Coming into the day only four games back in the division, the Spinners (18-22) know they need to have a big August if they're going to repeat as Stedler Division champions. Wrapping up a road trip against division-rival Connecticut (19-19) they got off to just the start they needed.
First round pick Tanner Houck turned in his best outing as a professional thus far. In three perfect innings, Houck struck out four in the longest outing of his brief career.
In the top of the fifth, Nick Hamilton drew a two-out walk to keep the inning alive. After getting his team-leading sixth stolen base of the season, Frankie Rios drove in Hamilton with an RBI single to put the Spinners on the board.
Garrett Benge, coming off a five hit game the night before, got things started in the sixth when he reached first on a throwing error. Raiwinson Lameda followed that up with a single before Charlie Madden brough home both runners with an RBI double to give Lowell a 3-0 lead.
The bullpen shined once again as Denyi Reyes turned in five shutout innings en route to his fourth win of the season. Dominic Lobrutto picked up his third save of the season with a flawless ninth inning.
The Spinners now return to LeLacheur Park for a three-game series with the Hudson Valley Renegades. Fourth round pick Jason Thompson is expected to make his first career start with first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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