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Dragons Win Third Straight

DAYTON -- Dayton starting pitcher Tyler Mahle and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout as the Dragons defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods 4-0 on Wednesday night.  The win was the third straight for the Dragons and raised their record above the .500 mark for the first time this season at 4-3.  Bowling Green fell to 2-5.
Mahle (1-0) tossed six and two-thirds innings, the longest start of 2015 for a Dragons pitcher.  He allowed four hits and one walk while striking out five to earn the win, lowering his earned run average to 0.77 through two starts.
Jake Paulson replaced Mahle with two men on and two outs in the seventh and retired all four batters he faced over one and one-third innings.  Conor Krauss worked the ninth, allowing a lead-off walk and a single before getting a double play ball and a game-ending groundout.
The Dragons got the lead in the fourth inning.  Wendell Soto walked to start the inning and went to second on Luis Gonzalez’s ground out.  With two outs, Aristides Aquino lined a base hit to left field.  Soto initially stopped at third, but Aquino rounded first base and was trapped in a rundown.  Just before Aquino was tagged out, Soto raced in to score and give the Dragons a 1-0 lead.
In the sixth, the Dragons added two more runs.  Narciso Crook reached on a bunt single to start the inning and Jose Ortiz walked.  Soto then bunted to the side of the mound.  Hot Rods pitcher Brent Honeywell fielded the bunt and threw to third, but his throw was late and skipped past Grant Kay, allowing Crook to score and Ortiz to go to third.  Three batters later, Aquino delivered a sacrifice fly to bring in Ortiz and make it 3-0.
Soto lined a home run to right field in the eighth to close the scoring.  The five-foot, eight-inch Soto gave the Dragons their first home run of the season.  Dragons opponents have not yet connected on a homer.
The Dragons collected just three hits, including Aquino’s single, the bunt hit by Crook, and the home run by Soto.
Over the Dragons three-game winning streak, their opponents have scored only three runs.  In fact, opponents have total three runs combined in the Dragons four victories this season.  Dragons relievers have combined for 10 and one-third scoreless innings during the winning streak.

The Dragons host Bowling Green again on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Fifth Third Field.  Wyatt Strahan (1-0, 0.00) will try for his second straight win for the Dragons after beating West Michigan in his first start on Saturday.  Greg Harris (0-1, 1.80) will start for Bowling Green.  Dragons Win Third Straight

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Carlos Santana capped and eight-run third inning with a three-run homer, leading the Cleveland Indians past Texas 12-3 on Wednesday to end the Rangers' seven-game winning streak.

Carlos Carrasco (6-4) allowed only Robinson Chirinos' solo homer in the fifth while pitching eight sharp innings. The right-hander held Texas to five hits and struck out eight.

Texas starter Colby Lewis (4-3) allowed 10 runs and 11 hits in 2 2-3 innings. He was chased in the third when the Indians sent 12 men to the plate.

The lopsided loss ended Texas' seven-game winning streak.

Josh Hamilton singled in the seventh for his first hit since returning to the Rangers on Monday, but was thrown out by left fielder Mike Aviles trying for a double. Hamilton is 1 for 11 in three games after being acquired from the Angels on April 27.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Hamilton singled in the seventh inning Wednesday for his first hit since returning to the Texas Rangers.

Hamilton, hitless in his first nine at-bats since returning Monday, lined a hit down the left field line off Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco. The AL MVP in 2010 was thrown out trying for a double by Indians' left fielder Mike Aviles.

Hamilton, who flied out in his first two at-bats, crashed face-first into the left-field wall catching Jason Kipnis' line drive in the first inning. Hamilton briefly remained on the ground, but stayed in the game.

Hamilton had a self-reported alcohol and cocaine relapse last offseason. He was a five-time All-Star in his first stint with Texas and led the Rangers to the World Series in 2010 and 2011.


CINCINNATI (AP) -- Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, extending his hitting tear, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since opening day, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

The Rockies won for the fourth time in five games, taking two of three in the series. The Reds have lost 10 of 11, a streak that started when one of the home run smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire during a loss to the Giants on May 15.

Arenado hit his 10th homer in the first inning off Mike Leake (2-4) and added a single. In the past four games, the third baseman is 9 for 16 with three homers, one triple and 10 RBIs.

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