BILOXI, Miss. (June 28, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, erased an early four-run deficit and defeated the Biloxi Shuckers 9-4 in the series opener Thursday night at MGM Park.After giving up four runs in the second inning, Alex Klonowski (4-1) and Adrian
BILOXI, Miss. (June 28, 2018) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, erased an early four-run deficit and defeated the Biloxi Shuckers 9-4 in the series opener Thursday night at MGM Park.
After giving up four runs in the second inning, Alex Klonowski (4-1) and Adrian Almeida combined to hold the Shuckers (45-32 overall, 4-3 second half) hitless for the final seven frames. The pair worked around four walks to keep Biloxi off the board, while the Mobile (41-34, 4-3) offense tallied nine unanswered runs.
Jack Kruger matched his career-high with four RBIs to lead the comeback effort. His two-run single in the third helped the BayBears cut the deficit to 4-3, and he led off the fifth with a home run to give Mobile a 6-4 lead. Kruger added a run of insurance with an RBI double in the eighth to cap off a three-run inning and stretch the advantage to 9-4.
Following the three-run third, Riley Unroe hit an RBI single in the top of the fourth to tie the game. Zach Gibbons scored on a throwing error to give the BayBears a 5-4 lead.
Wade Miley (1-2) gave up five runs on eight hits in his Major League rehabilitation start. He threw 47 pitches, 30 strikes, in 3 1/3 innings.
The BayBears continue the six-game road series against Biloxi Friday at 6:35 p.m. CDT. Right-handed pitcher Jose Rodriguez (6-7, 5.77 ERA) is scheduled to make the start against southpaw Kodi Medeiros (5-3, 3.38 ERA) for the Shuckers. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Biloxi 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, July 4, and 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 González, 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 [email protected].