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BayBears chop Braves for season-high fifth straight win

Four-run third inning for Mobile makes difference in four-run game
August 2, 2017

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MOBILE, Ala. (August 2, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, increased their win streak to a season-long five games with a 6-2 victory over the Mississippi Braves Wednesday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.
After grabbing an early 1-0 lead, the BayBears (50-58 overall, 20-19 second half) added four runs in the third inning off Andres Santiago (0-2) to break the game open. Troy Montgomery came home on a wild pitch, Zach Houchins scored on a fielder's choice, and Josè Briceño hit a two-run single.
BayBears starter Jhondaniel Medina gave up just one hit in three scoreless frames. Abel De Los Santos (3-1) and Simon Mathews gave up two runs on five hits over the next five-plus innings. Michael Dimock gave up one hit in the ninth but got the final three outs with two runners on base.
Travis Demeritte provided both runs for Mississippi (46-63, 12-27) with a pair of solo home runs to lead off the fifth and ninth innings. It was Demeritte's second multi-homer game of the season.
In addition to the season-long five-game win streak, the BayBears have also won six straight home games, dating back to July 23 against the Chattanooga Lookouts.
The BayBears wrap up the six-game home series against Mississippi Thursday at 6:35 p.m. CT. Right-handed pitcher Alex Blackford (1-3, 4.29 ERA) is scheduled to make the start for Mobile against southpaw Kolby Allard (6-9, 3.56 ERA) for Mississippi. Live coverage can be seen on (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. CT.
The BayBears host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 4. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).
The 2018 BayBears schedule has been released and is available by clicking here. Game times and promotions will be announced at a later date.
About the Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles of Anaheim 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 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 [email protected].