Three homers, two five-run innings help BayBears snap skid

Thaiss and Ward hit first home runs, Moyer belts league-high fourth

By Mobile BayBears | April 14, 2018 10:37 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 14, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, used a pair of five-run innings to blow out the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 13-3 Saturday night at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.


Hutton Moyer , Taylor Ward , and Matt Thaiss all hit home runs for the BayBears (4-5). Moyer's league-high fourth long ball came in the first inning off Merandy Gonzalez (0-1). Ward's first dinger of the season put Mobile ahead 4-3 in the sixth. Thaiss capped the scoring barrage with a three-run shot in the ninth.


Mobile took a 7-3 lead after plating five in the sixth inning. After Ward got the scoring started, Riley Unroe drew a bases-loaded walk, and Brennon Lund followed with a two-run single. Zach Gibbons extended his hit streak to nine games with an RBI single in the seventh.


Jake Jewell (1-0) earned the win, holding the Jumbo Shrimp (4-5) to one run in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Despite giving up six hits, he induced two inning-ending double plays to limit the damage.


The BayBears wrap up the five-game road series against Jacksonville Sunday at 2:05 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Dylan Unsworth (0-1, 4.50 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Max Duval (0-0, 3.60 ERA) for the Jumbo Shrimp. Live coverage can be seen on (Jacksonville 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 1:45 p.m.


The BayBears return home Monday 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 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, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


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