Clinton, IA - The Peoria Chiefs scored two runs in the ninth on a triple by Brandon Riley but fell to the Clinton LumberKings 6-2. Ivan Herrera had two singles for the Chiefs while Riley also had a double as both teams had seven hits.
The Chiefs plated two in the ninth. Juan Yepez led off with a single and moved to second on a one-out single by Herrera. Both runners moved up on a groundout and scored on a triple to center by Riley. Delvin Perez and Brandon Benson added the other hits for the Chiefs both singles in the fourth and eight innings respectively.
Clinton scored two runs in the fourth inning with three doubles against Michael Baird. They added four more in the fifth inning with just one hit as three LumberKings walked and scored.
Baird (0-1) took the loss allowing two runs over 3 2/3 innings. Rodard Avalino walked three and struck out three while allowing four runs on one hit. Thomas St. Clair threw three shutout innings with four strikeouts.
The Chiefs return home Wednesday, July 10 for a six-game homestand. The first 1000 fans 13 and over get a Dwight Schrute Recyclops Bobblehead on Sitcom Night July 11. Friday, July 12 is Distillers Night with Peoria Distillers jersey auction, post-game fireworks and the first 1000 fans 12 and over get a Distillers Mason Jar presented by Obed & Isaac's. Saturday, July 13 is Margaritaville Night with post-game fireworks and the first 1000 fans 13 and over get a Chiefs bucket hat courtesy of Stratus Networks. Sunday, July 14 is a 5:05 p.m. start with Tiaras/Wang giveaway to the first 500 kids 12 and under plus appearances by Princesses from A Royal Remembrance for Princess and Pirate Night. Monday, July 15 is an 11:05 a.m. game with Splash Day and half-price tickets.
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