in two runs with a double, and Forrestt Allday drew his second bases-loaded walk of the series. Allday scored the final run of the frame on a dropped third strike.
Briceno and Hermosillo both had three RBI in the game, providing two-thirds of the run support for Jake Jewell (3-3). Jewell recorded his third quality start, giving up two runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings pitched. He has received 35 runs of support in six starts, more than any other BayBears starter.
Mobile native Toby Thomas collected his first Double-A hit for Birmingham, an RBI single in the top of the ninth, and drove in two runs in the game. Despite allowing a pair of two-out runs in the inning, Justin Anderson bounced back to get the final out, and the Barons left the bases loaded.
Despite going 0-for-3, Allday drew a pair of walks and extended his on-base streak to 31 games. It is the longest active streak in the Southern League.
The BayBears begin a five-game road series against the Biloxi Shuckers Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-hander Alex Blackford (0-2, 3.32 ERA) is slated to make the start for Mobile. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Biloxi 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 6:15 p.m. CT.
The BayBears return home next Sunday 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 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].