Birds win sixth straight behind Lange, Peguero

Peguero collects two hits, Lange tosses five scoreless as Myrtle Beach sweeps Woodies with 2-0 victory

Yeiler Peguero went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Monday night in the Birds' win at Down East. (Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

By Zach Bigley / Myrtle Beach Pelicans | July 16, 2018 9:49 PM

KINSTON, N.C. (July 16, 2018) - Alex Lange fired five shutout innings and Yeiler Peguero added a pair of hits Monday as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans swept the Down East Wood Ducks with a 2-0 victory to extend their winning streak to six games from Grainger Stadium.

Lange (6-6) whiffed six Wood Ducks (44-52, 9-17) in his five frames, allowing only three hits for the Pelicans (46-49, 12-13). 

In the second inning, the Pelicans struck first against Down East starter Steven Bruce (3-6) with an RBI single from Peguero, scoring Roberto Caro

In the eighth, the Birds loaded the bases for Jared Young , who singled through the right side to plate Andruw Monasterio and give the Birds a 2-0 advantage. 

Manuel Rondon took the hill after Lange for the Birds, throwing two shutout innings. Jhon Romero then came on in the eighth and recorded the final six outs for his ninth save of the season. 

Following an off day on Tuesday, the Pelicans begin a six-game homestand at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday with a three-game set against the Potomac Nationals. RHP Erich Uelmen (3-1, 3.31 ERA) starts for Myrtle Beach in the series opener. Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on MiLB.tv, MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/Broadcast, the MiLB First Pitch app and TuneIn. 

Wednesday's contest will feature buy-one, get-one free hot dogs on a Wiener Wednesday presented by Hebrew National. 

The 2018 season is the 20th season for the Pelicans franchise and fourth as the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. For tickets visit MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/tickets, call (843) 918-6000, or visit the Pelicans Box Office.

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