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Dragons Win Fourth In a Row

DAYTON -- Brian O’Grady’s two-run double with two outs in the sixth inning gave the Dayton Dragons the lead on the way to a 5-2 victory on Thursday night.  A crowd of 8,015 saw the Dragons win their fourth straight game at Fifth Third Field.  Dayton improved to 5-3 with the win and dropped Bowling Green to 2-6.
The Dragons jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning when Wendell Soto walked, advanced to second on Ronald Bueno’s sacrifice, and scored on Aristides Aquino’s two-out double.  Meanwhile, Dragons starting pitcher Wyatt Strahan allowed only three base runners and no runs over the first five innings.  But in the top of the sixth, Bowling Green’s Riley Unroe connected on a two-run home run off Strahan to give the Hot Rods a 2-1 lead.
In the Dayton half of the sixth, Gavin LaValley lined a one-out double to center field and Aquino walked.  After Avain Rachal lined out to center, O’Grady followed by drilled a two-base hit to the fence in left-center field, bringing in both LaValley and Aquino to give the Dragons the lead at 3-2.  The Dragons added two more runs in the eighth, keyed by an run-scoring infield single by Rachal and an error, to close out the scoring.
Strahan (2-0) earned his second straight win.  He worked six innings, allowing five hits and two runs with one walk and three strikeouts.  Jeremy Kivel followed Strahan and pitched a perfect seventh inning, striking out one.  Brian Hunter retired all three batters in the eighth, getting two strikeouts.  Alejandro Chacin tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his first save.  Bowling Green did not have a base runner after the sixth inning.
The Dragons finished with eight hits.  LaValley was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.  Aquino extended his hitting streak to five straight games after a slow start.
Over the Dragons four-game winning streak, their opponents have scored only five runs to lower the team earned run average to 2.73.  Dragons relievers have combined for 13 and one-third scoreless innings during the winning streak.
The Dragons host Bowling Green again on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Fifth Third Field.
All Dragons games are broadcast on radio on Fox Sports 980 WONE and on the internet at wone.com.  Games are also available on the Dayton Dragons mobile app.

Notes:  The game was played in just two hours, 10 minutes after Wednesday’s series opener last two hours, six minutes…The Dragons have committed just three errors during the four-game winning streak.
Dragons Win Fourth In a Row

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INDIANS-WHITE SOX

CHICAGO (AP) -- Danny Salazar tossed six scoreless innings and was backed by first-inning home runs from Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles, leading the Cleveland Indians past the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Thursday night.

Salazar was coming off his worst start of the season in which he allowed five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against Texas on May 16. He recovered to help the Indians take three of four from Chicago while winning their third straight for the first time this season.

Salazar (5-1) walked three, but struck out eight while giving up five hits to hand Chicago its first series loss at home.

John Danks (2-4) allowed five runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Chicago's Jose Abreu went 1 for 4 and extended his hitting streak to 16 games. Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth off Bryan Shaw to avoid the shutout.

MANFRED-ROSE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Rose's role at the All-Star game in Cincinnati will be determined by Major League Baseball and the Reds after they determine what other obligations the banned career hits leader has.

Rose began work as a studio analyst for Fox this month. The network will broadcast the game, which is being played in Rose's hometown on July 14.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday that MLB is talking to the Reds about Rose's involvement.

Rose agreed to a lifetime ban in 1989 after an MLB investigation concluded he bet on Reds' games while managing the team. He has applied for reinstatement, but Manfred has not given a timetable for a decision.

HAWKS-CARROLL INJURY

ATLANTA (AP) -- DeMarre Carroll's agent says an MRI on Carroll's left knee showed no structural damage, and Carroll is hoping to play for the Hawks by Friday night's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Mark Bartelstein told The Associated Press on Thursday that Carroll has only a knee sprain and "maybe a little" bone bruise.

Carroll celebrated the news on his Twitter feed.

Bartelstein says Carroll will receive treatment for the soreness Thursday and Friday in hopes of playing against Cleveland in Game 2.

Carroll's knee appeared to buckle as he was driving to the basket with about 5 minutes left in the 97-89 loss to the Cavaliers. Carroll couldn't put pressure on the leg as he was helped off the floor.

B10-OHIO ST-INDIANA

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Scott Donley's three-RBI double broke a tie in the eighth inning and sixth-seeded Indiana beat Ohio State 5-3 Thursday in an elimination game of the Big Ten tournament.

Kyle Hart pitched six scoreless innings for the defending Big Ten champion Hoosiers (33-21). Hart allowed six hits and no runs or walks. Indiana will play the loser of the Michigan vs. Iowa game on Friday.

The Buckeyes (35-20) didn't get on the board until Nick Sergakis' RBI groundout scored Ronnie Dawson in the seventh inning. Craig Nenning followed with an RBI single to tie it 2-2.

Brad Hartong gave Indiana a 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Seventh-seeded Ohio State has lost five-straight games after losing to Iowa in their tournament opener on Thursday.

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