Dayton’s Mat Nelson led off the eighth with a home run to left field, his second of the year. Lansing pulled back within a run in the bottom of the inning on a home run by Jared McDonald.
Benoit entered the game with one out in the bottom of the eighth with the Dragons leading 5-4 and runners at first and second. He pitched out of the jam by getting a strikeout and a ground out. In the bottom of the ninth, he issued a one-out walk, but got a strikeout for the second out, and a game-ending ground out to notch his fourth save.
McGarry, Nick Quintana, and Ashton Creal each had two hits for Dayton.
The Dragons began the day with the second-best record in all of Minor League Baseball (120 teams), just behind the Aberdeen IronBirds of the South Atlantic League, who were 19-6.
Dayton at Lansing, 7:05 p.m., 980