Tigers Tamed as Offense Rules

Eight-run third inning leads to 11-4 victory

By Lowell Spinners | July 7, 2017 9:01 PM ET

Sometimes the sweetest victories invovle a taste of revenge. With the Connecticut Tigers (9-8) returning to LeLacheur Park after previously sweeping the Spinners (7-10) two weeks ago, Lowell picked a great night to have their best offensive night of the season. 

The scoring started in the bottom of the second when second baseman Brett Netzer led off the inning with a single. Raiwinson Lameda continued his strong play of late with an RBI double to put the Spinners on the board. A passed ball later brought in Lameda to put the lead up to two.

In their biggest offensive inning of the year, Lowell erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the third. Six consecutive singles led to four Spinners runs to extend the lead to six. A bases loaded error led to Yomar Valentin driving in a run followed by a wild pitch bringing in the eighth run. Garrett Benge, who has reached base safely in all 10 games he has played in this season, then drove in a pair with a two-run single to cap off an eight-run inning.

Starting pitcher Yorvin Pantoja turned his best start of the season in four hitless innings of work. He also added a strikeout and a pair of walks on the night.

Yoan Aybar made it an eleven-run game in the fourth with an RBI double to drive in Juan Barriento. 

The Tigers finally got on the board in the fifth with three runs off lefty Ryan Oduber. In his only inning of work, he struck out a pair and allowed four hits.

Denyi Reyes came in in the sixth and picked up the win with three solid innings of relief. He surrendered an earned run on two hits and struck out one.

Lukas Young came in for the ninth and provided a perfect inning of relief to close out the Spinners biggest win of the season.

With the victory, Lowell rides a two-game winning streak into tomorrow night's game against the Tigers. Enmanuel De Jesus gets the start on Star Wars Night with first pitch 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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