BayBears bats stay hot in largest comeback win of year

Trailing 5-0 after one, BayBears roar back with nine unanswered runs

By Mobile BayBears | August 4, 2018 12:08 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 3, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, gave up five runs in the first inning but scored nine unanswered runs to capture a 9-5 victory over the Birmingham Barons Friday night at Regions Field.


For the second straight game, five BayBears (54-54 overall, 17-23 second half) players had multi-hit games. Meanwhile, the pitching staff allowed just one hit after Jose Rodriguez (7-9) was tagged for five runs on three hits the first inning.


Jack Kruger had his third straight multi-hit game and matched his career-high with four RBIs. His two-run double sparked a five-run top of the third, and he knocked Birmingham (54-56, 22-20) starter Matt Tomshaw (4-6) out of the game with an RBI single in the fourth.


Jahmai Jones , Sherman Johnson , and Roberto Baldoquin , who hit his first Double-A home run to lead off the fifth, all had two hits. Jones scored a pair of runs, including the go-ahead run in the fourth, and Johnson crossed home to tie the game in the third after hitting a two-run double.


Friday's game marked the largest comeback win of the season for the BayBears, and it was also Mobile's fifth straight road victory.


The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Birmingham Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jason Alexander (0-5, 4.65 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Dylan Cease (2-0, 2.34 ERA) for the Barons. Live coverage can be seen on (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 6:15 p.m.


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


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