MOBILE, Ala. (June 25, 2018) - The winning streak for the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, came to an end at three games following an 11-3 loss to the Tennessee Smokies Monday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
After Tennessee (38-37 overall, 2-3 second half) grabbed an early 8-0 lead, Jack Kruger got the BayBears (40-33, 3-2) on the board with his first Double-A home run to begin the fourth inning. Luis Rengifo and Brennon Lund plated runs with consecutive two-out hits in the seventh. It was Rengifo's 16th RBI and 12th multi-hit game with Mobile.
Joe Gatto (1-3) took the loss, giving up eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits in four innings pitched. Daniel Procopio pitched two scoreless, hitless innings of relief. Dario Beltre gave up a home run in seventh but settled in, finishing the game with a pair of scoreless frames.
Duncan Robinson (4-1) recorded a quality start, allowing just one run on five hits in six innings. Eddy Martinez drove in a career-high five runs, and Zach Short went 3-for-5 with a three-run triple in the fourth.
The BayBears wrap up the six-game home series against Tennessee Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jason Alexander (0-0, 0.75 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against righty Thomas Hatch (5-4, 3.84 ERA) for the Smokies. 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 6:15 p.m.
The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 3. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. 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 MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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