Ventura led off with a line drive single to right field and stole second base with Siri at the plate. Siri then doubled to left field to score Ventura, and he later scored on a single by Bruce Yari to give the Dragons a 3-0 lead.
Dragons tales: Ventura, who joined the team on Saturday after the Reds traded for him with Atlanta, took a tumble in the sixth inning. He was running to right field when he fell between third and second base. The Dragons trainers looked at him for several minutes, but he eventually jumped up and jogged a bit before going to the outfield.
“He was walking and felt a really strong cramp and just fell,” Bolivar said. “The guys were messing around with him a little after, saying, ‘Come on man, drink water!’ But it’s a good thing he finished the game.”
Ventura hit two singles in five trips to the plate and scored one run.
Player of the Month: Siri was selected as the Midwest League Player of the Month for July. He hit in all 28 games the Dragons played in July and had a .344 average, 10 home runs and 21 RBIs.
Siri broke the league’s 40-year-old consecutive hitting record on July 31 at Fort Wayne. His hitting streak ended on Friday after 39 games.
“Things like this do mean a lot for these guys,” Bolivar said. “It’s big for him to build a little bit more confidence and show how his work is paying off.”
Siri was 2 for 3 on Monday with one walk and one RBI.
On deck: The teams wrap up a four-game series on Tuesday at Fifth Third Field. Alex Webb (0-2, 5.48 ERA) will start for the Dragons opposite Lansing's Justin Maese (5-3, 5.13).