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Mahle, Dragons Notch Shutout Win for Series Sweep

July 20, 2015 - Midwest League (MWL1)
Dayton Dragons News Release

Dayton, Ohio-Dayton starting pitcher Tyler Mahle combined with two relievers on a three-hit shutout as the Dragons defeated the Fort Wayne TinCaps 1-0 on Monday night. The Dragons completed a sweep of the three-game series with the win and extended their home winning streak to eight straight, two short of the club record.

Mahle (10-5) fired seven scoreless innings, matching a career high with nine strikeouts. He allowed just two hits with two walks. The TinCaps did not advance a runner past second base against Mahle.

The Dragons scored the game's only run in the bottom of the sixth inning, getting a pair of walks before an infield single by Shed Long loaded the bases with one out. Gavin LaValley drove in the run with a grounder to third to drive in Luis Gonzalez.

Left-hander Ty Sterner, making his first appearance since joining the Dragons from Billings on Saturday, worked a perfect eighth inning, notching a strikeout.

Conor Krauss came in to pitch the ninth. He allowed a lead-off single to Ruddy Giron, who advanced to second on a groundout to shortstop. Trae Santos then launched a high, deep drive to center field. Dayton's Narciso Crook got a good break on the ball and made an excellent running catch for the second out of the inning, saving the lead. Franmil Reyes then swung at strike three in the dirt, and catcher Garrett Boulware's throw to first base completed the shutout.

The Dragons finished with only three hits, the same number as the TinCaps. Long was 2 for 4.

The Dragons (13-12 in the second half; 52-43 overall) open a new three-game series on Tuesday night at 7:00 at Fifth Third Field against the first place West Michigan Whitecaps (16-8, 49-44). Jake Paulson (2-2, 2.78) will start for the Dragons against West Michigan's Ross Seaton (9-3, 3.54).

All Dragons games are broadcast on radio on Fox Sports 980 WONE and on the internet at Games are also available on the Dayton Dragons mobile app.

Notes: Over Mahle's last five starts, he is 4-0 with a 0.90 ERA (30 innings, 3 earned runs)...The club record for consecutive home wins was set in 2008 by a Dragons team that featured Zack Cozart and Devin Mesoraco...The Dragons are 18-7 in one-run games at home compared to 5-10 on the road...The Dragons are 32-17 on the year in home games...The victory was the Dragons sixth shutout victory of the season.

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