Royals Extend Win Streak to Three With Home Win Versus Majors
GUELPH - Rolling now.
The Guelph Royals beat the London Majors 9-6 on Saturday afternoon to improve to 4-7 on the season.
With the loss, the Majors fall to 4-6.
Guelph starter Sandy Baez picked up the win in his most efficient start of the season, throwing five innings of two-run ball on five hits.
The former Detroit Tiger struck out five London batters.
Royals centre fielder J.D. Williams led the way at the plate, going one-for-one with three walks.
London starter Edisson Gonzalez got a quick hook after allowing eight earned runs on seven hits and two walks in just two and two-thirds innings pitched.
LONDON - 6-8-2
GUELPH - 9-9-1
BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME: The Royals wasted no time getting on the board, as, after a Brando Leroux lead-off triple, Royals outfielder Ethan Hammond hit a two-run home run to right field to give Guelph an early 2-0 lead.
BY THE NUMBERS...
3. Three wins in a row for the Royals, who continue to put themselves back in the mix of things after a tough start to their season.
3. A three-up, three-down ninth inning for reliever Brandon Deans, striking out all three London batters he faced in the final inning.
6. The Royals struck for six runs in the fourth inning to blow the game wide open.
10. The top-four batters in the Royals lineup combined to get on base 10 times on Saturday.
The Royals look to complete the perfect weekend when they face the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Sunday afternoon.
The first pitch is set for 2 pm.