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Mark Fleury leads the way as Dragons prevail, 6-4 at Grand Rapids

Info courtesy of Dayton Dragons

Mark Fleury had doubles and drove in two runs to lead the Dayton Dragons to a 6-4 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps on Sunday night as the snapping a five-game losing streak. The Dragons took a 6-2 lead into the bottom of the eighth inning and held on despite a Whitecaps rally.

Mark Fluery Dayton (MiLB)

Henry Rodriguez Dayton (MiLB)

The Dragons took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Chris Richburg belted a two-run homer to center field, his 12th of the year.

Dayton starting pitcher Ricky Bowen (2-2) worked the first five innings, allowing seven hits and two earned runs with one walk and three strikeouts to earn the win.

The Dragons finished with 13 hits. Henry Rodriguez led the way, going 4-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to nine straight games. Fluery went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in.

Great Lakes Loons rally to beat Dayton Dragons in the 9th, 7-6

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Jamie Ortiz’s two-run triple with two outs in the ninth inning brought the Great Lakes Loons back from a 6-5 deficit and gave a 7-6 win over the Dragons in Dayton on Thursday night before a crowd of 8,239 at Fifth Third Field. The Loons’ ninth inning rally spoiled a comeback effort by the Dragons, who had back from a 5-1 deficit to take the lead into the final inning.

Jamie Ortiz Great Lakes Loons (MiLB)

Chris Richburg Dayton Dragons (MiLB)

Dragons reliever Ezequiel Infante tossed three scoreless innings, allowing  just one hit, before being replaced entering the ninth inning.

Chris Richburg became the second Dragons player this year to hit two home runs in the same game. Henry Rodriguez homered twice at Bowling Green on April 12th. Richburg collected 10 total bases in the game including a double, just three bases short of the franchise record of 13. Richburg went 3-for-4 with two homers, a double, and three runs batted in.

Minor League Baseball: Dayton Dragons blast Kane County, 9-2

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Didi Gregorius collected four hits and scored two runs and Chris Richburg hit a two-run home run to lead the Dayton Dragons to a 9-2 victory over the Kane County Cougars before a crowd of 8,366 at Fifth Third Field Tuesday night in Dayton.

Didi Gregorius (MiLB)

Gregorius had three singles and a double as part of a 12-hit Dayton attack. The Dragons have collected at least 10 hits in five of their last six games.

Pedro Villarreal worked five innings, allowing four hits and two runs with four walks and four strikeouts to earn the win. He improves to 3-3. Chase Ware threw the last four innings for his second save for the Dragons.

Minor League Baseball: Columbus Clippers and Dayton Dragons

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SUNDAY (Was not available for Monday’s report)

Matt Davidson hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the South Bend Silver Hawks held on for a 5-3 victory over the Dayton Dragons on Sunday afternoon to complete a sweep of the three-game series.

Matt Davidson (MiLB)

Henry Rodriguez (MiLB)


Henry Rodriguez collected four hits to lead the Dayton Dragons to a 7-3 win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Tuesday night before a crowd of 8,351 at Fifth Third Field. The win was the Dragons fifth straight home victory and improved their home record to 12-5 on the year.

Dayton collected 13 hits in the game and took advantage of six Fort Wayne errors. Didi Gregorius, Chris Richburg and Mark Fleury each had two hits to support Rodriguez’s second four-hit game of the year.

Dragons starting pitcher Pedro Villareal (1-2) posted the win. He pitched five and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and three runs (one earned) with a walk and seven strikeouts.


Josh Garton blasted a three-run home run and Cincinnati native Tommy Nurre hit a homer on his first swing in a Dayton Dragons uniform as the Dragons defeated Fort Wayne 5-4 before a crowd of 9,291 at Fifth Third Field. The Dragons completed a three-game sweep of the TinCaps and improved their home record in 2010 to 13-5.

J.C. Sulbaran (3-1) went the first five innings to earn the victory. He allowed five hits and four runs (three earned) with two walks and six strikeouts.


Didi Gregorius (MiLB)

Didi Gregorius made a diving catch of a foul pop with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Dayton Dragons held on to defeat the Great Lakes Loons in Midland, Michigan, 5-4 on Thursday night. The win was the Dragons fourth straight and improved their record to 17-17. The win snapped the Dragons nine-game road losing streak.

Dragons reliever Doug Salinas captured his second save as he came on to record the final out and strand three Loons base runners in the bottom of the ninth. Great Lakes scored one run in the inning.

Henry Rodriguez belted a home run and drove in two runs and Alex Oliveras added a solo homer to lift the Dragons to their first road win since April 16.

Dragons starting pitcher Josh Ravin (2-2) earned the win. He worked the first six innings, allowing six hits and three runs (two earned) with a walk and three strikeouts.



The Clippers split a double-header with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Wednesday evening with the Clippers winning the opener 4-3 and the Yankees taking the nightcap 5-3. Early runs were the difference in both games.

Mike Gosling (MiLB)

Kei Igawa (MiLB)

In the first game, Columbus jumped out to a three run lead in the first inning thanks to a Yankees error, a Shelley Duncan RBI single and a Wes Hodges sacrifice fly. The Clippers would be held scoreless from then on until the 7th when Micheal Brantley scored an insurance run on a Trevor Crowe sacrifice fly.

Mike Gosling came out of the bullpen and threw three near perfect innings of relief.

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees flipped the scenario in the nightcap, scoring three times in their first at bat to give them a 3-0 cushion for starting pitcher Kei Igawa.


Scranton had another big, two-out first inning rally which keyed their 7-3 win over the Columbus Clippers in an afternoon game at PNC Field.

After Columbus starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez retired the first two batters of the inning, the next five Yankees reached base. Eduardo Nunez started the rally with a single and advanced to second on his ninth stolen base of the year. Nunez would come around to score on a Dave Winfree single.

Eduardo Nunez (MiLB)

A Jon Weber single and a Jesus Montero walk loaded the bases for Chad Huffman, who proceded to line a two-base RBI hit to right and give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.

Homers from Richburg, Fluery fuel Dayton Dragons to victory

compiled from staff, wire and Dayton Dragons info

Infielder Chris Richburg and catcher Mark Fleury each connected on two-run home runs in the first inning as the Dayton Dragons defeated the Bowling Green Hot Rods 5-3 Saturday night before a crowd of 8,755 at Fifth Third Field in Dayton.

The win was the Dragons second straight in the series and lifted their record back above the .500 mark at 12-11. Bowling Green is off to a horrible start to 2010 at 5-18.

Richburg got the scoring started with a two-run blast to the left field scoreboard area in the first inning, his third homer of the year. Kevin Coddington followed with a single and Fleury lined a home run to right, his first of the year, making the score 4-0.

Chris Richburg (MiLB)

Mark Fleury (MiLB)

Dayton added another run in the second inning on a two-out RBI double by Andrew Means to take a 5-0 lead.

Bowling Green had several scoring opportunities against struggling Dragons starting pitcher Brian Pearl. They left the bases loaded 3 times only scoring 2 runs in those situations. The Hot Rod left 10 runners on base over six innings and hit into three double plays.

Reliever Chase Ware entered the game in the sixth inning and retired the first eight batters he faced. Ware allowed one run in the ninth but recorded the victory. He worked four innings, allowing three hits and one run with no walks and two strikeouts to improve his record to 3-0.


* The home runs by Richburg and Fluery marked the first time this season that the Dragons have hit two homers in the same inning.

* The Dragons are 9-5 at home this season.