Dragons crack three home runs en route to win over Lake County

The Dayton Dragons hit three home runs and starting pitcher Scott Moss worked seven strong innings as they defeated the Lake County Captains 7-2 on Monday night. The Dragons took three of four in the series and have won six of their last eight games.

The Dragons scored four runs in the third to take the lead. Jose Siri reached on an infield single with two outs and scored from first base on Taylor Trammell’s double off the right field fence to make it 1-0. Bruce Yari lined a double down the left field line to bring in Trammell. Taylor Sparks followed with a titanic blast to left field for his second home run of the year to give the Dragons a 4-0 lead.

Lake County’s Conner Capel connected on his 22nd home run of the season and third of the series in the bottom of the third, but Siri responded with his 21st homer of the year in the fifth to make it 5-1.

In the eighth, Dayton’s Cassidy Brown cracked a two-run home run to left field to make it 7-1. The homer was Brown’s fourth of the year and came in front of many family and friends. Brown is from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, about 45 minutes from Classic Park. Lake County scored one run in the bottom of the eighth to close out the scoring.

Moss (13-6) allowed one run on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts. He moved into a tie for fourth place on the Dragons all-time single-season victories list.

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Dauri Moreta tossed the final two innings to close it out, allowing one run on two hits with no walks and three strikeouts. For the second straight day, Dragons pitchers did not issue a walk. They surrendered just one walk over the final three games of the series covering 28 innings.

Trammell reached base four times with a single, double, and two walks. He stole three bases, scored a run, and drove one in. Siri, Sparks and Michael Beltre had two hits.

Dayton returns home to open a three-game series vs. Bowling Green on Tuesday at Fifth Third Field.

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