Dogs Score Season High Nine Runs for Third Win in Four Games
Rosemont, Ill. - The Dogs posted their best offensive output of the season en route to a 9-2 victory Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series between Chicago and the Texas AirHogs at Impact Field.
Chicago scored early and often against a much-beleaguered Texas pitching staff, tallying six runs in their first three innings at the dish.
The biggest blow was delivered in the bottom of the fourth by Chicago's leading hitter, Treysen Vavra. With the bases loaded and one out in the frame, Vavra plated two runs with a double to right-center field. The hit was the 11th of the year in 29 bases loaded at-bats and earned Vavra his sixteenth and seventeenth RBI of the year.
Vavra wasn't done on the night however, as he would collect his third RBI of the night and eighteenth of the season thanks to a sixth inning single. Vavra reached base all four times he came to the plate Tuesday, raising his batting average 20 points to .367 on the year.
The Dogs received multi-hit games from Joe Benson and Ryan Wagner, and wrapped out another 11 hits on the night. Chicago has now mashed 87 hits over their past nine games.
Michael Wagner made the start for the Dogs, and earned his first win of the year. In his fifth starting nod, Wagner went five innings, allowing one earned run on five hits. The Chicago right-hander is now 1-3 on the year.
Texas scattered nine hits, but left 13 men on base and fell to 5-24 on the year with the loss. The Dogs move to 9-20 on the season with the victory.
The two teams will resume their three-game set with a Wiener Wednesday first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Impact Field. Josh Goossen-Brown toes the rubber for the Chicago, while Miguel Rosario gets the ball for Texas.
The game will be broadcast at www.thechicagodogs.com/broadcasts/ with the Crowne Plaza Pregame Show beginning at 6:45 p.m.
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