Asheville Pours It on in 10-1 Win at Winston-Salem
WINSTON-SALEM- The Asheville Tourists won their second straight game handily over the Winston-Salem Dash on Wednesday morning by a final score of 10-1. Asheville received Home Runs from four different players and did not allow the Dash to score an earned run. The Tourists are 11-3 over their last 14 road contests.
Shay Whitcomb gave Asheville an early 1-0 lead with a solo Home Run in the top of the first inning; his 14th of the season. Wilyer Abreu made it 3-0 with a two-run Homer of his own in the top of the fourth. Abreu has hit eight Home Runs across his last 14 games.
The Dash cut into the Tourists lead with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning; however, it was the only run production the home team managed in the game. Asheville's offense went to work in the final three innings.
Whitcomb drove in a pair with a double to centerfield in the seventh inning. In the eighth, Yainer Diaz smashed a two-run Home Run, Abreu tripled home Deury Carrasco, and Luis Santana netted a sacrifice fly. C.J. Stubbs left the yard with a solo blast in the ninth. The Tourists finished with 12 hits in the contest with seven of them going for extra-bases.
Asheville's pitching was led by starter Julio Robaina. The left-hander went five innings, scattered five hits, allowed just the one unearned run, and struck out six. Kevin Holcomb worked three shutout frames out of the bullpen and Derek West tossed a scoreless ninth inning to keep the Dash offense in check.
The Tourists have outscored the Dash 18-1 over the first two games of the series. Both teams are back in action on Thursday evening from Truist Stadium at 7:00pm ET.
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