Lameda Goes Deep, Spinners Win 5-3

Offense overcomes early deficit at home

By Lowell Spinners | August 12, 2017 8:35 PM ET


With only one game left before the All-Star break begins, the Spinners (24-26) needed to keep their momentum rolling against the Auburn Doubledays (19-31) in front of a sold-out home town crowd. 

Auburn struck first in the first inning, tagging starting pitcher Tanner Houck for two runs. It was the only inning of work for Houck, who surrendered a walk and two hits while striking out one.

Lowell struck back in the the bottom of the second. Juan Barriento led off with a single before a towering two-run home run from Raiwinson Lameda tied the game. It was the second home run of the season for Lameda.

The Spinners kept the momentum rolling in the third when Frankie Rios reached on an error to lead off the inning. A Garrett Benge single then put runners on the corner for Marino Campana who extended his hit streak to 15 games with an RBI single to put the Spinners on top 3-2.

Michael Osinski kicked off the fifth with a double and was brought in to score by New York-Penn League All-Star Garrett Benge on an RBI triple to extend the lead to two.

Fellow All-Star Denyi Reyes turned in another terrific performance out of the bullpen. In 6.2 shutout innings of work, Reyes struck out six, walked none, and allowed only two hits. He picked up his team-leading sixth win of the season and now is tied for second in the New York-Penn League in wins.

The leadoff hitters continued their success in the seventh when Steven Reveles ripped a single to get things started. A single from Osinski then moved Reveles over to third for Frankie Rios. The Spinners extended their lead to three after a sacrifice fly from Rios.

Dominic LoBrutto came in to shut the door for the Spinners. In 1.1 innings of relief, LoBrutto struck out one and allowed an earned run but mangaged to hold on to pick up his fourth save of the season.

With their second straight win, the Spinners look to close out the sweep tomorrow before heading into the All-Star break. First pitch is scheduled for 5:35 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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