After dropping the first of a three-game set, the Spinners (6-10) came into Aberdeen (9-6) looking to even the series and thanks to a big sixth inning, that's exactly what they did.
Aberdeen struck first in the bottom of the second when starting pitcher Nick Duron gave up a run to make it 1-0. The Ironbirds added another in the bottom of the fourth to push the lead to two. Duron went on to throw four innings, strike out three, and walk one.
Lowell got on the board in the top of the fifth after Michael Osinski led off the inning by getting hit by a pitch. Osinski later scored on a wild pitch to cut the lead in half.
The Ironbirds struck back with a run of their own off reliever Devon Fisher to make it 3-1. Fisher would go on to throw 1.2 innings with two hits, three walks, and a strikeout.
The lead would be erased in the top of the sixth when the Spinners erupted for four runs. Raiwinson Lameda led off with a single and a stolen base. After a Yoan Aybar walk, Jordan Wren drove in a run with an RBI single. Osinski added the tying run with an RBI double and third-round draft pick Brett Netzer broke the game open with a two-run single.
The Spinners bullpen was able to hold onto the lead as Joan Martinez and Juan Florentino combined for 3.1 innings of scorless relief. It marked the first hold of the season for Martinez and Florentino's second save of the year.
With the series coming to a close tomorrow, the Spinners return to LeLacheur Park on Friday for a three-game set with Bill "Spaceman" Lee in attendance before a famous Lowell SPinners fireworks show.
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