DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The Tortugas snapped Tampa's season-best 11 game winning streak with a 5-1 victory Sunday night at Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark.
Luis Gonzalez clubbed his fourth home run of the year to open the bottom of the fourth and Daytona never looked back.
LHP Ty Boyles matched his season-high with six innings pitched, earning back-to-back wins for the first time with Daytona.
Daytona got on the board in the second inning after loading the bases on three consecutive singles over three pitches from LHP Chaz Hebert. Chris Okey then grounded into a doubleplay to get Daytona on the board.
Tampa would tie it in the top of the fourth on Nick Solak's sixth hit of the series, a one-out double, to drive home his seventh run of the series.
The Gonzalez blast followed, putting the Tortugas back in front and Daytona would add on with a pair an inning later. Using a Hebert error to set the stage, Alfredo Rodriguez drove in a run with a single and Daniel Sweet followed with an RBI groundout.
Sweet would later steal home during a double steal in the eighth inning to add an insurance run. It was one of three Daytona steals in the frame.
Boyles (4-4) allowed a run and four hits in six innings pitched for the win. RHP Jake Paulson and LHP Joel Bender combined to get the final nine outs.
Hebert (0-1) took the loss in his first Tampa start since August, 2015. He allowed four runs, two earned, on six hits over 4 2/3 innings.
The series continues Monday at The Jack with Belly Buster Monday and Taste of Daytona. RHP Vladimir Gutierrez will get the ball for Daytona attempting to make it two wins in a row. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM with gates opening at 6 PM. Coverage begins with The Metcare Pregame Show at 6:50 on AM 1230 and AM 1490 WSBB.
NOTES: Tampa's 11-game winning streak was the longest since MiLB's archives began in 2005...Daytona is now 6-5 against the first place Yankees...Gonzalez's home run was Daytona's sixth against LHP this year, fewest in the FSL.
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