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Stripers Attack Early in 5-1 Win vs. Memphis


Kyle Muller

By Dave Lezotte

Media Relations Manager and Broadcaster


The Gwinnett Stripers (56-58) scored in each of the first three innings as they downed the Memphis Redbirds (58-55) 5-1 on Thursday night at Coolray Field. The Stripers picked up a season-high fifth consecutive win with the triumph. Decisive Plays: Tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the second, Delino DeShields Jr. looped a soft fly ball past Memphis second baseman Cory Spangenberg to score Greyson Jenista from second and give the Stripers a 2-1 advantage. Tyler White added insurance with sacrifice flies scoring Hernan Perez in both the third and fifth innings. Rylan Bannon capped the scoring with an RBI double in the seventh. Key Contributors: White drove in three runs over four plate appearances (0-for-1, 2 sac flies, walk). DeShields (2-for-4, RBI) and Perez (2-for-4, 2 runs, stolen base) each had multi-hit nights. Kyle Muller (W, 6-6) delivered a quality outing, tossing 6.0 innings of one-run ball and striking out four. Clint Coulter drove in the Redbirds' sole run. Noteworthy: DeShields pushed his on-base streak to a team-best 14 games. He's slashing .275/.413/.333 over the span. Over his last 14 games, Perez is hitting .345 (19-for-55) with an .846 OPS. Next Game (Friday, August 19): Gwinnett vs. Memphis, 7:05 p.m. at Coolray Field. RHP Ian Anderson (NR) for the Stripers vs. TBD for the Redbirds. Radio Broadcast: 6:50 p.m. on MyCountry993.com. Come out to Coolray Field for Pink in the Park, presented by Northside Hospital. The Stripers will raise awareness for breast cancer and show support to those in our community who have been affected by this terrible disease. It is also a Fireworks Friday.


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