MOBILE, Ala. (June 11, 2019) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, split a doubleheader against the Birmingham Barons Tuesday afternoon at Hank Aaron Stadium, winning the first game 5-3 and falling in the second game 4-1.
After allowing a pair of runs in the top of the first, Jesus Castillo (4-6) settled down and pitched four scoreless frames. It was the ninth consecutive outing that Castillo has given up two earned runs or fewer.
Jhoan Urena put the BayBears in front with a three-run homer off Matt Tomshaw (2-2) in the bottom of the first. Jo Adell added to the lead the following inning with an RBI double.
Luis Robert went 3-for-3 with a pair of runs scored, and Nick Madrigal recorded multiple hits for a fourth consecutive game with Birmingham.
Despite tying the game 1-1 in the bottom of the third, the BayBears (24-38) were never able to jump ahead in the series finale.
Luis Robert put the Barons (26-38) in front for good with an RBI single off Joe Gatto (3-2) in the fifth. Birmingham added runs in the sixth and seventh to extend the lead.
Kyle Kubat (4-2) allowed just one unearned run in a six-inning start. Alec Hansen earned the save with a scoreless, hitless seventh.
The BayBears begin a six-game road series against the Mississippi Braves Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. Right-handed pitcher Luis Madero (3-3, 3.50 ERA) is scheduled to make the start for Mobile. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Mississippi feed, subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on MobileBayBears.com, the TuneIn app, and the MiLB First Pitch app., with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 6:15 p.m.
The BayBears return home next Thursday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 2. The new BayBears Pass is available, featuring a general admission ticket to every BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium for only $19.97 per month. Season ticket packages and partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to guarantee bobbleheads and receive tickets to select fireworks nights. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at MobileBayBears.com or by calling 251-572-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, 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 175 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) 572-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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