Pelicans win fifth straight, top .500 mark for first time

Wladimir Galindo blasted a three-run home run Wednesday to back six shutout innings from Alex Lange in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ 4-3 win over the Buies Creek Astros from Jim Perry Stadium.

In a scoreless game in the fourth, Galindo doubled off Buies Creek (32-26) starter Brandon Bailey (1-6) with two outs. Kevonte Mitchell, who notched two hits, promptly singled in Galindo for the game’s first run.

Lange (4-2) scattered a pair of hits and a walk in six shutout innings, striking out four to earn the win. He pushed his scoreless innings streak to 19, and over his last four starts, the right-hander has pitched to a 0.41 ERA (1 ER in 22.0 IP).

The victory was Myrtle Beach’s season-high fifth straight and the Birds’ 11th in their last 13 contests. The Pelicans also pushed their record to .500 for the first time all year.

RHP Cory Abbott (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his High-A debut against Astros RHP Travis Ivey (0-0, 6.00 ERA) in Thursday’s 6 p.m. contest as the Birds vie for a sweep. They return for a homestand Friday.

– Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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